Last night was the preview for Art Chicago, newly combined with NEXT this year. The big news was that Shepard Fairey was in attendance and DJing later in the night. There was no shortage of star-struck fans waiting for autographs while Fairey played old-school hits like Blondie's "Rapture" along with vintage hip-hop. I was able to sit down with Fairey for a few minutes and our interview will be appear on ArtSlant, so stay posted for it.
Art Chicago, NEXT
I think I missed a large section of the fair (it's hard to navigate in the windowless Merchandise Mart!) so I definitely will be back. Here's a selection of what I did see.
See you at the fair!