Saturday, June 27, 2009
Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) - Pritzker Garden
The Margot and Thomas Pritzker Garden
Named for long-time and generous supporters of the Art Institute.
Centerpiece of the garden is the sculpture "White Curve" by Ellsworth Kelly. It is the largest work of the sculptor Kelly. It weighs approximately 3,000 pounds.
The White Curve is the only commissioned work in the Modern Wing. It was commissioned by director Jim Cuno in honor of his friend and predecessor James Wood, the Art Institute’s director from 1980 to 2004 who initiated the Modern Wing project.
The Pritzker Garden has Luxembourge stackable chiars, made by French company Fermob. The Luxembourg chairs were designed by Frédéric Sofia for the famous Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. These are made from aluminum and finished with a high-quality paint finish by cataphoresis. These have outstanding weather protection.