Sep-Jun: Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun-Mon, closed; Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm during summer; Sat-Sun, closed
C, E at 23rd St.
Marianne Boesky is one of the galleries to swing by for hip, on-the-verge contemporary artists. When anime-inspired Japanese artist Takashi Murakami—who has collaborated with Marc Jacobs and coined "super-flat" pop—saw his prices skyrocket at the auction houses, it was Boesky he had to thank for it. This gallery also hosts work by startling, prodigious young painter Barnaby Furnas, whose visceral, dynamic scenes of Civil War battles, gangsters and rock bands are very much in demand. Boesky represents edgy, genre-busting L.A. sculptor Liz Craft whose "Death Rider"—a bronze of a Harley-riding skeleton—opened the Whitney Biennial. Another young woman sculptor who melds aesthetics is Rachel Feinstein: Part-stage-set, part-fairy-tale, part-monster-from-the-lagoon, her pieces are gorgeous and other-worldly.