Chicago art dealer Richard Gray, long a cornerstone of the city’s arts scene, has passed away at the age of 89. Gray cultivated and supported a range of artists over the course of his life and work, including Alex Katz, Theaster Gates, and David Hockney. “The reality is, sooner or later—but not so much later—it’s all going to be all over for me, and I accept that. I know it,” Gray said in 2007. “It doesn’t change one iota my ability to continue, every day, to be active and involved and committed, to gain from everything around me, what people are doing—artists, musicians, family.”
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Brooklyn, New York
Acconci Studio, Brooklyn, NY
College of the Holy Cross BA, Worcester, MA
University of Iowa MFA, Iowa City
Crash by Vito Acconci, image via Wikipedia
By the 1980s, Acconci explored more proto-architectural constructions, moving out of the traditional gallery space into more open, dialogical, public space. In 1988 he formed Acconci Studio, an architecture and landscaping firm, with a group of other architects. Acconci Studio, based in Brooklyn, continues to design public buildings.
City of Words, Lithograph by Vito Acconci, image via Wikipedia
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