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Blum & Poe

A year ago, the influential LA gallery opened this Manhattan branch in a revamped townhouse. It’s a go-to for strong works from Asia in particular; Blum & Poe was an early champion, for example, of Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara.

David Zwirner

The German dealer’s West 20th Street Chelsea headquarters is one of the top places in the world to see blue-chip contemporary art. Hit up its two locations on West 19th Street, too. Shows devoted to Franz West and Richard Serra wrap up on December 13 and 20, respectively.

Cheim & Read

Top contemporary artists (Jenny Holzer, William Eggleston) have their works presented in a space that’s divided into an intriguing grid of sub-galleries. A show of hanging sculptures by Louise Bourgeois is up through January 10.

Nike Running

This is the behemoth sports brand’s largest running store. Reclaimed wood, moody industrial lighting, and artful wall displays spell above-average panache.


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