Currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago, Looking After Louis Sullivan explores how photographers John Szarkowski, Aaron Siskind, and Richard Nickel documented the architects Chicago-based structures. Working in the 1950s, the trio found inspiration not just in the interplay of light in Sullivan’s designs, but also in his renegade American spirit. The photographs served a great contemporary purpose as well, helping to renew interest in Sullivan’s stamp on Chicago as they faced the prospect of demolition during a period of urban renewal.
In the exhibition, the photographs are paired with drawings and architectural fragments. In total they allow a fresh look at Louis Sullivan, through the eyes of several eras.
Further examples of exhibited pieces after the jump. Looking After Louis Sullivan runs to December 12, 2010.