Disco Chicken.

Disco Chicken

Field review by the editors.

Charlotte, North Carolina

Unveiled in 2009. "The Firebird" was actually created in 1991 by French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle. She died years before its was purchased and moved to the front of Charlotte's Bechtler Museum of Modern Art -- and perhaps that's for the best, since locals have embraced her work not as a serious piece of sculpture, but as "Disco Chicken."

Standing 18 feet tall, covered from top to bottom in shards of shiny glass, it does indeed suggest a barnyard fowl wrapped in a coating of mirrored disco ball, with 1970s Soul Train flared pants and a strutting John Travolta pose straight out of Saturday Night Fever.

Disco Chicken

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Address:
420 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
Directions:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. In Center City Charlotte just blocks from I-77 and I-277 between Stonewall St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in the newly-constructed Levine Center for the Arts (formerly the Wells Fargo Cultural Campus). Museum visitors receive discounted parking at Levine Center for the Arts garage at 550 South Tryon Street.
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