Outdoor Public Art to See Now

These 10 alfresco artworks have either just been installed or are on their way out. Here’s what to marvel at before they’re gone.

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“1004 Portraits” by Jaume Plensa

Jaume Plensa is best known in the United States for his monumental Crown Fountain at Millennium Park—a water tower on which the faces of 1,000 ordinary Chicagoans are projected, and every so often appear to spit. To mark the tenth anniversary of the Crown Fountain in June of this year, Plensa (who is Spanish) gave the park four more monumental heads in his temporary exhibition “1004 Portraits.” The largest, a white resin sculpture titled Looking Into My Dreams, Awilda, stands 39 feet tall. The quartet will resume traveling the world in early 2016. Next stop, Easter Island? Through December 2015; 201 E. Randolph St.; 312-742-1168; cityofchicago.org.