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by Eric last modified Nov 22, 2011

One of the most rare pieces of Chicago’s rich architectural legacy is preserved inside the Art Institute of Chicago. However, all of us now have the opportunity to own the magic of Louis Sullivan’s Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room, thanks to the efforts of a passionate collector and some highly skilled artists. More after the jump... As stated in a recent press release: Fair Oak Workshops, a Chicago-based online retailer, worked diligently with their team...




 

 

Sull_beautyOne of the most rare pieces of Chicago’s rich architectural legacy is preserved inside the Art Institute of Chicago. However, all of us now have the opportunity to own the magic of Louis Sullivan’s Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room, thanks to the efforts of a passionate collector and some highly skilled artists. More after the jump...

As stated in a recent press release:

Fair Oak Workshops, a Chicago-based online retailer, worked diligently with their team to reproduce the finest remastered, giclee art prints based on original Louis Sullivan designs for the Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room. Inspired by the world-renowned artistry found in the building that was tragically demolished in 1972 then later partially preserved in the Art Institute, Fair Oak’s owner John Armstrong wanted to give others the opportunity to own such a brilliant treasure. Years ago he had collected rare elements of the building’s interior, but with a hefty price tag.

“I felt that something so remarkable and fascinating needed to be shared with as many people as possible, in an economical way. I know most of us don’t shop at auction houses,” says Armstrong. “After purchasing and living with some of the most beautiful and prolific artwork by a relatively unknown American like Louis Sullivan, it became a passion of mine to recreate these prints for others.”

One print pattern in particular was a bold design that Sullivan had stenciled onto canvas, then applied like wallpaper to the truss frieze (area near the ceiling) of the Trading Room Floor in 1894. This print is composed of 34 colors, unsurpassed in its richness and geometric complexity. The remastered version is printed on canvas using a museum quality giclee printing process. Then it is sealed with a matte finish and is gallery wrapped on stretchers at 36” x 40”.

The price is $625 and can be purchased exclusively online at www.fairoak.com.

About Fair Oak Workshops:
Fair Oak Workshops has been committed to offering only the best in contemporary American Arts & Crafts decor for over 16 years. Established in 1995, FairOak.com has become the most trusted and favored online source for high-quality products by American Craftsmen.

For more information about these Louis Sullivan Prints or other Fair Oak Workshops products, contact John or Kristin at 800.341.0597 or sales@fairoak.com.



 

 

 
 
 

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