Shouldn't every house have an anatomically correct gorilla climbing the walls? Tell us where this guy calls home.
Some local bragging rights: He's the work of Uptown-based sculptor John Kearney, who has sculptures all over the city, including Oz Park, the Aon Building, Lincoln Park Zoo, and more. His work has been the subject of two previous "Where Am I Located"s: the Hull House Gorilla and the Goudy School pumas.
I don't know where this is, but thanks for filling me in on the artist's name. I've seen a few of his other sculptures around town, and wondered who did them.ReplyDelete
If memory serves, wayyyyy back in the 1960s, there was a sculpture of a hand embracing a family at the hospital at Rockwell/Maplewood and Montrose. I remember my dad pointing it out to me, as it was made of welded car bumpers. I'm thinking it had to be one of Kearney's early works. The hospital has been through many, many owners in the past 40 or so years and the sculpture disappeared at some point.ReplyDelete
Studs' old stomping grounds. RIP.ReplyDelete
its on castlewood, south side of street, closer to marine dr... best viewed at night as it is beautifully lit... thanks to the homeowners who commissioned it.ReplyDelete
How cool would it be to have a Google Map with various Uptown landmarks. Architecture, Sculptures, Murals, Famous/Historical Buildings, Gargoyles, etc.........ReplyDelete
The "Where Am I Located" threads are one of my favorite topics on UU.
there is a gorilla on Beacon kind of near Montrose ... same look as this one...probably the same artist..ReplyDelete
Sassy and Eden, you rock.ReplyDelete
This gorilla can be yours for the low, low price of $2,239,000. He even comes with a house thrown in: a magnificent 4-city-lot estate on Castlewood.
We're very lucky to have so much public art in Uptown, even on the private residences.