EXPO EDITIONS AND COLLABORATIVE WORKS
Collectible Series & Limited-Edition Artist Proofs
As part of EXPO CHICAGO’s inaugural Dine& initiative, which pairs fine dining and intimate conversations with Chicago’s arts and cultural leaders, EXPO CHICAGO has partnered with Chicago-based artist Amanda Williams and Open Editions to produce two variations on Williams’ latest series, What black is this, you say? The two new editions—a collectible series and limited-edition artist proof—expand on Williams’ multi-platform conceptual project, by the same name, which employs color to respond to the visual culture of protest.
Set of 6 Dinner Napkins
Various fabrics, 18 x 18 inches
Includes artist-designed fabric swatch card on cardstock, 4 x 8 inches
WHAT BLACK IS THIS, YOU SAY? (2020) | LIMITED EDITION AP | $450
Limited edition AP of 32
Raw silk, silver embroidery, 18 x 18 inches
Hand painted work on paper, watercolor, 4 x 8 inches
Signed and numbered by the artist.
The images for the 2019 EXPO CHICAGO limited-edition print and poster are designed by Facility, a Chicago-based creative studio and nonprofit initiative founded by Nick Cave and Bob Faust, and are produced by Landfall Press—the original publisher of the art fair posters from the 1980s and 90s. Drawing upon motifs found in Cave’s early portfolio, these collectible pieces serve as mementos to the city of Chicago. “The poster is very much tied to my work,” Cave shares. “It’s looking at one particular image and layering color on top of color... creating a three-dimensional, vast garden.”