Peachy the Magazine December 2013 - Page 84

Museum Mile William Eggleston, At Zenith I, 1979/2013. Pigment Print, 44 x 60 inches. Edition 1/2. © Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery. Leaving the Whitney, proceed up Madison and head into Michael Werner Gallery to see early works by Peter Doig. His tranquil landscapes may be a welcome contrast to the conceptually driven art at the Whitney. Then pop into Gagosian Gallery to view the David Smith sculptures from his Forging Series. Produced in the mid1950s, these stainless steel sculptures are like line drawings in 3-D. Also at Gagosian are 15 photographs in William Eggelston’s Wedgewood Blue 84 PEACHY series. These gorgeous photographs of ephemeral clouds on a brilliant cerulean blue sky were originally taken by the Memphis native on a road trip from Georgia to Tennessee in 1979. Next, walk up 5th Avenue to 82nd Street and march up the limestone steps of the Met. There is always so much to see here, so one must pick and choose. “Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800” has gotten rave reviews and the Balthus show looks fun, but if you are not