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The Monument with Standing Beast in the heart of Chicago is only one of three sculptures by Jean Dubuffet in the United States. The sculpture is composed of four notable elements: a standing animal, a tree, a portal, and architectural form. With his sculpture, Dubuffet hoped to connect with the average person as the sculpture’s open plan allows viewers to walk through and under the sculpture. Monument with Standing Beast reflects Dubuffet’s “often brutal, urban style utilizing street language, graffiti and caricature.”

  • Monument with Standing Beast (Photo courtesy of City of Chicago) Photo courtesy of City of Chicago