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Friday, November 20, 2009
Favorite Artist From Chicago
Chicago is the stomping ground of Tony Fitzpatrick, one of my favorite contemporary collage artists. Formerly a tattoo artist and semi-professional boxer, self-instructed Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick is a renegade in the contemporary art scene. He includes lots of ephemera in his work which has been described as visual poetry exacto-bladed out of old matchbook covers.
Davidson Galleries offers some of his older work from 1992-2000, and this Poetry Foundation interview includes a nice slide show of thirteen of his more recent collages. I wrote about about him in an earlier blog post here.
And Tony has a blog called No. 9 - An Artist's Journey which I enjoy very much.
"Art is a kind of rebirth. It is what elevates us above darkness, tragedy and furious loss. " (T. F.)
"Art is how we cheat death: We make that which outlasts us." (T. F.)
Happy Postcard Friendship Friday to you all!