NY'S MUST-SEE GALLERIES
As the vibrant art capital of New York City gears up for an art spectacle in 2016, The Freeman Journal team decided to list some of the cities best galleries to visit in the coming year.
With such an array of monumental rich museums, contemporary art galleries, art-houses, dealers, unassuming art hubs and exclusive cliques, the New York City art scene proves to be booming. While Christie’s announced a 5% drop in sales in 2015 compared to the previous year, a total of 7.4 billion dollars in transactions were achieved, including the sale of Amedeo Modigliani’s “Nu Couche” painting achieving 170.4 million at auction. 2015 was the second-highest total sales in Christie’s history, with growing interest from Asia, the middle east and young investors has been blamed for a surge in prices proving to showcase no evidence of slowing down in the year ahead.
Thus those looking to visit and experience New York Cities art culture will not be disappointed with an array of diverse options catering to all taste, styles and genre. Through which the Freeman Journal Team has curated a must-see list for 2016.
David Zwirner, 537 West 20th Street, New York, NY 1001
With a vast collection of some of the worlds leading contemporary artists including Yayoi Kusama, Richard Serra, Jeff Koons, Lisa Yuskavage, Sherrie Levine and many more, the five story, 30,000 square foot Selldorf designed building represents the highest calibre of work of this century.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028
Recognised as one of the most iconic Museums in the world, located opposite Central Park, the immense magnitude of the buildings size, views and collections while overwhelm even the most discerning critic. With an array of Greek, Roman, African and ancient Egyptian and Byzantine masterpieces and treasures as well as a rich collection of European Master Paintings and Sculptures including Van Gogh, Picasso and Rembrandt to name just a few. The museum further houses musical instruments, costumes, couture, antiques, weaponry and body armour this incredible space proves to acquire the best of human kinds treasures and art. All year round the museums collection is on view with various exhibitions including the current collection of 100 years worth of Korean “hermit kingdom” on till March as well as one of India’s most significant artists Nasreen Mohamedi’s body of work on display from the 18th March through till early June.
Museum of Modern Art, 11W 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Located within Midtown Manhattan, The Museum of Modern Art most commonly referred to as MOMA boasts an impressive collection and archive featuring some of the most important and developing collections of modernist art. With works including architecture, design, drawing, painting, sculpture, prints illustrated books, film and electronic media. The magnificent Yoshio Tangiguchi designed building’s represent the timeless nature of this influential building as it is the home to the works of Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Pollock, Warhol and Magritte just to name a few. Furthermore with an onsite Michelin Star fine dinning restaurant The Modern, one may savour the best of American cuisine following an enchanting tour of the Museums various exhibitions and collections.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10128
Viewed by Upper East Siders as the pièce de résistance, the iconic architectural conch shell monument, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright proves to be a work of art itself. Featuring the contemporary art of the likes of Jackson Pollock, Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois and James Turrell The Guggenheim attracts all sorts often hosting society galas and celebrity events.