I-Beam Sculpture Installed on Chicago's Lakefront

Screenshot from DNAinfo Chicago's video showing the sculpture spinning for the first time yesterday along Chicago's south lakefront. 

A giant steel I-beam sculpture was installed along Chicago’s south lakefront yesterday. The artist, Mark di Suvero, 82, a former crane operator turned sculptor, said he personally bent the beam with a crane, DNAinfo Chicago reports.

The “Desinto” sculpture, which rotates as the wind blows in off the lake, was installed in Hyde Park, the neighborhood of President Obama, who awarded Suvero the National Medal of Arts in 2010.

The sculpture will be on display for the next year through a partnership between the Chicago Park District and Expo Chicago. Suvero has also installed another large steel sculpture called “Magma” on the lakeshore across from Buckingham Fountain downtown through a program to expand the number of artists showing large works in public places in the city.

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