Want to see some iconic contemporary art this weekend? The Art Institute of Chicago will open its newest permanent exhibit on Sunday, displaying 44 pieces that were given to the museum as a gift earlier this year. Donated by local collectors and philanthropists Stefan T. Edlis and Gael Neeson (and valued at an estimated $400 million), the works form the basis of "The New Contemporary," an exhibit that includes pieces by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons and more influential contemporary artists.
Earlier this year, we detailed five highlights from this collection, but these picks only scratch the surface of this impressive survey of contemporary art dating back to the 1950s. Visitors will encounter the colorful, abstract paintings of Jasper Johns; intriguing sculptures by Jeff Koons and Charles Ray; candid photos taken by Richard Prince and several recognizable prints and photos that join the numerous Warhol works on display in Chicago this winter.
Want to see this momentous new permanent exhibition at the Art Institute for yourself? "The New Contemporary" will open to the public on Sunday, December 13.