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. . . But is it Staying?

April 21, 2008

I’m excited for Art Chicago this week and it would seem that the entire city is gearing up for the event.  Merchandise Mart has been decorated for about a week in Art Chicago banners and logos, mimicking their advertisements in the various art magazines that have been trumpeting this event for months.  Complementing his exhibit in Millennium Park, there is another sculpture by Mark di Suvero being installed right outside of Merchandise Mart, which the Chicago Tribune documented. 

Christopher Yockey helps install  Choopy, 2007 by Mark di Suvero (Tribune photo by Nancy Stone 2008 )

I really enjoyed di Suvero at Millennium Park despite the poor placement of some work.  It makes it clear that the city of Chicago could really use a permanently installed sculpture by di Suvero to add to its collection of publicly sited sculpture, as I advocated in a previous post.  We should form a committee or something, Chicagoans are great at doing that.  So ultimately it’s good that di Suvero is installing yet another piece . . . but is it staying?

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