In order to demonstrate the complexity of creating one of the stenciled posters in the TASS exhibition, the Prints and Drawings department worked with contemporary artist Alexis Petroff to recreate the poster titled The Moralistic Wolf.
But instead of working with an assembly line of individuals, Petroff did all the steps that TASS studio workers would have done himself besides creating the original artwork. The finished poster took many dozens of hours to make and includes approximately 40 colors and a dozen precisely cut stencils. Check out the video above for a more comprehensive look at his incredibly detailed process, putting those color-by-number drawings you did when you were younger to shame.
14 hours 24 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT 1983: The museum held an exhibition for the collection of Jalane and Richard Davidson, Chicago collectors of contemporary American realist drawings. Acknowledged at the time for collecting against prevailing art world trends, they amassed a comprehensive collection of work spanning the careers of both well-known artists—like Jack Beal, pictured here with Jalane herself and a portrait he made of her—and lesser-known Midwestern artists. The entire Davidson collection was bequeathed to the museum and saw another exhibition devoted to it in 1999.
18 hours 52 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Who's ready to experience A Lot of Sorrow? The National aren't playing Lollapalooza this year, but festival–goers can still see the band perform their ballad “Sorrow” on repeat for six hours, in an intensely durational film by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson.
Now on view in the Modern Wing
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