“the purpose of ART is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” picasso

American Collectors (Fred and Marcia Weisman); by David Hockney; 1968; Acrylic on canvas; Art Institute of Chicago

19 Greys Warm Ground, Cool Ground, plus two studies; by Bridget Riley; 1966; Gouache on paper; Art Institute of Chicago

Excavation; by Willem de Kooning; 1950; oil on canvas; Art Institute of Chicago

Four Mona Lisas; by Andy Warhol; 1978; acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen; Art Institute of Chicago

El Greco’s The Assumption of the Virgin; 1577-79; oil on canvas; Art Institute of Chicago

Art is confrontation.

Rick Rubin

Marc Chagall’s Four Seasons; a mosaic dedicated in 1974; Chase Tower Plaza

monet’s arrival of the normandy train, gare saint-lazare; 1877; oil on canvas; Art Institute of Chicago :: now, i’m a big fan of monet’s haystacks, water lilies, and the london fog series, but for some reason, this painting is one of my favorites…

The Death of the Virgin; 1490; pine with polychromy and gilding; by Hans Klocker; this relief was part of an altarpiece for a parish church; this is one of my favorite pieces in the whole of the art institute, and i make a point to view it nearly every visit…

Monet; Apple Trees in Blossom, 1872; purchased by the Union League Club of Chicago for $500 in 1895, after it was on exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago

Bridget Riley studies; Intake (1964), White Discs (1964), and Hidden Squares (1961)(clockwise from left); Art Institute of Chicago

America Windows by Chagall; installed 1977; Art Institute of Chicago

David Hockney exhibit, Art Institute of Chicago: “The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020”

Calder’s Flamingo / 1974 / Federal Plaza

Hotel Excelsior / Capri, Italy

The Gentlemen’s Statues / 2015 / Ju Ming / Chicago River northbank

Millenium Park

Jazz / Chris White Trio / Winter’s Jazz Club / Streeterville, Chicago

I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.

Carrie Fisher