The Runners by Theodoros Papagiannis

  • Athens, Greece
  • Location: O’Hare Airport, International Terminal along Kennedy Expy

“The Runners”, by Theodoros Papgiannis was Gateway’s second art installation. In the summer of 2006, with the support of the Athens Sister City committee and City partners, the sculpture was installed on the grounds of O’Hare International Airport at Terminal 5. The artist once said: similar to ancient Greek pottery figures, “The Runners” move through time, emerging from antiquity to meet the present. This sculpture will not only be pertinent tie between Athens and Chicago, but will surely become a landmark for the 100 million annual airport visitors.