Clipped From Freeport Journal-Standard
Must Be Seen? Former Freeporter Gregory A. Schirmer, a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joined the chorus of journalists, critics, and men-on-the-street offering musings on the recently unveiled Chicago Picasso. His story in Tuesday's Journal in part: "Question: What is 50 feet tall, weighs 162 tons, is made out of steel and withstands winds up to 125 miles an hour? "Answer: A wind-resistant, 50- foot-tall, 162-ton steel watcha- macallit. "That's about the best description of a sculpture that will be unveiled at the Civic Center here today. It is known semiofficially as Chicago's Picasso, but it also has been publicly called a seahorse, a dodo bird, a baboon, Batman, a Russian frog (which presumably is different from an American frog) and a giant cheese slicer. People with more respect have described it as a woman's head or a noble bird. Pablo Picasso, the 85-year-old artist who created it, isn't talking."