Why Real Estate Investment Firms Are The Perfect Choice For High Net Worth Individuals

Quality private real estate investments firms can create and deliver a lot of value for high value net worth individuals. First, I’m going to define the problem high net worth individuals have. Then, I’ll describe the solution and the implied benefits.

High net worth individuals are people who are worth more than $1,000,000. This means that if someone would sell all of the assets of a high net worth individual, with the exception of their home residence, they will receive more than $1,000,000. The problem these individuals face is that after they reach a certain amount of net worth, they do not know what to do with their money.

Let’s say you have a business and after a couple of years you sell it for more than $1,000,000. The business probably made you about $100,000 per year in profit before tax. As a owner, you no longer have to go each day to your business. You can even retire. But now you face the bigger dilemma of “what should I do with my $1,000,000?”.

You could either lose them completely by spending it or you could invest it. A very low risk strategy is to let a private real estate investment firm take care of the details and invest the money for you. The investment money will keep producing rent for years to come. The sum you invest will likely keep its value, it will not be affected by inflation and it will generate income. This is quite an amazing way to maintain your wealth and receive income for doing almost nothing.

The following strategies, concepts and techniques will help you understand why private real estate investment firms can be of great help for high net worth individuals:

#1: At the moment, real estate is dirty cheap.

Sooner or later, the real estate market will bounce back. The United States and other countries will get out of the recession. At the moment, houses and buildings are below their market value. There’s still a surplus of houses. Because the US population is growing and the standards of living will eventually get back to normal, in about 5 or 10 years the real estate market will bounce back. This means that every dollar you invest right now in real estate will maintain or increase its value and generate income through rent in the meantime.

#2: Don’t keep your wealth in cash.

Money is not wealth. If you keep a lot of your wealth in the form of money, you are taking a gamble. The government can start printing plenty of paper dollars which will lead to inflation and in turn will diminish the value of the currency.

#3: It takes you less time.

When it comes to investing your personal assets, it’s important to not trust anyone completely. So, you should be informed about real estate and know enough to be able to make good decisions. But you shouldn’t try to make all the research and decisions by yourself. This is why there are private real estate investment firms.

A quality private real estate investment firm can really help you maintain and slowly multiply your wealth. If you are a high net worth individual who is looking for ways to maintain the wealth you have accumulated over the years, then a private real estate investment firm may be the right answer for you.

Brad S Cohen can help you show you how to invest your high net worth in real estate. He will show you the tricks of the trade, make you recommendations and help you increase your wealth.

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Museum Art Banners from the New York Museum of Modern Art

Museum Art Banners  New York City Post Impressionism
Klimt Black Feather Hat Museum Art BannersKlimt Black Feather Hat Museum Art Banners
Klimt Black Feather Hat

Museum Art Banners

New York City
Post Impressionism

Austrian artist Gustav Klimt invokes the Art Nouveau spirit of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec on current banners from the Neue Galerie. Klimt’s The Black Feather Hat is a fin-de-siecle masterpiece from the languid lines of the woman’s face to the dramatic flourish of her grand hat. Featured on just 5 banners, the work comes across beautifully on the large scale of a banner. The thickness and texture of the paint is visible, and the shades of white that incorporate blues and greys are cool and sophisticated. The perfect banner for someone dramatic and enigmatic.

Vincent van Gogh Self- Portrait Museum Art BannersVincent van Gogh Self- Portrait Museum Art Banners
Vincent van Gogh Self- Portrait

Museum Art Banners

New York City
Post Impressionism

Upon his release from the hospital after a nervous breakdown, the first work Vincent Van Gogh painted was a self-portrait. That painting is featured on these banners from the Neue Galerie exhibition Van Gogh and Expressionism. Expressive and introspective, the work is a compendium of the man: forceful yet peaceful, vibrantly colored yet cool, personal yet impersonal. Painted in the year before his suicide, the dynamic work seems to convey much of Van Gogh’s inner struggle to reconcile his mental illness with his artistic vision.

