This 25-foot sculpture by J. Steward Johnson is called God Bless America and was installed on Pioneer Court in Chicago last December 2008. It is based on one of the most famous American paintings, American Gothic (1930) by Grant Wood, which is in the Art Institute of Chicago.
I find that they have done a really good paint job; it’s almost as if you’re looking at a two-dimensional painting when you’re standing in front of it. I thought it was pretty cool. At the foot of the statue is a large suitcase, which for some reason I didn’t include in my pictures.