Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Last Call: William Kentridge at Marian Goodman and Jacqueline de Ribes at the Met, Closing this Weekend

William Kentridge, More Sweetly Play the Dance, 2015
Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery, NYC

The sun has come out today!  And, hopefully, we will have a comfortable week through Sunday.   Let's get to some art exhibitions, shall we?

Closing on Saturday, February 20th - William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance at Marian Goodman Gallery, 24 West 57th St.   Two videos and props from the videos on view: More Sweetly Play the Dance (2015) and Notes Toward a Model Opera (2015).  As always, this South African artist delivers one of the best shows this season, because he is one of the best artists of our time. Please do not miss this excellent show.

Paula Modersohn-Becker, Self-Portrait, 1903

And while you are in the building, please visit Paula Modersohn-Becker at Galerie St. Etienne (8th floor), through March 12th.  Museum quality - not to be missed!

Mike Bidlo, Not Duchamp Fountain, 2015

And Mike Bidlo: Not Duchamp Fountains and Bottlerack at Francis Naumann Fine Art (3rd floor), through February 26th. Trust Mike Bidlo to reinvent these Dada landmarks with gusto. Simply Smashing!

Richard Avedon, Jacqueline de Ribes in Yves Saint-Laurent, 1962

French aristocrat Jacqueline de Ribes (born Jacqueline Bonnin de La Bonnini√®re de Beaumont on Bastille Day, July 14, 1929 and married to Vicomte Edouard de Ribes in 1948) became one of the most important fashion icons of her time, as well as a successful designer, businesswoman and philanthropist.   The Metropolitan Museum's exhibition of her dreamy clothes warms our hearts come rain, snow or bitter cold.  Closing on Sunday, February 21.  So hurry!

Save the day: Artist's Talk with Clarity Haynes and Beth Gersh-Nesic on Sunday, February 28 at Stout Projects, Bushwick Brooklyn, 3 pm.  More on this again.

Happy President's Week - 
Beth New York

aka Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
Director, New York Arts Exchange

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