Boston Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham was in Chicago last week. Her column today compares the extraordinary commitment to public art by that city with the lackadaisical approach followed in Boston. This past July, I also visited Chicago and concur with Abraham. Above is a photo I took of “Cloud Gate” in Millennium Park and below is the Picasso sculpture at Daley Center Plaza.
Although not a big fan of Picasso, seeing this artwork was high on my to do list: Near the end of “The Blues Brothers”, Elwood tells Jake they have to get to the county assessors office at Daley Plaza to which Jake replies, “That’s where they’ve got that Picasso.” That journey precipitated the movie’s closing car chase.