3 Must-See Museum Shows in NYC

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Jim Shaw installation at New Museum

My absolute favorite is Jim Shaw’s: The End is Here at The New Museum. I LOVE his work – it’s a great amalgam of pop culture, cartooning, thrift store finds. The 4th floor installation is phenomenal.
New Museum, 235 Bowery, NYC
Til 1/10/16

MoMA PS 1: Greater New York is essential viewing (every 5 years) for its perspective on what is happening in the art world in NY. Be warned: it’s an uneven, messy show but I loved many of the installations! Lutz Bacher’s Magic Mountain will be the most instagrammed image from the show. Other favorites included: Christine Sun Kim, William Villalongo, Ajay Kurian, Liene Bosque and KIOSK.
22-25 Jackson Ave. at the intersection of 46th Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
Til 3/7/2016

Picasso Sculpture Show at MoMA is a show I had not expected to like as much as I did. It illustrates Picasso’s playful and whimsical side.  The scope and range of his work is extraordinary. Will be very influential I predict!
MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street
Til 2/7/16

Photos from all 3 shows below:

JIM SHAW SURVEY SHOW AT NEW MUSEUM

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paintings

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Objects he buys on ebay – where he said he is frequently the only bidder

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Sacred Oddities

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Record collection

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Labyrinth : I dreamed I was taller than Jonathan Borofsky (2009)

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Labyrinth : I dreamed I was taller than Jonathan Borofsky (2009)

GREATER NEW YORK AT MoMA PS 1

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Lutz Bacher, “Magic Mountain” (2015)

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The art collective KIOSK’s archive installation (2005–15) takes up an entire gallery on MoMA PS1’s second floor.

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Ignacio Gonzalez-Lang, “Kueens” (2009)

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Fashion designs by Annabeth Marks and Eckhaus Latta

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Collage installation by Mary Beth Edelson

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Choreographer Jen Rosenblit’s dancers rehearsing her performance piece “Clap Hands” beneath a large formica piece by Louise Lawler.

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Liene Bosquê, “Recollection” (2000–15)

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Detail of Ajay Kurian, Comfort Zone (Heaven is for smokers and non-smokers), 2014.

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William Villalongo Jubilee

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Christine Sun Kim, Game of Skill (Velcro, magnets, custom electronics and intern’s voice)

PICASSO’S SCULPTURES

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A group of six sculptures by Pablo Picasso made of wood and other found objects

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Bull’s head made of bicycle seat

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“Cat”

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‘Woman in the Garden’ (1929-30), by Picasso

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