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Art Break: Where to go this week on your lunch break

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By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 17, 2017

Had a tough morning at work? Why not spend your lunchtime looking at art? ZEALnyc presents various options for you to spend 15 minutes or so at a Manhattan gallery before you grab that salad or sandwich on your way back to the office. It’s a way to refresh your mind and maybe even improve your outlook on life. The best news is that all listings are free to the public.

Downtown:

Where: Staley-Wise Gallery, 100 Crosby Street, Suite 305

When: Now through January 28, Tues – Sat: 11-5

Who: Harry Benson: Get the Picture

What: Photographs by a master observer of the unscripted moment

Why: Because selfies never match what a pro can do

Chelsea:

Where: Cheim and Read, 547 West 25th Street

When: Now through February 11, Tues – Sat: 10-6, closed on January 20

Who: Louise Bourgeois: Holograms

What: Three dimensional photographs created with early technology

Why: Because she wasn’t just all about spiders

Midtown (up to 59th Street, East or West):

Where: Howard Greenberg Gallery, 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406

When: Now through February 11, Tues – Sat: 10-6

Who: Sid Grossman

What: Street photography of the mid and late 1940’s

Why: Because dynamic pictures don’t always rely on balance and sharp focus

UES/UWS (Above 60th Street, East or West):

Where: Sotheby’s Auction House, 1334 York Avenue, corner of 72nd Street

When: January 20: 10-5, January 21: 10-5, January 22: 1-5, January 23-25: 10-5

Who: Master Paintings and Sculpture Day Sale

What: British and European paintings and sculpture, ranging from the 15th to 19th centuries

Why: Because these are the finer things in life people are always talking about

 

Cover: Andy Warhol at The Factory, New York, 1977; photo: Harry Benson @ the Staley-Wise Gallery


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