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It takes some news a little time to travel. I heard it last week from Shelley Spector who heard it through the grapevine that Blake Bradford, formerly of the Fabric Workshop and Museum and now Hyde Park Art Center’s director of education (and a solid nice guy) was named one of the 50 most eligible bachelors by the women’s magazine Marie Claire! Now that’s some kind of art news, er, art people news!

I couldn’t find Marie Claire online except on sites where they want to sell you a subscription and I haven’t seen the August issue with my own eye but my friend Google came up with this cyber verification which I’m taking for fact.

From The Chicago Sun Times’ column July 14 by Stella Foster:

MARIE CLAIRE mag’s August issue, now on newsstands, carries the first of a two-part article featuring 50 bachelors titled “These 50 Great Men Want to Marry You.” The first 25 men are in the current issue, and the remaining 25 will be profiled in September.

A number of guys are from Chicago, including dapper Blake Bradford, new director of Education at the Hyde Park Art Center.

By the way, Bradford is the bachelor holding a dog in the mag’s big mystery teaser photo on Page 72. (And you didn’t hear it from me!)

Aren’t you glad to know that? And here’s the question: Was Bradford among the MC50 when he was in Philadelphia or did he have to move to Chicago to make the list.

OK, back to work, now. Got that out of my system.


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