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Cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Spring 2024, featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat Cover

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Spring 2024

The Spring 2024 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available with a fresh cover design featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Lead Plate with Hole (1984).

portrait of Stanley Whitney

Stanley Whitney: Vibrations of the Day

Stanley Whitney invited professor and musician-biographer John Szwed to his studio in Long Island as he prepared for an upcoming survey at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum to discuss the resonances between painting and jazz.

Inkjet print of Jeff Wall's "In the Legion" (2022)

Jeff Wall: In the Domain of Likeness

The Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, has staged a comprehensive Jeff Wall exhibition, now on view until April 21, 2024, including more than fifty works spanning five decades. Here, Barry Schwabsky reflects on the enduring power of and mystery in Wall’s photography.

Portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat sitting inside his studio and in front of his paintings

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Los Angeles

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s sisters, Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveaux, met with filmmaker Tamra Davis, art dealer Larry Gagosian, and author and curator Fred Hoffman to reflect on their experiences with the artist during the 1980s in Los Angeles.

Detail of Lauren Halsey sculpture depicting praying hands, planets, and other symbol against red and green background

Black Futurity: Lessons in (Art) History to Forge a Path Forward

Jon Copes asks, What can Black History Month mean in the year 2024? He looks to a selection of scholars and artists for the answer.

Portrait of artist Kelsey Lu

Kelsey Lu

Art historian and curator Olivier Berggruen reflects on his trip to Berlin to see a performance by the multihyphenate Kelsey Lu. Following his experience of that performance, The Lucid, Berggruen caught up with Lu in New York, where they spoke about the visual elements of their work, dreaming, and the necessity of new challenges.

Portrait of twins Frances McLaughlin-Gill and Kathryn Abbe in front of a beach, one of them sits in a lawn chair and the other stands behind looking out of a spyglass

The Art of Biography: Mary Gabriel and Carol Kino

Carol Kino’s forthcoming biography of Frances McLaughlin-Gill and Kathryn Abbe, the identical twin sisters who blazed new trails in the world of photography—Double Click: Twin Photographers in the Golden Age of Magazines—charts a critical moment in the United States, bringing to the surface questions around aesthetics, technologies, and gender through the arc of the twins’ lives. Here, Kino meets with award-winning biographer Mary Gabriel, whose 2023 publication Madonna: A Rebel Life described the unparalleled significance of the musician’s life and career, to discuss the origins of their most recent projects, as well as the specific considerations that underpin the process of narrating a life.

Installation view with Douglas Gordon, Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now... (1999–)

Douglas Gordon: To Sing

On the occasion of Douglas Gordon: All I need is a little bit of everything, an exhibition in London, curator Adam Szymczyk recounts his experiences with Gordon’s work across nearly three decades, noting the continuities and evolutions.

poster for an exhibition with two figures

The Beginning: A Life in Art

Delphine Huisinga and Alison McDonald chart Larry Gagosian’s formative years on the West Coast and contextualize the Los Angeles art scene in the mid-1970s.

Painting in gray tones of a man in a suit and tie holding an industrial-looking carousel from which identical suited men hang as if on a dilapidated carnival ride

Nostalgia and Apocalypse

In conjunction with My Anxious Self, the most comprehensive survey of paintings by the late Tetsuya Ishida (1973–2005) to have been staged outside of Japan and the first-ever exhibition of his work in New York, Gagosian hosted a panel discussion. Here, Alexandra Munroe, senior curator at large, Global Arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, and Tomiko Yoda, Takashima Professor of Japanese Humanities at Harvard University, delve into the societal context in which Ishida developed his work, in a conversation moderated by exhibition curator Cecilia Alemani.

Titus Kaphar and Derek Cianfrance both wearing large headphones and tee-shirts on a film set

Titus Kaphar and Derek Cianfrance

Titus Kaphar and director Derek Cianfrance spoke on the opening night of Titus Kaphar Selects, a film program curated by the artist as part of a series copresented by Gagosian and Metrograph in the spring of 2023. The pair discussed their respective practices, including Cianfrance’s film Blue Valentine (2010) and Kaphar’s film Exhibiting Forgiveness, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2024.

Image of artist Mary Weatherford in front of her artwork

Mary Weatherford: The Flaying of Marsyas

In conjunction with her exhibition The Flaying of Marsyas at Museo di Palazzo Grimani, Venice, Mary Weatherford discusses the featured paintings, which are directly inspired by Titian’s late, eponymous masterpiece of circa 1570–76 and reflect her enduring fascination with the painting.

Douglas Gordon, Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now... (1999–), installation view, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany, 2024. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Screening

Douglas Gordon
Film as Raw Material

February 22–March 14, 2024, 6pm on Thursdays
Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London

Join Gagosian for a series of film screenings inside Douglas Gordon’s exhibition All I need is a little bit of everything at the gallery’s Grosvenor Hill location. The show centrally features Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now... (1999–), an ever-growing installation displayed on more than a hundred screens, ranging from traditional TVs to iPads, that brings together nearly all of the artist’s video work from the past three decades. The four films selected for screening have been employed as raw materials in some of Gordon’s most important works and figure prominently in the encyclopedic installation.

