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Tracey Emin, Kara Walker, and Damien Hirst (whose “Six Butterflies Suite IV [Navy]” is shown in detail, above) aren’t usual suspects in the D.C. gallery scene. But Contemporary Wing, the new gallery led by Lauren Gentile, is bringing a few of the biggest names from the ’90s and aughts to 14th Street NW through the secondary market. “Off the Wall: Established Contemporary,” a new show and series at Contemporary Wing, assembles works from private New York and D.C. collections by the aforementioned stars as well as other collection pieces by Nan Goldin, Andy Warhol, and Shinique Smith. “Established Contemporary” refers to the category of the work; the next “Off the Wall” show, in August, features stuff by Shepard Fairey and Faile under “Street Art.” This is as straightforward as the art market gets: a blockbuster lineup of artists the public already knows and loves.
“Off the Wall” is on view July 26 through Aug. 4 at Contemporary Wing, 1412 14th St. NW. Opening reception July 26 at 6 p.m. Free. contemporarywing.com. (202) 730-5037.