September 5, 2012

Roy Lichtenstein Exhibit

Appologies for the lack of blog updates (the giveaway winner will be announced tonight!) but this weekend two of my bestfriends came to visit me from Maine and we didn't have an extra moment to spare. We were constantly on the go from shopping on the magnificent mile & getting drinks at The Wit to exploring smaller neighborhoods like Andersonville and Uptown.

Lavender Peplum Shirt: H&M
Black Satin Shorts: Target
Leopard Print Sandals: Target
Belt: Thrifted 
Coral Bubble Necklace: Jcrew 
Michael Kors Horn Watch: Gift from Ismail

On Sunday we decided (along with the rest of Chicago) to go to the Art Institute to check out the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit since it was closing that weekend. The line to get into the museum stretched down a block Michigan avenue and around the corner! Holy cow. Thankfully, I knew how to sneak in through SAIC's entrance (hehe) and after waiting for 40 minutes in the actual exhibit line - we were in! Boy, was it worth it! The exhibit was fairly full but there were about 5-8 pieces in each room so it felt spacious. Lichtenstein's work is wonderful bold, full of color (!) and graphic lines. It really resonates well with most audiences because of it's beauty. I really enjoyed the details of his pieces and his takes on other artist's pieces.

Sadly the exhibit closed on Monday but the Art Institute does have a few of his pieces in their permanent collection in the Modern Wing so if you're ever in the city be sure to check them out!

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