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Tony Tasset's Snow Sculpture for Chicago

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Tony Tasset's Snow Sculpture for Chicago

1613 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622









Chicago artist Tony Tasset created this conceptual sculpture, a pile of snow, as a site-specific installation for the west window of the Goldblatt’s building façade. This window is the only remaining display window of the former department store. To create a hyper-realistic replica of a typical Chicago snow pile, Tasset included pieces of handcrafted debris such as coffee cups and matchbooks. In his assessment “these piles of snow are sublime; both ugly and beautiful, like life.”