Archive for June 2010

Look Into the Eyeball

Look Into the Eyeball
Like a visitor from another planet, it has arrived: Tony Tasset’s Eye is now fully assembled in Pritzker Park, across the street from the Harold Washington Library.  See the slideshow for all the installation pictures. As you will be able to tell from the photos, the eye itself is constructed of interconnected plates made of... Read more »

Art and the Blagojevich Trial

Art and the Blagojevich Trial
While the trial of impeached former governor Rod Blagojevich continues today, last Thursday I joined Chicago artist Ray Noland (aka CRO) down at the Federal Courthouse.  Noland and the crew from the Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) passed out his Blagojevich-themed cupcakes to promote his upcoming show at the gallery. The cupcakes featured the famous... Read more »

More Tony Tasset Artwork

If you have been intrigued by the giant eyeball which will reside in Chicago’s Pritzker Park in about a month, there’s more artwork by Tony Tasset to see in town. Tasset also has a number of works included in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibition “Rewind: 1970s-1990s Works from the MCA Collection,” on view until... Read more »
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Giant Eyeball to Invade Chicago

On July 7th, Chicago will be invaded by a three-story eyeball.  There is no word yet whether it will threaten us with death rays. Of course, I am kidding.  What will be coming to Chicago on July 7th is Eye, a three-story sculpture by Tony Tasset.  Tasset is a Chicago-based artist and a professor at... Read more »