This statue of Ceres, the Roman goddess of grain, sits atop the Chicago Board of Trade. At 31 feet tall and standing 605 feet above ground-level, Ceres marked the highest point on the Chicago skyline until 1965. She holds a sheaf of wheat and bag of grain to represent the commerce within the world’s busiest grain exchange.
Although the artist employed a model with a beautiful face, the statue itself is faceless. Storrs thought that the building, then the city’s highest at 45 stories, was so tall that no one would be able to see the statue’s face.
Our breathtaking 11″ x 17″ poster, with image by Gregory H. Jenkins, was distributed to hedge fund clients in 2013. Shipped flat. Limited quantities.