Chicago, Illinois: Sculpture of a Dirty Pile of Snow

It sits in the last remaining display window of an old department store. Meant to recreate "a typical Chicago snow pile," it includes realistic coffee cups and matchbooks created by the artist.

Address:
1637 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL
Directions:
On the south side of W. Chicago Ave., midway between N. Ashland Ave. to the east and N. Paulina St. to the west. In the far right window of the old Goldblatt Bros. department store, next to Chicago Avenue Discount.
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Pile of Dirty Snow.

Sculpture of a Dirty Pile of Snow

Located in a historic building, the city library and building itself is more noticeable and appealing than the dirt snow artwork, but was nevertheless worth noting while walking by.

[Adventures Of Cluckleberry Hen, 07/11/2019]

Artist Tony Tasset made the fake plowed snow to be convincingly dirty, including garbage he made to resemble coffee cups and spent matchbooks.

Dirty pile of snow.

Sculpture of a Dirty Pile of Snow

It's part of Chicago's Public Art Collection and is in its own window next to the Chicago Public Library. It's nothing thrilling, but if you happen to be nearby, it's cool (pun intended).

[John & Liz DeCecco, 08/28/2010]

Sculptor Tony Tasset created this replica pile of Chicago snow for window display in the old Goldblatt's department store. Some trash was artfully strewn in the work to enhance the realism of plow-darkened city street snow.


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