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Rahmaan Statik in front of his Muhammad Ali mural. Photo: WTTW/Liz Markel

A Chicago Artist Honors Muhammad Ali

Daniel Hautzinger

“Muhammad Ali is the athlete equivalent of an artist," says the visual artist Rahmaan Statik, a South Side native and former Nation of Islam member who has painted a mural of Ali at 2847 S. Kedzie Avenue in Little Village. 
PBS and WTTW's American Portrait mural in Wicker Park

A Tree Grows in Wicker Parkā€”on a PBS and WTTW Mural

Daniel Hautzinger

A mural celebrating everyday Americans and the PBS series American Portrait, which features self-submitted videos and stories from across the country, has sprung up in Wicker Park.
Art on theMART (Chicago's Merchandise Mart off the Chicago River). Image: Art on theMART

Chicago's Newest (and Biggest) Piece of Public Art

Daniel Hautzinger

What was once the world’s largest building will soon be the site of the world’s largest permanent digital art projection, when the Merchandise Mart's 2.5-acre facade becomes the screen for an enormous piece of public art called Art on theMART.
Richard Serra's 'Reading Cones' in Chicago's Grant Park.

11 Chicago Public Artworks You Didn't Know Existed

Daniel Hautzinger

Everyone knows the Picasso and the Bean, but there's a lot more outstanding public art waiting just around the corner in downtown Chicago. Discover ten works by some of the twentieth century's most famous artists, and a piece that was just removed from a major Chicago tourist attraction.
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