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Friedrich Petzel Gallery

535-537 W. 22nd St., New York, NY 10011 40.747489 -74.00568
nr. Eleventh Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
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Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun-Mon, closed

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Friedrich Petzel is a great venue for international, contemporary art. The gallery represents such talents as Cuban-born Jorge Pardo, whose work straddles art and design and whose intricately tiled floor adorns the Dia Center’s lobby. Then there’s American painter Sarah Morris, whose depth-defying, graphically striped canvases combine Minimalism, corporate spaces and futuristic fantasy. Hot Londoner Nicola Tyson, whose acrylic paintings recall Francis Bacon with far greater restraint, is also here. So is Cologne-based artist Cosima von Bonin, whose sculptures run the gamut from larger-than-life fabric-covered mushrooms to fiberglass missiles. A recent addition to the stable is young Canadian Jon Pylypchuk, a member of Winnipeg’s frenetic Royal Art Lodge collective, and his sculptures of cuddly animals boozing, meditating and being just a little bit lewd. What’s more, Petzel provides thrills in the summertime, like L.A. sculptor Liz Craft’s life-size bronze female nude with the head and tail of a fox and the many arms of Shiva. Or one particularly talked-about video installation by Andrea Fraser, in which the artist videotaped herself having sex in a hotel suite with the collector who had agreed to buy the piece.


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