Worldwide icon-chevron-right North America icon-chevron-right United States icon-chevron-right New York State icon-chevron-right New York icon-chevron-right Top five shows: July 4–10, 2013

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 (Photograph: Courtesy the artist; Anton Kern Gallery; New York)1/5
Photograph: Courtesy the artist; Anton Kern Gallery; New YorkFrancis Upritchard, “War Dance” at Anton Kern GalleryA cast of attenuated sculptural figures—assuming ambiguous, even somnambulant poses—has taken over Kern’s space, courtesy of Kiwi artist Francis Upritchard. Through Aug 9
 (Photograph: Charles Benton; courtesy Eleven Rivington)2/5
Photograph: Charles Benton; courtesy Eleven RivingtonAnne-Lise Coste at Eleven RivingtonThe French artist deconstructs Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica, in a series of spray-painted canvases depicting various details from the iconic composition. Through Aug 9
 (Photograph: Courtesy Salon 94)3/5
Photograph: Courtesy Salon 94Matthias Merkel Hess, “Hereafter” at Salon 94 FreemansThe L.A. artist creates exquisite glazed porcelain renditions of ordinary household items. Through Aug 9
 (Photograph: Courtesy the artist and Lombard Freid Projects)4/5
Photograph: Courtesy the artist and Lombard Freid ProjectsLucien Samaha, “The Flight Attendant Years: 1978–1986” at Lombard Freid ProjectsSamaha, a flight attendant turned photographer, offers an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrayal of the jet age as a series of family snapshots, capturing himself and his former coworkers as a close-knit tribe of global nomads. Through Aug 2
 (Photograph: © Renzo Piano Building Workshop; courtesy Gagsian Gallery)5/5
Photograph: © Renzo Piano Building Workshop; courtesy Gagsian GalleryRenzo Piano Building Workshop, “Fragments” at Gagosian GalleryThe starchitect is feted in this installation of scale models, drawings, photographs and video. Through Aug 2

Top five shows: July 4–10, 2013

The best of the week in art.

By Howard Halle
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