If Tony Tasset's Eye has put you in the mood to see more of Chicago's public art collection, and assuming the heat from Chicago's very warm summer is bearable, then there are no shortage of examples close by. For the sake of brevity I am going to just mention a few here, but check out the City of Chicago's website about their public art collection, it is complete with maps and photos.
Only steps to the north of Pritzker Park and Eye is Alexander Calder's monumental sculpture Flamingo (1973), located at 50 West Adams St. It occupies a plaza surrounded by three Ludwig Mies van der Rohe buildings, and Calder responds to Mies' rectilinear use of steel with a design that is vaguely animalistic, using the steel in curving and swooping lines. It's also worth seeing in the context of the Calder exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, further north on Michigan Avenue.
Going north will also lead you to Pablo Picasso monumental untitled sculpture, located at 50 W. Washington and seen at top. A source of controversy when it was first installed a local alderman called for it to be replaced by a statue of Ernie Banks, a professional baseball player for the Chicago Cubs. It is now a beloved feature of the cityscape, with locals calling it simply "The Picasso," it is decorated when Chicago's professional sports teams make it to the playoffs, and was featured in the canon-making movie of Chicago, The Blues Brothers. The maquette of the sculpture is on view in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Finally head just slightly south to 10 South Dearborn St. and see Marc Chagall's large-scale mosiac The Four Seasons. The mosaic has recently undergone a thorough cleaning and conservation, and had a better protective structure built around it to shelter it from Chicago's weather extremes. The imagery features Chagall's signature themes and motifs, according to the city's website Chagall stated that “the seasons represent human life, both physical and spiritual, at its different ages.”
These are only a few of the plethora of public art options to see in downtown Chicago and beyond, so check out the city's website and see what is near or interesting to you.
(top image by J. Crocker via Wikipedia. Used by permission.)