Picasso and Chicago
Remember that the love affair between Picasso and Chicago goes back a long time, at least to the famed Armory Show at the Institute a hundred years ago, and that Picasso’s extraordinary bird sits in front of the city’s principal municipal structure. It was hated when it first was displayed, but Chicago has come to love it and adopted it as a symbol of the city. This collection of pictures is largely from the city’s own private collectors and from the Art Institute itself, so it does not simply show off what is well known or has been often reproduced.
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