Chicago's lesser-known public art
There's more to Chicago's public art than the Millennium Park mainstays.
Mon Jul 21 2008
Our King, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1973 (Martin Luther King Apartments, Madison St at Kedzie Ave)
Commissioned by the Chicago Housing Authority, Geraldine McCullough’s nine-foot-tall bronze sculpture (pictured, right) is inspired by 15th-century art from what is now Nigeria. The work is rich with symbolism: King’s tiger-tooth necklace signifies courage, the dove on his headdress denotes his commitment to peace and the broken Coptic cross he carries represents his assassination.
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