Picks ‘n’ pans from two days of gallery-hopping in the Big Town (sorry no links, still iPadlocked):
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* Elliott Erwitt: Personal Best at the International Center for Photography. Sharp, witty photographs from Che Guevara to Paris pooches.
* George Grosz Watercolors at the Soufer Gallery. Much less depressing than Grosz’s usual work.
* Chaim Soutine/Francis Bacon at Helly Nemad Gallery. Separated at birth?
* Art on Art at Adam Baumgold Gallery. On art.
* Picasso and Marie-Therese: L’amour fou at Gagosian Chelsea. Absolutely Pablovian.
* Robert Mapplethorpe: 50 Americans at Sean Kelly Gallery. Who knew Mapplethorpe had this range of subjects and talent?
* Julie Speidel: Tempat at Winston Wachter Fine Art. Stone(work) good.
* Mary Frank: Transformations at D C Moore Chelsea. Any relation to Robert Frank?
* John Henry: Poetic Builder at Flomenhaft Gallery. Metal in motion.
* Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works at Cheim & Reid. Just sew-sew.
* Salvatore Scarpitta: Trajectory at Marianne Boesky Gallery. Tough sledding.
* Richard Tuttle: What’s the Wind at Pace Chelsea. What’s the point?
* Arshile Gorky at Gagosian Midtown. Dorky.
Tomorrow: Museum musings.