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New Sculpture Debuts in Greektown

By Stephanie Lulay | June 2, 2015 8:01am
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The sculpture "Nautilus" was moved to Monroe and Halsted in Greektown late last week.
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GREEKTOWN — West Loopers making their weekly grocery trip to Mariano's or Whole Foods might notice a new art addition in the neighborhood.

"Nautilus," a seven-foot aluminum sculpture, debuted at the corner of Monroe and Halsted streets late last week.

The sculpture, crafted by Chicago artist Suzanne Horwitz, was brought to Greektown under the Chicago Sculpture Exhibit program. Greektown Special Service Area No. 16 approved the installation of the sculpture, said Rod Burch, executive director of West Central Association.

This is the first sculpture installed under the program in the West Loop, Burch said.

"If successful, we hope to continue the program and potentially expand it into the additional locations in Greektown and West Loop community," he said.

The sculpture is inspired by the ever-changing wave patterns of the ocean, Horwitz has said.

"Nautilus," a sculpture by artist Suzanne Horwitz, debuted in Greektown late last week. [DNAinfo/Stephanie Lulay]

"Nautilus" previously was in front of the former Apparel Center building, 350 W. Orleans St., and in Grant Park.

The Chicago Sculpture Exhibit program was founded by former Ald. Vi Daley (43rd) in 2001 to beautify the Lincoln Park neighborhood. In 2008, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) added the Lakeview neighborhood to the program.

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