A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists: Documentary on SAIC Alumni

In a new documentary directed by Leslie Buchbinder and written by John Corbett, Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists documents the group’s and its individual artists’ stories and includes interviews by their students and mentees, such as Jeff Koons and Peter Doig. The film underlines their importance and lasting significance as both artists and educators. Art F City says, “In short, you should watch the movie.” Hairy Who was the first exhibit of the Chicago Imagists held in 1966 at the Hyde Park Art Center, from which emerged the name of the group, which comprised of artists who studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, among them Ed Paschke (BFA 1961, MFA 1970), Jim Nutt (1965, 67), Roger Brown (BFA 1968, MFA, 1970), Gladys Nilsson (BFA 1962), and Karl Wirsum (BFA 1961). Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists is playing at the Gene Siskel Film Center October 3–9 and tickets go on sale on September 8.