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The Making of Chicago's New 30-foot Eyeball

Chicago got yet another great piece of public art today. This one is a 30-foot fiberglass eyeball by Tony Tasset. The Chicago Tribune has a making-of video.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n7RmbeUaZc


Tasset seems wonderfully unpretentious (on the point of the sculpture: "it's meant to be funny and weird"), and the eye is packed with symbolic potential (Does it represent Big Brother? Or maybe a window to Chicago's soul?). The piece will be on display from today through October 31. Here's to spherical art in the public sphere.

Via Eyeteeth

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