Chicago, Illinois: Cadillac Encased in Cement

Named "Concrete Traffic" when it was made by artist Wolf Vostell in 1970. Forgotten, then restored and returned to outdoor public display in 2016. You can see the wheels of the 1957 Cadillac beneath the massive cement block, which weighs 16 tons.
Address:
S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago, IL
Directions:
At the north edge of the University of Chicago campus. From E. 55th St. turn south onto S. Greenwood Ave. You'll see a parking garage on the right. The car is parked just inside the garage, next to the entrance.
Admission:
Free
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Concrete Cadillac.

Cadillac Encased in Cement

Very minimalist sculpture. I almost missed it because I was looking for a traditional Cadillac made from cement.

[Joannah Soderborg, 11/16/2017]

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