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Palpable Momentum Felt at EXPO Chicago

by Robin Dluzen on September 21, 2014
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When EXPO Chicago started in 2012, the popular opinion was that President and Director Tony Karman had five years to make this fair great. If he couldn’t, it was likely dead in the water. This weekend marked year three of the midwest fair, and exhibitors and attendees remarked on the palpable momentum. 19 Chicago galleries participated, the highest number yet, and EXPO continued to draw galleries from around the world, including repeat exhibitors like New York’s CRG Gallery who has been on board all three years, and Diana Lowenstein Gallery of Miami, who has been exhibiting at Chicago fairs every year since the 90s.

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Thursday Links: Miscellany Edition

by Paddy Johnson on March 7, 2013

Norman Rockwell, painting detail

  • Nate Thayer, the freelance writer who went from being offered 120K to nothing at The Atlantic reminds artist John Powers about how artists are asked to offer their services for free too. The difference here is that there’s out of pocket expenses that artists are asked to cover too. [Star Wars Modern]
  • “Keeping a Notebook in a Digital Age”. A slightly overstated title—it’s more like “How I Keep My Notes” but whatever. An enjoyable read by Elizabeth Spiers. [The Medium]
  • Dealer Max Stern (now deceased) is finally getting paintings he sold under duress during the Holocaust back from German institutions. [Artsbeat]
  • Oh, lord. George Lucas wants to build an art museum in San Francisco. Reporter David Ng writes that his collection isn’t art critic friendly. Think Norman Rockwell (who I like), and Maxfield Parrish (who I don’t like). [Culture Monster]
  • Some art fairs are going on in NYC. We got this. [Art F City]
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