A&O Shorts

EVERYTHING, accomplished muralist Jeff Zimmermann’s first solo show in ten years, opens October 19 at Chicago’s Zhou B Art Center. The exhibition showcases Zimmermann’s most recent work, including large-scale paintings, works on paper and sculptures.
Hilma af Klint painted abstract canvases before there was abstraction. A new survey at the Guggenheim, Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future, asserts the artists rightful place a true artistic innovator and visionary. 
An explosion of neon and glitter make Devan Shimoyama’s figurative paintings vibrate off the wall, now on view at the Andy Warhol Museum in the artist’s first solo museum show, Cry, Baby. While the colors and textures of Shimoyama’s works may not be subtle, their content is, showing black men, usually portrayed in the media as tough, even violent, in a vulnerable state, some with rhinestone tears streaming down their faces.
Just in time for Halloween, the Morgan Library and Museum presents an exhibition to get bibliophiles, art, and movie lovers in the spirit of things. It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200 explores the history of Mary Shelley's horror masterpiece and its continued cultural influence, examining its origins and its massive impact.
Paola Pivi has created her own surreal world for her exhibition Art with a view, opening October 13 at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami. Showcasing both new and familiar works across multiple genres, from sculpture and photography to installation and performance art, Pivi’s work combines the ordinary and the extraordinary, juxtaposing the expected with the unexpected.
British multimedia artist Hew Locke’s exhibition Patriots, now on view at New York's P.P.O.W, investigates how public statuary influences national identity and attitudes about history. Locke photographs public statues and embellishes the photographs, using culturally significant adornments to create a more complete conversation about the history these statues represent.
Hometown hero John Waters is getting his first retrospective in Baltimore at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA). Famous for his often raunchy, low-brow films that are laced with social commentary, Waters has also been making visual art since the early 90s. John Waters: Indecent Exposure highlights Waters’ unique and irrepressible sense of humor, as well as his special relationship to Baltimore, his lifelong home, and the setting of all 16 of his films.
A survey documenting a decades-long collaborative relationship, Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen: Drawings, presented in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art, is now on display at the Denver Art Museum (DAM). The exhibition spans the artists’ careers, from 1961 through 2001, including 39 drawings and one sculpture. Known for their iconic, imaginative large-scale sculpture, this exhibition offers a glimpse into Oldenburg and van Bruggen’s creative process.
At Sotheby’s Collection of David Teiger auction in London on Friday, artist Jenny Saville set a new record for the most ever paid at auction for the work of a living female artist. Her 1992 self-portrait Propped sold for $12.4 million, far exceeding the pre-sale estimate of $3.9-5.2 million. 
This week Sotheby's auctioned off the collection of Marsha Garces Williams and Robin Williams, achieving $6.1 million. Amassed over more than two decades, the collection is an impressive, eclectic mix of contemporary and outsider artwork, including movie memorabilia, antiques, fine watches, paintings, prints and sculptures.