Seurat Eden Concert Museum Art BannersSeurat Eden Concert Museum Art Banners
Seurat Eden Concert

Museum Art Banners

New York City
Impressionism

Impressionist artist and Pointillist pioneer, Georges Seurat (1859-1891), is known for his carefully-crafted, large-scale paintings rich with color. His drawings, however, shed light on another aspect of the artist’s work. Featured in a recent exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Seurat’s drawings show his mastery of the medium and keen understanding of shape, form, light, and space. One of these exquisite drawings is featured on these banners from the show.

Otto Dix Anita Berber Museum Art BannersOtto Dix Anita Berber Museum Art Banners
Otto Dix Anita Berber

Museum Art Banners

New York City
Modern

Anita Berber’s glance is cool, but her look is hot: dressed in a high-necked, long-sleeved scarlet dress she stands against a fiery red backdrop. She did cause a bit of a fever in her day, with her scandalous androgyny and nude dancing. For this painting and many others, the Nazis called Otto Dix a “degenerate” artist. The art world called him a key figure in the New Objectivity movement. You can now have one of these seven exclusive banners from the Neue Galerie in your space, and you still have time to sneak to Montreal and see the original.

Richard Serra Steel Sculpture Museum Art BannersRichard Serra Steel Sculpture Museum Art Banners
Richard Serra Steel Sculpture

Museum Art Banners

New York City
Contemporary

Monumental works by American sculptor Richard Serra (b. 1939) took center stage in New York recently at The Museum of Modern Art’ s retrospective Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years. Serra has continually expanded the scope and scale of his work, ultimately focusing on large-scale works that are often site-specific. Banners from this exclusive retrospective exhibition feature a dramatic image of one of these monumental works.

Oskar Kokoschka Martha Hirsch Museum Art BannersOskar Kokoschka Martha Hirsch Museum Art Banners
Oskar Kokoschka Martha Hirsch

Museum Art Banners

New York City
Modern

Austrian Expressionist Oskar Kokoschka’s psychologically tinged portrait of Martha Hirsch is dramatically featured on these banners promoting an exhibition of his works at the Neue Gallerie. Kokoschka along with his contemporaries Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele led the Viennese Expressionist movement that sought to capture the expressive nature of humanity from the inside out.

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt & Maria Likarz-Strauss Museum Art BannersFranz Xaver Messerschmidt & Maria Likarz-Strauss Museum Art Banners
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt & Maria Likarz-Strauss

Museum Art Banners

New York City
Baroque

Swap out your wall art with your moods. This banner from the Neue Galerie promoted two different exhibitions, Postcards of the Wiener Werkstatte and Franz Xaver Messerschmidt. If your space needs manly vibes, display the Messerschmidt side, and when you want to set a more refined stage reminiscent of 19th century Vienna, flip the banner to reveal Fashion by Maria Likarz-Strauss.

Josef Hoffmann Jewelry Museum Art BannersJosef Hoffmann Jewelry Museum Art Banners
Josef Hoffmann Jewelry

Museum Art Banners

New York City
Modern

Good design and fine craftsmanship are hallmarks of the jewelry created by artists of the Wiener Werkstatte. Architect Josef Hoffmann was something of a jack-of-all-trades in his ability to work in many areas of design, architecture, and craft. His beautifully-wrought jewelry is featured on 10 banners from the Neue Galerie. The original Hoffmann brooch fetched 66,000 euros (USD 85,000) at auction – the banners offer a much more affordable alternative.

De Chirico Song of Love Museum Art BannersDe Chirico Song of Love Museum Art Banners
De Chirico Song of Love

Museum Art Banners

New York City
Modern

Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) created estranged urban worlds filled with unrelated objects. His enigmatic works greatly inspired the surrealists that followed him. In 1918, frustrated by rejection from the avant-garde art world he shifted gears, shunning modernity and working in a more classical vein. It is his earlier works, created before 1918, that most define his work. From The Museum of Modern Art’s grand reopening in New York come these banners featuring de Chirico’s The Song of Love from 1914.

