This glass mosaic "Rora" is by Ginny Sykes, who was commissioned by the city under it's Percentage-for-Art Program
After recently hearing the oft-quoted "follow the money" phrase in one of the comedy serials, I thought about dabbling a bit on the money trail for public art ..
Funding of Public Art .. in Chicago ..
# Part I: Public funding of public art
# Part II: Private funding of public art
# Part III: Private funding of public art
Part I: Public funding of public art ..
# City of Chicago Public Art Collection ..
# State of Illinois, Capital Development Board's Art-in-Architecture Program ..
# U.S. General Services Administration [GAS] Art-in-Architecture Program ..
City of Chicago Public Art Collection ..
In 1978, the City Council of the City of Chicago passed a Percent-for-Art ordinance that requires 1.33% of the construction or renovation budget for city owned buildings be set aside for artwork on the premises. It maybe commission or purchase of artworks for those buildings. Later that year the Chicago Public Art Program was established to implement the city's Percent-for-Art Ordinance. This program has funded many of the public art pieces in Chicago ..
However, the city of Chicago public art collection is much larger than art pieces created or acquired under Percentage-for-Art Program ... Obviously many art pieces belongs to the city from before the program was created .. and the city's art collection includes many gifts to the city's art collection ....
The City of Chicago Public Art Collection includes ..
# Riverwalk Gateway - by Ellen Lanyon
# Chicago Rising from the Lake - by Milton Horn
# Paris metro entryway - by Hector Guimard
# Crossing - by Hubertus von der Goltz
# Reading Cones - by Richard Serra
# Rosenberg Fountain - by Franz Machtl
# Replica of colossal Olemec Head # 8
# Rora - by Ginny Sykes..
# Many art pieces at the Harold Washington Library Center was funded through the City’s Percent-for-Art Program.
State of Illinois, Capital Development Board's Art-in-Architecture Program ..
The Illinois Art-in-Architecture program was created in 1977 .. It's Capital Development Board spends one-half of one percent of the construction appropriation on the acquisition of artwork for new and renovated buildings that are open to the general public.
# Freeform - by Richard Hunt
# Monument with standing beast - by Jean Dubuffet
# Symbiotic Parralax - by Terrence Karpowicz
# Illinois River Landscape - by Richard Hunt..
U.S. General Administration Services [GAS] Art-in-Architecture Program ..
GAS is a federal agency responsible for the construction and maintenance of United States Government property. Under it's Art-in-Architecture Program, GAS reserves one-half of one percent of the estimated construction cost of each new federal building to commission project artists.
# Batcolum - by Claes Oldenburg
# The Town-Ho's Story .. by Frank Stella
# Ruins - III - by Nita Sunderland
# The Flamingo - by Alexander Calder.