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Best artwork worth saving from destruction

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Spindle

David Bermant’s 1989 stack of cars on a giant pin in the suburb of Berwyn is an icon of our inability to part with the junk of a bygone era—here, boxy towncars and sedans that don’t quite seem antique yet. The Spindle’s imminent removal from its site, a parking lot, to make room for some new box-shaped super-store has enraged the local community of amateur newspaper collectors and self-storage junkies. The Spindle’s owner has agreed to move the work (off his property) and the artist will be on hand for restoration.

Cermak and Route 43, Berwyn

(dismantled in May 2008)

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