If it’s fall—gallery season—in Chicago, Tony Karman, 57, is the busiest guy in town. For five-plus years, the West Town resident has served as president and director of Expo Chicago, the behemoth art show at Navy Pier featuring works from the world’s hottest galleries. Ahead of this year’s event (September 22 to 25), he shares his favorite finds.
I describe my personal style as
Eclectic, clean, and a little bit adventurous, with a twist on traditional.
Stores I spend the most time at
Neiman Marcus, Saks, and Barneys.
I drink a daily shake. It’s three powders—Ultimate Meal, Green Vibrance, and raw vanilla protein—with apple juice, coconut water, and psyllium husk.
At home I surround myself with
Contemporary art, an extraordinary wife, two cats, organic food, and lots of wine.
The Matchbox for a neighborhood bar and the Hideout and Green Mill for music.
Hidden Chicago gem
On a quiet night, I love driving out to the turnaround at Montrose Harbor.
What I’m listening to
I’m a sucker for KCRW out of L.A.—I’ve been streaming it my entire life. Past that, Kurt Elling’s new album with Branford Marsalis.
What I’m reading
The stack of New Yorkers growing in my house.
Words to live by