Chicago Reader artwork collection

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

14.3 linear feet (10 oversize boxes) of material consisting of  original works of various artists commissioned by the Chicago Reader as cover art, or to illustrate features, news articles and columns, including original pen and ink drawings, charcoal drawings, paintings, and computer-generated images by local, regional and nationally known artists and illustrators. Works were published as cover art or to illustrate feature stories or columns. Artists include Slug Signorino, Gary Panter, and Archer Prewitt. The collection forms part of the Chicago Reader Records, c.1960s–2007.

Biographical Historical Note

The Chicago Reader is an alternative weekly newspaper founded in Chicago in 1971.

Additional Notes

Related collections: Alison True - Chicago Reader Records, The Newberry Library; Bob McCamant collection, University of Illinois at Chicago.