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Dallas, Texas: 30-Foot-Tall Eyeball

Artist's big sculpture based on his own veiny orb. The eye spent time in Chicago's Pritzker Park until 2010, then a couple of years in Wisconsin, then moved to Dallas in August 2013.

1607 Main St., Dallas, TX
Downtown. On the north side of Main St. between N. Ervay and N. Akard Sts. Gated, but visible from the street.
Lit at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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30-Foot-Tall Eyeball:

In 2007 artist Tony Tasset created a seven-foot-tall bloodshot eyeball, using his own eye as a reference. It was installed in a park in St. Louis, Missouri, where it creeps out visitors to this day.

[07/01/2010] Complete Story...

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30-Foot-Tall Eyeball.

30-Foot-Tall Eyeball

The giant eyeball is located in a walled off park area used for outdoor gatherings and receptions. The (unverified) story we were told is that an art collector and Joule Hotel owner wanted to build a parking garage on his vacant lot but was denied by the city, being told it would be an eyesore. He defiantly replied well, Ill show YOU an eyesore! And the rest is history.

Tip: it's lit at night and you can get a different perspective from the upper deck restaurant dining area next door.

[Mike Gassmann, 10/28/2023]


30-Foot-Tall Eyeball

The Eyeball still gazes in Dallas! Some street parking was available right in front of it, so we just pulled up and put our flashers on to get a few quick pictures. Sadly, it is still not accessible to the public; there were actually two guards at the entrance to the fence.

[Olivia L., 07/07/2022]

Yeah, you wouldn't want the public walking over that dainty Astroturf lawn.

Giant Eyeball.

30-Foot-High Eyeball

I saw this when it was being built in Wisconsin just outside of Sparta. I took pictures then. It was awesome.

[Daryl R Judish, 02/05/2020]

The eyeball was in the F.A.S.T. Corp. "mold yard" from roughly 2010 to 2013.

Giant eyeball.

30-Foot-Tall Eyeball

Hard to see it now; went here a few years ago and it was easier.

[Tracy, 09/26/2019]

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