Summer Guide: Brian Chippendale Paints Up a New Burst of Color Hysteria

Brooklyn's Cinders Gallery hosts the artist's new show

'Andy Warhol: The Last Decade'
June 18–September 12

These days, we know that everything Andy Warhol touched turned to gold. But everything he peed on? This touring exhibition makes the case that Warhol's torrent of '80s work was not the tidal wave of schlock it's usually thought to be, but actually corresponded with a refreshed interest in painting. The show starts with his "Oxidation" series (for which Andy urinated on canvases), runs through his collaborations with Basquiat, and climaxes with his giant variations on The Last Supper. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, brooklynmuseum.org

Rivane Neuenschwander:'A Day Like Any Other'
June 23–September 19

Brazil's Rivane Neuenschwander is one of those contemporary artists who works in all genres at once—"ethereal materialism," her own sometimes-description of her practice, is about as specific as you're going to get. Neuenschwander's Richard Flood–curated mid-career retrospective sounds suitably eclectic. Expect maps that have been left out in the tropical rain, abstracting their geographies, and videos that draw parallels between the lives of insects and human society, among other curious things. New Museum, 235 Bowery, newmuseum.org

Ragnar Kjartansson: 'The End'
June 25–August 13

Dandyish Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartan-sson specializes in a comic but ultimately sincere Romantic sensibility. Representing his country at the 2009 Venice Biennale, he executed a six-month-long performance for which he spent each day in a Venetian palazzo on the Grand Canal, painting portraits of a Speedo-clad male model, approximately one painting per day, every day. It was never quite clear how much it was about the paintings and how much about the performance of being a painter. Decide for yourself as the products of the epic act go on view, minus the Italian ambience. Luhring Augustine Gallery, 531 West 24th Street, luhringaugustine.com

Jeff Soto: 'Lifecycle'
June 26–July 24

Jonathan LeVine Gallery is an NYC stronghold of what is called, approvingly, "lowbrow"—contemporary figurative art influenced by graffiti and pop culture. Soto, for his part, is an accomplished practitioner of the genre, making paintings that resemble cartoon mindscapes, impressively skilled and groovy to look at. "Lowbrow" fanatics be warned, however: The artist says the new show "is about growing mentally and physically, becoming an adult." Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, jonathanlevinegallery.com

'The Group Show: Younger Than Moses'
August 10–September 6

We all remember "Younger Than Jesus," the New Museum's 2009 showcase of international artists under 33, right? That super-hip tribute to, er, age discrimination receives a late reply with "Younger Than Moses" at newish, dynamic Chelsea gallery Benrimon Contemporary. The show solemnly promises to "exclusively feature living artists under the age of 120," which should open up the selection process a bit. Benrimon Contemporary, 514 West 24th Street, bcontemporary.com

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