Sarah Lucas, 'Edith,' 2015. Plaster, cigarette, toilet, and table. Lucas's show, "Au Naturel," is on view at the New Museum through January 20.
Photo: © Sarah Lucas. Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London

8 Incredible Art Exhibitions Closing this Week

Among them are Sarah Lucas's blockbuster at the New Museum and Ellsworth Kelly's iconic work at Matthew Marks Gallery

Of all the shows closing in New York this week, including Sarah Lucas’s blockbuster survey at the New Museum and an installation of one of Ellsworth Kelly’s largest works at Matthew Marks, here are a few that we recommend you check out before they close.

Installation: Richard Pettibone: Endless Variation at FLAG Art Foundation. Photo: FLAG Art Foundation

1. Richard Pettibone: Endless Variation
FLAG Art Foundation, 545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor
Through January 19

A selection of the appropriation artist’s small-scale replicas of famous 20th-century artworks are on view. The show spans 1964 to the present day, with a special focus on self-portraiture, seriality, and photorealism.

Installation, “Some Kind of Halfway Place” at Higher Pictures. Photo: Higher Pictures

2. Some Kind of Halfway Place
Higher Pictures
Through January 19

Joshua Citarella curates this politically-minded group exhibition, which calls upon the talent of Daniel Keller, Joseph Strick, UV Production House, and more.

Installation view of Ellsworth Kelly’s “Color Panels for a Large Wall” at Matthew Marks Gallery. Photo: Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery

3. Ellsworth Kelly: Color Panels for a Large Wall
Matthew Marks Gallery, 522 West 22nd Street
Through January 19

The gallery displays a never-before-seen copy of one of the lauded American minimalist’s largest works, Color Panels for a Large Wall.

Recommended: 11 Fascinating Insights Into the Creative Mind of Ellsworth Kelly

Nadia Gohar, Passport Photos (Do’s and Don’ts), 2018. Digital C-Prints.

4. Executive (Dis)Order: Art, Displacement, and the Ban
Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Through January 19

Artists who have been affected by President Trump’s travel ban—Executive Order 13780—come together in this group exhibition organized by the Artistic Freedom Initiative and curated by Osman Can Yerebakan, who contributes to Galerie.

F.N. Souza, Untitled, 1962. Oil on canvas. Photo: Blanca and Sunil Hirani Asian Art Collection. ©2010 Christie's Images Limited

5. The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue
Through January 20

This landmark exhibition surveys the powerful artists’ movement that arose in the wake of Indian independence in 1947.

Denise Scott Brown, Architettura Minore on The Strip, Las Vegas, 1966.

6. Denise Scott Brown: Photographs, 1956–1966
Carriage Trade, 277 Grand Street, 2nd Floor
Through January 20

Photographs by the Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates founder and principal capture elements of Southern California and Venice during the 1950s and 60s.

Sarah Lucas, Edith, 2015. Plaster, cigarette, toilet, and table. Photo: © Sarah Lucas. Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London

7. Sarah Lucas
New Museum, 235 Bowery
Through January 20

The first American survey of YBA Sarah Lucas spans three floors at the New Museum. In her highly provocative art, Lucas seeks to undermine long-held beliefs about gender, sexuality, and identity.

Josef Hoffmann, brooch, 1907. Photo: Private Collection, courtesy of NGNY

8. Focus: Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry
Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Avenue
Through January 21

This exhibition collates extremely rare jewels by the Wiener Werkstätte (the Viennese Workshops), including several by firm cofounder Josef Hoffmann that have been compared with the art of Gustav Klimt.


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