Jaume Plensa, the Spanish sculptor, added another four sculptural "portraits" to Chicago's growing Public Art in the parks. Ten years ago, Plensa, born in 1955, created the globally famous "Crown Fountain" which has become a Chicago landmark and a public sculpture Icon.
A well-traveled Tony Karman, President and Director of EXPO CHICAGO, recently returned from visiting Galleries in Berlin, Paris, Milan, Madrid, London, Amsterdam, Vienna, Mexico City, Basel, Canada and Brussels.
Many art dealers are offered an object in trade, most commonly another work of art, although other items may be suggested as well. The late New York art dealer Andre Emmerich once noted that "when the gold boom was going on, someone once paid me in gold coins."
There are a lot of shows opening - and the ones I'm writing about are just the tip of the iceberg. Go out and find out for yourself. And even if you disagree with me, you're certain to find a lot you'll like.