An unprecedented flood of images of new Art Institute of Chicago president and Eloise W. Martin director, James Rondeau, have hit the internet this morning as the news of his appointment spreads from outlets in Chicago all the way to New York City. The images feature Rondeau standing pensively in front of various works of contemporary art in AIC’s Collection. The most popular (and our favorite) is of the new director (who will take officially office Feb. 16th) in front of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Sky Above Clouds IV, but choose your own favorite from the roundup of links below:
- Chicago Tribune’s Coverage with a cross-armed Rondeau
- New City daringly features image of empty Modern Wing atrium
- New York Times feature Rondeau in front of O’Keeffe’s abstract sky painting
- As does the Chicago Sun Times & ArtNet
- Artforum’s brief post includes an image of Rondeau wearing a green tie in an storage or install situation
This news comes on the heels of artist Alberto Aguilar’s take over of the institutions Instagram page, which was arguably very awesome.