Josef Hoffmann Interior Museum Art BannersJosef Hoffmann Interior Museum Art Banners
Josef Hoffmann Interior

Museum Art Banners

New York City
Modern

A bedroom design by Austrian architect and Wiener Werkstatte founder Josef Hoffmann adorns banners from New York’s Neue Galerie. The rooms Hoffmann created were complete environments for which he designed the spaces, furnishings, decorative elements, and geegaws. These banners are from the exhibition Josef Hoffmann Interiors, 1902-1913.

Cezanne The Bather Museum Art BannersCezanne The Bather Museum Art Banners
Cezanne The Bather

Museum Art Banners

New York City
Post Impressionism

From New York’s Museum of Modern Art, banners featuring Paul Cezanne’s The Bather. The painting is a seminal work of Cezanne’s that laid the groundwork for much of what was to come in modern painting. To grasp just how far ahead of his time Cezanne was, The Bather was painted in 1885, 15 years before Pablo Picasso entered his Blue Period, and 20 years before Picasso’s first Cubist works

 

CŽzanne & Pissarro at MoMA Museum Art BannersCŽzanne & Pissarro at MoMA Museum Art Banners
CŽzanne & Pissarro at MoMA

Museum Art Banners

New York City
Impressionism

In advertising as in life, sometimes simplicity gets the message across best. To promote the exhibition Pioneering Modern Painting: CŽzanne & Pissarro, 1865-1885 at The Museum of Modern Art, the museum opted for a clear message with great graphic appeal. Using bold colors, clean fonts, and varied text sizes, the banners become an attractive vehicle to convey a message, and a crisply designed work for your walls. These banners bring home MoMA’s bold word(s) on the street.

Museum Art Banners from The Denver Art Museum

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Victor Moscoso Psychedelic Experience Museum Art BannersVictor Moscoso Psychedelic Experience Museum Art Banners
Victor Moscoso Psychedelic Experience

Museum Art Banners

Denver
Contemporary

Art and music melded in perfect harmony in 1960s San Francisco, creating a fertile incubator for the vision and imagination of psychedelic artists. The Denver Art Museum’s exhibition The Psychedelic Experience showcased these striking posters and the innovative artists who created them. The posters themselves are collectible vintage rock art, occasionally available in original printings, but never before in the large scale reproduction seen on these 44 banners. The banners are available with the exclusive, express permission of the artist, Victor Moscoso and Rhino Records. Moscoso is one of the major psychedelic artists of the 1960s, and was one of “The Five” renowned artists of the Family Dog collective. Groovy man!

Degas and Arcimboldo Museum Art BannersDegas and Arcimboldo Museum Art Banners
Degas and Arcimboldo

Museum Art Banners

Denver
Impressionism

The beauty of one of Edgar Degas’s ballerinas graces the front of 13 banners from the Denver Art Museum. His The Dance Examination from 1880 embodies the delicacy of Degas’s coloration and the sensitivity with which he viewed dancers and their craft. Flip the banner over to reveal the work of Italian Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Featuring Summer from a 1572 series of the seasons, the work is both a masterpiece of craftsmanship and a playful visual puzzle. Look closely to see how the fruits and vegetables of summer come together to create the portrait!

Velˆzquez Infanta Margarita Museum Art BannersVelˆzquez Infanta Margarita Museum Art Banners
Velˆzquez Infanta Margarita

Museum Art Banners

Denver
Baroque

These banners feature a portrait of the Infanta Margarita painted by Diego Velazquez (1599-1660) in 1654. The painting originally hung in the bath chamber of Anne of Austria, Louis XIV’s mother, in the Louvre Palace. Painted as a reminder of her young Spanish niece and her far-away family, the work now graces 22 banners.

Chloe Piene Little David Museum Art BannersChloe Piene Little David Museum Art Banners
Chloe Piene Little David

Museum Art Banners

Denver
Contemporary

Boys will be boys: well, that’s how the old saying goes, and it was the issue of the day for the exhibition Will Boys Be Boys? Questioning Adolescent Masculinity in Contemporary Art featuring a video still from a work by Chloe Piene, an up-and-coming artist who was selected for the 2004 Whitney Biennial.

