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Monday, August 27, 2007

Drink Art: Nightlife by Archibald J. Motley Jr.

Over the weekend I was in Chicago and spent time with my Daughter, Brhea, at the Art Institute of Chicago and was blown away by the impressive and wide ranging collection. It reminded me of how often in museums from Florence to New York I have come face to face with depictions of alcohol in everyday life in the works of some of the world's great artists.

So, as a new feature of Lyke2Drink we will start to showcase some of these pieces of art. You can never have too much culture!

Archibald J. Motley Jr.
American, 1891-1981

Archibald J. Motley Jr. was famous for his works showing black social nightlife in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, home to more than 90 percent of the city’s black population by the 1930s.

Nightlife is one of Motley’s best known paintings. The painting was created in 1943 and shows a high energy club with dancing and drinks flowing.

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