Lunch Break

December 9, 2013 9:00 am

He’s the guy behind the Big Star logo.

He illustrated the Three Aces sign.

He kinda/sorta has a thing for Lou Reed.

His name is Tony Fitzpatrick, and you’d be daft not to check out his latest solo exhibition, Lunch Drawings, now showing at his Wicker Park gallery Firecat Projects.

Running through the 22nd, Lunch Drawings features new work on paper, including a series dedicated to Fitzpatrick’s longtime compatriot and muse: the late, great Lou Reed.

Fitzpatrick’s work is first and foremost grounded in history. This go-round, that translates to highly-detailed, mythological portraits of Reed’s songs.

The exhibition is made up of 70 pieces altogether, including the one-off series the show takes its name from: the pieces Fitzpatrick drew at lunch — work he says is a “diary and collection of visual wishes.”

Time for you to take a walk on the wild side.

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