As I mentioned here, last week I visited eleven different museum and gallery shows to mark November 11, 2011 (and just to catch up on shows I haven't seen!) Here's a quick photo recap of my favorites.
Maurizio Cattelan: All at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. On view through January 22.
A retrospective of the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan who has made a career of cheekiness (one of his past exhibitions consisted of simply closing the gallery and putting out a sign that said 'come back later'). This exhibition at the Guggenheim, while a bit theatrical, certainly captures that prankster spirit.
The Private Collection of Robert Rauschenberg at Gagosian Gallery's Madison Avenue location.
On view through December 23.
A beautiful extensive exhibition of the collection of one of my favorite artists. Simply put, Gagosian Gallery always puts on a good show!
Calder: 1941 at the Pace Gallery's 57th street location. On view until December 23.
Who doesn't like Alexander Calder? Seriously, no one. This exhibition, featuring lots of rarely-seen privately-owned work made in 1941, does not fail to deliver. Don't miss the flip books (showing the mobiles in motion) by the welcome desk.
Jacob Hoshimoto: The End of Gravity at Mary Boone Gallery. On view through December 17.
A new-to-me artist, this work in this exhibition is jaw-droppingly complex and simple at the same time. Hard to explain without seeing for yourself, so go check it out!
(all photos taken by me using Instagram; see more here)