Childe Hassam Poppies Museum Art BannersChilde Hassam Poppies Museum Art Banners
Childe Hassam Poppies

Museum Art Banners

Denver
Impressionism

The vibrantly colored, richly textured landscapes of American Impressionist Childe Hassam are his hallmark. One of his most stunning works is the view of a field of poppies overlooking the sea which is featured on 34 banners from the Denver Art Museum. Poppies on the Isles of Shoals painted in 1890 incorporates an Impressionist sensibility for light with a Modernist approach to loose, textured brushstrokes.

Svres Bust of Marie-Antoinette Museum Art BannersSvres Bust of Marie-Antoinette Museum Art Banners
Svres Bust of Marie-Antoinette

Museum Art Banners

Denver
Baroque

Beyond merely useful wares and traditional ceramic forms, the artisans of Sevres elevated their craft to an art form through delicately shaped and detailed sculptures. A porcelain bust of Marie-Antoinette, after an original by Louis-Simon Boizot (1743-1809), is one example of the level of mastery they achieved. The queen still reigns on 21 banners from the Denver Art Museum.

Mary Cassatt Mrs. Duffee Museum Art BannersMary Cassatt Mrs. Duffee Museum Art Banners
Mary Cassatt Mrs. Duffee

Museum Art Banners

Denver
Impressionism

Known for her touching paintings of women and children in their daily milieu, Mary Cassatt is one of the few women artists to have worked with the French Impressionist circle of Monet, Degas, and Renoir. Her skilled brushwork and ability to capture fleeting moments with a poignant stillness is evident in her 1876 painting Mrs. Duffee Seated on a Striped Sofa. The work, in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, is highlighted on 22 banners from the exhibition Inspiring Impressionism.

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Monet View of Amsterdam

Museum Art Banners

Denver
Impressionism

Claude Monet’s impressionist cityscapes are among some of his most eye-catching works. During his time in Amsterdam, he painted several such views, often drawing inspiration from Dutch Baroque masters like Meindert Hobbema and Jacob van Ruisdael. Monet’s 1867 work Zuiderkerk at Amsterdam is featured on 26 banners from the exhibition Inspiring Impressionism. The scene is alive with the brushstrokes and colors that are so much a part of Monet’s work, but it also shows a deeper dimension to the artist’s ability. The daubs of paint in the canal capture the reflection of the buildings, creating a masterpiece of light, color, and exuberant restraint.

Titian Woman at the Mirror Museum Art BannersTitian Woman at the Mirror Museum Art Banners
Titian Woman at the Mirror

Museum Art Banners

Denver
Old Masters

Forget Snow White, the fairest of them all is surely one of the beauties painted by Venetian Renaissance master Titian (c. 1488-1576). From the Louvre’s Italian collection comes Titian’s Woman at the Mirror, on these banners from the Denver Art Museum’s recent exhibition Artisans & Kings: Selected Treasures from The Louvre.

Ogundipe and Deas Museum Art BannersOgundipe and Deas Museum Art Banners
Ogundipe and Deas

Museum Art Banners

Denver
African

The work of contemporary artist Moyo Ogundipe melds the influences of his Nigerian homeland with those of his current home in America. The richness of his works comes from imagery and symbolism, as well as from the gorgeous details that combine to create the whole. The other side of this banner captures the spirit of the American West. Painter Charles Deas created works that told 19th century Americans about the courage and independent spirit of those who ventured westward. His 1884 painting of a trapper on horseback became a definitive icon of the Rocky Mountains of that era.

Svres Porcelain Vase Museum Art BannersSvres Porcelain Vase Museum Art Banners
Svres Porcelain Vase

Museum Art Banners

Denver
Baroque

The Sevres porcelain manufactory outside Paris was established in 1738 and is still operating today. Their high quality porcelain and gorgeous hand-painted decoration earned Sevres spots in the households of aristocrats and royalty the world over. A vase in the factory’s ornate style with a royal blue background and central medallion with carefully painted grisaille scenes of cherubs stands tall on 21 banners from Denver.

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Nick Havholm Anthony

Museum Art Banners

Denver
Contemporary

Contemporary art collectors and photography buffs alike will want to take a look at the work of Nick Havholm. The young artist’s black and white portraits are powerful images that speak broadly of humanity from a very personal point of view. These banners feature Havholm’s 1998 portrait, Anthony.

