The centerpiece of this exhibition is a rare collection of 19th century Baluch and related tribes’ Mina Khani rugs. Palettes of midnight blues, coral and cherry reds, and emerald greens are often punctuated by white floral and geometric motifs, which symbolize prosperity and fertility. These textiles on an unconscious level evoke the visual effect of luminescent stars amidst the night sky.
On view at Friedman Benda: Wendell Castle, Byung Hoon Choi, Andile Dyalvane, Misha Kahn, Yoichi Ohira, Anders Ruhwald, Chris Schanck, Ettore Sottsass, Faye Toogood, David Wiseman and Thaddeus Wolfe.
On view at albertz benda: Georg Baselitz, Billy Al Bengston, Ralph Albert Blakelock, Peter Doig, Piero Dorazio, Nan Goldin, Philip Guston, Tom Hammick, Kathleen Jacobs, Bo Joseph, Alex Katz, Friedrich Kunath, Yayoi Kusama, Christopher Le Brun, Lee Mullican, Alfonso Ossorio, Rob Reynolds, Brie Ruais, Mario Schifano, Cindy Sherman, Ena Swansea, Mark Tobey, and Christopher Wool.