Beyond the New York School: 10 Shows Spotlight Influential Artists of the ‘60s & ‘70s
It’s a good month to look back at forward-looking artists. Paul Kasmin Gallery honors the Met’s first curator of 20th century art—the venerable Henry Geldzahler. The gallery reprises his landmark 1969 survey, the museum’s first exhibition on contemporary American art. The show features exemplary works including a 1977 Warhol silkscreen of Iran’s Empress, a small-scale Mark di Suvero sculpture and more.
This is just one of many member shows this month that highlight groundbreaking works from the era, from a video sculpture by Yoko Ono at Andrea Rosen Gallery to Edvins Strautmanis’ monumental canvases at Allan Stone Projects.
Keith Sonnier reinterprets his seminal 1970 exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery with new ultra violet works and every film he has ever made. Alexander and Bonin presents the first show dedicated to the drawings and paintings Paul Thek made while living in Italy, from landscapes to newspaper paintings to hot potato figures.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dos Cabezas (Two Heads) 1982
It was after Andy had taken those Polaroid’s of Jean-Michel at The Factory that Jean said he had to go. Andy wanted him to stay for lunch, but Jean insisted on leaving. About 30-45 minutes later Jean-Michel comes back with this huge piece of him and Andy, a real master piece, and Andy says “Ahh, i’m so jealous. He’s faster than me.”