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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.

Also on view are satirically erotic drawings by William Copley at Paul Kasmin Gallery and Larry Rivers’ mixed-media constructions comprised of heroin paraphernalia at Tibor de Nagy Gallery

See you at the galleries!

The Thing and the Thing-in-Itself” at Andrea Rosen Gallery
December 13 – January 24

Ed Flood: Floaters & Fins” at Corbett vs. Dempsey 
December 13 – January 24 

Jack Beal: Hard Edge Painting, 1968 – 1972” at George Adams Gallery
January 6 – February 28 

Edvins Strautmanis” at Allan Stone Projects
January 8 – March 2

William N. Copley: Drawings (1962 – 1973)” at Paul Kasmin Gallery
January 8 – February 7

Kishio Suga” at Blum & Poe
January 8 – February 21

Paul Thek: Ponza and Roma” at Alexander and Bonin
January 10 – February 21

The New York School, 1969: Henry Geldzahler at the Metropolitan Museum of Art” at Paul Kasmin Gallery
January 13 - March 14

Keith Sonnier: Castelli Warehouse 1970/Castelli Gallery 2015” at Leo Castelli Gallery
January 14 – March 28

Larry Rivers: Shadow and Substance” at Tibor de Nagy Gallery
January 22 – March 7

IMAGES FROM TOP: Edvins Strautmanis, The Warrior1972, acrylic on canvas. Jack Beal, Table Painting #10, 1969, oil on canvas. James Rosenquist, Floating to the Top, 1964, oil on canvas with plexiglass strips and acrylic letters. Ed Flood, L.B., 1978, acrylic on canvas on wood. Paul Thek, Untitled (seascape with rocks), c.1975, oil on canvas with artist’s frame and picture light. Yoko Ono, Sky TV, 1966, closed circuit video installation, ©Yoko Ono. William N. Copley, Untitled (Toilet), 1971, acrylic and charcoal on paper. Installation view of Keith Sonnier: Castelli Warehouse 1970/Castelli Gallery 2015 at Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. Larry Rivers, Bad Witch,1970, mixed media.Kishio Suga, Multiple Latencies in Formation, 2014, wood, wire. Robert Smithson, Non-site: Line of Wreckage (Bayonne, New Jersey), 1968, mixed media. ©Estate of Robert Smithson/ Licensed by VAGA, NY.

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.”