A Harper Center Art Walk
Take a tour through some of the highlights of Chicago Booth’s renowned, 500-piece-strong contemporary art collection and discover what paint, prints, and neon have to say about today’s global business landscape.
Start your art walk at Foreigners Everywhere, visible from the walkways on north side of the Winter Garden. Then, head toward Room 122 to find Untitled, by Mark Grotjahn (above). This standout, five-work series of colored pencil on paper was commissioned especially for the business school, and is a prime example of work in the collection by an artist whose career later skyrocketed. In it, Grotjahn illustrates the nature of risk in business-a point he made by taking the value of the commission and gambling it at a casino over five days. Each piece is a representation of one day's winnings or losings-mostly losings, aside from a lucky January day when he had a hot hand at Texas Hold'em. Grotjahn's work has become highly sought after in the years since, with pieces recently selling at auction for $4 million or more. Take a minute to recall just how diversified your portfolio is, then turn left and continue down the hallway to . . .