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12 Things Not to Miss This Week in New York

By Whitewaller

November 7, 2016

The new Whitewaller New York issue is out this week, focusing on upcoming events like The Salon Art + Design fair, the upcoming contemporary sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s, and so much more this fall. Here’s your must-do list.

THE SALON ART + DESIGN
November 10-14 – Upper East Side
The Salon Art + Design is returning to New York’s Park Avenue Armory on November 10 with 55 galleries. Taking place just ahead of auction week, the fair’s range of offerings—from design to modern and contemporary art—ought to inspire collectors.

SOTHEBY’S CONTEMPORARY ART EVENING AUCTION
November 17 – Upper East Side
Sotheby’s has secured one of the major estates to be presented at the Contemporary Art Evening Auction: The Steven and Ann Ames Collection, which contains works by artists like Gerhard Richter, Robert Ryman, Willem de Kooning, and Philip Guston.

CHRISTIE’S POST WAR & CONTEMPORARY ART EVENING SALE
November 15 – Rockefeller Center
For its evening Post-War and Contemporary Art sale on November 15, Christie’s will present Willem de Kooning’s 1977 masterpiece Untitled XXV. Estimated in the region of $40 million, Untitled XXV is returning to the auction market for the first time since setting the world auction record for any example of post-war art in the very same saleroom exactly 10 years ago to the date.

THE NEWLY OPENED CARTIER MANSION
Midtown
Be sure to visit the recently renovated Cartier Mansion in New York, which opened its doors after its two-and-a- half-year makeover on September 13. The new design is meant to be experienced as a home, with warm rooms and environments devoted to figures throughout the jewelry house’s history.

KERRY JAMES MARSHALL AT THE MET BREUER
October 25–January 29, 2017 – Upper East Side
Kerry James Marshall’s “Mastry” encompasses the artist’s 35-year career through 80 works that include 72 paintings. Marshall confronts Western art history using its recognized forms and canons, in which he asserts in content dismissed blackness and black experience, thus making the invisible visible and correcting, in his words, the “vacuum in the image bank.”

AGNES MARTIN AT THE GUGGENHEIM
October 7–January 11, 2017 – Upper East Side
Agnes Martin’s geometrical hand-drawn arrangements of coordinates, lines, and stripes on canvas fill the Guggenheim’s rotunda until January 11, 2017. Influenced by Asian belief systems like Taoism and Zen Buddhism, and the natural surroundings of her home in New Mexico, her restrained but evocative style was underpinned by a personal conviction in the emotive and expressive power of art.

CARMEN HERRERA AT THE WHITNEY
September 16–January 2, 2017 – Meatpacking District
This is the first New York museum exhibition dedicated to the artist’s work in nearly two decades. It begins with the Cuban-American painter’s formative period following World War II, moves on to her most important series, “Blanco y Verde” (1959–1971), and ends in Herrera’s continued experimentation with figure and ground relationships, highlighting the architectural underpinnings of many of her compositions.

AUDEMARS PIGUET’S NEW BOUTIQUE
Midtown
In September, Audemars Piguet re-opened its New York City flagship at 65 East 57th Street after completing a three-month renovation. Gaining inspiration from the brand’s home village of Le Brassus, Switzerland, the 3,000-square-foot space feels completely transformed.

MADISON AVENUE SHOPPING
Upper East Side
Madison Avenue in Manhattan acts as an intersection of commerce and art. Between visits to galleries and museums on the Upper East Side like The Met Breuer, Galerie Perrotin, and Dominique Lévy, stop in for a meal at Kappo Masa or E.A.T., and put your feet up at The Surrey or The Mark after shopping at spots like Creel and Gow, Vhernier or de Grisogono.

TAKE ME (I’M YOURS) AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM
September 16—February 5, 2017 – Upper East Side
This show is being restaged and expanded in New York for the very first time to include 42 artists. When the nonconforming show premiered in London in 1995, Hans Ulrich Obrist had partnered with artist Christian Boltanski, and was inspired by a host of histories and ideologies related to possession—notably the anarchist idea that “ownership is theft” and the post-60s dematerialization of the object in conceptual art.

MARILYN MINTER AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM
November 4–April 2, 2017 – Prospect Heights
This constitutes Marilyn Minter’s first museum retrospective. The New York-based artist’s sensual paintings, photographs, and videos vividly explore complex and contradictory emotions around beauty, eroticism, and the feminine body in American culture.

OCULUS
World Trade Center
Westfield World Trade’s sleek 365,000-square-feet space offers an array of shopping options within the breath-taking Santiago Calatrava-designed Oculus. With more than 100 stores like Breitling, London Jewelers, L.K. Bennett, and Dior Cosmetics, it also features restaurants like Eataly, Market Lane, and Épicerie Boulud.

Agnes MartinAudemars PiguetBrooklyn MuseumCarmen HerreraCartier Mansionchritie'sGuggenheimKerry James MarshallMadison AvenueMarilyn MinterSotheby'sThe Jewish MuseumThe Met BreuerThe Salon Art + DesignThe Whitney

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