1967, modeled on a piece begun in 1965
COR-TEN steel, on stone base
Washington Boulevard, between Clark Street and Dearborn Street
Standing roughly 15 meters tall, the COR-TEN steel sculpture by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was commissioned in 1963, designed in 1965, and dedicated in 1967. Picasso is said never to have visited the city, or accepted payment for the artwork. See newspaper columnist Mike Royko's report from the sculpture's dedication on August 16, 1967: "Picasso and the Cultural Rebirth of Chicago"
Image (1) September 20, 2006;
Image (2) April 29, 2005, Critical Mass;
Image (3) April 29, 2005, Critical Mass;
Image (4) April 13, 2013, The Art Institute of Chicago's "Picasso and Chicago" promotional installation by Chicago Scenic Studios;
Copyright Paul E. Germanos.