Saturday, May 22, 2010

Chicago Totem (1964) - by Abbott Pattison]

Chicago Totem (1964) - by Abbott Pattison

Bronze / 15-foot tall

Location: 400 E Randolph Street 

Commissioned by the Jupiter Corporation, 
developers of the Outer Drive East Apartments

In making his Chicago Totem, sculptor Abbott Pattison wanted to represent his native city with a totem that like Chicago is "soaring, living, writhing with animal force". His soaring 15-foor bronze was commissioned for its frequently wind-swept site by the Jupiter Corporation, developers of the Outer Drive East Apartments. 

Reference: A Guide to Chicago's Public Art By Ira J Bach and Mary Lackritz Gray


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