Must-See Art Guide: New York Galleries and Art Fairs to See this Week

This week's guide includes Yoko Ono, Russell Young, Nan Goldin, and more.

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Timothy W. Jahn, Self. Courtesy of Rehs Galleries, Inc.
Nigel van Wieck, Q train. Courtesy of Didier Aaron.
Annette Lemieux, Hellos and Goodbyes (1994). Courtesy of Kent Fine Art, LLC.
Joan Semmel, Installation View (2015). Courtesy of Alexander Gray Associates.
Jaime Davidovich, Opening Square Taped Project with Frame (1972). Courtesy of Henrique Faria.
Luis Roldán, Eidola (2015). Courtesy of Henrique Faria.
Erika Vogt, Slug. Courtesy of Simone Subal Gallery.
Yves Hayat, La Petite Robe Noire, The Shadow of your Smile. Courtesy of Galerie Mark Hachem.
Russell Young, Jackie O. Courtesy of Taglialatella Galleries.
Jane Dickson, Peep show Eye. Courtesy of steven harvey fine art projects.
Giordanne Salley, Full moon hot sun. Courtesy of steven harvey fine art projects.
Nan Goldin, Self-portrait in my room, Berlin (1994). Courtesy of ClampArt.
Julia Wachtel, Time and Again (2014). Courtesy of Elizabeth Dee.
Alice Channer, Half-life. Courtesy of Lisa Cooley.
Xavier Robles De Medina, Break and Barge (2015). Courtesy of CATINCA TABACARU GALLERY.
Li Hui, Installation View. Courtesy of Sandra Gering Inc.
Sarah Dwyer, Sunk Under. Courtesy of Jane Lombard Gallery.
Cildo Meireles, Amerikkka (1991–2013). Courtesy of Galerie Lelong - New York.
Pratchaya Phinthong, What I learned I no longer know the little I still know I guessed (2009). Courtesy of Tina Kim Gallery.
Yoko Ono, Cut Piece (1964). Courtesy of the MoMA and the artist.
Grete Stern, Dreams No. 1 (1949). Courtesy of MoMA.
John Baldessari, Hands Framing New York Harbor from Pier 18 (1971). Courtesy of MoMA.
Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life. Installation View. Courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden.
Lynda Benglis, Installation view, Courtesy of Storm King Art Center, the artist and Cheim & Read, New York.

New York has the longest street in the United States, the most frequented bridge, and the largest subway line in the world, but it is also known for its record-breaking auctions. Never before has so much money been spent at a single sale. This Monday, art in the amount of more than $700 million went under the hammer at Christie’s New York, including the most expensive artwork Les Femmes d´Alger by Pablo Picasso, which was purchased for almost $180 million. Several other world records were broken in this sale.

If you don’t want to spend your money at a record-breaking auction, you can discover new art at the art fairs going on this week. Explore the vibrancy of Harlem, its participating cultural institutions, and emerging Harlem artists at the FLUX Art Fair. Or experience the most exciting contemporary galleries from around the world at Frieze New York, the world’s leading contemporary art fair. Over 190 galleries are showing their inventory on the East River. Talks and educational programs are included. And, located on the Hudson River, Art Miami New York caters to both seasoned and new art collectors who are looking to experience the best of what the global contemporary art market has to offer. In Red Hook, you have the opportunity to explore contemporary African art at the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair.

While all these art fairs are going on, a lot of galleries have special exhibitions to engage fair visitors coming to their exhibition spaces. Paintings and drawings from the Ani Art Academies can be seen in the exhibition “SEXƎƧ,” the third collaboration with Rehs Contemporary. If you want to see Hopper-esque paintings of America and New York by Nigel van Wieck, don’t miss “Connect,” closing tomorrow. You also have a bit more time to discover the solo exhibition of Pop artist Russell Young with his new portfolio “Jackie O.” To see more exhibitions going on in the city check out last week’s edition of the Must-See Art Guide: New York and 6 Must-See New York Gallery Shows During Frieze New York.

New York, which hosted a record 56 million tourists in 2014, is home to hundreds of art museums, which have a lot of interesting shows to offer as well. After the controversial Björk show at MoMA, the curator has attempted to calm adversaries with the next show by multimedia artist Yoko Ono. The “Yoko Ono: One Woman Show 1960–1971” opens this Sunday.

If you would like to enjoy the nice weather and art at the same time, visit the exhibition “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life” in the New York Botanical Garden, where a rare display of more than a dozen original Kahlo paintings and works on paper are featured. Learn more about Kahlo’s life and enjoy Mexican-inspired events.

Try to break your own record and visit as many as art events as you can this month in New York!

