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Cy Twombly: The Last Paintings
Gagosian Gallery (980 Madison Avenue)
Thursday, November 1 | 6-8pm
In tribute to the late Cy Twombly, Gagosian Gallery will present his last paintings, together with about 100 of his photographs. The eight untitled paintings are closely related to the Camino Real group that inaugurated Gagosian Paris in 2010. The photographs range from early studio images taken in the 1950s to a group of landscapes taken in St Barths in 2011. On view through December 22, 2012.
We the People
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (381 Lafayette Street)
We the People provides an artistic view of the diverse demographics the United States, in contrast to the taglines and catchphrases of the 2012 election. Timed to coincide with the 2012 presidential election, this exhibition will take a close look at who the American people are, as seen through 68 different artists’ eyes. On view through November 9, 2012.
Greene Naftali Gallery (526 West 26th St.)
An exhibition of work by the Austrian art collective Gelitin, whose last show at the Greene Naftali involved creating a sculptural installation while blindfolded and half-naked. On view through November 13, 2012.
John Baldessari: Double Play
Marian Goodman Gallery (24 W 57th St # 4)
An exhibition of works by John Baldessari consisting of a new series of paintings on canvas in which Baldessari engages us in his strategic and diverse practice of selection and montage, removal and assembly, ‘taking an image to make an image’. On view through November 21, 2012.
Volcanoes and shelters
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (521 W 21 street)
An exhibition of work by Olafur Eliasson. On view through December 22, 2012.
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years
Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue)
Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol’s paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations. On view through December 31, 2012.
Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets
MoMA (11 West 53 Street)
This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers’ work in all their fields of creative activity. Beginning with their student films in 1971, the Quay Brothers have produced over 45 moving image works, including two features, music videos, dance films, documentaries, and signature personal works as well as designed sets and projections for opera, drama, and concert performances. On view through January 7, 2013.
Wade Gutyon OS
Whitney Museum of American Art (945 Madison Avenue)
Over the past decade, New York–based artist Wade Guyton (b. 1972) has pioneered a body of work that explores our changing relationships to images and artworks through the use of common digital technologies, such as the desktop computer, scanner, and inkjet printer. Comprising more than eighty works dating from 1999 to the present, Guyton’s first midcareer survey features a non-chronological design in which staggered rows of parallel walls confront the viewer like the layered pages of a book or stacked windows on a monitor. On view through January 13, 2013.
Picasso Black and White
Guggenheim Museum (1071 5th Avenue)
In the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Picasso’s black-and-white works in such depth, see 118 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by the Spanish master, many of which are on public display for the first time. On view through January 23, 2013.
Materializing “Six Years”: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art
Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway)
This exhibition examines the effect of Lucy R. Lippard’s 1973 book Six Years on the emergent Conceptual art movement. The show features more than 170 objects in a range of mediums by nearly ninety artists. On view through February 3, 2013.
Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980
MoMA PS1 (4601 21st Street, Queens)
A comprehensive exhibition that examines the vital legacy of the city’s African American visual artists. Now Dig This! comprises 140 works from 35 artists that have rarely been shown in a museum setting and includes early pieces by now well-established artists as well as works once considered “lost.” On view through March 11, 2013.
John Latham (British, b. Zambia, 1921-2006), Art and Culture, 1966-69, Leather case containing book, letters, photostats, and labeled vials filled with powders and liquids: case, 7.9 x 28.2 x 25.3 cm, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, © 2011 John Latham (Digital image: © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY).