Stanley Poster
The Gagosian Gallery has mounted not one but two museum-quality exhibitions in its space on West 21st Street in Chelsea and at its flagship gallery on the Upper East Side. ?La Coiffeuse,? or ?The Hairdresser,? had been missing from Paris for more than a decade. It resurfaced in December in a FedEx shipment from Belgium. A selected, critical guide to the visual arts in New York City. This art director and illustrator, called the Picasso of graphic design, is the subject of a show at the Museum of the City of New York. ?Surround Audience,? organized by Ryan Trecartin and Lauren Cornell, features artists crossing borders and worried about what?s to come. Lurid and amusing paintings made by Mexican artists as covers for pulp fiction books are being shown at Ricco/Maresca gallery. This show offers a subtle contemporary spin on the artistic impulse to remake or deconstruct mediums. This show nods to art history while also featuring astral flourishes and alternatingly measured and exuberant strokes of color. An exhibition of early and late works casts Louise Nevelson more as a restless searcher than a high priestess of wood reliefs. A glass historian spent decades deciphering the codes of antique bottles.