DeBlogs > Amanda Bergeron > Expo
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What better way to kick off the fall season than to
spend it surrounded by art with a cinnamon spiced mocha in hand. Expo Chicago
is an international exposition in which the leading contemporary and modern
artists showcase their work. I made sure to wear tennis shoes since the thought
of strolling through 140 galleries already hurt my feet. I think art
Spanning the globe across 16 countries and 47
cities, the art that was showcased came is all shapes, sizes, and mediums.
Although I am not known to be the most glitzy gal, one of my favorite pieces
was a giant mirror that was commissioned by Tiffany & Co. The mirror was
constructed using 856 individually hand-cut pieces and were placed in a mosaic
fashion. The piece was mostly used as a hot spot
This exhibit was a visual feast!
Below is one of the most expensive pieces I have ever seen sold at an art show. $50,000 later this colorful and decorative artwork was hauled off. That is an INSANE amount of dollars. That's like 50,000 McChickens right there. I can't even.