For me this has been one of the more challenging icons in Chicago to photograph. The Chicago Picasso resides in Daley Plaza and is one of the more well known pieces of public art in this city. In addition to that, Daley Plaza is one of the most frequently used public spaces within the entire city of Chicago. The problem is that the plaza is surrounded by skyscrapers on all sides. This means there is a significant lack of sunlight. So far this is the only photograph of the sculpture that I think is decent.
The sculpture was installed and dedicated in 1967. Pablo Picasso was commissioned to design the sculpture and when was done he was offered payment for his services ($100,000) he declined it and instead wanted to make a gift of his work. Not a bad deal for the city of Chicago. I think we lucked out on that one, especially seeing how Picasso had never even stepped foot in Chicago . . . ever.