Tony Fitzpatrick signsThe Wonder: Portraits of a Remembered CityFriday, January 14th, 7:00 PM
The Wonder: Portraits of a Remembered City, a collection of new works by Chicago artist, writer and raconteur Tony Fitzpatrick. Stories of his city and its denizens permeate Fitzpatrick?s art, already in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The National Museum of American Art in Washington D.C., the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In his recent work, Fitzpatrick spins magical tales from his own history and that of his beloved city via drawing-collages, vivid combinations of drawing, text and applied elements like matchbooks, postcards, gambling slips and ballgame stubs. In this gorgeous book, Fitzpatrick introduces the first set of drawing-collages as chapters in an ongoing project that is both personal diary and chronicle of Chicago: \”This is a city of bars, broads, gambling and political shenanigans. It is also a city of grace, as magical, in its own way, as Paris or Bombay. It is gypsy music and flamenco dancers and Celtic poetry. You just have to keep your eyes open.\”
Tony Fitzpatrick will be signing copies of his book at this event.