Must-See Art Guide: 57th Street Edition
This week's guide includes William Kentridge, Jean Dubuffet, and more.
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.
Exhibition: “One World Trade Center”
When: September 10–November 14, 2015
Where: Peter Blum, 20 W. 57th Street, New York, NY
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
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
Exhibition: “Andrew Msaullo”
When: October 22–December 5, 2015
Where: Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 724 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
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
Exhibition: “Drawings for Lulu”
When: November 2–December 19, 2015
Where: Marian Goodman Gallery, 24 W. 57th Street, New York, NY
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
Exhibition: “Matta in the 1950s and 1960s”
When: November 6, 2015–January 9, 2016
Where: Pace Gallery, 32 E. 57th Street, New York, NY
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