Exhibition: “SEXƎƧ”

When: April 18–May 15, 2015

Where: Rehs Galleries, Inc., 5 E. 57th Street, New York, NY


Exhibition: “Nigel van Wieck: Connect”

When: April 23–May 15, 2015

Where: Didier Aaron, 32 E. 67th Street, New York, NY


Exhibition: Annette Lemieux: Everybody wants to be a catchy tune.

When: March 26–May 16, 2015

Where: Kent Fine Art, LLC, 210 11th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY


Exhibition: Joan Semmel, Across Five Decades

When: April 2–May 16, 2015

Where: Alexander Gray Associates, 526 W. 26th Street, New York, NY


Exhibition: Jaime Davidovic: Tapes Period. 1969-1975” and “Luis Roldán: Eidola

When: April 2–May 16, 2015

Where: Henrique Faria, 35 East 67th St. 4th Floor, New York, NY


Art Fair: Collective Design

When: May 13–17, 2015

Where: Collective Design, Skylight Clarkson Sq, 550 Washington Street, New York, NY


Art Fair: “Flux Art Fair”

When: May 14–17, 2015

Where: The Corn Exchange Building, 81 East 125th St, New York, NY


Art Fair: “Frieze New York”

When: May 14–17, 2015

Where: Randall’s Island Park, 20 Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY


Art Fair: “Art Miami New York”

When: May 14–17, 2015

Where: Pier 94, 55th Street and West Side Highway, New York, NY


Art Fair: “1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair”

When: May 15–17, 2015

Where: Red Hook, Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, New York, NY


Exhibition: Erika Vogt

When: May 10–June 4, 2015

Where: Simone Subal Gallery, 131 Bowery, 2nd floor, New York, NY


Exhibition: Yves Hayat: Violent Luxury

When: May 14–June 6, 2015

Where: Galerie Mark Hachem, 988 Madison Avenue, New York, NY


Exhibition: “Jackie O, A New Release by Russell Young”

When: May 14–June 7, 2015

Where: Taglialatella Galleries, 231 10th Avenue, New York, NY


Exhibition: Jane Dickson: Seen” and “Giordanne Salley: Full Moon Hot Sun

When: May 12–June 14, 2015

Where: steven harvey fine art projects, 208 Forsyth Street, New York, NY


Exhibition: Ricci Albenda: Supercallefragelistic-Expialledocious! (Universal Color, Part I)” and “Alberto de Michele, Gregory Gentert, Adam Gordon

When: May 14–June 20, 2015

Where: Andrew Kreps Gallery, 525 W. 22nd Street, New York, NY


Exhibition: Boston to New York: David Armstrong, Nan Goldin, and Mark Morrisroe

When: May 14–June 20, 2015

Where: ClampArt, 531 W. 25th Street, New York, NY


Exhibition: Jacqueline Humphries” and “Works on Paper

When: May 15–June 20, 2015

Where: Greene Naftali Gallery, 516 West 26th Street, 8th floor, New York, NY


Exhibition: Julia Wachtel: Empowerment

When: May 16–June 20, 2015

Where: Elizabeth Dee Gallery, 545 W 20th St, New York, NY


Exhibition: Alice Channer: Half-life

When: May 10–June 21, 2015

Where: Lisa Cooley, 34 Orchard Street, New York, NY


Exhibition: FICTIONS AND CONSTRUCTIONS: Rui Chafes, Felix R. Cid and Xavier Robles de Medina

When: May 15–June 21, 2015

Where: CATINCA TABACARU GALLERY, 250 Broome Street, New York, NY


Exhibition: Li Hui: Ksana

When: May 12–June 27, 2015

Where: Sandra Gering Inc, 14 E. 63rd Street, New York, NY


Exhibition: Sarah Dwyer: Sunk Under

When: May 14–June 27, 2015

Where: Jane Lombard Gallery, 518 W. 19th Street, New York, NY


Exhibition: Cildo Meireles

When: May 15–June 27, 2015

Where: Galerie Lelong – New York, 528 W. 26th Street, New York, NY


Exhibition: Happy Together

When: May 15–July 3, 2015

Where: Tina Kim Gallery, 545 W. 25th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY


Exhibition: Marjorie Strider: Come Hither

When: May 8–August 1, 2015

Where: Broadway 1602, 1181 Broadway Floor 3, New York, NY


Exhibition: “Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971”

When: May 17–September 7, 2015

Where: Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY


Exhibition: From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola” and “Art on Camera: Photographs by Shunk-Kender, 1960–1971

When: May 17–October 4, 2015

Where: Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY


Exhibition: Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life

When: May 16–November 1, 2015

Where: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, New York, NY


Exhibition: Lynda Benglis: Water Sources

When: May 16–November 8, 2015

Where: Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY

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