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Simone Leigh Wins 2018 Hugo Boss Prize

October 20th, 2018

Simone Leigh, via Art NewsSimone Leigh was has won the 2018 Hugo Boss Prize, given every two years to a contemporary artist. The prize includes a $100,000 check and an exhibition next April at the museum. 
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FBI Investigating Alleged Art Fraud

October 19th, 2018

Antonio Marco, via Associated PressA fine art consultant in New York and an interior designer in Florida are facing charges of fraud after allegedly using an elderly woman’s identity to buy a Mark Rothko for $6.4 million and an Ad Reinhardt work for $1.16 million at Sotheby’s, AP reports. “Our discussions with the purchasers raised significant suspicion and concern for the elderly client they purported to represent and we felt it was necessary to contact the FBI,” Sotheby’s said in a emailed statement. “We are pleased that the appropriate action has been taken and the victim has been protected.”
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Jenny Holzer Profiled in New York Magazine

October 19th, 2018

Jenny Holzer, via New York MagazineJenny Holzer gets a profile in New York Magazine this week, reviewing her recent work and her approach towards creating her bracing, direct brand of text art. “I have made much of my work sex-blind and anonymous so that it wouldn’t be dismissed as the work of a woman,” she says. “I don’t want to be looked at or dismissed, or even attract anybody, as a female.”
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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60611
312-280-2660
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am – 8pm
Wednesday through Sunday 10am – 5pm
$10 Suggested General Admission
$6 Students and Seniors
Free for children 12 and under and members of the military
Free on Tuesdays
Recent and upcoming exhibitions of note:
Takashi Murakami: Jellyfish Eyes
January 6, 2007 – January 2008
Alexander Calder in Focus
July 28, 2007 – April 2008
Tino Sehgal – Kiss
October 6 – December 30, 2007
Jeff Koons
May 31 – September 21, 2008