Kansas City, Missouri: Man with Shoe in Mouth

Sculpted by Terry Allen in 1994, officially titled "Modern Communication," it depicts a businessman standing on top of a briefcase with a tie covering his eyes, a shoe in his mouth, and fingers in his ears. Many officials in Kansas City hate it.
Address:
1111 Locust St., Kansas City, MO
Directions:
Downtown, on the east side of Locust St. midway between E. 11th and E. 12th Sts, set back from the street in a small plaza between police headquarters and the Municipal Court building.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Man with Shoe in Mouth

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Modern Communication.

Man with Shoe in Mouth

A unique statue in Kansas City.

[Janie, 02/25/2015]

"Modern Communication," by artist Terry Allen, is a life-sized bronze of a businessman who's been quietly standing on his briefcase and gnawing his shoe since 1994.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Entire City Block of Giant BooksEntire City Block of Giant Books, Kansas City, MO - < 1 mi.
Arabia Steamboat MuseumArabia Steamboat Museum, Kansas City, MO - < 1 mi.
Buffalo SkeletonBuffalo Skeleton, Kansas City, MO - < 1 mi.
In the region:
West Line South, A Tiny Town, West Line, MO - 33 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

September 20, 2018

My Sights

My Sights

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Missouri Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Dinosaur Museum: Art and Feathers, Blanding, Utah (Sep 17-23, 2018)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now