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"Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists" at the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Art Institute of Chicago, Price Auditorium 111 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL, 60603 United States (map)

Please note: this event is now sold out, but more tickets may become available through the AIC website — check here.

We're thrilled to announce that Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists will screen at the Art Institute of Chicago on Friday, November 30th at 3pm in Price Auditorium in conjunction with the museum's exhibition Hairy Who? 1966–1969. Our film is the ideal companion piece to the current show, and the perfect primer to understanding the Imagists in all their glory. From Jim Nutt’s cigar-chomping, amputated women to Christina Ramberg’s studies of corsetry and bondage; from Barbara Rossi’s bejeweled dot paintings to Roger Brown’s secretive, silhouetted figures in windowsChicago’s diverse artists followed no trend, preferring a path they ferociously cleared for themselves. Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists is the first film to tell their wild, woolly, utterly irreverent story. Over forty interviews with the artists and a prominent group of critics, curators, collectors, and contemporary artists are featured, intertwined with a wealth of re-discovered archival footage and photographs. Chicagoist called it, "Electric, lovely film-making…Must be seen by all Chicagoans and art lovers, as well as anyone who wants to feel superbly inspired."