Chi Town Totem, 1997. Bronze, 102 x 38 x 38 in. As a public artist, Richard Hunt is known as a creator of abstract metal works, each a unique shrine to the human spirit. With over 30 public works in the Chicago area alone, one Hunt aficionado noted, “you kind of bump into them all
Toland Grinnell, Mast, 1996-97. Glass and vinyl, 39 x 41 x 142 in. Basilico Fine Arts, New York. “The End of the Century” reads like the story of the Titanic-it is loaded with baggage and going down fast.
Antoine-Denis Chaudet, The Vendôme Column (a 19th-century stereo souvenir showing the column’s base after its demolition in 1871 by the Commune of Paris). Contemporary debates over the nature of public art are often haunted by a romantic fascination with an imagined past of social cohesion founded in part on a population’s univocal approval of its