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Huge Marilyn Monroe Statue Unveiled

July 16, 2011 by USA Post 

Huge Marilyn Monroe Statue UnveiledHuge Marilyn Monroe Statue Unveiled, Makers had hoped to keep her identity a mystery. But from the moment he stepped into the giant gams Michigan Avenue, in the heat Monday night that telltale white skirt blowing twist, it was clear that the headless sculpture 26 meters in height that occur as nothing more than a Marilyn Monroe.

The plastic covers on all week that involved the head of the sculpture was ceremoniously retired on Friday morning before the race close, finally revealing the overall picture of what downtown residents and passengers – and tourists – are looks in the coming months.

Nicknamed “Forever Marilyn”, sculpture in New Jersey, the artist Seward Johnson live in Chicago through what will be a very cold winter for the icon with bare legs. Is scheduled for release in the spring.

Moreover, several tenants before Michigan Avenue Pioneer Court (in particular, “American Gothic” couple, also by Johnson) have stayed their welcome and were in sight of more than a year before moving to the next destination.

Marilyn fate is in hands of Zeller Realty Group, which cures the square, and the Sculpture Foundation, which owns the work.

The aim of the sculpture, according to Foundation Director Paula Stoeker, is to draw eyes.

“Through the scale and content of this work will attract attention and visitors,” he said in a statement earlier this week Stoeker. “The congregation of people is one of the characteristics of public art and will potentially be evident as discover this new sculpture Chicago iconography. We also hope that the carelessness of the artist’s intent will shine through Seward Johnson is an artist with a sense of humor. “

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