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Five Best Things to Do in November

POCKET GUIDE: A cultural shortlist for November, in order of buzz

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A smilies sculpture by Tony Tasset

TONY TASSET

What’s next, his hairy leg? We’ve already seen Tasset’s eyeball (remember the giant peeper that landed on State Street in 2010?), but we get such a kick out of this local artist we’ll take whatever he gives us, warts and all. At Kavi Gupta.

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11/19–1/29 The terms “conceptual art” and “crowd pleasing” don’t appear side by side—except when it comes to Tony Tasset. In 2010, Chicagoans gaped at the local artist’s gargantuan Eye, a three-story-tall veins-and-all re-creation of his own eyeball installed along State Street. This show gives us a chance to see what Tasset has been up to lately; here’s hoping for work just as enticingly weird. 835 W Washington. kavigupta.com.

 

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Photograph: Tony Tasset, Mood Sculpture, 2011

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