This amply illustrated catalog surveys the work of the group of artists known as the Chicago Imagists, who exhibited together in the late 1960s, and whose influence continues to spread 50 years later. Drawing from a collection of rarely seen works, the book presents work from the 17 artists who comprise the original Imagist exhibition groups―the Hairy Who, Nonplussed Some, False Image and Marriage Chicago Style―as well as a number of independent Chicago artists. These artists and their historic work, which is brash, brilliant and often humorous, have seen increased attention over the last decade. Scholars, collectors and younger artists have been magnetized by the paintings of Jim Nutt, Christina Ramberg, Roger Brown, Gladys Nilsson and Karl Wirsum, but there are few large-scale, high-quality books documenting their work.
Private Eye: The Imagist Impulse in Chicago Art will be on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields from May 21 - December 5, 2021.
Hardcover / 208 pages
Dimensions: 11.25" x 9.25"