See Conceptual Artist Tony Tasset's Eight Favorite Things
A look at the sketchbook, socks, and iron skillet that make this artist who he is.
By Heiji Choy Black
January 14, 2014, 10:23 am
Tony Tasset—one of 17 Chicagoans whose work will appear at the prestigious Whitney Biennial in New York City (opening in March)—enjoys blurring the distinction between high and low. The 53-year-old takes familiar objects, such as a snowman or an eye (remember his eyeball sculpture in the Loop in 2010?), and elevates them to high art. “I try to question where value comes from,” he explains.