Category: The Specifics of Collecting

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Local Artists program: Percent for Art Ordinance

The City of Chicago’s Percent for Art Ordinance program is a process that has become an excellent vehicle for local artist exposure

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Art Consultants: Seven Secrets Every Artist Should Know

A good art consultant is like a Velociraptor

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Edward Hospital Art

Subjects within a painting can release a positive emotion, sometimes more than an ordinary, or arbitrary landscape.

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Elysian of Chicago Wins Gold Key Award for Lobby Design

Brandl’s “Ohne Titel” on canvas is the most prominent.

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Willis Tower

What really struck me, though, was how seamlessly everything just flowed.

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Art Handling ABC’s

A beginner’s guide to Fine Art Shipping, Crating and Freighting

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The Guthman Collection

A look at the philanthropy of Jack and Sandra Guthman.

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Collector Profile on John H. Bryan

Chicago Art Collector profile on Millennium Park savior, Philanthropist, and Art Collector John H. Bryan.

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The Collector Book Report

The Collector Book Report brings you best of art collection lit.

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Contemporary Collecting: An Interview with James Rondeau

Adrienne Tarver sits down with Art Institute curator James Rondeau to discuss the Stone Collection exhibition.

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Collector Spotlight: Elias Martin

Chicago Art Collector’s interview with Japanese print collector-impresario Elias Martin.

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Collector Spotlight: Robert Bills

A look the Robert Bills collection, including a painting by John Copeland and works by Kapoor, Bellows, Toulouse-Lautrec, Giacometti and others.

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Collector Spotlight: René Schuler

Chicago Art Collector visits the René and Rick Schuler fine art collection in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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Andre Guichard’s Series: 100 Artists, 100 Collectors

A look at Andre Guichard’s interview with art collector Darwin Brown.

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Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Art Collection

MK Meador explores the Kirkland & Ellis corporate art collection in their downtown Chicago office.

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Insuring Installation Art

The field of installation art has more variations on materials and methods than one could reasonably list, making each and every approach to its insurance unique. Given these many variations, I want to address a few of the major issues that artists and collectors should consider when thinking about insurance for art installations.

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The Corporate Collection of Kemper Insurance Companies

Kemper Insurance maintained a corporate art collection until 2004. Initiated by James S. Kemper, Jr. Chairman of Kemper Insurance at the time, in 1973, the collection was put in the hands of curator Joan E. Robertson.

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When Collectors Took Over their Favorite Gallery: Galleries Maurice Sternberg

Collector Profile on Harvey and Susan Pool, directors of Galleries Maurice Sternberg

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Company Overview: Nixon Art Associates

Emily Nixon, CEO of Nixon Art Associates, Inc., feels that purpose of a corporate art collections is to compliment a corporation’s ideals through the art hung in its offices.

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Intercontinental O’Hare Launches “Crossroads”

“Crossroads is a culmination of the best Chicago has to offer,” says curator Jennifer DeCarlo of Schneider Gallery. “A cross section of work from all media was drawn from some of the city’s top galleries.”