|Cows On Parade
Cows in the City.
Chicago – the Windy City… Famous for its skyscrapers and the Magnificent
Mile, this summer Chicago was embellished by a new landmark, or landmarks to be more exact. Nearly 300 cows have found a temporary home in the streets of downtown and its buildings. This extensive public art project, organized by the Chicago Public Art Program , commemorates the city’s industrial history, while bringing a sense of community and beauty to Chicago’s citizens and tourists. In this “parade”, every cow is full of meaning as well as artistic value. Although many might argue, I, to the contrary, would like to applaud the City of Chicago for the implementation of this great project.
This project’s idea was brought to Chicago by Peter Hanig, after he saw a similar
project in Zurich. From the North Michigan Avenue Business Association, the “cow” idea found its way to the Department of Cultural Affairs . This is how ...