Art's On at The James Chicago

The James Chicago is collaborating with leading Chicago art curators to establish itself in the city's art scene.

Working with art-insiders such as Monique Meloche Gallery and The Art Institute of Chicago, the hotel has displayed permanent and rotating collections by local artists. These pieces were selected taking into consideration the space and design of the hotel.

Guest rooms feature pieces by Michael Kenna, Paul Solberg, Wolfgang Ludes and Wendy Small. An in-room entertainment TV channel displays moving art designed by artist Lars Arrhenius.

Other video projects are on display in the interior courtyard, lobby and J Bar.

Guests can find one of the hotel's first purchases in the lobby - a piece by artist Joel Ross, titled "Room 28."

David Burke's Primehouse, The James' signature restaurant, is highlighted by artwork from Todd White, who was the official artist of the 2007 GRAMMY Awards. Scenes around the restaurant portray intimate evenings with al the goodies, from wine to cigars to cameras. An etched-bronze mural is also on display and an abstract black-and-white photograph of Chicago stockyards.

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