Gary Winogrand's publication Women Are Beautiful (above) is an actual binder full of women. This portfolio includes 85 photographs of women that were originally presented at New York's Light Gallery in 1975. The images highlight Winogrand's signature aesthetic that encouraged appreciation of chance juxtapositions and an erratic shooting style.
One of the images showcases a group of women in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in 1975. If you're a Chicago resident, it's easy to tell that the group is traveling down State Street with the Chicago Theatre and the El in the background. Although at this time, the Chicago Theatre was a movie theater—don't miss The Godfather or the Clint Eastwood double feature! All of the images are currently on view in the museum's photography galleries.
16 hours 14 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago TOMORROW—We are excited to have artist Hebru Brantley taking over our Instagram feed for the day.
Follow along as Hebru shares inspirations from our collection and beyond: http://instagram.com/artinstitutechi
20 hours 25 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Explore the trailblazing photography of Alfred Stieglitz and his circle like never before.
Our new comprehensive website provides rich historical context for nearly 250 photographs, along with a deeper understanding of the innovative photographic processes employed.
1 day 15 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Otis Kaye incorporated currency into a series of works as a commentary on the close relationship between art and commerce. Heart of the Matter shows a torn-up representation of Rembrandt’s Aristotle with a Bust of Homer with a stack of cash hanging from its center. The painting was purchased at the time for a record-breaking price. Kaye sought to critique the commercialism at the “heart” of the art world while paying tribute the great artists who make it possible.
See our new acquisition—Otis Kaye's Heart of the Matter—on view in Gallery 262.