There’s a lot that makes going to shows magical besides the live music, and no one knows this better than Empty Bottle art director Bill Connors. The Illinois native never expected to be guiding the aesthetic of one of Chicago’s most beloved independent venues, but the job has proved a natural fit: Since high school, […]
Anyone involved in that history may be distracted by the gaps and omissions.
Kerry James Marshall, the Hairy Who, and more at Expo Chicago 2018, this weekend only, at Navy Pier.
On the eve of the collective’s Art Institute retrospective, Suellen Rocca tells all. (Well, some.)
The seminal Chicago Imagist artist talks about his encounters with Howlin’ Wolf, Maxwell Street memories, and what inspires him to keep drawing and painting.
The short by Suzanne Simpson offers a rare glimpse into the artist’s early creative process.
Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Hairy Who’s first exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center. As a precursor to the semicentennial celebration, three members of the group—Art Green, Gladys Nilsson, and Karl Wirsum—will converse with international curator and codirector of London’s Serpentine Galleries Hans Ulrich Obrist about the collective’s history and influence […]
And then, while you’re at it, leave him a tip.
The Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists revisits the local artists who freaked out the world.
The migration of the hipster: A Chicago history, 1898-present
With an MCA retrospective opening, Hairy Who member Jim Nutt discusses his work.