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Matthew Barney KHU: Djed, 2011 Brush and ink, gold leaf, iron, and lapis lazuli on black paper in polyethylene frame 12 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches (32.4 x 27.3 x 3.2 cm) Private collection Copyright Matthew Barney Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels
Matthew Barney
KHU: Djed, 2011
Brush and ink, gold leaf, iron, and lapis lazuli on black paper in polyethylene frame
12 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches (32.4 x 27.3 x 3.2 cm)
Private collection
Copyright Matthew Barney
Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

Location: Midtown East, NYC
Art: Matthew Barney
Show time: See website for schedule; Through September 2
Venue: Morgan Library & Museum
Food: Peking Duck House
Drink: Blackstones Pub & Restaurant
Miscellaneous: New York Milkshake Company

Subliming Vessel is the first museum exhibition devoted to Matthew Barney‘s works on paper. Featuring nearly one hundred drawings spanning the artist’s career to date, the exhibition will include Barney’s earliest drawings made in the late 1980s, drawings created in conjunction with the Cremaster film cycle (1994–2002), and those related to his current project River of Fundament. At one of my favorite places to get duck, The Peking Duck House, the meat is succulent and the skin crunches like a potato chip. Sometimes you just want to grab a pint without paying a cover charge or playing host to a group of people after work, which is why I like Blackstones Pub & Restaurant. It looks like an old-time saloon and has two pool tables in the back and plenty of other games, while also being big enough to grab traditional American food from the menu. If you’re still hungry, check out the New York Milkshake Company for one of the best $6 shakes of your life.

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