After setting a $120,000,000 auction record in May, the last version of Edvard Munch’s The Scream left in private hands is back on display in New York. Also this week: go to Chelsea for a sound and music festival, see artist Seth Price’s fashion collaboration with Tim Hamilton, and check out Glenn Ligon’s Gertrude Stein-inspired neons.
1. Sound & Music in Chelsea
Chelsea, October 27, 2:00-9:00 p.m.
Eyebeam, Printed Matter, Electronic Arts Intermix, and Family Business present the first annual Festival of Experimental Sound, a jam-packed day event acknowledging artists who work with sound and musicians who are influenced by art.
2. The Scream Is Back
Museum of Modern Art, October 24
In May, Sotheby’s auctioned off one of four versions of Edvard Munch’s famously existential painting The Scream for $119,922,500. The unidentified winner turned out to be American financier Leon Black, who has loaned the painting to MoMA (where Black is a board member) for a six-month showcase alongside several of the artist’s other works.
3. Step into the Color Field
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, October 25
Mitchell-Innes & Nash presents an exhibition that focuses on four artists noted for their color field painting technique: Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Frank Stella.
4. Glenn Ligon in Neon
Luhring Augustine Gallery, October 26
After Glenn Ligon’s mid-career retrospective at the Whitney last year, this exhibition is the first to focus on Ligon’s neons, including a series that draws text from Gertrude Stein’s novel Three Lives.
5. Extravagant Furniture
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 30
Abraham Roentgen and his son David revolutionized princely furniture with innovative designs and mechanical devices.
6. Topography on Canvas
Sikkema Jenkins, October 27
Mark Bradford’s colorful paintings are full of intricate layering and compelling abstraction.
7. Fashion and Folklore
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, October 26
Seth Price continues his “Folklore U.S.” project from dOCUMENTA(13), which includes pieces from his Spring/Summer 2012 collaboration with designer Tim Hamilton.
8. The Body Electric
Foxy Production, October 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sascha Braunig’s psychedelic paintings mix figuration with electric, op-art patterns.
9. Richard Artschwager at the Whitney
Whitney Museum of American Art, October 25
The Whitney Museum gives a retrospective exhibition to the wide-ranging and influential work of Richard Artschwager, which draws equally from painting, design, architecture, and conceptual art.
10. Collect Art, Support Dance
Metropolitan Pavilion, November 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
The acclaimed dance company Stephen Petronio Company is known for collaborating with artists such as Cindy Sherman, Donald Baechler, and Anish Kapoor, and musicians such as Laurie Anderson, Nico Muhly, and Nick Cave. The company’s benefit art auction ART ♥ STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY, includes work by artists ranging from the young and emerging to Sherman and Baechler. Purchase tickets here and view works in the auction here (online bidding runs from October 25 – November 7). Opening bids range from $600 to $10,000+. Absentee bids will be accepted.
11. Support Local Artists!
Charles Bank Gallery, Monday, October 29, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Support emerging artists, curators, and local students, while taking home an artwork of your choice at NURTUREart’s annual benefit.
12. Take Home a World-Class Print
Park Avenue Armory, November 1-November 4
See prints by artists ranging from Dürer to Gerhard Richter at the IFPDA Print Fair, the only world-class art fair devoted entirely to prints from all periods.
13. Whitney Studio Party
Hudson River Park’s Pier 57, October 30, 9:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
The annual Whitney Studio Party features a collaboration with Grey Area this year, a series of Instagram photos submitted by artists including Dustin Yellin, Liz Magic Laser, Kalup Linzy, Hank Willis Thomas, Hernan Bas, and Adam Green