Cows on Parade in Chicago Author:Mary Ellen Sullivan CowParade is an international public art exhibit that has been featured in major world cities. Fiberglass sculptures of cows are decorated by local artists, and distributed over the city centre, in public places such as train stations, important avenues, and parks. They often feature artwork and designs specific to local culture, as well as city... more » life and other relevant themes. After the exhibition in the city, which lasts many months, the cows are auctioned off and the proceeds donated to charity.
"The concept of 'cow parade' has its origins in Zürich, Switzerland, in 1998 by artistic director Walter Knapp ... The concept was brought to the United States when Chicago businessman Peter Hanig, along with Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Lois Weisberg, organized an event in Chicago in 1999.
This book has hundreds of photos of the Chicago cows, plus interesting commentary on Chicago, art, and the cows.« less