Thursday, August 11, 2011

215:365 The Picasso

That's what everyone here calls it. It's an untitled sculpture gifted to the city by Picasso in 1967, a little earlier than Marc Chagall gave us the Four Seasons mosaic. This was really the first huge public sculpture (that wasn't a statue) in a city that is now known for its public art.

I was a kid, but I remember a lot of people hated it originally - thought it was hideous and said it looked like an afghan hound dog.

Now - it's just called The Picasso - and everyone knows what and where it is. I photographed it early this year from the rear - I thought it was time to see it from the front :-)

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