1. “The Xerox Book” @ Paula Cooper Gallery
September 12 — October 24
The Xerox Book takes both its name and inspiration from the 1968 eponymous publication, a group exhibition in the form of a 64-page printed book. The book — which curators planned to make copies of via Xerox — posed poignant questions over the display, ownership and distribution of art while marking a major moment in the Conceptual Art movement. Paula Cooper’s new exhibit revisits such pertinent questions through an assembly of works from the artists who contributed to the original book, such as Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler and Robert Morris.
On view at 534 West 21st Street, New York, NY.
2. Cosima von Bonin @ Petzel Gallery
September 16 — October 31
Petzel’s new solo show of Cologne-based, Kenyan artist Cosima von Bonin focuses on her work since 2000, including rags, a mushroom, an octopus and other striking shapes and objects from the artist’s recent oeuvre. Bonin’s work demonstrates the artist’s struggle with her distrust of the “professional” artist, professing expertise where Bonin believes there is none. Bonin sees her art instead as a vessel through which she can translate the experiences of other individuals, each person an individual expert in their own right. Her works are vibrant, as they are colored by the divergent experiences of man individuals that touch Bonin’s life.
On view at 35 East 67th Street, New York, NY.
3. Andy Warhol @ Skarstedt Gallery
September 19 — October 31
The paintings that Andy Warhol made toward the end of his life represent an important period of personal reflection and redefinition by one of the greatest artists of a generation. Spurred by his 50th birthday in the late 1970s, Warhol sough to innovate his painting process, combining tools and processes he already used to create something new. Skarstedt Gallery’s new Warhol exhibition includes ten large-scale paintings that embody this redefinition of the past with an awareness of the future. The works were created between 1974 and 1987 and come from series such as Skulls, Dollar Signs and Reversals.
On view at 20 East 79th Street, New York, NY.