quote:Originally posted by wine+art:quote:Originally posted by irwin:
Spent some time at the Chicago Art Institute. Nice collection for sure. Had wanted to see "White Crucifixion" of Chagall, but it was on loan to some place in Florence. Bummer.
Irwin, I hope you enjoyed Chicago on your visit.
I also hope you visited the new wing of the museum. I'm a fan of Renzo Piano's architecture.
I'm also sorry you missed the Chagall piece. It is very special indeed, as is much of his work. I'm also surprised yet glad to hear Italy is showing anything Modern, post-war much less expressionist and surreal. Italy is in such a sad state for art currently with galleries and museums closing every year.
Chicago is a nice town. Mostly, I was stuck in a meeting of lawyers. Ate mediocre food at the Fairmont Millenium hotel, plus a dinner at the Field Museum. The hotel wasn't all that fantastic either. I mean, I got down on the floor of my room to do some stretching exercises and there was an old sock crumpled up under the bed. I mean, really? At that price, they could afford a maid.