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Is That a Giant Rubik's Cube in Grant Park? Not Exactly ...

By David Matthews | February 9, 2016 5:43am
 That thing that looks like a long Rubik's Cube in Grant Park is a totem to artists known and unknown. 
"The Artists Monument"
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GRANT PARK — The Artists Monument, a vibrant installation dedicated to thousands of artists no matter how famous, might catch some attention soon in Grant Park. 

The 80-foot-long piece was installed Monday just south of the Logan Monument near Michigan Avenue and 9th Street. Designed by Oak Park resident Tony Tasset, the artwork consists of two shipping containers covered in multi-color panels displaying nearly 400,000 names ranging from Picasso and Warhol to random artists Tasset found online. 

"Art, like everything else, there’s always a hierarchy and a pecking order. I wanted to take that away," Tasset previously told DNAinfo Chicago

The piece arrives here after its 2014 debut at the Whitney Museum in New York. Installation, paid for by the Chicago Park District, cost $24,000. Bob O'Neill, president of the Grant Park Conservancy, expects the monument will stay in the park until this summer. 

Check out the slideshow above or the photos below for more looks at the newly-arrived public art.

RELATED: Grant Park's New Attraction Is 80-Foot Piece Designed by Giant Eyeball Guy. 


[All photos by DNAinfo/David Matthews]

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