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Friday, May 1, 2009

Chalk One Up For The Egomaniac Artist Disliked By The Farting Art Critic

Posted By on Fri, May 1, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Bruno David Gallery in Grand Center announced yesterday that one of its more controversial artists, Cindy Tower, was hand-picked for a group exhibition going on this weekend at Art Chicago.

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As I understand it (never been), Art Chicago is the international and contemporary art fair in the Midwest. The group exhibition of which Tower is a part, "Partisan," shows work "dedicated to the artistic exploration of social and political ideas."

Tower last made news just a month or so ago when the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's art critic David Bonetti put forth a withering review of her latest work. Bonetti said Tower has "an ego out of control" and would be "better off teaching herself to paint in her studio" than traipsing her palette and canvas over to East St. Louis wastelands to paint scenes of disrepair right on site.

The review sparked a ton of outrage and prompted Tower to create a video piece that essentially called Bonetti a big fart. (See the video after the jump.)

Wonder if Bonetti and Tower will bump into each other at Art Chicago this weekend? 

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