Art in Chicago

Jaume Plensa’s giant Crown Plaza sculpture in Chicago spits out water

Within Chicago’s Millennium Park stands an interactive piece of art that the public never seems to have enough of. Designed by Jaume Plensa, a Catalan artist, the fountain is an illustration of how creativity and technology can mingle to form an enchanting piece of work. The work, which was unveiled in July 2004, was executed …

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Andreas Gursky’s Stock Exchanges – Humans reduced to a blob of color

Andreas Gursky is a German photographer and professor. He is most well known for large format architecture and landscape color photos, and following the 1990s, Gursky has been using technology and computers to edit and enhance his photos. Gursky is known for using an elevated vantage point as his main perspective. This allows the audience …

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Jaume Plensa’s stunning larger-than-life sculptures

Jaume Plensa is arguably one of the top sculptors today. He is primarily known for creating huge ethereal sculptures and has also worked with different contemporary art media types, including acoustic installations and video projections. Plensa is especially known for his large-scale, ethereal projects, which he installed in public spaces of major cities around the …

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Why did Félix González-Torres put free candy in a museum?

Felix Gonzalez-Torres has created nineteen candy pieces that were featured in many museums around the world. Many of his works target HIV, a topic of a serious nature, one that is still unfortunately often taboo in mainstream society. It takes the topic from the shadows, where individuals still cringe, avert their eyes, and lays it …

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Andreas Gursky from 1980 to present – His best photos

Andreas Gursky, born in 1955 in Leipzig, German, is a renowned photographer who uses colorful, large-scale depictions of modern life. Living and working in Düsseldorf, Germany, he represents a revaluation of realism within contemporary photography through conceptual staging and digital image editing. The German photographer popularised photography focusing on day to day human activities in …

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