Banksy Painting 'Self-Destructs' Moments After Being Sold For $1.4 Million At AuctionThere's no word on how the shredder started operating at the key moment after the auction, though it could have been activated by a remote mechanism.
Kerry James Marshall Painting "Past Time" Expected To Sell For MillionsA replica of Kerry James Marshall’s painting “Past Time” is on display in the South building at McCormick Place. The retail painting was purchased in 1997 for $25,000 but will soon be up for auction, expecting to sell for millions.
Chicago Cubs Pitcher Lends A Hand At Lakeview Elementary SchoolCubs pitcher Jake Arrieta joined 25 other volunteers from the Cubs front office and City Year Chicago to paint the auditorium and make banners ahead of graduation at Friedrich L. Jahn Elementary.
Chicago Artist Draws On Family History In Painting To Mark 1915 Armenian GenocideJackie Kazarian's painting is called "Armenia." Her grandmothers survived the Armenian genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks; in which as many as 1.5 million Armenians were killed in what is now part of Turkey, but which used to be part of Armenia.
Student To Paint Building Near Kennedy In Style Of Roy LichtensteinA design student from the School of the Art Institute has been picked to have his artwork displayed in mural form along the Kennedy Expressway.
Art Institute Acquires Early 17th Century PaintingThe Art Institute of Chicago has made "a major acquisition" of an early 17th century painting by Ludovico Carracci, one of three artists in the family who transformed Italian painting at the turn of the century.