Tony Fitzpatrick

Chicago Butterfly
Tony Fitzpatrick spins magical tales from his own history and that of his beloved city Chicago via drawing-collages, vivid combinations of drawing, text and applied elements like matchbooks, postcards, gambling slips and ballgame stubs. In this gorgeous book created with Alex Kotlowitz, Fitzpatrick introduces the first set of drawing-collages as chapters in an ongoing project that is both personal diary and chronicle of Chicago.

Alex Kotlowitz is author of There are no Children Here, The Other Side of the River, and Never a City so Real. He also writes for the New Yorker and the New York Times.

“Vivid in every detail, these works bring to mind all sorts of pieced-together mediums beyond collage… Compressing several forms of expression within their limited borders, they remind us that when the world created is complete enough, originality is beside the point.” -The New York Times


~ by Suzanne on May 1, 2007.

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