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Edward Kienholz’s “Roxys” is a surreal recreation of a well-known Vegas brothel circa the ’40s, originally shown in LA in ’62. A pioneer of installation art, Kienholz bric-à-brac and found materials (vintage calendars, a jukebox playing ’40s records) fill the space. Mangled mannequin characters haunt it. See the boar-skulled Madam, Five Dollar Billy with the names of her Johns carved into her tarnished torso and others starting this evening at the David Zwirner Gallery. “Roxys,” Edward Kienholz, May 6 – Jun 19, David Zwirner Gallery, NYC