Happenings: Top Art News, from Jeff Koons in New York to a MoMA Show for Bjork
This week, we feature highlights from the British Museum’s permanent collection, and we launch our second summer city guide, focused on London.
Elsewhere on the walls, in New York:
Chelsea: A group show featuring Ellen Berkenblit, Steve DiBenedetto, Phil Hanson, Barry Le Va, Albert Oehlen, Alexander Ross, and Rebecca Shore opens at David Nolan Gallery; “To Do as One Would” opens at David Zwirner; “YELL-O” featuring Justin Davis, Nick Gentry, Adele Mills, and Ekaterina Panikanova opens at C24 Gallery; “Contrapposto & Other Stories,” featuring Christopher Hanrahan, Dean Levin, Amy Pleasant, Ruby Sky Stiler, and George Woodman opens at Jeff Bailey Gallery; Justine Hill and Jeffrey Cortland Jones open at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts; Mickalene Thomas opens at Lehmann Maupin; and “All a tremulous heart requires,” featuring Marcel Eichner, Ida Ekblad, Ted Gahl, John McAllister, Dana Schutz, Rose Wylie, and Franz West opens at ZieherSmith.
Upper East Side: “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” opens at the Whitney and Koons’ Split-Rocker goes on view at Rockefeller Center; and Marcel Duchamp opens at Gagosian Gallery.
Midtown: “The Middle East Revealed: A Female Perspective,” and “Margaret Bourke-White: Syria in 1940” open at Howard Greenberg Gallery.
… in London, Carlo Mollino and Robert Mapplethorpe open at Hamiltons Gallery; Walter Hugo & Zoniel opens at Gazelli Art House; Prabhavthi Meppayil opens at Pace Gallery; and “Phantom Limbs: Alisa Baremboym, Antoine Catala, Ian Cheng, Cecile B. Evans, Ken Okiishi, Philippe Parreno, Charlotte Prodger and Rachel Rose” opens at Pilar Corrias.
In the news last week, an Andy Warhol self-portrait was purchased for more than $30 million at Art Basel (New York Times); The Museum of Modern Art announced its plans for a retrospective next year on the singer, composer, and fashionista Bjork (New York Times); Kanye West accused acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz of being “afraid of celebrity” after she canceled plans to photograph his wedding (Newsweek); and scientists at the University of Toronto concluded that the design of our brain is wired to appreciate art (The Wall Street Journal).
And, in case you missed it, we showcased a New Collector’s Guide for Art Basel Week; we featured highlights from the permanent collection at Cooper Hewitt: Smithsonian Design Museum; we uncovered the trending booths, artists, and artworks at Art Basel, and trending designers, booths, and works at Design Miami/ Basel; Hans Ulrich Obrist & Klaus Biesenbach shared insights on their “14 Rooms” exhibition; Art Basel curators Gianni Jetzer and Florence Derieux spoke to us about the sectors they spearheaded at this year’s fair; and we highlighted booths and artists at Art Basel and Design Miami/ Basel including Annely Juda Fine Art at Art Basel Booth, new Jeff Koons sculptures at Almine Rech’s Art Basel booth, and designer Chris Schanck’s new works at Johnson Trading Gallery at Design Miami/ Basel.
Catherine Opie: The Modernist
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