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Art

2 months
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Don’t Overlook the Frame

Chris Milhausen of West Town’s CMM Framing, which caters to some of the city’s most prominent galleries, collectors, and artists, offers a primer on his craft by explaining how he handled four very different works.

2 months
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Follow Your Handheld Curators

No one has time to go to every opening in town, but lucky for you Instagram has emerged as a window into the tastes and obsessions of some of the city’s most influential art-scene insiders. Here are three feeds to follow.

2 months
ago

Cut Out the Middle Man

A gallery’s take—typically 50 percent—inflates prices. Here are four critically praised independent Chicago artists who will sell directly to you.

2 months
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Embrace the Expo

Expo Chicago, the five-day global art extravaganza on Navy Pier, starts September 13. There is too much to take in. Here’s a day’s itinerary that hits the most anticipated high points and will give you a sense of the trends driving the market.

2 months
ago

Ease Your Sticker Shock

Many first-time buyers are taken aback by the prices, even for pieces from emerging artists who are not in great demand. But making art costs money. This expense breakdown for a recent work by Chicago sculptor Alex Chitty puts things in perspective.

2 months
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Look Up from Your Cup

Restaurants, cafés, and bars have become legitimate springboards for emerging artists—and good places to buy their work at attractive prices.

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