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"The Picasso"

10 days ago   |   By Karin Jurick

6 x 6"oil on panel
In 1963, the great Pablo Picasso was commissioned to create a public art sculpture by the architects of the Richard J. Daley Center in the loop in Chicago. Picasso completed a maquette, or a small-scale version, featured in my new painting. The cost of the 50-foot sculpture was $351,959 (equivalent to $2.7 million in present day) - paid for thru foundations and gifted from the artist himself to the city of Chicago. The maquette resides in the Art Institute of Chicago, also gifted by Picasso.
The Chicago Picasso, known as The Picasso, was dedicated in 1967 by the Mayor...
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