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Monument with Standing Beast
Monument with Standing Beast
is a sculpture by Jean Dubuffet
Jean Dubuffet
in front of the Helmut Jahn
Helmut Jahn
designed James R. Thompson Center
James R. Thompson Center
in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. Its location is across the street from Chicago City Hall
Chicago City Hall
to the South and diagonal across the street from the Daley Center
Daley Center
to the southeast. It is a 29-foot (8.8 m) white fiberglass work of art.[1] The piece is a 10-ton or 20,000 pounds (9,100 kg) work.[2] It was unveiled on November 28, 1984.[2] This is one of Dubuffet's three monumental sculpture commissions in the United States. It has been taken to represent a standing animal, a tree, a portal and an architectural form.[1] The sculpture is based on Dubuffet's 1960 painting series Hourloupe.[3] The sculpture and the series of figural and landscape designs it is a part of reflects his thoughts of earliest monumental commission, for the One Chase Manhattan Plaza.[3] The sculpture is one of 19 commissioned artworks funded under the State of Illinois
Illinois
Art-in-Architecture Program throughout the building.[3] This was commissioned by the Capital Development Board of Illinois.[3] The sculpture is affectionately known to many Chicagoans as "Snoopy in a blender".[3][4]

View facing northwest: James R. Thompson Center
James R. Thompson Center
in the background

See also[edit]

List of public art in Chicago

External links[edit]

Official Website

Notes[edit]

^ a b "Artropolis". Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. 2007. Retrieved May 30, 2007.  ^ a b "Dubuffet: Monument with Standing Beast". Chicago
Chicago
Public Library. August 1996. Retrieved June 6, 2007.  ^ a b c d e "Monument with Standing Beast". Retrieved June 6, 2007.  ^ "Hey, homies, did you know . . . ?". Chicago
Chicago
Tribune. June 21, 2002. Retrieved January 5, 2012. 

Coordinates: 41°53′05″N 87°37′52″W / 41.88475°N 87.63121°W / 41.88475; -87.63121

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