New ABRAHAM LINCOLN STATUE

A statue of America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, was installed at Pioneer Court on401 N. Michigan Avenue, where the statue of Marilyn Monroe used to be.

“Return Visit”, the title of the piece, is a 25-foot-tall statue depicting Lincoln handing a copy of the Gettysburg Address to a modern day man wearing sneakers and corduroys. The sculpture is the work of Seward Johnson, the New Jersey artist who designed the big Marilyn Monroe statue in 2011.
Paula Stoeke, the curator of Johnson’s gallery, explains the new piece is meant to remind passersby of Lincoln’s message about equality more than 150 years ago.

Paula Stoeke, the curator of Johnson’s gallery, explains that the new piece is meant to remind passersby of Lincoln’s message about equality more than 150 years ago. However, the public showed a different impression about this work that’s paid by Zeller Realty Group.

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