PICASSO SCULPTURE UNVEILED

 

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REMEMBER

Breaking Bondage

by Alison O’Connor

“Al just showed me the worst movie ever”, mom began, as we reconvened in the living room with dad after he got back from taking my younger brother to The Purge 2. I retorted with “It wasn’t that bad!” In fact, I didn’t find the movie we had just watched terrible at all. On the contrary, the film was quite gripping. I tried to make this case once more: “Bette Davis did an outstanding job! It’s the film that made her a star!” Mom was having none of it. “She would have become a star anyway. This film was bad.” Mom sat on the couch and I on a green armchair across from her, the two of us eyeing one another distrustfully. We were not going to let our opinions go. The basset flopped on the couch and the dachshund next to Mom, dad in the hallway by the dining room, we were in for it, all of us. 

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IMAGINE

Commissioned Picasso Sculpture Unveiled At Daley Plaza, Chicagoans Outraged

by Alison O’Connor

For two years now, famed Spanish artist Pablo Picasso has been toiling away at his major contribution to Chicago, a monumental sculpture to be displayed in our own Daley Plaza. Commissioned by Mayor Richard J. Daley himself, the sculpture stands 50 feet tall, weighs over 160 tons and is built from Cor-Ten steel, the same material as was used in the exterior of the Daley Plaza it stands before. It was assembled at the U.S. Steel Company in Gary, Indiana, not far from Chicago. 

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