Pop Art & Post-War Artwork from Onnasch Collection at Hauser & Wirth

Man standing in Hauser and Wirth's Onnasch Collection with a portion of a brick wall and a white statue of a man sitting in a chair.

New York City's grand museums are about to launch their big spring/summer exhibitions. We're especially looking forward to Ai Wei Wei in Brooklyn, and Jeff Koons Whitney takeover, which will be that institution's grand finale at their Upper East Side location. Until then, it seems like the perfect time to check out some gallery shows around town.

We recommend you stop into the museum-quality exhibition Re-View: Onnasch Collection at the massive Hauser and Wirth in Chelsea. In most American cities, Re-View at Hauser and Wirth would contend for the central cultural event of an entire season. Here in NYC, we can just walk right in and see all this stuff for free, and you should definitely do so before it ends on Saturday, April 12th!

Two women looking at an abstract expressionism painting with mixed colored paint strokes that turned to brown

Reinhard Onnasch's Post-War Artwork

Re-View is featuring nearly 60 works from dealer Reinhard Onnasch's legendary stash of post-war art, all created by the art giants from the 1950's to 1980's. The artwork takes you on a tour of this period's major movements, featuring huge canvases by the likes of Barnett Newman and Clyfford Still representing Abstract Expressionism, and on through to Robert Motherwell, Franz Kline, Larry Rivers, and Cy Twombly. All of which only accounts for first two galleries at this point!  

Two women walking around a piece by Claes Oldeburg, a big electrical plug that hangs from the ceiling

Bring On The Pop Art Era

Pop Art soon dominates the proceedings, featuring works from Claes Oldenburg (see some of his sculptures at MoMA), Jim Dine, Robert Raushenberg, and George Segal. Keep in mind, these aren't sketches or "interesting" lesser works by these guys; all of the works in this show are full-scale in every sense. Assemblages and constructions by Christo, Mark di Suvero, and George Brecht, among others, give way to the exhibitions final concentration on the Minimalism of Richard Tuttle and post-Minimalism of Richard Serra (who we saw last at Gagosian Galleries) and Dan Flavin.

See what I mean? This would be an extraordinary show at a major museum in any other city; here in New York, it's just another way to spend a half hour or so on any given afternoon. Oh, and don't forget to pop into the crazy cafe (pictured at bottom) which juts out over the stairwell.

Hauser & Wirth is now featuring this piece with baby dolls, created by Edward Keinholz

More Information: Re-View Onnasch Collection

Re-View: Onnasch Collection will be at Hauser and Wirth through April 12. Hauser and Wirth is located on 18th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The cafe at Hauser & Wirth filled with antique looking pieces

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