This is the final of the series on Chicago, the culmination of Tony Fitzpatrick's interpretations of his hometown. Along with the first two volumes, we see a full vision as Fitzpatrick intended it. Tony Fitzpatrick's works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami. Among his works are the drawings which make up the brief chapbook Bum Town, and a continuing series of drawings/collages with poetry.
A collection of the paintings of David Anderle, presented as a catalog for his solo exhibition at Billy Shire Fine Arts gallery. Full of bright colors, wonderful composition, and sporadic use of depth, Anderle's paintings are the product of years of personal expression. Anderle's portraits range from the well known to the anonymous. He has painted Bob Dylan and Brian Wilson as well as his friends and himself.
Billy Shire's La Luz de Jesus Gallery celebrated 25 years of groundbreaking art shows with its biggest event ever: “La Luz de Jesus 25,” a major retrospective exhibition and companion book. This historic show, which featured work by more than 250 artists who have shown at the gallery over the years, was so extensive that owner Billy Shire split it into two parts, spanning October and November 2011. The book, La Luz de Jesus 25: The Little Gallery That Could, features images of all the art in the show, a personal essay about Shire and the gallery written by each participating artist, essays by La Luz gallery directors and a foreword by Shire. The book is more than a simple record of the show; taken together, the images and essays constitute a history of La Luz de Jesus through the eyes of the artists whose careers are intertwined with Shire and his gallery.