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"Monument with Standing Beast" is a sculpture by Jean Dubuffet in front of the Helmut Jahn designed James R. Thompson Center in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. It is a 29 feet (8.8 m) white fiberglass work of art. The piece is a 10 ton or 20,000 pounds (9,100 kg) work. It was unveiled on November 28, 1984. This is one of Dubuffet's three monumental sculpture commissions in the United States. The sculpture is based on Dubuffet's 1960 painting series "Hourioupe". The sculpture is one of 19 commissioned artworks funded under the State of Illinois Art-in-Architecture Program throughout the building. This was commissioned by the Illinois Capital Development Board. The sculpture is affectionately known to many Chicagoans as "Snoopy in a Blender".

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~Marlene~ on September 30, 2012

Thank you again, Jean-Claude, for the nice comment and the Like. I appreciate it very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

Sergio Bagna on September 30, 2012

Unusual photo! :-) Like! Greetings from Italy, Sergio

~Marlene~ on October 1, 2012

Thank you kindly, Sergio. I think it is not an unusual photo, just an unusual subject! I'm happy you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

K@rin on October 1, 2012

Hello Marlene

great art and a marvelous contrast of all 'flowing' lines of it to the strong straight lines of the building, fabulous photo , like and *

warm greetings Karin

~Marlene~ on October 2, 2012

Thank you so much, Karin, for the lovely critique, the Like and especially the Y*. I am very honored!

My best wishes, Marlene

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on October 3, 2012

Superb artistic creation , good harmony ! Very much, very much good composition ! I like it! My friendly greeting,Natuska

~Marlene~ on October 4, 2012

My thanks again, Natuska. I'm very happy you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

abigador panoramio on October 6, 2012

Very lovely and interesting photo. LIKE. Greetings.

Christos Theodorou on October 6, 2012

White dreams of a Snoopy fan! Lovely shot. - Friendly greetings from Athens.

~Marlene~ on October 7, 2012

abigador... and... Christos...

Thank you both very much for the great comments. I'm happy you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

Joe Lourenḉo on October 7, 2012

Beautiful background to match the beautiful art work Marlene!

Fav & Like


~Marlene~ on October 8, 2012

Thank you so much, JOE, for the great comment, the Like and especially the Y*. I appreciate it very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

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    by ~Marlene~
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