I have spent an interesting couple of days in Chicago as a volcanic refugee.
The highlights were walking around Millenium Park, Michigan Avenue and visiting the Art Institute of Chicago. The Art institute was like other ones I have visited a very striking building. They had a not very exciting Matisse exhibition. Likewise they had a William Eggleston retrospective which was much better. Fabulous colour prints. The fascinating thing was that his dye transfer prints were very impressive as prints. As photographs I am less convinced. Perhaps it is me but the simple approach to imaging does not leave me with a lasting impression. What was much more interesting was the main photography exhibition which had a kalaeidoscope of past and present master works. Great to see these.
Looks like a flight may leave tomorrow. This would get me to Paris.
More later including photographs.