Four shows of note at the Chelsea galleries:
3) Pablo Picasso at Gagosian Gallery (21st St. location)This museum-quality show of late paintings will make you reconsider your idea that Picasso's late work stank. Truly incredible show.
Then head uptown to MoMA for:
Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective - Saw this today. Outstanding. Big lusty paintings and copious exhibition posters on the 6th Floor, and a great installation of his fractured-then-reassembled art furniture on the 2nd. Look for the many appearances of fried eggs and learn about his tragic obsession with wooden shipping paletes. This is what "hipster artists" wish they were able to do...
Performance 1: Tehching Hsieh - documentation of this performance artist's year-long self-imposed imprisionment.
Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded - works by dozens of artists working from a minimalist and conceptual approach in the 1960s and 70s.
Stage Pictures: Drawing for Performance - sketches for costumes, stage sets, and ballets by artists better known for their visual art (Chagall, Picasso, Kentridge) than their stage work. Includes great video footage. THE SLEEPER HIT OF THE MUSEUM this spring.
The Brooklyn Flea is reopening in Fort Greene on Saturday too, so if Brooklyn's your destination that's your ticket!
Enjoy the weekend!
Posted by Amy Shaw for Greenjeans.