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BIGart @ Navy Pier

May 21, 2012

Navy Pier welcomes BIGart at Navy Pier, an annual, free outdoor art exhibition at the Pier. For this year’s exhibition Navy Pier is pleased to partner with contemporary art gallery, Gagosian Gallery to unveil to the public a signature Roy Lichtenstein sculpture, “Brushstroke Group”.

Who is Roy Lichtenstein?

In the 1960’s, Lichtenstein along with Andy Warhol and others became leaders of the Pop Art movement that continue to have an influence on artists today. The two-dimensional sculpture was created with color-privileged over space? In typical Lichtenstein fashion, the sculpture evokes humor and irony to poke fun at fine art.

Another work of art on display on May 12, include “Blazon,” by English abstract sculptor, Anthony Caro.  The steel sculpture incorporates Caro’s style of assembling metal using “found” objects, resulting in a unique piece of work that will greet lakefront and Navy Pier visitors.

Monochrome II Chicago

In the following weeks, American sculptor and installation artist, Nancy Rubin’s Chicago namesake “Monochrome II Chicago” aluminum and steel sculpture will also be on display.

Rubins takes used or discarded industrial materials and objects and transforms them into sculptures. The Monochrome II incorporates aluminum boats and wire cable to form a web-like structure.

BIGart plans to offer visitors a greater scale of art by showcasing monumental sculptures instead of traditional paintings and murals. The sculptures have a greater presence and overwhelming physical impact, and are all just visually stunning. This will make for a more memorable experience at your next visit to the Pier.

More to come!

In the following weeks, more sculptures and artistic works of various sizes, designs and materials from international artists will make their way to Navy Pier and welcome visitors to Gateway Park through October.

Come see all the fun and art culture for free at the Pier!


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