Daniel Libeskind Denver Art Museum: View 1 Museum Art BannersDaniel Libeskind Denver Art Museum: View 1 Museum Art Banners
Daniel Libeskind Denver Art Museum: View 1

Museum Art Banners

Denver
Contemporary

The Frederic C. Hamilton wing of the Denver Art Museum (DAM) is the first completed US building by world-famous architect Daniel Libeskind. Like any good work of art, the building has not been without controversy, receiving both rave reviews and harsh critiques. But no one can argue with the drama of the building as seen on banners from the museum’s grand opening. This banner version highlight Libeskind’s titanium-clad Denver Art Museum. The first banner shows an angular outcropping of the building that juts into a clear blue Colorado sky.

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Daniel Libeskind Denver Art Museum: View 2

Museum Art Banners

Denver
Contemporary

The Frederic C. Hamilton wing of the Denver Art Museum (DAM) is the first completed US building by world-famous architect Daniel Libeskind. Like any good work of art, the building has not been without controversy, receiving both rave reviews and harsh critiques. But no one can argue with the drama of the building as seen on banners from the museum’s grand opening. This banner version shows overlapping layers of the building with surfaces glinting in the sun and receding into the shade.

Renoir The Wave Museum Art BannersRenoir The Wave Museum Art Banners
Renoir The Wave

Museum Art Banners

Denver
Impressionism

Pierre-Auguste Renoir pushes well beyond the typical boundaries of Impressionism with his dramatic ocean scene The Wave from 1883. Roiling and tumultuous waves emerge from his thick dabs of paint and splotches of color. Pink, green, yellow and red mix with the more expected blues, whites and grays to create a sea that is alive with energy and power. Lovers of the sea who respect both its beauty and power will enjoy hanging one of these 30 banners on their wall. You can almost smell the sea spray.

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Amish Quilt

Museum Art Banners

Denver
Americana

The Amish are renowned for their quilts, one of which, Broken Star Quilt from around 1930 is featured on 12 banners from the Denver Art Museum’s exhibition Amish Quilts: Kaleidoscope of Color. The Amish create quilts as utilitarian objects, viewing art as frivolous. Ironically, the a quilt’s simplicity, use of color, and geometric construction often make them visually similar to abstract modern art.

Museum Art Banners from the Art Institute of Chicago

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Winslow Homer The Water Fan Museum Art Banners
Winslow Homer The Water Fan

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
Post Impressionism

American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is renowned for his realist oil paintings that capture the inherent tension between man and nature. But his watercolors mark some of his greatest artistic accomplishments. His work The Water Fan painted during his time in the Caribbean is a study in light and tonality. The blues of the water are offset by the crisp white shirt of the fisherman against his dark skin. A touch of color jumps from the piece of coral at the front of the boat, this coral is what gives the work its title.

Chuck Close Cindy Museum Art Banners
Chuck Close Cindy

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
Contemporary

Cindy, Chuck Close’s 1988 portrait of his friend, fellow artist Cindy Sherman is featured on these banners from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. The work shows how Close’s style developed from his earlier precision to his later explorations into a contemporary pointillism of sorts. The complete image viewed from a distance appears detailed and precise. Up close, the work is seen to be a compilation of thousands of multi-colored blocks.

Rembrandt Self-Portrait Museum Art Banners  Chicago
Rembrandt Self-Portrait

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
Old Masters

Among the Dutch Masters, Rembrandt reigns supreme. And among Rembrandt’s many works in many media – etching, drawing, painting – his self-portraits reign supreme. Following his own vision and style, Rembrandt often turned his artistic eye on himself, creating self-portraits that are honest and insightful. On these banners from the Art Institute of Chicago, rich hues and Rembrandt’s trademark interplay of light and dark show his well-known face to great effect.

Misrach On the Beach 1 Museum Art Banners  Chicago
Misrach On the Beach 1

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
Contemporary

Capturing the beauty and grandeur of nature in juxtaposition with man’s impact on the natural world, the photographs of Richard Misrach inspire reflection. Featured on banners from his recent exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago, his photograph of two bathers in the sea captures much more – joy, release, insecurity, impending doom – all the makings of a fine day at the beach! The image is featured on 22 banners perfect for anyone who needs a vacation.

