River North officials welcome sculpture
3-Jun-18 Meet Upright, an eleven-foot-tall sculpture recently installed in front of 412 North Wells.
The aluminum-plated sculpture was completed in 2000 by Australian-American artist Clement Meadmore, who died in 2005.
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With the help of Rosenthal Fine Art, an art gallery in River North, Upright wound up at Wells & Hubbard Streets. It was unveiled on May 7 by 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly and representatives of the Clement Meadmore Foundation, along with Hubbard Street Group, developers of the nine-story office building and the Hubbard221 apartment building next to it, Centrum Realty & Development, River North Residents Association, River North Business Association, and other organizations.
A representative of Hubbard Street Group says the installation is part of its broader commitment to including public art in all of its future residential developments.
Meadmore was known for his large steel sculptures that incorporate elements of minimalism and abstract expressionism.