9 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before June 30

Raymond Pettibon, 'To Wit'
Last year's "To Wit" at David Zwirner allowed Pettibon the rare freedom to use the gallery as a studio and an exhibition space. Pettibon painted and drew works in the same space where they were later exhibited. A new book, To Wit, documents the creation process and the finished works of last year's show. Mr. Pettibon's fan and friend, Kim Gordon, will be speaking with the artist before a book signing. —Dashel Pierson

The Strand, 828 Broadway, New York, 7-8 p.m.
Fifty-thousand flowering plants come to the heart of Manhattan for one grand sculpture, aiming to please. —A.R.

30 Rockefeller Center, between 49th and 50th Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues, New York, 24 hours a day
Marlborough Broome, 'Joyride'
For "Joyride," an international group of artists—Ai Weiwei, KAWS, Rita Ackermann, among others–have assembled works which generate "a visual expression of the urban cycling movement." The show is presented in conjunction with the Bicycle Film Festival. —D.P.

Marlborough Broome Street, 331 Broome Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Discoteca Flaming Star, Courtesy the Artists and Georgia Sagri show works based on a never-released film by Jules Dassin about uprisings against the military junta in Greece. The opening night will feature a performance by Discoteca Flaming Star at 8 p.m. –N.L.

The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, 8 p.m.
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Matthew Brandt for James Cohan's 'The Fifth Season'
"The Fifth Season" aims to examine changes in the natural world through painting, sculpture and installation works by Matthew Brandt (whose work is pictured), David Brooks, Martin John Callanan and many more. —D.P.

James Cohan Gallery, 533 West 26th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Marcel Duchamp’s editioned readymades will be shown at Gagosian in the same building where they first premiered in New York in 1965. Works include Bicycle Wheel, Hat Rack, and, of course, Fountain. —N.L.

Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, 6-8 p.m.
This group exhibition goes old school, forgetting abstraction and returning to the landscape, portrait and still life. Daniel Heidkamp, Joshua Abelow and Gina Beavers are among the artists who will be shown. —N.L.

Zach Feuer Gallery, 548 West 22nd Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
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Scott Rothkopf, the enterprising curator of the Koons retrospective, and Rachel Kushner, who penned The Flamethrowers and as a catalogue essay for the Koons show, will chat about Koons. —A.R.

Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue, New York, 6:30 p.m., $8/$6 seniors and students

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25

Chat and Book Signing: Raymond Pettibon and Kim Gordon at the Strand
Last year’s “To Wit” at David Zwirner allowed Pettibon the rare freedom to use the gallery as a studio and an exhibition space. Pettibon painted and drew works in the same space where they were later exhibited. A new book, To Wit, documents the creation process and the finished works of last year’s show. Mr. Pettibon’s fan and friend, Kim Gordon, will be speaking with the artist before a book signing. —Dashel Pierson
The Strand, 828 Broadway, New York, 7-8 p.m.

Public Art: Jeff Koons’ Split-Rocker at Rockefeller Center
Fifty-thousand flowering plants come to the heart of Manhattan for one grand sculpture, aiming to please. —A.R.
30 Rockefeller Center, between 49th and 50th Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues, New York, 24 hours a day

Opening: “Joyride” at Marlborough Broome Street
For “Joyride,” an international group of artists—Ai Weiwei, KAWS, Rita Ackermann, among others–have assembled works which generate “a visual expression of the urban cycling movement.” The show is presented in conjunction with the Bicycle Film Festival. —D.P.
Marlborough Broome Street, 331 Broome Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: “The Rehearsal” at The Kitchen
Discoteca Flaming Star, Courtesy the Artists and Georgia Sagri show works based on a never-released film by Jules Dassin about uprisings against the military junta in Greece. The opening night will feature a performance by Discoteca Flaming Star at 8 p.m. –N.L.
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, 8 p.m.

THURSDAY, JUNE 26

Opening: “The Fifth Season” at James Cohan
“The Fifth Season” aims to examine the changes in the natural world through painting, sculpture and installation works by Matthew Brandt, David Brooks, Martin John Callanan and many more. —D.P.
James Cohan Gallery, 533 West 26th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: Marcel Duchamp at Gagosian Gallery
Marcel Duchamp’s editioned readymades will be shown at Gagosian in the same building where they first premiered in New York in 1965. Works include Bicycle Wheel, Hat Rack, and, of course, Fountain. —N.L.
Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: “Don’t Look Now” at Zach Feuer Gallery
This group exhibition goes old school, forgetting abstraction and returning to the landscape, portrait and still life. Daniel Heidkamp, Joshua Abelow and Gina Beavers are among the artists who will be shown. —N.L.
Zach Feuer Gallery, 548 West 22nd Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 27

Exhibition: “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” at the Whitney
The day has come. —A.R.
Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue, New York, 1–9 p.m., museum admission

SUNDAY, JUNE 29

Discussion: Rothkopf and Kushner on Koons at the Whitney
Scott Rothkopf, the enterprising curator of the Koons retrospective, and Rachel Kushner, who penned The Flamethrowers and as a catalogue essay for the Koons show, will chat about Koons. —A.R.
Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue, New York, 6:30 p.m., $8/$6 seniors and students

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