Misrach On the Beach 2 Museum Art Banners  Chicago
Misrach On the Beach 2

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
Contemporary

Capturing the beauty and grandeur of nature in juxtaposition with man’s impact on the natural world, the photographs of Richard Misrach inspire reflection. Featured on banners from his recent exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago, his photograph of two bathers in the sea captures much more – joy, release, insecurity, impending doom – all the makings of a fine day at the beach! The image is featured on 25 banners perfect for anyone who needs a vacation.

Benin Oba Head (long) Museum Art Banners  Chicago
Benin Oba Head (long)

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
African

The Kingdom of Benin had a long, rich history of divine leaders known as obas. These kings were believed to have supernatural contacts and divine lineage that was revered by the people of the kingdom. They were also enthusiastic patrons of the arts, using their power and fortune to maintain guilds of artists. The work of these artists exalted the stature of the obas. From The Art Institute of Chicago come these banners featuring a beautifully wrought brass head of an oba.

Hey Girl! Scene Museum Art Banners  Chicago
Hey Girl! Scene

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
Surrealism

These banners feature Castellucci’s dramatic and artistic mise-en-scene. A nude female figure is covered in metallic paint. She seems both soft and hard with her form becoming an organic suit of armor. The harshness of the bright figure emerging headless and faceless from the dark stage is accentuated by the sharp sword she wields. The head of the heroine lays on stage at her feet.

Tang Dynasty Buddha Museum Art Banners  Chicago
Tang Dynasty Buddha

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
Asian

Art can always count on religion for inspiration, and much of the art exchanged on the ancient trade routes of the Silk Road was religious in nature. During the Tang Dynasty, Chinese travelers to India learned of Buddhism and returned to their homeland to create narrative murals, large statues, porcelain figures, and woodblock prints. This sculpture of Buddha was carved during this rich artistic era, and is representative of The Art Institute of Chicago’s distinguished Asian collection which spans nearly five millennia.

Georgia O`Keeffe Red Flower Museum Art Banners  Chicago
Georgia O`Keeffe Red Flower

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
Modern

In the hands of Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986) a flower is not just a flower. Her close-up, detailed, vibrantly-colored images of flowers are sensual stories told through nature’s beauty. Her flower paintings are among her most well-known works and one, Red Hills with Flowers, is highlighted on these banners from The Art Institute of Chicago. Like O’Keeffe herself, these banners are bright, dramatic, and powerful – perfect to set your space abloom.

Jasper Johns Periscope (Hart Crane) Museum Art Banners  Chicago
Jasper Johns Periscope (Hart Crane)

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
Modern

The exhibition Jasper Johns: Gray was one of the first to explore this fascinating period of Johns’s work. Bringing together some 120 works in various media, the exhibition showed that even with a dearth of color, artistry and beauty can be achieved. 14 banners from the exhibition’s run at The Art Institute of Chicago are now available featuring his 1963 painting Periscope (Hart Crane).

asper Johns 0 through 9 Museum Art Banners  Chicago
Jasper Johns 0 through 9

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
Modern

Continuing in his explorations of the color gray, Johns also combined another device he often used – superimposing the numbers zero through nine upon one another to create abstract images from very mundane, real world objects. Johns allowed the process of painting the numbers in sequence to determine the ultimate structure of the work.10 banners are now available featuring his 1961 drawing 0 through 9. The work conveys something of both the complexity and the simplicity of the charcoal medium as well as something magical about the numbers themselves.

Hey Girl! Mask Museum Art Banners  Chicago
Hey Girl! Mask

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
Surrealism

Romeo Castellucci is among the most exciting contemporary theatre directors. With his troupe, Societas Raffaelo Sanzio, he brings mysterious and illustrative works to the stage. The performances often have non-linear plots and strong, surreal imagery forcing the audience to feel as well as think. These banners from the group’s Chicago run of Hey Girl! showcase his ability to accentuate and exaggerate details to great effect.

