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Louis Henri Sullivan, Window Column from the Chicago Stock Exchange Building
 
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TITLE:  Window Column from the Chicago Stock Exchange Building
ARTIST:  Louis Henri Sullivan (American, 1856–1924)
WORK DATE:  1893 - 1894
CATEGORY:  Sculptures
MATERIALS:  Cast glazed beige terra cotta
SIZE:  h: 81 x w: 58 in / h: 205.7 x w: 147.3 cm
STYLE:  Art Nouveau
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Shepherd / W & K Galleries  +1-212-861-4050  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Note: The Chicago Stock Exchange was designed in 1893. Construction began in 1893 and was finished in 1894. In 1972 the building was demolished. The Chicago Art Institute opted to preserve as much as possible of the richly decorated Trading Room. It was reconstructed as part of the Museum building and opened in 1977. The entrance arch of the original building was given by the city of Chicago to the Chicago Art Institute and installed as a garden entrance.

The present column was one of many that embellished the attic floor of the Stock Exchange Building. It is reported that only two of these columns survived the demolition.

ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Shepherd W & K Galleries Inventory Catalogue
LITERATURE:  Reference (for the building): The Art Institute of Chicago, The Stock Exchange Trading Room, 1977, p. 18.
Hugh Morrison, Louis Sullivan. Prophet of Modern Architecture. The Museum of Modern Art and Norton and Co., New York, 1935, p. 359 ill.
EXHIBITION HISTORY:  Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York, Louis Sillivan. Function of Ornament, March 24-June 28, 1987
 
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