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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City : Slideshow

WNYC's Arts Datebook: November 23 - 30. 2011.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Courtesy of Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York. Photo: Lamay Photo
At the Friedrich Petzel Gallery there is a display of Robert Heinecken's early image remixes. Shown here: a 1981 collage of Polaroids titled 'Lessons in Posing Subjects/Lingerie (Erogenous Zones).'
Courtesy of Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York. Photo: Lamay Photo
Through various processing techniques, Heinecken liked to distort and layer images until they were barely recognizable -- such as 'Lessons in Posing Subjects/Lingerie (Full Length Nightgowns).'
Courtesy of Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York. Photo: Lamay Photo
'Tuxedo Striptease,' 1984, another series of Heinecken's Polaroid prints, on view at Friedrich Petzel.
Courtesy Andrew Edlin Gallery
Russian propaganda posters from the '40s are on view at Andrew Edlin Gallery. Seen here, a 1944 poster by Pavel Petrovich Sokolov-Skalya and Samuil Yakovlevich Marshak marking the liberation of Rome.
Courtesy Andrew Edlin Gallery
During World War II, TASS artists produced more than a thousand posters, many with anti-Nazi themes -- including this 1942 image by V.V. Lebedev.
Courtesy Andrew Edlin Gallery
The Russians suffered mightily during World War II -- leading to some monstrous depictions of the Germans, as seen in this 1944 poster by P. Sarkisyan and V. Lebedev-Kumach.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
At the Metropolitan Museum, the annual Christmas tree -- a 20-foot blue spruce -- goes up in the medieval courtyard.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met's tree is swathed in 18th century Neopolitan angels.
Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash
An installation view of Sarah Braman's work at Mitchell-Innes & Nash. In her latest pieces, Braman includes chunks of cut-up camper.
Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Braman's pieces manage to pick apart and put back together fetishized materials. Another installation view from her show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash.

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