Collectors Circle: Private Home Collection Virtual Tour with Susan Aurinko
Collectors Circle: Private Collection Virtual Tour with Susan Aurinko
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Susan Aurinko has been an artist all her life- she started trading artwork with friends as far back as art school in the early 70s. Aurinko and her husband began seriously collecting in 1987 when they bought a Roger Brown and a Karl Wirsum from Phyllis Kind Gallery for their anniversary and have added art on their anniversary every year since. Their collection grew exponentially during the nine years Aurinko owned FLATFILE galleries and the couple continues to be friends with many of the artists she represented. FLATFILE specialized in photography and abstract art; and both, as well as figurative art, have found a home in the collection. Aurinko designed their new home in Lincoln Square and has curated their collection as she curated the gallery’s exhibitions, including the upstairs photography gallery, which spans two sides of a wide gallery-style hallway designed so no direct sunlight shines on the photographs. Aurinko is herself an acclaimed photographer who has shown her work in France, Italy, India and the US. Her studio is on the first floor of the couple’s home and is, as she says, where she works in pursuit of magic.
This event is open to Collectors Circle members only. Please RSVP to Karina Quintana
You will receive an email the day before with details on how to join the event.
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Open to anyone with an interest in contemporary art, Collectors Circle is a dynamic group made up of many emerging and established collectors who share a strong interest in supporting Chicago’s role as an arts capital. Members receive invitations to private collections tours and access to special events throughout the year. Learn more and Join HERE
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