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 25–31, 2012

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 (Photograph: Courtesy The Munch Museum/The Munch-Ellingsen Group/Artists Rights Society (ARS))1/5
Photograph: Courtesy The Munch Museum/The Munch-Ellingsen Group/Artists Rights Society (ARS)“Edvard Munch: The Scream” at Museum of Modern ArtBe prepared to be jostled: MoMA is displaying the same pastel study for Munch’s modernist classic that fetched nearly $120 million at Sotheby’s in May—the highest sum ever paid for a work of art at auction. Through Apr 29
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Photograph: Steven Sloman“Richard Artschwager!” at Whitney Museum of American ArtThis retrospective covers the career of Richard Artschwager, who has been creating a brilliantly eccentric mélange of Pop Art, Minimalism and conceptual art for 40 years. Thu 25–Feb 3
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Photograph: Stephen WhiteAntony Gormley, “Bodyspace” at Sean Kelly GalleryThe British sculptor inaugurates the gallery’s expansive new space with his latest works. Sat 27–Dec 22
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Photograph: Courtesy D'Amelio GalleryRoland Flexner at D’Amelio GalleryThis French artist, who lives and works in New York, turns to liquid graphite and, in a first, colored inks, to create diaphanous, dreamlike veils that drift across the compositions like billows of smoke or gaseous nebulae in deep space. Thu 25–Nov 24
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Photograph: Courtesy Leo VillarealLeo Villareal, “BUCKYBALL” at Madison Square ParkVillareal’s monumental salute to the genius of designer Buckminster Fuller illuminates the Flatiron District’s favorite green space. Thu 25–Feb 28

Top five shows: Oct 25–31, 2012

The best of the week in art.

By Howard Halle

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