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Chicago Art Digest on CAB (8/9)

I thought it would be interesting to try to round up all the writing on art in Chicago and on Chicago, for the last week or so. I’m calling it the Chicago Art Digest and I’ll try to do it every week.  I’d like to try to include all the writing going on in town... Read more »

Cy Twombly: 1928-2011

Cy Twombly: 1928-2011
            Cy Twombly died in a hospital in Rome on July 5th, according to Gagosian Gallery, his gallery representation.  The artist was 83. The New York Times obituary described Twombly as “a divisive artist almost from the start,” a description I would have to agree with.  I even find myself... Read more »

Preview of Art Chicago/NEXT

With MDW Fair just passed, one more art fair (or is it two?) looms on the horizon: the Art Chicago/NEXT fair at the massive Merchandise Mart. While the Merchandise Mart remains as megalithic as ever, the fair itself has shrunk.  So much so that this year Art Chicago combines with its younger contemporary art-focused counterpart... Read more »

Fall Season First Impressions in West Loop

Over the weekend, the new art season began with a slew of openings all over town. The images in the slide show are from opening night and show some of the work on view.  From ArtSlant:  It always strikes me as ironic that the most popular day for art, the beginning of the art season’s... Read more »

Summer Stone Theory Institute

This week I am attending the Summer Stone Theory Institute, it’s a week-long intensive seminar/roundtable that takes up different topics each year.  This year the topic is “Beyond the Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic.”  We’ve been meeting for 12 hours a day since Monday, hence posting here has been impossible.  I’ll pick up posting again next... Read more »

Review of the MCA's "Rewind"

This  week on ArtSlant: Chicago I review the Museum of Contemporary Art’s “Rewind” exhibition. Richard Long, Chicago Mud Circle, 1996. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, gift of David Meitus. © 2010 Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London You can read it on ArtSlant.

Chicago Needs a Living Daumier, Cont'd

I’ll pick up on this ongoing story tomorrow, I was delayed by technical issues.  Until then, read the beginnings of this, Chicago Needs a Living Daumier, and Chicago Needs a Living Daumier, Continued. Check back tomorrow!

Chicago Needs a Living Daumier, update

The follow up post to Tuesday’s “Chicago Needs a Living Daumier” will post tomorrow with a look at Louis XVI and the Chicago Reader, so check back soon!

Met Visitor Damages Picasso and Other Expensive Mishaps

The news broke this morning that on Friday, January 22, a visitor to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art fell into The Actor, a 1904-05 painting by Pablo Picasso, causing a six-inch tear in the lower right-hand corner. According the Metropolitan Museum the incident occurred when “a visitor attending a class lost her balance. .... Read more »