Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol
Superman
1961
Casein and wax crayon on cotton
67 x 52 inches
Private collection
Courtesy of DC Comics. Superman
© and ™ DC Comics. All rights reserved.
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York.

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder
Red-Eyed Dragon
1950
Painted metal and wire
20 x 26 x 4 inches
Courtesy of Lévy Gorvy.

"Gutai" at Hauser & Wirth

Installation view, ‘Gutai,’ Hauser & Wirth New York, 69th Street, 2018
Photo by Genevieve Hanson
Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth.

Janaina Tschäpe

Janaina Tschäpe
HumidGray
2018
casein and watercolor pencil on canvas
109 x 187 inches
© Janaina Tschäpe
Photo by Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York.

KAWS

KAWS
GONE
2018
bronze, paint
71 x 71.5 x 29.75 inches
© KAWS.
Courtesy of the artist and Skarstedt, New York.

Mandy El-Sayegh

Mandy El-Sayegh
Earth Truth
2016
digital print on canvas, paper, plastic, and chinese ink
84.65 x 55.51 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul.

Nate Lowman

Nate Lowman
Never Remember
Installation View, 2018 © Nate Lowman
Photo by Rob McKeever
Courtesy of Gagosian.

Lyle Ashton Harris

Lyle Ashton Harris
Zamble at Land’s End #2
2018
24 x 18 inches
Courtesy of Salon 94.

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Warhol, Janaina Tschäpe, Lyle Ashton Harris, and More Must See Shows in New York

One of the best ways to beat the chilly months in New York City is to visit museum and gallery shows. Here, we’ve included a list of “must see” exhibitions happening throughout the city this autumn.

Andy Warhol Andy Warhol
Ethel Scull 36 Times
1963
Silkscreen ink and acrylic on linen, thirty-six panels
80 × 144 inches
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Jointly owned by the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gift of Ethel Redner Scull
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York.

Andy Warhol at The Whitney
November 12—March 31, 2019
The first retrospective of Andy Warhol’s art in the U.S. since 1989, “From A to B and Back Again” is a landmark exhibition featuring over 350 of his works—some assembled together for the first time ever. Curated by Warhol authority Donna De Salvo alongside Christie Mitchell and Mark Loiacono, the survey stretches across four galleries of the Whitney in order to include some of Warhol’s earliest work as a commercial illustrator, a selection of hand-painted pop works and photo silkscreen paintings, portraits, his later work and collaborations, and scheduled programming of several of Warhol’s avant-garde films. Also, a highlight of the exhibition, is one of Andy Warhol’s final works—Camouflage Last Supper.

Janaina Tschäpe Janaina Tschäpe
HumidGray
2018
casein and watercolor pencil on canvas
109 x 187 inches
© Janaina Tschäpe
Photo by Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York.

Janaina Tschäpe at Sean Kelly
Now—December 8
“HumidGray and ShadowLake” is Janaina Tschäpe’s debut exhibition at Sean Kelly Gallery showcasing her distinctive style of abstraction, which uses organic forms to suggest ideas of growth, transition, and metamorphosis. In the show, works like MorningGreen and Kleine Nachtmusik (a take on a starry night sky hovering over a field) demonstrate the artist’s process, which she describes as “an idea of color developing into a landscape.”

Lyle Ashton Harris 
Flash of the Spirit  2018 
48 x 64 inches 
Courtesy of Salon 94. Lyle Ashton Harris
Flash of the Spirit
2018
48 x 64 inches
Courtesy of Salon 94.

Lyle Ashton Harris at Salon 94 Bowery
November 9—December 21
53-year-old Lyle Ashton Harris has returned to self-portraiture for his inaugural show at Salon 94, claiming his spot as an artist whose core engagements lie within the areas of sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity, class, and aging. In his exhibition “Flash of the Spirit,” Harris uses masks (borrowed from his family’s collection of West African masks) to portray these themes, posing himself in idyllic landscapes like Provincetown, Massachusetts and Fire Island, New York, boldly exploring the inevitable journey through aging and towards death.

