Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Flight of Daedalus and Icarus ..

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The Flight of Daedalus and Icarus ... by Roger Brown.
It's at the entrance of 120 N LaSalle Building ... in the Loop, Chicago.

Roger Brown is a prominent Chicago artist ... famous for Chicago Imagist Movement, from the '70s through the early '90s .. Brown peppered the city with paintings that fuse pop culture themes with a folk-meets-cartooning aesthetic.

One of his best ventures graces the entry way to the 120 N. LaSalle building just west of city hall. The mosaic, illustrates the Greek myth of Daedalus and Icarus, in which Icarus' father, Daedalus, warns him to not fly too close to the sun. Icarus does, of course, his wings melting as he falls. The sight of two toga-wearing and winged men is silly and serious. It's a tale about greed in Chicago's corporate epicenter ......

For more on Roger Brown, click here..

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