Edvard Munch Anxiety Museum Art Banners  Chicago
Edvard Munch Anxiety

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
Post Impressionism

Anxiety in your life can make you crazy. But up on your wall, Anxiety looks great! Edvard Munch is known for his surreal, expressionist explorations into the human psyche. Bold imagery and vividly painted faces evoke strong emotions in his work, and become part of scenes rife with tension. Seen on 19 banners from the Art Institute of Chicago, Munch’s 1894 Anxiety captures the human response to the overwhelming world around us.

Josef Paul Kleihues MCA Chicago Museum Art Banners  Chicago
Josef Paul Kleihues MCA Chicago

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
Contemporary

In 2007 the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago celebrated its 40th anniversary. Banners throughout the city invited visitors to “Come curious”. The striking blue banners feature an image of the museum’s fabulous fish-eye shaped central staircase designed by architect Josef Paul Kleihues. Architecture buffs and lovers of evocative spaces will admire the simplicity of these banners.

Benin Oba Head (short) Museum Art Banners  Chicago
Benin Oba Head (short)

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
African

The Kingdom of Benin had a long, rich history of divine leaders known as obas. These kings were believed to have supernatural contacts and divine lineage that was revered by the people of the kingdom. They were also enthusiastic patrons of the arts, using their power and fortune to maintain guilds of artists. The work of these artists exalted the stature of the obas. From The Art Institute of Chicago come these shorter banners featuring a beautifully wrought brass head of an oba.

Diamanda Gal‡sÕ Songs of Exile and Guilty, Guilty, Guilty Museum Art Banners  Chicago
Diamanda Gal‡sÕ Songs of Exile and Guilty, Guilty, Guilty

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
Surrealism

We don’t know if Diamanda Galas ever crossed paths with the 1983 avant-garde synthpop group, the Art of Noise, but she has been described as “capable of the most unnerving vocal terror.” Trained in jazz and classical music, Galas has a distinctive operatic voice, which has a three and a half octave range. She performed Songs of Exile and Guilty, Guilty, Guilty at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and her dramatic visage appears on these banners.

Beauvais Tapestry Psyche Museum Art Banners  Chicago
Beauvais Tapestry Psyche

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
Baroque

An 18th-century French tapestry features a scene from the mythological love story of Cupid and Psyche. Seen on 18 banners from the Art Institute of Chicago, the tapestry was commissioned by Louis XV and woven by the renowned artisans at the Beauvais Tapestry Manufacture based on a sketch by Francois Boucher. The fine weaving and meticulous detail of the tapestry bring the different finishes and fabrics to life.

Chicago Architecture: 10 Visions Museum Art Banners  Chicago
Chicago Architecture: 10 Visions

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
Contemporary

Chicago is known for its rich architectural history and also for the innovation it always brings to its architectural future. The 2004 exhibition Chicago Architecture: 10 Visions at the Art Institute of Chicago focused on ten architects and their visions for the city’s future built environment. Banners from the exhibition are perfect for fans of the windy city and its architecture.

Henri Matisse Apples Museum Art Banners  Chicago
Henri Matisse Apples

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
Modern

Even before his period of radically inventive exploration, which is the subject of the exhibition Matisse: Radical Invention, Henri Matisse was developing his own form of Modernism. He was the leader of the Fauves (wild beasts), a term dubbed by art critic Louis Vauxcelles who was shocked by the wildly dissonant colors and freely altered pictorial scenes painted by Matisse and his contemporaries. Fauvism died out after a few years and Matisse entered an intense growth phase between 1913 and 1917 on which the exhibition sheds new light. Apples was painted during this period and adorns 35 banners that were used to promote the exhibition.

Henri Matisse Goldfish and Palette Museum Art Banners  Chicago
Henri Matisse Goldfish and Palette

Museum Art Banners

Chicago
Modern

Matisse originally depicted himself on the right side of the oil painting, Goldfish and Palette. After much scratching away and reworking which was characteristic of his techniques at the time, he left only his thumb on the palette. Consistent with his “methods of modern construction,” Matisse left a tantalizing reminder of something that existed earlier in his process of creation.