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Check Out Chicago's Newest, Prescient Work Of Public Art

By Stephen Gossett in News on Nov 15, 2016 3:17PM

Courtesy Chicago Loop Alliance

The latest piece of public art unveiled by the Chicago Loop Alliance has a theme with which many of us can sympathize: racing through the downtown streets. There's also a sense of both competition and cooperation among the abstract figures, seemingly purposefully confused, which, whoa brudder, does that feel prescient all of the sudden.

Artist Bobby Scribner's 500-pound steel sculpture, called "Races," was unveiled on Monday, on the State Street median between Wacker Drive and Lake Street.

"Races" is the latest work put forth by the Loop Placemaking Initiative, which commissions public art for underused spaces throughout the Loop area. The new work will be on view for one year.

Check it out, and be sure to explore Chicago's robust network of public and street art throughout the city.

Courtesy Chicago Loop Alliance