Ultimate Chicago Gift Guide: Elevated Art

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There is perhaps nothing as iconically Chicago as the cracked paint, rust and rumble of the L as it travels overhead or thunders underground. Remember those moments forever in a one-of-a-kind piece of art created by master printmaker Hiroshi Ariyama. From his west Division studio, he somehow creates images that are really only recognizable to true Chicagoans. Take a look at the above picture. Where did he take it? If this kind of city sleuthing turns you out, make haste to his etsy shop or his appointment-only studio at 2153 W. Division.

Oh, and to read more about Ariyama and his printmaking brethren, check out this story.

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