Jane Barthès Finishes Collaborative Work on West Loop Mural

Jane Barthès is one of five artists who have collaborated on a large mural project on the west side of Green Street between Madison and Monroe Streets. The mural celebrates the contribution of Oprah Winfrey to the development of the West Loop area. The developers of the recently completed Porte luxury apartment complex at 845 W. Madison solicited mural proposals and selected B_Line Projects to oversee the project. They in turn selected Chicago-linked artists, Shawn Michael Warren, Jane Barthès, Anna Murphy, Kalan Strauss, and CERA to create the design which features several overlapping styles. Oprah’s portrait is included with natural and geometric elements. It is reputed to be the longest mural in Chicago.