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.
1111 Locust St., Kansas City, MO
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.
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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.

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