Nate Lowman Nate Lowman
Never Remember
Installation View, 2018 © Nate Lowman
Photo by Rob McKeever
Courtesy of Gagosian.

Nate Lowman at Gagosian Gallery
Now—December 15
“Never Remember,” Nate Lowman’s premier exhibition at Gagosian, is a survey of the artist’s Maps (a series of drop cloth paintings he began in 2013) and a selection of related works. Named as a biting reversal of the slogan “Never forget,” the exhibition showcases how Lowman calls on abstraction as a means of demonstrating his sharp political skepticism for the American way. In his work, Lowman transforms debris from contemporary American life in order to reevaluate familiar symbols and signs from the media, street, home, and studio.

Mandy El-Sayegh Mandy El-Sayegh
White Grounds 10
2018
oil and mixed media on linen
88.98 x 84.25 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul.

Mandy El-Sayegh at Lehmann Maupin
November 8—December 22
Mandy El-Sayegh’s first solo show in the U.S., “MUTATIONS IN BLUE, WHITE, RED,” joins together works from several of her series to display the roots of her practice— assemblage and the political, economic, and social complexities of humanity. In the show, viewers will find a number of works including mixed media paintings from the London-based artist’s White Grounds and Net-Grid series, a selection of her table works, and parts of the Piece Paintings series. El-Sayegh has also created an installation where layers of The Financial Times have been applied to the walls and floors of the gallery, creating a new landscape for her work to reside in, reflecting the artist’s interest in the complicated interactions and confrontations between the body and the political landscape.

KAWS KAWS
GONE
2018
bronze, paint
71 x 71.5 x 29.75 inches
© KAWS.
Courtesy of the artist and Skarstedt, New York.

KAWS at Skarstedt Gallery
November 8—December 19
In KAWS’ debut show at Skarstedt Gallery, “GONE,” the artist’s iconic CHUM character no longer valiantly charges towards the future. Instead—an allusion to the current cultural and political environments we are living in—CHUM stands with his head hanging low, casting a sense of loss and sadness across the entire show that is sure to make viewers pause in moments of careful contemplation. In addition to the solemn iteration of CHUM, the exhibition includes three large-scale bronze sculptures, and a series of new multi-paneled paintings.

"Gutai" at Hauser & Wirth Installation view, ‘Gutai,’ Hauser & Wirth New York, 69th Street, 2018
Photo by Genevieve Hanson
Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth.

“Gutai” at Hauser & Wirth
Now—December 22
Hauser & Wirth’s exhibition “Gutai” explores the legacy of the Japanese avant-garde art movement, which was known for employing slogans like, “Don’t imitate others!” and “Engage in the newness!” Works by artists from the Gutai Art Association (formed by Jiro Yoshihara in 1954) come together to show how the movement created a freewheeling relationship between art, space, body, and time. Included are pieces like Tsuyoshi Maekawa’s burlap works, Kazuo Shiraga’s performance-born painted canvases, and Sadamasa Motonaga’s Work 145, which employed his own take on the “tarashikomi” technique, in which a second layer of paint is applied on top of the first still-wet layer.

Ellsworth Kelly Ellsworth Kelly
White Cross
1959
Oil on linen 17 x 20 inches
Courtesy of Lévy Gorvy.

“Calder/Kelly” at Lévy Gorvy
November 9—January 9, 2019
“Calder/Kelly” is the first major exhibition exploring both the visual and personal likenesses between the American artists Alexander Calder and Ellsworth Kelly. It celebrates not only fifty years of work, but also their longstanding friendship. Spread throughout the three floors of Lévy Gorvy’s gallery space, a dynamic exchange between figuration and abstraction is epxlored by displaying the artist’s work side by side. Included are works like Kelly’s Red White and Three Gray Panels and Calder’s Black Beast and Red Maze III.

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