Maquette for Richard J. Daley Center Sculpture

A work made of simulated and oxidized welded steel.
© 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of simulated and oxidized welded steel.

Date:

1964

Artist:

Pablo Picasso
Spanish, active France, 1881–1973

About this artwork

Chicago’s collection of public art was initiated on August 15, 1967, when Mayor Richard J. Daley dedicated an untitled sculpture commonly known as "The Picasso" in Chicago’s new Civic Center (now the Richard J. Daley Center). Just four years earlier, architect William Hartmann of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill had approached Pablo Picasso with the commission. The artist accepted and crafted two steel maquettes; he kept one in his studio and gave the other to the architect to use in planning. The sculpture’s presence inspired private and public investment in more works for the cityscape over the years, including recent additions in nearby Millennium Park.

On View

Modern Art, Gallery 144

Artist

Pablo Picasso

Title

Maquette for Richard J. Daley Center Sculpture

Origin

Spain

Date

1964

Medium

Simulated and oxidized welded steel

Dimensions

41 1/4 × 27 1/2 × 19 in. (104.8 × 69.9 × 48.3 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Pablo Picasso

Reference Number

1966.379

Copyright

© 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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