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Muffler Man - Indian, Crystal Lake, IL

Muffler Man - Indian, Crystal Lake, IL

One of the many American Giants - a Muffler Man located in Crystal Lake, Ilinois.

Now in short about Muffler Men. They are giant fiberglass sculptures used as "attention grabbers". Many of these figures were used to promote various roadside businesses and often would hold real merchandise, like full-sized car mufflers, which, as I understand, was the reason for the Muffler Men nickname.

The figures are usually 18–25 feet (5.5-7.6 meters) tall. Muffler Men were a popular roadside decoration in 60's and 70's mainly in the United States.

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August 05, 2017
Van Gogh’s Ear at Rockefeller Center

Van Gogh’s Ear at Rockefeller Center

Van Gogh’s Ear is a four and a half ton swimming pool sculpture created by a Scandinavian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset. The sculpture is installed in the Fifth Avenue entrance to the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center.

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August 15, 2016
Urban Rattle Sculpture by Charlie Hewitt

Urban Rattle Sculpture by Charlie Hewitt

Urban Rattle sculpture is installed on a private property next to a rental complex and can be seen from the High Line Park.

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June 14, 2016
Sleepwalker at the High Line Park

Sleepwalker at the High Line Park

Sleepwalker - a realistic sculpture by Tony Matelli of a somnambulant man roaming about in a deep sleep.

While I was photographing, many people were confusing it for a "living statue" performer. One man even put money by the statue and a high-line worker had to explain to him that this was a statue and wouldn't have any use for his money. Everyone laughed.

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June 14, 2016
MET, European Sculpture Court
Cloud Gate a.k.a. The Bean

Cloud Gate a.k.a. The Bean

Chicago’s Millennium Park, Cloud Gate – a public sculpture, for obvious reasons, referred to by locals as “The Bean”.

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December 28, 2011
Big Red Foot, Chicago

Big Red Foot, Chicago

Big Red Foot at St James Episcopal Church, Chicago, IL. Very little
information about this on the Internet, but I think it is a public
sculpture by Mary Seyfarth, and, as I understand - it is nonstationary - can be in other place when you see it next time.

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December 24, 2011
Croc

Croc

Tom Otterness sculpture.

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January 28, 2010