Lincoln Square artist Lothar Speer said he’d restore his prominent German heritage mural. But as the neighborhood has become less German and more gentrified, he wonders if anyone really cares anymore.
The artist, Eugene “Eda” Wade, wants to know, but nobody seems to have any answers.
Jeff Zimmerman goes political with The Party.
Prevent World War III, an 18th Street artwork that dates to the early 1980s, gets a new life thanks to a generous endowment.
105 Chicago art all-stars join in a group show to honor a beloved gallery.
With Ago, artist Sanford Biggers manifests a new destiny.
Chicago painter Calvin Jones stored work at the South Side Community Arts Center for a decade. Now that he’s getting a memorial show there, they can’t show any of it.
The identity of a popular but mysterious outsider artist is revealed. Or so it seems.
Lee Tracy makes a plea for the environment with a vast curtain stained by the world’s rivers.
How did 27 turn-of-the-century paintings by Japanese artist Keichu Yamada end up in a downstate attic?
Bob Hiebert and Sid Block celebrate 25 years of working in eerie harmony at the city’s only gallery devoted to works on paper.
Urban sociologist Richard Lloyd syas artists made Wicker Park what it is today–mostly by bartending.
Parts of the “Tragic Beauty” exhibit enjoy a brief second life as a refuge for the homeless.
Chances are you never saw the Park District’s first monument to a woman. Now the $300,000 sculpture, vandalized on its obscure site, is locked away in storage.
A masterpiece by muralist Bill Walker has been painted over. And with Cabrini-Green turning Gold Coast, the wall it’s on could get knocked down before anyone has a chance to restore it.