This Week in New York’s Art World

Published each Monday, Happenings is Gallerist‘s guide to events in the New York art world each week. MONDAY, OCTOBER 10

Oh yeah! (Photo: Christie's)

Published each Monday, Happenings is Gallerist‘s guide to events in the New York art world each week.


Richard Aldrich Lectures on Walter De Maria
Painter Richard Aldrich, whose current show at Bortolami is one of the season’s strongest exhibitions, participates in Dia’s long-running Artists on Artists series, discussing the work of the arch Minimalist Walter De Maria.
Dia:Chelsea, 535 West 22nd Street, 6:30 p.m., $6/$3 students


The Richard Gere Guitar Collection
The actor puts the rare guitar collection he has quietly been amassing for decades up on the block at Christie’s for this 110 lot auction.
Christie’s, Rockefeller Plaza, Tuesday October 11, 10:00a.m.


Jackson Pollock Bar Channels Joseph Beuys
As part of CUNY’s PRELUDE.11 festival, the strangely named performance group Jackson Pollock Bar will recreate German social sculptor Joseph Beuys’s first public dialogue in New York, which took place at Cooper Union back in 1974.
The James Gallery at the City University of New York Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, 9 p.m.

Georges Braque: Pioneer of Modernism
The city’s first major exhibition on Braque since 1988, this impressive collection boasts work from 14 museums and private collections. A must for all you Cubism junkies out there.
Acquavella Galleries, 18 East 79th Street, October 12

Museum as Hub: Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet
An exhibition inspired by the politics of radical black periodicals published during the first half of the 20th century takes over the New Museum’s fifth floor.
New Museum, 235 Bowery, October 12 – December 4


Aaron Bobrow, Jo Nigoghossian, Grayson Revoir, Organized by Matt Moravec
Matt Moravec, the co-founder of West Street Gallery and one of our favorite curators, organizes a show of three rising stars at Martos Gallery in Chelsea.
Martos Gallery, 540 West 29th Street, October 13 – November 12, 2011, Opening reception October 13, 6 – 8 pm

Meredyth Sparks: Stripped Bare, Even And Again
Ms. Sparks’ curious commonplace sculptures, which all reference events in the 20th century, receive a jolt in the arm this Thursday with a performance by the artist.
Elizabeth Dee Gallery, 545 W. 20th Street #1, October 13, 7pm

Bruce Davidson: Subway
Bruce Davidson’s groundbreaking photography book “Subway,” praised for both its artistic flair and documentary aspects when it was published in 1986, receives a re-print with an introduction by Fab 5 Freddy, and an exhibit at Aperture. Recommended for anyone who has or hasn’t ridden a subway.
Aperture Foundation, 547 W. 27th Street, October 13, 6-8pm


Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend at Film Forum
Beginning Friday, Film Forum screens Weekend (1967), one of Jean-Luc Godard’s more bizarre, surreal films, which begins with one of cinema’s most ridiculous traffic james.
Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, various times This Week in New York’s Art World