Canyon gets at the conundrum of a museum show that might be seen as shilling for a gallery that is still in business. When Sonnabend died, the piece was deemed unsalable because it featured a federally protected species, that pesky eagle. And so, after jousting with the Internal Revenue Service, her family made a gift of it to MOMA.

Just the way Sonnabend liked her art — complicated, and way more than skin deep.

Ingrid Calame, Tracks (2013)
Adam Reich
Ingrid Calame, Tracks (2013)


Ingrid Calame: 'Tracks'
James Cohan Gallery
533 West 26th Street
212-714-9500, jamescohan.comThrough February 8
'Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New'

Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
212-708-9400, moma.orgThrough April 21

Page 179, Artforum, September 2013
Brennan & Griffin55 Delancy Street
212-227-0115, brennangriffin.comThrough January 19

The ad in Artforum asked readers to make art on the blank page and send it to the gallery, which would hang all comers. The results are ranged five-deep on the walls, and include some known names — Betty Tompkins, B. Wurtz — among folks you've never heard of, but maybe will, someday. We missed the deadline, but happily paste these words upon page 179 of the mind: Democracy / Fluxus / Opportunity / Chance / Bravo.

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