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Installation view of a painting by Man Ray and a painting by Francis Picabia

Installation view: Man Ray & Picabia, Vito Schnabel Gallery, New York, 2021; 

Photo by Argenis Apolinario © Man Ray 2015 Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / ADAGP, Paris 2021; Francis Picabia works © 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris 

Nine paintings by two canonical artists face off at the Vito Schnabel gallery (appointments required). The ambience of the aseptic space, with its gleaming white floor, has a rather diminishing effect on the modestly sized modernist works, which were made between the nineteen-twenties and the mid-fifties. But if the show is more a curt essay than a conspiratorial tête-à-tête, that’s not really a problem—the mood suits the teasing, post-Dadaist rigor of the works on view.

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