A 1988 Wesley Willis documentary: Artist of the Streets

Here’s a 1988 documentary on Chicago-legend Wesley Willis. He drew ink-pen drawings of Chicago skylines and draped them in color. Later, he became a successful rock-and-roll musician, but before that he loved draping his drawings in color. Un-fun fact: Wesley had chronic schizophrenia, which haunted him since the day his mother’s boyfriend put a gun… Read More A 1988 Wesley Willis documentary: Artist of the Streets

Achibald J. Motley Jr.’s Nightlife: My Favorite Chicago Party Painting

A huddle of people can always be found Edward Hopper’s brilliant Nighthawks painting at Art Institute of Chicago. It’s an evocative painting seems to tell a different story to each viewer. Are the people at the diner friendly? Have they been speaking? Or are they lonely spirits in the midst of a desolate night looking… Read More Achibald J. Motley Jr.’s Nightlife: My Favorite Chicago Party Painting