Wandering around in the daytime revealed more public art, and made this cynical New Yorker really appreciated how grimy her City is, and enjoy the large streets and clearly marked signage of Chicago. Now, I know it took a horrific fire for some urban renewal and planning to make this particular part of the City so ... spacious, but ... if it wasn't for the usual cold and wind ... it was almost tempting to thing about moving West. ALMOST. There is flip side that this part of Chicago, despite being the "theater district," it seemed oddly empty and too quiet -- after 7 p.m.!
But, back to the art ... aside from a giant Picasso, there's a giant Calder ...
Info from this website:
Sculptor: Alexander Calder
53' high X 29' wide X 60' length..
Location: Chicago Federal Plaza
This sculpture titled "Flamingo" is made by Alexander Calder, one of the most eminent sculptors of the 20th century American art... It's brilliant color and graceful curves are a great contrast to the three black and blocky buildings surrounding it ... All the three Federal buildings are designed by Mies Van Der Rohe ... "The sculpture was received in a public ceremony never before nor since equaled in scale nor in fanfare".
Let that be a lesson to me. Blog faster, but also remember to snap a picture of any/all identifying plaques.