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Art

11 months
ago

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.

11 months
ago

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.

11 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.

11 months
ago

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.

11 months
ago

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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