Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagist
Fri Feb 27, 2015 – 5:00 PM – CELEB
Genre: Biography, History
Director: Leslie Buchbinder
Producer: Pentimenti Productions
Website : Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagist
Chicago-Style Modern Art with Everything! In the mid 1960s, the city of Chicago was an incubator for an iconoclastic group of young artists. Collectively known as the Imagists, they showed in successive waves of exhibitions with monikers that might have been psychedelic rock bands of the era – Hairy Who, Nonplussed Some, False Image. Kissing cousins to the contemporaneous international phenomenon of Pop Art, Chicago Imagism took its own weird, wondrous, in-your-face tack. Variously pugnacious, puerile, scatological, graphic, comical, and absurd, Chicago’s diverse artists followed no trend, preferring a path they ferociously cleared for themselves.
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