Did They Love It? Burglars Bypass the Art in Pilsen Gallery Heist | Bleader

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Did They Love It? Burglars Bypass the Art in Pilsen Gallery Heist

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Pilsen's Chicago Urban Art Society, which got our attention when it opened as the pioneer tenant in a rehabbed factory at 2229 S. Halsted a few months ago, was the victim of a break-in last weekend. Burglars apparently entered by prying open a window in another part of the building late Friday or early Saturday. But Executive director Lauren Pacheco says no art was stolen. Confronted with CUAS's current exhibit, Doug Fogelson's "Field Work," which includes photograms of roots and dirt, several large pieces of rammed earth sculpture, and a Chicago flag of live clover and wild onion, the burglars went for computers, a camera, and a bike. Perhaps in a gesture of profound appreciation, the art was left untouched. Pacheco says she'll be visiting pawn shops on a hunt for her laptop, with its irreplaceable cache of work and data.

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