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15 Blockbuster Gallery Shows You Need to See in New York This May

The rise of the museum-quality gallery show hits a fever pitch this May in New York, as a flurry of blockbuster exhibitions fill galleries across the city. From the unexpected Urs Fischer showing in the Lower East Side to Cindy Sherman’s comeback in Chelsea, rejoice in the wealth and breadth of dynamic and in-depth new shows of major modern and contemporary artists. 


Tracey Emin at Lehmann Maupin, May 5-June 18, 2016


Following her marriage to a stone last summer, the honeymoon phase continues for Emin this spring in “Stone Love” (a title is inspired by the David Bowie song “Soul Love”), which spans neons, bronze sculptures, and embroidery, and a significant return to expressionist figurative paintings. Raw intimacy is at the helm of the British artist’s practice, but lately, her focus has turned to unbridled expressions of love.