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Bar Pitti, the Brooklyn Museum, and Andreas Gursky’s “Not Abstract II”: Sarah Hoover’s New York

By Whitewaller

November 10, 2016

For Whitewaller‘s November New York issue, out this week for The Salon Art + Design fair, we handpicked a few insiders—a select group of those in-the-know on all things New York—that shared with us how to navigate the city this fall. To kick things off, we have Sarah Hoover, artist liaison at Gagosian Gallery, share her top spots to eat, drink, network, and relax this week.

WHERE TO EAT
Bar Pitti is the best casual Italian food spot in New York, and there’s tons of heated outdoor seating so you can people-watch until late in the fall. Go with the Spinaci Saltati and the Rigatoni Pitti.

WHERE TO SIP
ZZ’s Clam Bar is my favorite because it’s a tiny little jewel box and the cocktails are amazing.

WHERE TO SEE ART
The best art-trek in New York City is to go to Gagosian Gallery on West 24th Street, walk down to Gagosian on West 21st Street, and then continue via the High Line to the new Whitney Museum. It’s a perfect art afternoon.

WHERE TO HAVE FUN
The biggest rarity in New York City is nature, so if I’m going to hang out for an afternoon, I try to be outside. The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City has a beautiful garden, and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is also really magical—and right next to the Brooklyn Museum.

WHERE TO RELAX
Take a car up to Dia:Beacon, which is one of the most special and peaceful art destinations in the world. It’s especially gorgeous in fall.

TOP SHOW(S) TO SEE THIS NOVEMBER
I am super excited that Gagosian on West 21st Street is opening the Andreas Gursky show “Not Abstract II” on November 10. It’s his first solo show in New York in five years, and the work is all inspired by American post-war painters.

Andreas GurskyBar PittiGagosian GalleryNoguchi MuseumThe Brooklyn MuseumThe Brooklyn RailThe Noguchi MuseumZZ's Clam Bar

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