Flyboy Flies Home
Part-retail space, part-exhibition, Rotofugi Gallery hosts cult contemporary art shows. In the past, these have included pieces loaned from big galleries including, recently, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. This month, the Rotofugi hosts No ID, a solo exhibition by graffiti-artist-turned painter, Hebru Brantley.
Much of Brantley’s art features a cast of masked superheroes, most notably “Flyboy,” who has graced walls all over Chicago. After international shows, having collaborated with brands including Nike and BAPE, and with celebrity fans including Jay-Z and Beyoncé, this is a unique opportunity to see Brantley’s work in an intimate gallery space. And with him being a Chicago native, this is a homecoming of sorts.
It’s also a great opportunity to get your hands on a Brantley. The show features hand-embellished limited-edition prints and the opening reception on August 3rd, with music from DJ Sean Doe, provides the first opportunity to purchase pieces from the collection.