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Picasso Sculpture Chicago

Picasso Sculpture Chicago Chicago Button Museum
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An illustration of the Chicago Picasso sculpture on a yellow background with curved red text on the right and left side of the illustration . 

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The picture on this button is that of an untitled Picasso piece that is located in Chicago. Picasso’s designs for the eventual structure were not original, but instead he modified designs he’d made in the early 1960s.  A local architect, William E. Hartman, then turned the design, with the help of the United States Steel Corporation, into the actual statue. The mayor at the time, Richard J Daley, unveiled the statue to the citizens of Chicago. The piece has the honor of being the first monumental outdoor Picasso in North America. It was dedicated on August 15, 1967.

The Chicago Civic Center mentioned on the button is now called the Richard J. Daley Center. It was renamed on December 27th, 1976, seven days after Mayor Richard Daley died in office. 

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