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Wandering Through One of the Year’s Most Stunning Art Shows Alone

Jim Shaw’s “The End is Here” in New York. 

A longtime denizen of the art world, Jim Shaw finally made his New York debut with a massive exhibition called “The End is Here” at the New Museum. The exhibition stretches over three floors of the museum and showcases Shaw’s range throughout his career. On the top floor, visitors become immersed in a huge installation that combines painting, drawing, and sculpture. Packed with reference points like Robert Capa’s “The Falling Soldier,” Picasso’s “Guernica,” and the World War II meme “Kilroy was here,”

Shaw’s show is so rich you can come back several times and discover something new every visit. Unfortunately, the installation is often selfie central, but watch the video above for a rare look at what the installation looks like completely empty. And if you need those selfies, hurry: It closes Sunday.