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Rendering of the "Eye" in Pritzker Park.

CHICAGO, IL.- Move over Millennium Park “bean”….there’s a new icon in town, and passersby on State Street won’t believe their eyes! Just in time for the influx of summer and fall visitors, the Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) will present EYE, an incredibly lifelike three-story (30-foot-tall) eyeball sculpture by internationally-renowned, Chicago-based contemporary artist Tony Tasset, to be mounted at Pritzker Park at the corner of State Street and Van Buren. EYE will be officially unveiled Wednesday morning, July 7, and remain on public display through the month of October. Also being revealed that day will be a companion piece by Tasset entitled CARDINAL, a dramatic installation of 156 street banners revealing a bold red cardinal – the state bird – in flight against a bright blue sky, unfolding like a “flip book” on State Street lamp posts north from Congress Parkway to Wacker Drive. This compelling pair of artworks is the centerpiece of CLA& … More

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