U. of C. sculpture gone since 2013 tracked to Humboldt Park warehouse
HYDE PARK — A 10,000-pound sculpture by acclaimed artist Arnaldo Pomodoro has been absent from the University of Chicago campus for nearly two years.
“Grande Disco,” a 15-foot-wide bronze disk, was plucked from the courtyard in front of the Surgery Brain Research Institutes, 5812 S. Ellis Ave., in the fall of 2013 for six months of restoration.
A year-and-a-half later, the space where the giant sculpture was to return, shiny as polished brass and once again rotating, is still empty.
DNAinfo Chicago tracked “Grande Disco” to a squat brick warehouse next to a railroad interchange in Humboldt Park.