That most Swedish symbol of the Andersonville neighborhood is getting a makeover. The Dala horse, that sweet blue steed on the corner of Clark and Farragut, was removed Friday in order to get a little sprucing up, reports Stephen Anderson of the Swedish American Museum.
"It has not been the victim of thieves, nor has it fled to greener pastures," Anderson writes in an email. "The symbolic painted horse was transported on February 15 to a shop that specializes in the renovation of colorful statuary.
Installed in 2005, the horse was painted by artist Lars Gillis. Stockholm is shown on one side of the horse; Chicago on the other.
The Dala horse should be back by June.