Chicago Public Art: 1960s and 70s..

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Above Image: Space Junction of Energy – by Jerald Jacquard [1970]

Today I learned,
that the first group exhibition of modern large-scale abstract public sculptures, was held, right here, in Chicago..
in 1968 in Pioneer Court.  It was called “Eight American Sculptors”. It included the work of five Chicago sculptors [John Henry, Richard Hunt, Jerald Jacard, Edwin Strautmantis and Stephen Urry],  two sculptors from New York [Mark di Suvero and Michael Steiner] and one sculptor from Detroit [Michael Hall].

Past two weeks I have been researching on Chicago art scene in the 1960s and 70s..

So I learned about

[1] Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists.. click here..

[2] After installation of Picasso’s monumental sculpture at Daley Plaza in 1967,, how Chicago earned the reputation of being “Museum Without Walls”.. outdoor public places in Chicago had work by leading sculptors like  Herbert Ferber, Alexander Calder,  Marc Chagall,  Harry Bertoia,  Isamu Noguchi,  Claes Oldenurg,  Henry Moore and  Joan Miro among others..
Check out my post.. click here..

 Note: Above Image: Space Junction of Energy – by Jerald Jacquard [1970] click here..

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