Arts Seen In The Big Town (II)

Three to see in New York City:

* Cecil Beaton: The New York Years at the Museum of the City of New York (through 2/20/12). And while you’re there, check out The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011 (through 4/5/12).

* The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League at the Jewish Museum (through 5/25/12).

* Maurizio Cattelan: All at the Guggenheim Museum (through 1/22/12 – hurry!).

From the Guggenheim website: “This retrospective survey brings together virtually everything the artist Maurizio Cattelan has produced since 1989, and presents the works en masse, strung haphazardly from the oculus of the Guggenheim’s rotunda.”

(That means hung from the ceiling for all of you keeping score at home.)

Campaign Outsider Nutshell Review (pat. pending):

Common elements in this exhibit: Lots of taxidermy (dogs, pigeons, horses, donkeys), lots of suicide (even a squirrel suicide in a little kitchen), lots of historical figures (Picasso, Hitler, Pope John Paul II killed by a meteor).

Also: Granny in the fridge, the world’s largest foosball table, and a whole bunch of stuff the hardworking staff isn’t smart enough to understand.

But two things we do know:

1) It wasn’t enough for the museum goers (and this was on Pay What You Wish Night) to just look at the the truly amazing array of artwork. Shutterbug Nation needs to RECORD it on their Smartphones.

2) Maurizio Cattelan has got issues.

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