Eyeball Sculpture Soon To Come Down

CHICAGO (CBS) – If you haven’t had occasion to be stared down by the huge single eye on State Street, you have only one more day.

The 30-foot eyeball sculpture, officially called “EYE,” will be dismantled Wednesday morning.

The temporary installation has stood at Prtizker Park, at State and Van Buren streets across from the DePaul Center, since early July.

The Chicago Loop Alliance commissioned the work by artist Tony Tasset, hoping to bring tourist and locals to the southern part of the Loop.

The Loop Alliance also recently launched the Art Loop Open program, a competition featuring installations by artists at several downtown locations. Installations have been mounted at the Block 37 Mall, the Hard Rock Hotel, the Hotel Burnham, Macy’s, the Merchandise Mart, the Chicago French Market, the Palmer House, Hotel Allegro, theWit Hotel, and the W Chicago-City Center Hotel.

The 200 participating local artists are vying for prizes worth more than $60,000. They are being judged by the public.

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