The Daily Shortlist February 26

Jim Nutt, She’s Hit, 1967. Synthetic polymer on plexiglass and enamel on wood, 36 × 24 in. (91.4 × 61 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Larry Aldrich Foundation Fund 69.101

Location: Upper West Side, NYC
Art: Sinister Pop
Show time: See website for schedule; Through March 31, 2013
Venue: Whitney Museum of American Art
Food: Brother Jimmy’s Bait Shack
Drink: BB&R
Miscellaneous: Dylan’s Candy Bar

Sinister Pop presents an inventive take on the Museum’s rich and diverse holdings of Pop art from the movement’s inception in the early 1960s through its aftershocks a decade later. Featuring works by Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol and more. If you’ve got a craving for barbeque, check out Brother Jimmy’s Bait Shack as the ribs, chicken, beef, and pork are all smothered in some amazing BBQ sauce. BB&R, which stands for Blonde, Brunette, and a Redhead is the brainchild of three best friends. What they’ve created is something between a neighborhood bar and a lounge with leather seats in the front and a pool table, photo booth, and video games in the back. Looking more like it came out of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Dylan’s Candy Bar is a colorful place to get lollipops, licorice, and all things sugary. Don’t go crazy though, or your sweet tooth might melt here!

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