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Monument with Standing Beast

100 W. Randolph St.

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Monument with Standing Beast is a 29-foot-tall fiberglass sculpture that weighs more than 10 tons. It is made up of four elements that are said to represent an animal, a portal, a tree, and an architectural form. It was unveiled in 1984, and according to Dubuffet, it is a “drawing that extends into space.” This sculpture is one of three of Dubuffet’s monumental sculpture commissions. In fact, it is based on Hourloupe, a painting series by Dubuffet, and it was originally designed as a model in 1969. Visitors have the ability to walk through and touch the sculpture. Chicagoans have nicknamed the piece “Snoopy in a blender.”

(Photo: Ken Lund)


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