A Warm Welcome at the Unveiling of "Artists Monument" by Tony Tasset in Grant Park
Making it all the way from the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Tony Tasset's "Artists Monument" was unveiled this Saturday in Grant Park by the Chicago Park District. The 80ft long and 8ft tall multicolored sculpture is listed with the names of 392,485 artists. Tasset mentioned in a speech at the reception that if you ask a person on the street to name a contemporary artist they may say Andy Warhol or Picasso. "Artists Monument" was made to honor all the other contemporary artists that may not always get the social recognition they deserve. The sculpture will be on display in the park until it moves to its permanent home at the University of Illinois Chicago where Tasset has taught for 27 years.