Inspired public art

You’ve probably seen the posters and promotion pieces for the Picasso & Chicago exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago.  They’re everywhere and I’ve admired the graphic from the first time I saw it.  I admired the exhibit too and I’ll add comments on that and the AIC’s Picasso lectures later. Here’s the graphic.


I was charmed to see the typography in lifesize living color last week on the Daley Plaza. I stopped to watch and take some photos and to see how passersby reacted to it. (Click each photo to enlarge.)



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Some people sat on benches in the cold and looked at it.  Some climbed on it. And a gaggle of college girls posed for a group photo on the S. It was a perfect example of how public art should be consumed.