Saturday, June 27, 2009
AIC: The Pritzker Garden
The Margot and Thomas Pritzker Garden ..
Named for long-time and generous supporters of the Art Institute.
The garden features the sculpture "White Curve" by Ellsworth Kelly ..
It's the largest work Kelly has made to date and is in the Art Institute’s new Modern Wing... It weighs approximately 3,000 pounds.
The White Curve is the only commissioned work in the Modern Wing. It was commissioned by director Jim Cuno in honor of his friend and predecessor James Wood, the Art Institute’s director from 1980 to 2004 who initiated the Modern Wing project.
The Pritzker Garden has Luxembourge stackable chiars, made by French company Fermob.. The Luxembourg chairs were designed by Frédéric Sofia for the famous Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris.. These are made from aluminium and finished with a high quality paint finish by cataphoresis. These have outstanding weather protection.
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The Art Institute of Chicago...
AIC: Ellsworth Kelly...