Richard Prince, "High Times," 2018. Installation view.
Photo: Artwork © Richard Prince. Photo: Rob McKeever. Courtesy of Gagosian

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Galerie rounds up the best art exhibitions of the fall season to go with family and friends

Whether you’re looking for a way to spend the holiday weekend or need a place to send your houseguests for a few hours, the city has no shortage of incredible art offerings, especially at this busy time of year. Below, we’ve curated a list of the best art exhibitions of the New York fall art season, including those by big names such as Andy Warhol, Ellsworth Kelly, and Richard Prince.

Sarah Lucas, Edith, 2015. Plaster, cigarette, toilet, and table.

1. Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel
New Museum

Three floors of the New Museum are devoted to the first American survey of YBA artist Sarah Lucas’s provocative works, which undermine long-held beliefs about gender, sexuality, and identity.

Where: The New Museum, 235 Bowery 

When: Through January 1, 2019

Hilma af Klint, Group IV, The Ten Largest, No. 7, Adulthood (Grupp IV, De tio största, nr 7, Mannaåldern), 1907. Photo: Albin Dahlström, the Moderna Museet, Stockholm

2. Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future

Guggenheim Museum

The first major U.S. solo exhibition of the overlooked artist positions Klint, who was creating nonfigurative works as early as the late 1880s, to be the first true abstract artist. She kept her radical works private for most of her life, convinced that the world wasn’t ready for them.

Where: Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue.

When: Through February 3, 2019

An array of portraits that Andy Warhol created to show a “portrait of society.” Photo: Stefanie Li, © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

3. Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again
Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney’s Warhol retrospective is the first to be hosted by a U.S. museum in three decades, juxtaposing his wildly famous Pop pieces with some of his lesser-known commercial illustrations and experimental works.

Where: Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street

When: Through March 31, 2019

Recommended: Preview the Whitney’s Major Warhol Survey, in Photos

Bruce Nauman, One Hundred Live and Die, 1984. Neon tubing with clear glass tubing on metal monolith. Photo: Dorothy Zeidman, courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York

4. Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts
Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1

The first retrospective devoted to the artist in 25 years encompasses the artist’s entire career, spanning mediums from his prints and drawings to neon works and performance pieces.

Where: Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street; and MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City

When: Through February 25, 2019

Installation view of the “Jewelry: The Body Transformed” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo: Erik Bardin, Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

5. Jewelry: The Body Transformed
Metropolitan Museum of Art

This extraordinary exhibition, which Galerie is pleased to support, features 8,000 pieces of jewelry and 230 objects encompassing 2,600 B.C. to the present, from ancient headdresses to modern accessories. Drawing from all 17 museum departments, it took six curators to organize and spotlights the transformative power of jewelry.

Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue

When: Through February 24, 2019

Recommended: Galerie Hosts a Private Viewing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Blockbuster Jewelry Exhibition

Installation view of Genesis Belanger and Emily Mae Smith’s A Strange Relative. Photo: Dario Lasagni. Courtesy of the artists and Perrotin.

6. Park Seo-Bo, Gregor Hildebrandt, and Genesis Belanger with Emily Mae Smith

Three shows at Perrotin promise to be a memorable experience, from Berlin artist Gregor Hildebrandt’s striking installations using outdated technologies such as cassette tapes and vinyl records to a whimsical collaboration between Brooklyn artists Genesis Belanger, a sculptor, and the painter Emily Mae Smith.

Where: Perrotin New York, 130 Orchard Street

When: Through December 22

Recommended: Julian Schnabel on the Life of Vincent Van Gogh and His Sweeping New Film

Installation, Almien Rech Gallery. Photo: Almine Rech Gallery

7. By Fire, Ceramic Works
Almine Rech Gallery

On view through mid-December, a selection of ceramic works by modernist masters, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Lucio Fontana, and Wilfredo Lam, will complement work by contemporary artists such as Julian Schnabel, Betty Woodman, Arlene Shechet, Johan Creten, Rosemarie Trockel, and Miquel Barceló, among others. The show reflects the burgeoning interest in ceramics.

Where: Almine Rech Gallery, 39 East 78th Street, 2nd Floor

When: Through December 15

Verhoeven Twins, sculpture from the “Shape of Water” series. Photo: Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop

8. Verhoeven Twins: Vanitas of Life
Carpenters Workshop Gallery

The Verhoeven Twins, formerly of the design collective Demakersvan, have made their U.S. solo debut with the design gallery. Surprisingly sturdy, the sculptures in the “Shape of Water” collection appear as though they might burst at any moment.

Where: Carpenters Workshop Gallery, 693 Fifth Avenue

When: Through December 22

Richard Prince, Untitled, 2017. Oil stick, acrylic, charcoal, matte medium, collage, and inkjet on canvas. Photo: © Richard Prince. Photo: Rob McKeever. Courtesy Gagosian.

9. Richard Prince: High Times

Never-before-seen oil-stick-and-charcoal collages overlay prints by the famed appropriation artist in a series of works he refers to as “Hippie Drawings.”

Where: Gagosian, West 21st Street

When: Through December 15

Installation view, “At Her Fingertips” at Galeria Nara Roesler. Photo: Pierce Harrison. Courtesy of the Estate of Tomie Ohtake and Galeria Nara Roesler

10. Tomie Ohtake: At Her Fingertips
Galeria Nara Roesler

This exhibition juxtaposes the late Brazilian artist Tomie Ohtake’s work from the 1960s and ’70s with the artist’s documentation of her own process. Inspired by Japanese traditions such as Zen Buddhism and haiku, Ohtake believed that there was power in simplicity, opting for pared-back compositions and stating in 1975 that “a few elements should say much.”

Where: Galeria Nara Roesler, 22 East 69th Street 3R

When: Through December 22

Ellsworth Kelly, Color Panels for a Large Wall, installed at Matthew Marks Gallery. Photo: Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery

11. Ellsworth Kelly: Color Panels for a Large Wall
Matthew Marks Gallery

The gallery displays Ellsworth Kelly’s never-before-seen copy of his largest work, Color Panels for a Large Wall, originally measuring some 30 by 125 feet and now reconfigured into two rows of nine colored canvases.

Where: Matthew Marks Gallery, 522 West 22nd Street

When: Through December 22

Cover: Richard Prince, "High Times," 2018. Installation view.
Photo: Artwork © Richard Prince. Photo: Rob McKeever. Courtesy of Gagosian


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