Must-See Art Guide: 57th Street Edition

This week's guide includes William Kentridge, Jean Dubuffet, and more.

Thomas Fransioli, Mount Street Gardens and the Grosvener Chapel, London (1970). Courtesy of Hirschl & Adler Modern.

It all started back in 1891 with Carnegie Hall. Now, from the Fuller Building to Cass Gilbert’s neo gothic Rodin Studios, 57th street is home to some of the oldest and most prestigious art galleries in the city. Lined with one heavy hitter after another, 57th has long been an artistic enclave and—with this week’s impressive roster of shows—it continues to enthusiastically uphold the tradition.

There’s only one week left to see “Jacques Lipchitz: Selected Sculpture and Drawing from 1911 to 1972” at the neighborhood staple, Marlborough Gallery. This exhibition is a survey of the sculptor’s extensive career and features 82 sculptures and 47 drawings by the artist. A couple doors down, see William Kentridge’s “Drawings for Lulu” at Marian Goodman Gallery. Coinciding with the much-anticipated Alban Berg opera, “Lulu,” at the Metropolitan Opera, Kentridge’s 67 original illustrations, adapted from drawings that were made to be projected on the stage of the opera, are currently on display. Just a quick walk past Madison Avenue, and you’ll encounter powerhouse Pace Gallery, hosting the recently opened “Matta in the 1950s and 1960s.” Organized closely with Matta’s two children, this exhibition highlights the artist’s paintings and drawings made during his time living in Rome and Paris, in the latter half of his life.

If you’re in hurry to jumpstart your holiday shopping and only have a room for a couple galleries in your schedule, Peter Blum and Throckmorton Fine Art both have exhibitions closing this Saturday that you definitely don’t want to miss. Showcasing Enoc Perez and Frida Kahlo respectively, these vibrant shows bring a little Latin culture to this one-block radius of art.

There may be many streets with galleries in Manhattan—but none quite like this.

Installation view. Courtesy of Peter Blum Gallery.

Installation view. Courtesy of Peter Blum Gallery.

Exhibition: “One World Trade Center
When: September 10–November 14, 2015
Where: Peter Blum, 20 W. 57th Street, New York, NY

Courtesy of Throckmorton Fine Art.

Courtesy of Throckmorton Fine Art.

Exhibition: “Women Pioneers Mexican Photography I”
When: September 24–November 14, 2015
Where: Throckmorton Fine Art, 145 E. 57th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY

 

Jean Dubuffet, Paysage tricolore IV (aux ruines d’un chateau) (1974). Courtesy of James Goodman Gallery.

Jean Dubuffet, Paysage tricolore IV (aux ruines d’un chateau) (1974). Courtesy of James Goodman Gallery.

Exhibition: “Dubuffet: Form & Texture
When: October 21–December 15, 2015
Where: James Goodman Gallery, 41 E. 57th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY

Jacques Lipchitz, Harlequin with Mandolin in Oval (1923). Courtesy of Marlborough Gallery.

Jacques Lipchitz, Harlequin with Mandolin in Oval (1923). Courtesy of Marlborough Gallery.

Exhibition: “Jacques Lipchitz: Selected Sculpture and Drawing from 1911 to 1972”
When: October 22–November 21, 2015
Where: Marlborough Gallery, 40 W. 57th Street, New York, NY

Andrew Masullo, 6025 (2014–2015). Courtesy of Tibor de Nagy Gallery.

Andrew Masullo, 6025 (2014–2015). Courtesy of Tibor de Nagy Gallery.

Jungjin Lee, Unnamed Road 007 (2011). Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery.

Jungjin Lee, Unnamed Road 007 (2011). Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery.

Exhibition: “Andrew Msaullo”
When: October 22–December 5, 2015
Where: Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 724 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Exhibition: “Jungjin Lee: Recent Projects
When: October 29–December 12, 2015
Where: Howard Greenberg Gallery, 41 E. 57th Street, Suite 1406, New York, NY

Installation view. Courtesy of Edward Tyler Nahem.

Installation view. Courtesy of Edward Tyler Nahem.

Exhibition: “Joan Mitchell: At the Harbor and in the Grande Vallée
When: October 29–December 18, 2015
Where: Edward Tyler Nahem, 37 W. 57th Street, New York, NY

Installation view. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery.

Installation view. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery.

Exhibition: “Drawings for Lulu
When: November 2–December 19, 2015
Where: Marian Goodman Gallery, 24 W. 57th Street, New York, NY

Paula Modersohn-Becker, Girl in Green Hat in Profile (c. 1901). Courtesy of Galerie St. Etienne.

Paula Modersohn-Becker, Girl in Green Hat in Profile (c. 1901). Courtesy of Galerie St. Etienne.

Exhibition: “Art and Life
When: November 3, 2015–March 12, 2016
Where: Galerie St. Etienne, 24 W. 57th Street, Suite 802, New York, NY

ackson Pollock, Untitled, CR#607 (1939–1942). Courtesy of Washburn Gallery.

Jackson Pollock, Untitled, CR#607 (1939–1942). Courtesy of Washburn Gallery.

Exhibition: “Jackson Pollock: Works on Paper, 1936–1951
When: November 2, 2015–January 16, 2016
Where: Washburn Gallery, 20 W. 57th Street, New York, NY

Peter Schuyff, Untitled (2014). Courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery.

Peter Schuyff, Untitled (2014). Courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery.

Exhibition: “Peter Schuyff”
When: November 5–December 18, 2015
Where: Mary Boone Gallery, 745 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Exhibition: “An Architect’s Dream: The Magic Realist World of Thomas Fransioli
When: November 5–December 31, 2015
Where: Hirschl & Adler Galleries, 730 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Thomas Fransioli, Mount Street Gardens and the Grosvener Chapel, London (1970). Courtesy of Hirschl & Adler Modern.

Thomas Fransioli, Mount Street Gardens and the Grosvener Chapel, London (1970). Courtesy of Hirschl & Adler Galleries.

Exhibition: “Matta in the 1950s and 1960s
When: November 6, 2015–January 9, 2016
Where: Pace Gallery, 32 E. 57th Street, New York, NY

Robert Matta, Le vin des fleurs (1969). Courtesy of Pace Gallery.

Robert Matta, Le vin des fleurs (1969). Courtesy of Pace Gallery.


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