Daily Archives: January 19, 2016
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Joy Ride: The Art, Music, and Character of Wesley Willis

Almost anyone in Chicago from the late 1980s into the early 2000s knew of the artist and musician Wesley Willis. A larger-than-life figure who created urban landscape drawings and composed, performed, and sold his unconventional music, he developed a fan base that remains dedicated to his work even after his death from leukemia in 2003. […]