Art in the space between us

Posted by on Nov 17, 2010 in HERD travels, social object | One Comment

In Chicago today for a speechifying event tomorrow. I love the city for many reasons but one of the most important is its long commitment to public art. And not just the easy populist stuff.

For example, I've loved Cloudgate from the moment I first caught site of it. A social object of the highest order to interact with and around.


This is me, gazing at a distorted image of myself


And then today I discovered that the Art Institute has lovingly restored the beautiful Chagall Windows


Good to be back!

1 Comment

  1. hugh macleod
    November 28, 2010

    I lived in Chicago for 5 years. You never felt deprived of art- not if you really wanted it. Nor did you feel deprived of like-minded souls- they too were everywhere.
    A terrific city, indeed.