WINDY CITY ON A CANVAS
After World War II, a distinctive painting style developed in Chicago.
Focused on political commitment, figurative narratives and radical graphics, this movement was rejected by New York’s mainstream culture, which was more interested in abstract expressions of art. The Fondazione Prada in Milan is shining the spotlight on that important art scene with a groundbreaking exhibit titled “Famous Artists from Chicago: 1965-1975.” An in-depth analysis of the artists active throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, the exhibit captures Chicago’s cultural energy, as well as the heterogeneity of its artists, referred to as the Chicago Imagists and including the likes of Roger Brown, Ed Flood, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Christina Ramberg and Karl Wirsum.
Until January 15, 2018, fondazioneprada.org