The Art Expo is BACK!
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 challenges people and can change the world. I find contemporary art the most challenging because I find myself just zooming past the galleries because the art itself doesn't strike me as appealing or thought provoking. The more and more I visit galleries that are packed with modern and contemporary art, I see myself gaining more interest and knowledge about a wide variety of topics. As an art lover myself, this experience was well worth the mere $15 I spent on a ticket, although it was nothing short of overwhelming.
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
for selfies since it is a
giant mirror, but after the millennials moved along it gave me an opportunity
to get up close to the mirror and try to absorb the talent that was put into
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.