McArthur Binion (Painting ’73) is part of the 2017 Venice Biennale’s centerpiece exhibition, Viva Arte Viva. Until he came to install for the Biennale, the 70-year-old McArthur Binion had never set foot in Venice. “I told friends that I wouldn’t go unless my work was in this show,” he said, smiling, on opening day. The Chicago-based artist’s work has received belated recognition in the U.S. over the past several years. But a room devoted to Binion’s paintings in the Biennale’s central pavilion marks his first major international outing. The 2017 Venice Biennale is open until the end of November 2017.
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