Frieze Week Edition: 25 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before May 9
New York Observer
Opening: “Tracey Emin: Stone Love” at Lehmann Maupin
Fresh off the double solo show “I Cried Because I Love You” at the Hong Kong branches of both this gallery and White Cube, British artist Tracey Emin presents new work that continues the journey of self-discovery she wowed fans in Hong Kong with. Featuring paintings, bronze sculptures, neon, embroidery and works on paper, “Stone Love,” which takes its title from David Bowie’s love song Soul Love, explores the artist’s intimate side via expressive depictions of female nudes modeled after both her own body and historical photographs. Meanwhile, the neon works glowingly capture Ms. Emin’s romantic ramblings in her own handwriting and the embroidered pieces reproduce her erotic watercolors on a grand, inviting scale. When visiting, be sure to catch the solo show of the artist’s new monotypes at Carolina Nitsch Project Room, right next door.
Lehmann Maupin, 536 West 22 Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.