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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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Comments (17)

David Edwards on September 27, 2012

My like, Marlene.

Did the bird 'pass judgement' on the work? :)))

Cheers&Best, David.

Rosalyn Hilborne on September 27, 2012

The bird is studying it well! I wonder if he liked it :-)

Like. Best regards, Rosa.

Raingard Ricklefs on September 27, 2012

Klasse ! :)))) ! LG RR

longdistancer on September 27, 2012

Cool shot. L#5

Ildikó Fehérváry on September 27, 2012

Excellent photo, very good capture!


Best regards, Ildikó

~Marlene~ No Views! on September 28, 2012

David... Rosa... Raingard... longdistancer... and... Ildikó...

Many thanks to all for the great comments & the Likes. Both are appreciated! David... as far as I could see, the statue was very clean. Rosa... is there anything a pigeon does not like? :-)

My best, Marlene

sonjabgd-NO VIEWS! on September 28, 2012

Very good image.



BernardJ47 on September 28, 2012

Like 8. Ładny i oryginalny obraz. Pozdrawia Bernard

makis-GREECE ® on September 28, 2012

Πολύ όμορφη εικόνα!


Χαιρετίσματα από την Αθήνα!


Guizel J.c on September 29, 2012

Beautiful picture and composition



~Marlene~ No Views! on September 29, 2012

Sonja... Bernard... Makis... and... J.C....

Thank you all so much for the very nice comments and the Likes. I appreciate it very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

Excellent, and of course i Like it!!!!!

Greetings and best wishes dear friend from Greece-Piraeus.


~Marlene~ No Views! on September 30, 2012

Thank you again, Nikos1954, for the very nice comment & they Like. I appreciate the visit!

Best wishes, Marlene

HDR.Like on September 30, 2012

I like this particular, with pigeon. Lk

~Marlene~ No Views! on October 1, 2012

Thank again, Armando, for the Like and nice comment. I appreciate it very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on October 3, 2012

A poor little birdie does not find feed! Very much, very much good composition ! I like it! My friendly greeting,Natuska

~Marlene~ No Views! on October 4, 2012

My thanks, Natuska, for the Like. The birds find plenty to eat in Chicago... see how plump he is! :-)

Best wishes, Marlene

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 26, 2012
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    by ~Marlene~ No Views!
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
    • Taken on 2012/09/14 20:10:56