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Douglas Gordon, Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now... (1999–), installation view, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany, 2024. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Albert Oehlen on the set of van G (2023). Photo: Simon Hemmer

Screening

Albert Oehlen
van G

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 6pm
Curzon Mayfair, London
www.curzon.com

Join Gagosian for a special screening of Albert Oehlen’s van G (2023) in conjunction with the artist’s exhibition of new paintings at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London. A romance, the film depicts the relationship between Vincent van Gogh (played by Ben Becker) and his models, whom he struggled to recruit and pay. Van G additionally provides insight into the artist’s techniques, clearing up some common misunderstandings about them. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Oehlen. The event is free to attend.

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Albert Oehlen on the set of van G (2023). Photo: Simon Hemmer

Still from Lost in Translation (2003), directed by Sofia Coppola

Screening and Talk

Anna Weyant
Austin Weyant

Friday, March 22, 2024, 6:30pm
Metrograph, New York
metrograph.com

Join Anna Weyant and her brother, actor Austin Weyant, for a conversation and screening on the occasion of Anna Weyant Selects, a film program curated by the artist as part of an ongoing series copresented by Gagosian and Metrograph. The pair will introduce the selected films—Lost in Translation (2003), Gone Girl (2014), and Parasite (2019)—which explore power dynamics, complexities, and deceptions in relationships and wider society, as well as discuss the impact film has had on their respective practices. After the talk, Lost in Translation, directed by Sofia Coppola, will be screened.

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Still from Lost in Translation (2003), directed by Sofia Coppola

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Museum Exhibitions

Roy Lichtenstein, Drowning Girl, 1963, Museum of Modern Art, New York © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Photo: Museum of Modern Art, New York

Opening this Week

Roy Lichtenstein
Zum 100. Geburtstag

March 8–July 14, 2024
Albertina, Vienna
www.albertina.at

Celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the artist’s birth, this comprehensive retrospective, whose English title is Roy Lichtenstein: A Centennial Exhibition, brings together over ninety paintings, sculptures, and prints by Lichtenstein, including early Pop artworks from the 1960s, black-and-white paintings, stylized landscapes in enamel, and a large-scale Brushstroke sculpture. The exhibition was conceived to mark the donation of more than a hundred works by the Lichtenstein Foundation to the Albertina.

Roy Lichtenstein, Drowning Girl, 1963, Museum of Modern Art, New York © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Photo: Museum of Modern Art, New York

Installation view, Zeng Fanzhi: Old and New (Paintings 1988–2023), Museum of Art Pudong, Shanghai, September 27, 2023–March 8, 2024. Artwork © Zeng Fanzhi. Photo: Achen

Closing this Week

Zeng Fanzhi
Old and New (Paintings 1988–2023)

Through March 8, 2024
Museum of Art Pudong, Shanghai
www.museumofartpd.org.cn

Zeng Fanzhi: Old and New (Paintings 1988–2023) includes more than sixty paintings from the last thirty-five years, grouped in four interrelated yet distinct sections: “The Early Years,” “Different Paths,” “Painting as Contemplation,” and “Monumentals.” It also features a painting Zeng made on-site at the Museum of Art Pudong, as well as video and sound experiments inspired by the experience of viewing the exhibition, which were carried out by a friend of the artist’s, celebrated film director Er Cheng, and Cheng’s team.

Installation view, Zeng Fanzhi: Old and New (Paintings 1988–2023), Museum of Art Pudong, Shanghai, September 27, 2023–March 8, 2024. Artwork © Zeng Fanzhi. Photo: Achen

Installation view, Ellen Gallagher: All of No Man’s Land Is Ours, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, December 2, 2023–March 10, 2024. Artwork © Ellen Gallagher. Photo: Peter Tijhuis

Closing this Week

Ellen Gallagher
All of No Man’s Land Is Ours

Through March 10, 2024
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
www.stedelijk.nl

All of No Man’s Land Is Ours is Ellen Gallagher’s first solo exhibition in Amsterdam. The installation reflects the diversity of the artist’s practice in which painting, cut and carved rubber, crumpled notebook papers, and metal beaten to an airy thinness intertwine in a dynamic relationship.

Installation view, Ellen Gallagher: All of No Man’s Land Is Ours, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, December 2, 2023–March 10, 2024. Artwork © Ellen Gallagher. Photo: Peter Tijhuis

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, After Pontormo’s Portrait of Alessandro de’ Medici, 2023 © Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Closing this Week

Nathaniel Mary Quinn
Split Face

Through March 11, 2024
Museo Novecento and Museo Stefano Bardini, Florence, Italy
www.museonovecento.it

Split Face is Nathaniel Mary Quinn’s first monographic exhibition in Italy and is held across two locations in Florence: Museo Novecento and Museo Stefano Bardini. A selection of Quinn’s paintings, many of which have never been seen before, is presented alongside the works of Renaissance artists and twentieth-century masters including Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Felice Casorati, Virgilio Guidi, Carlo Levi, and many others.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, After Pontormo’s Portrait of Alessandro de’ Medici, 2023 © Nathaniel Mary Quinn

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