Nothing Personal – Richard Avedon and James Baldwin

December 12, 2017Things I Love

In 1964, Richard Avedon and James Baldwin published “Nothing Personal,” their collaborative exploration of American identity. A facsimile edition has been released by Taschen, along with a set of previously unpublished photographs, and an introduction by Hilton Als.  An exhibit of material from the book is on view at Pace Gallery through January 13th, 2018. … Read More

Fishermans Cottage by Harald Sohlberg

December 11, 2017Things I Love

I am continually inspired by this Harald Sohlberg painting at the Art Institute of Chicago.  I feel as if I am next to him in the woods peering through the trees at this illuminated cabin. Together we are voyeurs, observing from a distance this life at the edge of a lake.   Harald Oskar Sohlberg (29 … Read More

“Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis” by Liesl Olson

October 18, 2017Uncategorized

Excited to see my image “Hybrid Chicago” the cover of Liesl Olson’s new book “Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis”, Yale University Press. “This is modernism in all its technicolor glory, Chicago style: the literary ladies and the porkpackers, the Bronzeville poets and the scribbling ad-men. Dazzlingly learned, revelatory and a cracking … Read More