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Friday, March 14, 2008

Flamingo In the Federal Plaza

By Alexander Calder (1898-1976). Unveiled 1974 as part of Chicago's permanent outdoor art gallery and a contrast against the dark steel, stone and glass of the Mies Van Der Rohe designed Kluzcynski Federal, the US Post Office and Dirksen Federal on Dearborn Street.

9 comments:

  1. B.C., you're takin' me way back. What a great shot of this piece. It still looks fresh and new.

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  2. that looks so huge. Love the color.

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  3. Drama, right there in red and black. I do love Chicago and its art, its streets, its energy.

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  4. It certainly adds some color and flair to the plaza, which certainly needs it. I'm not a particular fan of van der Rohe's architectural style.

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  5. hi, nice to be back visiting after a hectic spell made it impossible. That scene would really look bleak and sombre without the playful and colourful flamingo!

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  6. thanks petrea, glad to bring back some great memories. thanks jim--it is huge. thanks annie, i do so agree it brings a nice flair to the plaza, thanks clueless and thanks sam--so nice to see you again...

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  7. Love the sculptures and mobiles by Calder! Great photo!

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  8. Unfortunately I didn't visit Chicago yet. Your photos show how beautiful it has to be and encouraging me to come quite soon.

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