Freak out: How the Chicago imagists broke the rules

In the 1960s and 1970s, one Chicago art school produced a strikingly original group of artists. Their work is bright, lurid, grotesque – and very funny. 

If the official history of American art in the 1960s and 1970s is one dominated by pop and minimalism, New York and LA, America’s third city was nurturing a group of artists all its own. The so-called Chicago imagists developed a figurative style that is a unique mash-up of comic book imagery, psychedelia, folk art and surrealism – it’s brash, it’s bright, it’s lurid, it’s often grotesque and it’s very funny.

The artists studied at the School of the Art Institute of...
source: New Statesman

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