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Photograph: © Christer Strömholm/Strömholm EstateChrister Strömholm, “Les Amies de Place Blanche” at International Center of PhotographyStrömholm documented 1960s femininity in Paris with an intriguing twist: His subjects were transsexual prostitutes, struggling to save money for sex-change operations. Through Sept 2
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Photograph: Private collection“Ellsworth Kelly Plant Drawings” at The Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe artist’s renderings of plants are an essential element of his art, inspiring his more familiar paintings. Tue 5–Sept 3
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist and Peter Freeman Inc.Ralph Eugene Meatyard at Peter Freeman, Inc.Meatyard treated the photograph as a fictional space, creating work that was far ahead of its time. Thu 31–July 20
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Photograph: Courtesy NumberthirtyfiveGereon Krebber, “CONTRARY DATA” at NumberthirtyfiveA crypt made of bricks found in nearby empty lots and a weblike installation of plastic packing tape are the main offerings in this exhibition by Krebber, a Cologne artist who once studied under British sculptor Tony Cragg. Through June 23
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Photograph: Courtesy Andrea Rosen GalleryJosiah McElheny, “Some thoughts about the abstract body” at Andrea Rosen GalleryFashion provides the conceptual framework for the artist’s latest sculptural meditations in glass. Through June 30

Top five shows: May 30–June 6, 2012

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By Howard Halle
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