Posts tagged sculpture

Claes Oldgenburg’s proposal for a skyscraper on N Michigan Ave, next to the Hancock, in the form of Lorado Taft’s sculpture, Eternal Silence, 1968, Chicago.
Taft’s 1909 sculpture can be seen in Graceland Cemetery on the site of Dexter Graves’ burial plot.

Claes Oldgenburg’s proposal for a skyscraper on N Michigan Ave, next to the Hancock, in the form of Lorado Taft’s sculpture, Eternal Silence, 1968, Chicago.

Taft’s 1909 sculpture can be seen in Graceland Cemetery on the site of Dexter Graves’ burial plot.

A woman standing before the model for Lorado Taft’s sculpture, Fountain of Time at his Midway studio, 1915, Chicago.

The full size public sculpture can now be found at the western end of the Midway in Washington Park.

LoC.gov

A woman standing before the model for Lorado Taft’s sculpture, Fountain of Time at his Midway studio, 1915, Chicago.

The full size public sculpture can now be found at the western end of the Midway in Washington Park.

LoC.gov

Outsider artist H.C. Westermann (r) and friend, around the time he began his art education and career in Chicago, c.1947.

If you are unfamiliar with Westermann’s work, do yourself a favor and learn more here: http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/westermann_hc.html.

Westermann is one of the faces included on the cover of the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967.

Outsider artist H.C. Westermann (r) and friend, around the time he began his art education and career in Chicago, c.1947.

If you are unfamiliar with Westermann’s work, do yourself a favor and learn more here: http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/westermann_hc.html.

Westermann is one of the faces included on the cover of the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967.

Sculpture classes at the Art Institute, 1908, Chicago.

Sheridan and Belmont, 1959, Chicago.

Sheridan and Belmont, 1959, Chicago.

Looking north from Monroe and Jefferson, 1982, Chicago. Ron Gordon.
Claes Oldenburg’s sculpture, Batcolumn, can be seen to the north on Madison St.

Looking north from Monroe and Jefferson, 1982, Chicago. Ron Gordon.

Claes Oldenburg’s sculpture, Batcolumn, can be seen to the north on Madison St.

Ornamentation found on the north end of the Electrical Building, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Ornamentation found on the north end of the Electrical Building, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Public drinking fountain outside the Women’s Temple at LaSalle and Monroe, 1905, Chicago.

Public drinking fountain outside the Women’s Temple at LaSalle and Monroe, 1905, Chicago.

The Conquest of Time and Space bas relief on the Electrical Building at the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

The Conquest of Time and Space bas relief on the Electrical Building at the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

The Rosenberg Fountain, Michigan Ave and 11th, 1893, Chicago.

The Rosenberg Fountain, Michigan Ave and 11th, 1893, Chicago.

The Rosenberg Fountain at S Michigan and 11th in Grant Park, as it appeared in 1923. 
It still stands. It was bequested by Joseph Rosenberg (1848-1891), who as a child newsie in Chicago could never convince anyone to give him a drink of water. Rosenberg vowed should he ever become wealthy, he would provide a place for the thirsty to drink. It was erected in 1893.

The Rosenberg Fountain at S Michigan and 11th in Grant Park, as it appeared in 1923. 

It still stands. It was bequested by Joseph Rosenberg (1848-1891), who as a child newsie in Chicago could never convince anyone to give him a drink of water. Rosenberg vowed should he ever become wealthy, he would provide a place for the thirsty to drink. It was erected in 1893.

Dedication of Kwanusila (The Thunderbird), the totem pole that stands at the east end of Addison in Lincoln Park, 1929, Chicago.

The current totem is a replica, replacing the orginal in 1986.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwanusila

Sculptor John Storrs working on a piece which would become part of the Ashland Ave bridge at Webster, 1933, Chicago.
Update: From Anonymous: The Ashland Bridge panels were done by Scipio del Campo. That panel John Storrs is working on was for the Century of Progress. 
Again, relying on the kindness of strangers to help correct citations!!! The actual panel on the bridge looks very similar though. 

Sculptor John Storrs working on a piece which would become part of the Ashland Ave bridge at Webster, 1933, Chicago.

Update: From Anonymous: The Ashland Bridge panels were done by Scipio del Campo. That panel John Storrs is working on was for the Century of Progress. 

Again, relying on the kindness of strangers to help correct citations!!! The actual panel on the bridge looks very similar though. 

Dedication of the 28 ft. tall Louis Pasteur statue in Grant Park, 1928, Chicago.
The statue was moved to Cook County Hospital in 1946.

Dedication of the 28 ft. tall Louis Pasteur statue in Grant Park, 1928, Chicago.

The statue was moved to Cook County Hospital in 1946.

Scultpting pigs out of pig lard at the Stockyards, 1955, Chicago.

Scultpting pigs out of pig lard at the Stockyards, 1955, Chicago.