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Aspen Peak - - Contents - BY MURAT OZTASKIN

In­dulge in in­sider Aspen with the best of arts, din­ing, and nightlife.

ONE OF NEW YORK’S MA­JOR ART PLAY­ERS COMES WEST.

“Aspen’s ex­treme land­scape, like great art, is trans­port­ing,” says gal­lerist Mar­i­anne Boesky, whose name­sake New York gallery un­veiled its first satel­lite lo­ca­tion, Boesky West, in down­town Aspen this March. From June 13 through July 23, the two-floor, 3,000-square­foot space, de­signed by Sell­dorf Ar­chi­tects and built in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Aspen’s David John­ston Ar­chi­tects, presents an en­core show­ing of its in­au­gu­ral ex­hi­bi­tion, “Frank Stella & Larry Bell,” the first time these em­i­nent con­tem­po­rary artists have ever been shown to­gether.

“[Stella and Bell] have been kin­dred art spir­its for more than 55 years,” says Boesky. “Their prac­tices are dis­tinct, yet both speak so vividly to ideas of how we in­ter­act with ob­jects in space, with light, color, and form, and with what ul­ti­mately de­fines paint­ing ver­sus sculp­ture.”

On July 26, the fo­cus will switch to a solo show of pho­tog­ra­pher John Houck, who was fea­tured in a 2015 Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion. Dur­ing town’s down­time (Boesky West is only open to the pub­lic dur­ing peak win­ter­spring and sum­mer sea­sons), the gallery will host a res­i­dency pro­gram for cu­ra­tors, his­to­ri­ans, and writ­ers. Al­ways work­ing—like New York it­self. 100 S. Spring St., 212-680-9889; mar­i­anne boesky­gallery.com

“I felt this show could re­ally set the tone for the type of col­lab­o­ra­tion and in­quis­i­tive en­gage­ment I am seek­ing for Boesky West,” says Mar­i­anne Boesky of her new Aspen gallery, which de­buts with “Frank Stella & Larry Bell,” the first time the sem­i­nal artists have ex­hib­ited to­gether.

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