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Lichtenstein Door Hangers Are Reason Enough to Book the Fairmont or InterContinental in Chicago

July 27, 2012 at 2:05 PM | by | ()

The Art Institute in Chicago is currently hosting a major Roy Lichtenstein retrospective featuring more than 170 iconic works from the pop artist including several drawings of his major pieces, before they got the Benday dot treatment.

Since its the first retrospective for Lichtenstein in nearly 20 years, art enthusiasts have been flocking to the museum to take it all in (the exhibition will also head to the National Gallery in DC this fall). And one museum-goer who was quite taken with the pop art was Laurence Geller, the owner of both the Fairmont Chicago and The Intercontinental Chicago.

Geller was so impressed with the exhibit that he approached the museum to do a collaboration with his hotels. The result? These awesome pop art door hangers that are currently hanging from the knobs at both hotels.

The InterContinental's DND sign says, "Do Not Disturb" and features the "Ohh...Alright" work from 1964. The Fairmont's DND sign says, "Privacy Please" followed by the "We Rose Up Slowly" also from 1964. Both signs tell guests to see the concierge for VIP tickets and additional information as well as "Housekeeping Please" on the backs.

The Roy Lichtenstein retrospective finishes at the Art Institute on September 3rd so be sure to stay at the hotels before then to snag these door hangers. Rates at the Fairmont start at $219 a night while the InterContinental is going for $239 a night.

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