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The Art Institute's Iconic 'Paris Street' Painting Has Cubs Fever Too

By Rachel Cromidas in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 25, 2016 2:59PM

The folks at the Art Institute of Chicago have issued a playful challenge to the Cleveland Museum of Art on the eve of the World Series. They've taken Gustave Caillebotte's iconic 1877 painting "Paris Street; Rainy Day" and, for lack of a better word, Cubs-ified it:

via Art Institute of Chicago Facebook

"We've got our game face on," The Art Institute wrote on Facebook this morning. "What about you, The Cleveland Museum of Art? Go Chicago Cubs! #FlyTheW #GoCubsGo."

The painting typically depicts a couple walking down a Parisian boulevard carrying an umbrella, with figures in the background also carrying umbrellas. The Art Institute's reimagined version has W flags and the Cubs logo everywhere. It's clear skies here in Chicago, but other than that, this image is pretty spot on.

The Cubs play the Indians Tuesday night for Game 1 in Cleveland, and Chicago is the picture of team spirit. Just ask the Art Institute Lions.