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John Malkovich Stars in Iconic Historical Photos

If you remember one scene from 1999’s “Being John Malkovich,” there’s a good chance it’s the one in which the actor is confronted with a restaurant full of people who all bear his face, a sea of bald pates casually dining, including a gown-clad jazz singer crooning “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich.” Now, 15 years later, that thrice-repeated surname is the title of a new photoseries by Sandro Miller, which embarks upon a similar project: to recreate 35 iconic images from photographic history, in which the subjects are replaced by none other than John Malkovich.


5 Must-See Gallery Shows:

Kristen Schiele at Lu Magnus Gallery, through October 12 (55 Hester Street)

“It feels as modular and free as I can make it — lots of details, color, and textures,” says Kristen Schiele of the paintings, collages, and wall sculptures in her latest exhibition, “Spirit Girls.” Schiele — who recently gave birth to a baby girl — has created these works as a thought experiment, projecting the sort of environments her daughter might inhabit and encounter as she becomes a young adult. Overall, it’s a massive development of what the artist terms her “lo-fi punk vernacular,” with layered elements (silkscreen, airbrush, acrylic, oil, stamped pigment) combining to create vibrantly intricate vignettes. READ ON...

Rebecca Warren at Matthew Marks Gallery, through October 25 (523 West 24th Street)

These painted-bronze sculptures elicit a strange mix of emotions, their phallic, distended Giacometti forms plumped with unexpected breasts and ornamented with pompoms. They’re both silly and noble, as are the hulking bronze rocks — lumpy and pattern-adorned — sitting on wheeled dollies. Warren mixes things up with a few more Minimalist pieces, like “You Are Quiet, I Will Be Too,” a steel, paper, and pompom wall sculpture that’s like an indecipherable sentence spelled out as a shelf.

Jason Rhoades at Zwirner Gallery, through October 18 (537 West 20th Street)

It seems like just yesterday that the Zwirner mini-empire invited a certain 20-something market darling to build a factory in one of their galleries, cranking out sugary candies along with a pervasive bad attitude. READ ON….

Fred Wilson at Pace Gallery, through October 18 (534 West 25th Street)

This array of conceptual work from 2004 through 2014 is punchy and pared-down, juggling a limited visual iconography (the design elements of African nations’ flags; bulbous blown-glass tear drops that appear to rain down the wall) and an almost entirely black-and-white tonal palette. “The Mete of the Muse,” 2006, pairs an “African” statue with a “European” one, mixing two very different visions of femininity, sexuality, and grace. 

Philippe Weisbecker at Zieher Smith & Horton, through October 4 (516 West 20th Street)

This show of intimate drawings, paintings, and sculptures at the newly rebranded gallery is full of tiny revelations. Scott Zieher, who met the French artist about a decade ago, describes Weisbecher’s complex appeal: He’s “deeply aware of Minimalism,” yet the work also has “the naivete of the opposite end of the emotional and conceptual spectrum in its vernacular, outsider feel.” 


On the Road in the “Wild West” World Of U.S. Marshals

This November, powerHouse will publish “U.S. Marshals,” a book of photographs taken by Brian Finke as he infiltrated the world of the titular law enforcement agents. These images — which are, as the artist admits, more than a bit heroic — have an extra frisson amidst the current debate over the militarization of police forces in the age of Ferguson. ARTINFO’s Scott Indrisek chatted with Finke about the project… READ ON

Top 5 End-of-Summer Shows

3D Panorama Captures Central Park from Astounding Aerial View

Andres Serrano’s “AIDS Related Death” (1992) will be included in his survey show, “Body and Spirit: Andres Serrano 1987-2012,” opening Thursday at Manhattan’s Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art.

Jon Rafman’s “9 Eyes of Google Street View” (2009) is number 13 on ARTINFO’s list of the 100 most iconic artworks of the last five years. Click here to see the full list

Alec Soth’s 2009 photo series “The Last Days of W” is number 55 on ARTINFO’s list of the 100 most iconic artworks of the last five years. Click here to see the full list.

Ten editions of Chuck Close’s portrait tapestry of President Barack Obama will be sold for $100,000 to benefit the Obama Victory Fund.

“I Observed Them in Their Way of Working”: A Q&A With Willy Rizzo on Photographing Dali, Chanel, and Dior

DeviantArt Masterpieces: 20 Actually Interesting Works From the Teeming Art-Sharing Website


Aerial photos of beaches from Gray Malin

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