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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 October 4, 2012

Thank you so much, Natuska, for yet another Like!

My best, Marlene

Jean Van Jean on October 11, 2012

"Excellent shot and Beautiful composition".
F1+L18. Greetings and Best wishes. Jean.

~Marlene~ on October 12, 2012

Thanks so much, Jean, for the very nice comment and the Like. I am honored by the Y*!

Best wishes, Marlene

Another YS from me!

Best regards and a happy new year

Stig =)

~Marlene~ on December 24, 2012

I thank you again, Stig, for the Y* and good wishes. I appreciate your visit very much!

Happy Holidays, Marlene

HAMANA on April 8, 2014

Quite a unique interpretation of Snoopy, but one could get used to the 'thing'. Great shot, Marlene.

LIKE and greetings from the east,


~Marlene~ on April 10, 2014

I really don't know what is suppose to be, Doerthe, but kids love it. There are usually several climbing all over it! Thanks so much for the visit and the Like

Best wishes, Marlene

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  • Uploaded on September 26, 2012
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    by ~Marlene~
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
    • Taken on 2012/09/14 20:10:17