Posts in category "ArtSlant"

Forget "Forever Marilyn"-Chicago has Better

In the hubbub surrounding the installation of J. Seward Johnson’s Forever Marilyn, it’s important to remember that Chicago is home to much better art and artists. If you are checking out (pun intended) Forever Marilyn, you must visit Millennium Park.  As I expressed last night on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight,” Millennium Park has public art that is... Read more »

Shepard Fairey Interview

Photo: Jonny Cournoyer
Before he started spinning records at Art Chicago’s preview party, I had a few minutes to actually sit down and talk with Shepard Fairey.  Fairey and I were able to cover a lot of topics in a short period of time.  Here is some of our conversation, you can find the rest on ArtSlant. On... Read more »

Art Chicago, NEXT Wrap Up

Well it has been a couple of weeks since the Art Chicago weekend extravaganza and the results are in, as one might say. • My take on Art Chicago is posted on ArtSlant. • Joel Kuennen finds some highlights in the British galleries presenting artwork. • Steve Ruiz spots the trends at the fair. • I... Read more »
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Art Chicago, NEXT

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... Read more »

See CAB at MDW Art Fair

I will be speaking on a panel at the MDW Art Fair, April 24th, 4 pm.  The fair will be held at 3636 South Iron Street and starts at 1 pm on April 23rd. The panel will be chaired by independent curator Britton Bertran (curator of last year’s “New Icon” at LUMA). Entitled “A New... Read more »

Ai Weiwei Detained by Chinese Government

As international artist Ai Weiwei was about to board a plane in Beijing on April 3rd he was detained by Chinese authorities. He has not been heard from since, as of this writing. image via: Benutzer: Hafenbar at de.Wikipedia Those who follow this blog, my twitter stream and my writing elsewhere, will know that I... Read more »
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Recent Work

At the risk, or honor, of this post appearing in Cory Arcangel’s “Sorry I haven’t posted in a while” collection, uh, sorry!  I’ve been busy writing and seeing art so I thought I should post up a quick review of what I’ve been doing. • I picked the top ten art-related items of 2010. •... Read more »

Chicago's 2010 Art Controversies

Just in time for Christmas, I give you Chicago’s top ten art controversies from this year. You can find “Chicago’s 2010 Art Controversies” over on ArtSlant: Chicago.

Graffiti Legal in Chicago?

The City of Chicago spends nearly $9 million to paint over gang tags and throw up.  But in that process they also destroy countless works of street art that are ignorantly lumped in with gang graffiti. $9 million seems like an awful lot of money to be spending on graffiti removal, especially when their budget... Read more »
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Recommended Fall Season Art Openings

This Friday the new art season kicks off with a host of openings.  If you are feeling overwhelmed, don’t worry, I’ve got some suggestions for narrowing down the list. Also aiding the wondering gallery-goer is the return of the free “art trolley,” that will stop at locations in River North, West Loop and East Pilsen,... Read more »