All Souls Day

A work made of etching with aquatint in black on cream wove paper.
© Tony Fitzpatrick.

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  • A work made of etching with aquatint in black on cream wove paper.

Date:

1999

Artist:

Tony Fitzpatrick
American, born 1958

About this artwork

Chicago native Tony Fitzpatrick is both an artist and a poet. He has been a fixture of the Chicago-area art scene since the 1980s, and in 2009 was proclaimed by Newcity as the “best iconic Chicago personality now that Studs [Terkel] is gone.” As the prints on view here illustrating his poem Bum Town amply demonstrate, Fitzpatrick’s reflections on his beloved hometown in word and image make him unique within this exhibition. This book-length poem, published in 2001, is a gritty homage to his father and the disappearing Chicago of his own youth. Fitzpatrick’s verse recounts memories of driving around Chicago in his father’s Oldsmobile as together they listened to a White Sox baseball game on the radio. The duo wind their way through the city’s streets, recalling various now-long-gone landmarks on their way to return the ghost of Fitzpatrick’s uncle, who died as a child, to his resting place in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Tony Fitzpatrick

Title

All Souls Day

Origin

United States

Date

1999

Medium

Etching with aquatint in black on cream wove paper

Dimensions

141 x 117 mm (image); 150 x 125 mm (plate); 257 x 232 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mickey Cartin in honor of the artist

Reference Number

2011.915

Copyright

© Tony Fitzpatrick.

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