I was going to post about the States trip in order… but then I forgot about our little side trip to Boston/MA. So here, have a slice of Chicago first. I actually spent a part of my birthday on a plane from NY/NJ to Chicago, so I was pooped and cranky even though we had awesome Italian food for dinner at RPM. Yes, the one on Giuliana Rancic’s show, lol. It was great, OK. Their garlic bread had truffle oil! Sorry, parents for the perma-furrowed brows! Sorry, fambly! Sorry. Ahem.
The last time we went to Chicago was over 20 years ago, so even if we did go to the Art Institute (which we didn’t), I don’t think I would have remembered it as someone who hadn’t even turned 5 years old yet.
We primarily went for the Magritte special exhibit (not a huge fan), but I was also really, really impressed with and delighted by their permanent collection as well as this special exhibit by Sarah Charlesworth. Those were the highlights of the visit for me!
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges-Pierre Seurat
Bedroom in Arles by Vincent van Gogh
Untitled 3 by Barnett Newman (L), Toy by John Chamberlain (R)
City Landscape by Joan Mitchell
Untitled (Purple, White, and Red) by Mark Rothko
Short Circuit by Robert Rauschenberg
The First Part of the Return from Parnassus by Cy Twombly
Untitled by Wade Guyton — also a special exhibit
Brushstroke with Spatter by Roy Lichtenstein
Little Landscape at the Seaside (Kleine Landschaft am Meer) by Gerhard Richter
Christa and Wolfi by Gerhard Richter
Red Yellow Blue White and Black by Ellsworth Kelly
The highlight… supposedly. DAMN U CINCINNATI.
Sarah Charlesworth’s Stills
“In February 1980, artist Sarah Charlesworth (1947–2013) exhibited a group of seven cropped and greatly enlarged news photographs in the East Village apartment of fledgling dealer Tony Shafrazi. Each pictured a solitary individual jumping or falling from a tall building.” (Read more here)
And then outside, it was completely beautiful, too: