Just Batty...

Chicago is blessed with public art, much of which we are very familiar with (The Picasso, the Miro...) One that is central yet off the beaten path is "Bat Column" by Claes Oldenburg.

Located on West Madison between Jefferson and Desplaines, and standing more than 100 ft. tall, Oldenburg's Bat Column is quite a delight. And for an interesting look at the site from the 70's before CitiCorp Center was constructed, take a look here.

Completed in 1977, the column is made of core-ten steel (which will never rust beyond it's current state). This close up shows that the intricacy is quite incredible. (And this coming from someone who isn't much of a baseball fan.)

Another close up near the top showing the "hole" at the end of the bat.

I once again want to send out many thanks for the positive feedback. I have received many e-mails of support, and look forward to many more posts ahead!


Blogger portuguesa nova said...

Just wanted to say hi. I found this blog through Chicagoist and am loving it!

6/22/2005 4:21 PM  
Blogger Devyn said...

Thanks! I am always happy to satisfy

6/22/2005 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats the word on the street ;)


6/22/2005 8:50 PM  

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