Buddhist Head, Art Institute of Chicago Asian art area, Art Institute of Chicago
Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled (Portrait of Ross in L.A.), 1991
From 1986 until his death in 1996, Felix Gonzalez-Torres produced a prolific body of work, transforming everyday objects—clocks, light bulbs, candy—into profound meditations on love and loss. This installation is an allegorical portrait of the artist's partner, Ross Laycock, who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1991. The 175 pounds of candy correspond to an ideal body weight, and viewers are encouraged to take a piece. The diminishing amount of candy symbolically refers to Laycock's body languishing from disease. The artist has made sure that the art survives, however, by instructing that the candies be continuously replaced.
Feliz Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled, 1991
Contemporary section, Art Institute of Chicago John Knight, Museotypes
The complete work, each plate has the floor plan of some of the most famous museum floor plans in the world including the V&A in London, The Guggenheim in New York and The Louvre in Paris. Statue of Horus, Egyptian Art section
Art deco section American art section
yee haa American art section
Mary Cassatt, The Child's Bath American art section
Edward Hopper, Nighthawks American art section
Top of the American art gallery the other side
the middle overview of the gallery
original work by C.Cottam, "pip through rolled art" taken through a sheet of the Felix Gonzales-Torres work American art section
Pablo Picasso, The Old Guitarist Classical art section
Gustave Caillebotte, Paris Street; Rainy Day Georges Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte--1884
Georges Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte--1884
Close up for fans of Ferris Buellers day off
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chris outside the Art Gallery Foliage outside the gallery
Buckingham Fountain Behind the bar at the Hard Rock Cafe, Chicago
The saxophone from the cover of Born to Run Eric Clapton's guitar
Blue Chicago, Blues bar in Chicago Charley Love
Chris Cottam The bar
Blue Chicago