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: Oct 18–24, 2012

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Photograph: Courtesy Oakland Museum“Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980” at MoMA PS1This show examines the strong community of African-American artists working within the burgeoning L.A. art scene of the ’60s. Sun 21–Mar 11
 (Courtesy Sprüth Magers)2/5
Courtesy Sprüth Magers“Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos” at New Museum of Contemporary ArtThis four-decade survey has been cocurated by the artist herself as a sort of self-portrait. Wed 24–Jan 13
 (Courtesy marian Goodman Gallery)3/5
Courtesy marian Goodman GalleryJohn Baldessari, “Double Play” at Marian Goodman GalleryNew paintings feature the artist’s deconstructions of found images, this time culled from art history. Fri 19–Nov 21
 (Courtesy Alexander and Bonin)4/5
Courtesy Alexander and BoninEugenio Dittborn at Alexander and BoninOn view are the Chilean artist’s “Airmail Paintings,” spanning the years 1989 to 2011. The works—collages on lightweight fabrics that could be folded and mailed to friends—circumvented the constraints of working under Pinochet’s dictatorship. Sat 20–Nov 24
 (Courtesy The Pace Gallery)5/5
Courtesy The Pace GalleryChuck Close at The Pace GalleryCindy Sherman, Philip Glass, Lou Reed and Paul Simon are just some of the celebs lending their mugs for Close’s latest series of paintings, photo tapestries and prints. Fri 19–Jan 12

Top five shows: Oct 18–24, 2012

The best of the week in art.

By Howard Halle

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