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Stephen Burks's Prototypes & Material Compositions (Pile Up) Including Basket Lamps and Basket Low Tables, 2010  

How They Carry Laundry in Heaven
The Studio Museum in Harlem is opening its spring shows this week, including design wiz Stephen Burks’s “Man Made”—part basket-weaving studio, part exhibition of vibrant woven housewares designed in collaboration with artisans from South Africa, Peru, and India. In addition to displaying an array of Burks’s photos, videos, and drawings, the museum will invite local and international basket-weavers to create their crafts in-house, turning a staid museum gallery into a thrumming workshop (144 W. 125th St., at Seventh Ave.; 212-864-4500; suggested donation $7; 3/31–6/26).

The Artist-Saint of Union Square
Andy Warhol makes a triumphant return to New York, at least in his latest metallic incarnation. Commissioned by the Public Art Fund, a silver statue of the Pop Art icon by artist Rob Pruitt will be erected in Union Square tonight at 6pm. (See what Pruitt has to say about his subject here. Chome Andy will stand just outside of the real Andy’s legendary Factory haunt, where Pruitt himself once landed (and turned down!) a job (Broadway at 17th St.; call 646-862-0945 for information and an audio tour; 3/30–10/2).

Etsy Weds West Elm, Briefly
Etsy, online marketplace of homespun craftwares, is popping up inside the furnishing chain West Elm—though the shotgun marriage will only last a day. The design blog selected eighteen local Etsyites to peddle their home-décor creations inside the Upper West Side store. Worth a look: clay nesting bowls by Clam Lab and wall stencils by Olive Leaf (West Elm, 1870 Broadway, at 62nd St.; 212-247-8077; 3/31; 6–9 p.m.).


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