James Cohan presents Pop, an exhibition of the late Robert Smithson’s works on paper and select sculpture from 1963-65, on view from November 21 through January 10, 2016. This exhibition marks the debut of James Cohan’s second NYC gallery space located on the Lower East Side. In 1963, at the age of twenty-five, Robert Smithson was immersed in the vitality and experimentation of the burgeoning downtown New York art scene. Smithson fed on the clashes of style, form and meaning found along his rambles through the city; from the downtown kiosks hawking porno magazines and comic books, to the movie houses of Forty-Second Street with their “low budget mysticism of horror films,” to the mineral displays at the Museum of Natural History, and across town to the Met’s Byzantine

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