Monday, January 9, 2012

Public Art



"Agora" by Magdalena Abakanowicz is located in Grant Park at the corner of Michigan and Roosevelt. It consists of 106 headless and armless cast iron figures created in Poland at the Srem Foundry. Each figure is 9 feet tall and weighs 1100 pounds. You can read more about this public art in Chicago here.

16 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

wow they are massive! my boys would have fun running through them lol

Kaori said...

That is such a strange sight but really interesting, too! What a great shot, Lois :D

Darla said...

Oh man, I find these a little disturbing, :)

Cathy said...

Really nice composition with the city in the background - Love it!

Lois Evensen said...

I'm with Darla. Those are disturbing. :(

JM said...

So very cool!

Karl said...

Interesting sculptures, nice contrast between the sculptures and the houses in the background.

Rob and Mandy said...

Mmmm.

Deb said...

Visually impressive and thought provoking, also a little creepy..... which makes for public good art I think.

Lowell said...

I must be crazy but I sort of like them...maybe these are really aliens walking amongst us? I went to the website but still can't figure out the point or what they are supposed to mean. Perhaps just that the human race goes around in circles and never seems to get very far!

FjÀllripan said...

Thats really cool art!! :)

Pam said...

I would love to know the thought behind this most interesting art.
Be well n happy Lois.
~:)

Halcyon said...

Quite interesting! I've never seen these in person, but I like the looks of them.

biebkriebels said...

Oh, you made my memories come back, our hotel was right in opposite of these headless sculptures. We saw them from our hotelwindow.

Jack said...

Fabulous! I can't put my finger on why I like these figures, but I do. Maybe it is the size and coarseness of the figures, and there being so many of them moving randomly.

Randy said...

I love public art and these are great!