Behind the Scenes with Richard Hunt


The idea that man has always had of being able to fly—so freedom from gravity—there’s been a lot of that in my work over time.


The career of Chicago artist Richard Hunt is being celebrated with two exhibitions in Chicago; the MCA opened MCA DNA: Richard Hunt last month and Richard Hunt: Sixty Years of Sculpture is also on view at the Chicago Cultural Center. On a recent studio visit, Richard Hunt shared some of the ideas that have appeared in his art through the years and a bit about what being an artist means.