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Photograph: Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum“John Singer Sargent Watercolors” at the Brooklyn MuseumThe Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston combine their definitive collection of watercolors by America’s preeminent early-20th-century painter and portraitist in this first-ever survey of its kind. Fri 5–July 28
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Photograph: Courtesy Pace GalleryZhang Xiaogang at Pace GalleryThe Chinese painter’s Pop Art–meets-Mao canvases have always exuded a claustrophobic air. Ditto for his latest efforts, which are spread out over two of Pace’s locations. Through Apr 27
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Photograph: Collection Jacorossi“Giosetta Fioroni: L’Argento” at The Drawing CenterThis 1960s-era Italian artist, whose hand-rendered approach distinguishes her Pop Art–flavored works, is revisited. Fri 5–June 2
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Photograph: Charles BentonVolker Hueller at Eleven RivingtonHueller is best known for large-scale, hand-colored etchings that feature psychologically charged scenes of figures depicted in a dense, fragmented style. But as this two-space show reveals, he is man of multiple mediums. Through Apr 27
 (Photograph: Courtesy Clifton Benevento)5/5
Photograph: Courtesy Clifton BeneventoZak Kitnick at Clifton BeneventoKitnick brings an erector-set vibe to Minimalism with sculptures screwed together from industrial shelving parts. His latest works are based on a feng shui color system. Fri 5–June 2

Top five shows: Apr 4–10, 2013

The best of the week in art.

By Howard Halle
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