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Art galleries, exhibitions and reviews of the latest and best art in New York


Best art in New York: Critics' picks

Richard Prince, "New Portraits"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Prince does his photo-appropriation thing, this time plunging into the fever swamp of social media.

  1. Gagosian Gallery 976 Madison Ave , between 76th and 77th Sts , 10075
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Sat Oct 25
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"Egon Schiele: Portraits"

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

 This show is the first to focus on Egon Schiele's output in portraiture, with some 125 examples of his work.

  1. Neue Galerie New York 1048 Fifth Ave, at 86th St
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Mon Jan 19
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"Garden of Unearthly Delights: Work By Ikeda, Tenmyouya & teamLab"

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Allusions to Ukiyo-e prints, Medieval Buddhist painting and other aspects of traditional Japanese art are mixed with a granular focus on detail to create fantastical images.

  1. Japan Society 333 E 47th St, between First and Second Aves, 10017
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Sun Jan 11
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"ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s"

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

This historical survey, the first of its type in the U.S., takes the measure of the postwar Zero group.

  1. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Ave, at 89th St, 10128
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Wed Dec 31
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"Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor"

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Art filled with soul and sentiment.

  1. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10019
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Wed Dec 31
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"Mike Kelley: Reconstructed History"

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free

History repeats itself as farce.

  1. Skarstedt Gallery 550 W 21st St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves, 10011
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Sat Oct 25
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Jane Corrigan

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Free

Corrigan's girls just want to have fun.

  1. Kerry Schuss 34 Orchard St, between Canal and Hester Sts, 10002
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Sun Oct 26
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"From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945–1952"

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

People assume Abstract Expressionism was white, straight and male. The Jewish Museum complicates that picture.

  1. The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Ave, at 92nd St, 10128
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Sun Feb 1
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Current New York gallery shows

Chris Martin

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Martin borrows equally from modernist abstraction, pop culture and Folk Art to create eye-popping canvases.

  1. Anton Kern Gallery 532 W 20th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Sat Nov 15
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Jörg Immendorff, "Café Deutschland"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Immendorff created this cycle of paintings between 1977 and 1984, and they quickly became his best-known works.

  1. Michael Werner 4 E 77th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Sat Nov 8
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Wayne Thiebaud

  • Critics choice
  • Free

At 93, this left coast legend is still going strong after a nearly half-century.

  1. Acquavella Galleries 18 E 79th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10075
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Fri Nov 21
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Jim Shaw, “I Only Wanted You to Love Me”

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Shaw is a polymath of pop-cultural styles and sources (often obscure), which he mixes with references to art history.

  1. Metro Pictures 519 W 24th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Sat Oct 25
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Best art galleries and exhibitions

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

The Metropolitan Museum is impressive in terms both of quality and scale.

  1. 1000 Fifth Ave, (at 82nd St)
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

MoMA is home to the most important artworks, spanning the 19th to 21st centuries.

  1. 11 W 53rd St, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves)
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Whitney Museum of American Art

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The museum’s reputation rests mainly on the Whitney Biennial.

  1. 945 Madison Ave, (at 75th St)
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Brooklyn Museum

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Brooklyn’s art showcase is a less-crowded alternative to Manhattan’s spaces.

  1. 200 Eastern Pkwy, (at Washington Ave)
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Art events calendar

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    Mercifully avoiding the temptation to present pain...

  2. "Mike Kelley:...

    Originally presented as a limited-edition artist b...

  3. "Henri Matisse: The...

    It was rather late in life that Henri Matisse (186...

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