So I got off the train. Normally, I would grab lunch at the Train Station (they have a couple of good restaurants there) but I wasn't particularly hungry, so I headed off on my walk. I was actually thinking about heading over to the Art Museum, but I decided to wander over to the Hancock Building first. It was actually a fairly nice day but a little on the humid side.
Newspaper columnist Mike Royko, covering the unveiling of the sculpture, wrote: “Interesting design, I’m sure. But the fact is, it has a long stupid face and looks like some giant insect that is about to eat a smaller, weaker insect.” Royko did credit Picasso with understanding the soul of Chicago. “Its eyes are like the eyes of every slum owner who made a buck off the small and weak. And of every building inspector who took a wad from a slum owner to make it all possible.... You’d think he’d been riding the L all his life.”