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Photograph: Courtesy Haunch of VenisonGünther Uecker at Haunch of VenisonFor the first time since 1966, this long-established German artist, known for his “nail-art” abstraction, is showing new pieces in New York. As always with his work, his latest efforts are informed by their subtextual condemnation of political violence. Fri 9–Dec 21
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Photograph: Courtesy Gladstone GalleryCarroll Dunham at Gladstone GalleryThese new paintings by Lena’s dad, done in his signature cartoonish style, continue to pursue his favorite theme of late: female nudes bathing in an arcadian landscape. Sat 10–Dec 22
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Photograph: Courtesy Michael WernerEugène Leroy, “Nudes” at Michael WernerThe work of this French painter was a peculiar mix of early-modern and midcentury-modern tendencies. Through Jan 5
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Photograph: Courtesy BortolamiDaniel Buren at Bortolami + Friedrich Petzel GalleryThe French Conceptualist, known for his site-specific wallpaper installations featuring alternating stripes of color and white, is feted by shows at Bortolami and Petzel. The former presents new works, while the latter hosts a retrospective. Fri 9–Dec 22
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Photograph: Courtesy Lisa Cooley GalleryAlice Channer, “Cold Blood” at Lisa CooleyReferences to fashion and the human body abound in these otherwise seemingly abstract installations by British artist Channer. Sun 11–Dec 23

Top five shows: Nov 8–14, 2012

The best of the week in art.

By Howard Halle

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