Fun with the Art Institute of Chicago

1984 Enos Campbell and 1934 Paul Klee

Autograph Aesthetics

Art. Baseball cards. Art as collectible. Baseball cards as collectible. Art signed. Baseball cards autographed. Art as aesthetic object. Baseball card as aesthetic object. The mark of the artist. The mark of a baseball player. Paintings are indexed in catalogs. Baseball cards are indexed in catalogs. Some baseball player autographs have wonderful aesthetic qualities. I …

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Art Institute Lions for Christmas 2011

Here’s what the Art Institute should do for their lion sculptures for Christmas 2011. Wrap them entirely in crochet. People would love it. Photo from http://animalnewyork.com/2010/12/wall-street-bull-crocheted/ Here’s what the Art Insitute of Chicago did in 2010: And what the lion sculptures wore in 2009: What do you think the Art Institute lions should wear for …

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Blackhawks helmets wrong size on Art Institute lions

Someone made some wrong measurements, because the Chicago Blackhawks helmets don’t quite fit onto the heads of the lions in front of the Art Institute. The Art Institute of Chicago posted a very nice photo album online of the helmets being installed. My brother, unlikelymoose made some good observations about the helmets: I love the …

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New friends for paintings at Art Insitute of Chicago

Once the Art Institute of Chicago closes every night, the artwork hanging on the walls talk to each other. They like to discuss their histories and how they relate to one another. Sometimes they’ll brag about how long certain people looked at them that day. It’s always fun when the curators mix the standard permanent …

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art museum guard blog

I’m searching for reviews on the The Medici show at the art institute of chicago, and not coming up with much. (here’s a page with links) If I were an art museum guard, I would talk to people about the art and then chronicle all the thoughts on an art blog. So then there would …

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