The number one art event that everyone has been talking about all summer long is set to leave Chicago at the end of October. If you have not already visited The Art of Banksy, you should definitely get your tickets now.
Why exactly don’t you want to miss this? First of all, this is likely the largest collection of Banksy works you will ever be able to see anywhere. This globally acclaimed showcase features original and authenticated works associated with, arguably, the most intriguing and talked-about artist in modern history.
This exhibition showcases over 80 original works, one by one, from private collectors, so they were NOT taken from public spaces. The owners of the works, just like Banksy himself, prefer to remain anonymous, but that does not mean that the works on display are not authentic. On the contrary: they were certified and authenticated by Pest Control, the only body authorised to authenticate Banksy’s art.
Included in the exhibit are prints, canvases, screenprints, sculptures, unique works and limited-edition pieces dated primarily between the years 1997 and 2008, the period which resulted in Banksy’s most recognizable and well-known works.
This unique exhibit allows members of the public to see Banksy works that they would not otherwise have been able to see!
AND THERE IS MORE! THE ORIGINAL IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH EXHIBIT CONTINUES TO WOW
Another exhibit that has wowed thousands of visitors so far, is the Original Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit, a unique experience that invites you to ‘step inside’ the iconic works of post-Impressionist artist and legend Vincent Van Gogh, evoking his highly emotional and chaotic inner consciousness through art, light, music, movement and imagination.
The exhibit was designed by creator and Italian film producer Massimiliano Siccardi, with original, mood-setting music by Italian multimedia composer Luca Longobardi, who has provided a score that combines experimental electronic music with pure, ethereal and simple-seeming piano. Vittorio Guidotti is the Art Director.
Visitors to Immersive Van Gogh are surrounded from head-to-toe in Van Gogh’s brushstrokes and colors, including animated details from works such as Self Portrait with Felt Hat (1888), The Bedroom in Arles (1889), Irises (1889) and The Starry Night (1889), all assembled using the latest technology, world-class animation and theatrical storytelling.
Celebrating a special occasion or wanting to surprise a loved one? Then you should consider the Date Night at Immersive Van Gogh Chicago package. Upon arrival you are escorted to your private Juliet balcony, providing you with a bird’s eye view of the exhibit. Delicate mirrors and a floor of rose petals reflect the projections and create the ultimate romantic photo opportunity. Enjoy delectable chocolate truffles while sipping on luxurious champagne. Your evening concludes with a beautiful handcrafted bouquet of flowers for you to take home.
Or why not enjoy a unique yoga session? The Immersive Van Gogh exhibition is partnering with kefir company, Lifeway Foods, to bring Chicagoans the opportunity to practice yoga under The Starry Night. People of all fitness levels are welcome to enroll in the 35 minute flow yoga session and after class, participants are invited to stay and experience Van Gogh’s art around them one more time.