If you haven’t been to Indianapolis in recent years, it might surprise you that the city has been developing an ambitious public art program — a combination of temporary and permanent pieces by local, regional, and international artists. Downtown’s silly slogan of “amazingly always new” actually rings true when I see a new public art project on practically every visit.
I’d previously written about Mass Transit by Chakaia Booker and Reclamation by Lesley Baker, two temporary installations. The piece pictured here is Ann Dancing by English artist Julian Opie, who is well-known for his highly reductive, figurative work. Ann dances away in front of Old Point Tavern on Mass. Ave. It is part of the permanent public art collection in the city.