New Chicago Arts Blog Alert!

Hey all, BaS’s own Kathryn Born’s new blog for Chicago Now is up and running! Called Art Talk Chicago, it features reviews, gallery spotlights, friendly commentary on art in Chicago and guest posts by great Chicago arts writers like Paul Klein, who’s...
Cruising for Chicks at the Modern Wing

Cruising for Chicks at the Modern Wing

How much does gender equality matter when it comes to museum permanent collections? How much is ‘good enough’? I’ve been mulling these and other questions over the past week while following the discussion that’s been taking place on Jerry...
Francis Bacon, Fried

Francis Bacon, Fried

Looks like Francis Bacon is getting singed by the art press. The recently-opened Francis Bacon retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has critics seriously reconsidering this painter’s legacy. Some excerpts, and links: Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine:...
Friday’s Links Roundup

Friday’s Links Roundup

In this week’s roundup we look at a video of crash test dummies (do you remember that horrible band? I know Richard does), the Venice Biennale, and some Nazi zombies, just to name a few. I don’t know about you guys but I’m going on vacay next week....
“Ferris Bueller” at BelieveInn

“Ferris Bueller” at BelieveInn

I recently had a chance to check out part of BelieveInn’s “Out of Towners” lineup, their current show, Ferris Bueller, featuring work from Porous Walker, with Gabe Levinson and Timothy Pigott. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was, coincidentally, the...
BAS + Gallery Crawl

BAS + Gallery Crawl

I am really stoked to announce that Stephanie Burke will be posting her top picks for shows each week on BAS. All of us at BAS have followed her Gallery Crawl for some time now. For more info and to view the entire gallery crawl each week check out Stephanie’s...