A 1957 Cadillac encased in 14 tons of concrete returned to campus on Sept. 30 after a four-year project to conserve it. Its return and related programming is a teaser for the 2017 city-wide initiative 50X50: Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in Chicago. Its return to the University of Chicago included a fleet of classic Cadillacs and a ready-mix truck. The unusual work of art is “the largest and most ambitious Fluxus object in existence”, says Christine Mehring, the chair of the university’s art history department.

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