Featured: Maurizio Cattelan, El Anatsui, & Carlo Mollino


Sculptor/prankster Maurizio Catalan puts his art in difficult places. A few years ago he hung everything from the ceiling of the Guggenheim (check out my animation of it) and now he's hiding his work behind locked doors.  It's creepy, it's fun, and there are pigeons (stuffed). See a preview.  
Maurizio Cattelan @ Venus Over Manhattan (980 Madison Ave, Fl 3) thru 1/10
Exhibition Website


Giant tapestries are made out of folded, bent and crushed aluminum.  Usually his work is super colorful, but I REALLY like this turn to the "grey".  
El Anatsui @ Mnuchin Gallery (45 E 78th St), thru 12/13 CLOSES THIS SATURDAY
Exhibition Website




Carlo Mollino was this famous architect.  But in his spare time he took 100s of Polaroids of women - obsessing over EVERY detail in each.  They're very beautiful, but here's where it gets really creepy: he never showed them to ANYONE his whole life, and no one knows why.  Carlo Mollino @ Gagosian Gallery (976 Madison), thru 12/20
Exhibition Website



The Full Recommendation List  (Dec 9):


Open Tuesdays-Saturdays 10am-6pm unless otherwise noted. 

Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe
Marlborough Gallery, 545 W 25th St, thru 12/20

Frank Stella
Marianne Boesky Gallery, 509 W 24th St, thru 12/20

Takashi Murakami
Gagosian Gallery
, 555 W 24th St, thru 1/17

Gagosian Gallery
, 522 W 21st St, thru 1/3

Thomas Houseago
Hauser & Wirth, 511 W 18th St, thru 1/17


Open Wednesdays-Sundays 12pm-6pm unless otherwise noted, admission free

Early Man
The Hole, 312 Bowery, through 12/28

Kader Attia
Lehmann Maupin Gallery, 201 Chrystie St, through 12/14

Matt Hoyt
Bureau Gallery, 178 Norfolk St, thru 12/21

Michelle Lopez
Simon Preston Gallery, 301 Broome St, through 12/21

Steven Pippin
Gavin Brown Enterprise, 291 Grand St, thru 12/25 (open Friday-Sunday only!)

Open Tuesdays-Saturday 10am-6pm unless otherwise noted

Tapestries made out of trash (aluminum).  Mostly grey, and my favorite of his yet.
El Anatsui
Mnuchin Gallery, 45 E 78th St, thru 12/13

Peek through several locked doors to find strange, creepy, and fun sculpture.
Maurizio Cattelan
Venus Over Manhattan, 980 Madison Ave Fl 3, thru 1/10

Beautiful (but really creepy).  Perfectly composed sexy polaroids that he kept only for himself during his life.
Carlo Mollino
Gagosian Gallery, 976 Madison Ave (through the bookstore), thru 12/20