Playing on the Picasso

Ah, yes, we all remember being a kid and partaking in the joys of summer.  No school, so head down to the Daley Plaza, and then use the Picasso statue as a slide.  

Photographer's Note: I am a huge of Helen Levitt, who is well-known for photographs of New York kids being New York kids in the decades surrounding the middle of the last century.  Her photographs are magnificent in large part because of the absence of adults.  Unfortunately, capturing those sorts of photographs today is much more difficult with helicopter parents.  When it first opened back in 2004, you could capture images of kids having a blast in the Crown Foundation.  Not anymore.  The schlubby parents now have to be in the fountain, either standing guard or acting like the kids that they are no longer.  

Undoubtedly the parent or other adult supervisor was in the vicinity, but these kids were allowed to play without adult interference.  

 

Dubuffet Sculpture

Dubuffet Sculpture

Glass Dome

Glass Dome