Picasso’s Women: Fernande to Jacqueline
A tribute to John Richardson
May 3–June 22, 2019
980 Madison Avenue, New York
Desert Painters of Australia
Works from the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia and the Collection of Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield
May 3–July 3, 2019
976 Madison Avenue, New York
April 24–July 19, 2019
West 24th Street, New York
April 30–June 22, 2019
West 21st Street, New York
April 9–June 8, 2019
Davies Street, London
April 4–June 1, 2019
Into the Trees
April 11–June 1, 2019
Extended through July 6, 2019
October 16, 2018–July 6, 2019
A line (a)round an idea
Selected Works on Paper
May 2–July 27, 2019
Sea Change: A Decade of Paintings, 1974–1983
March 13–July 19, 2019
Marc Newson & Derek Blasberg
Marc Newson tells Derek Blasberg about his newest creations, explaining the backstory of these ornate works.
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2019
The Summer 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail from Afrylic by Ellen Gallagher on its cover.
Andy Warhol: Everything Is Good
Richard Hell writes about the “transcendentally camp” Pop artist, portraitist of daily life.
Frieze Sculpture New York: An Interview with Brett Littman
The inaugural presentation of Frieze Sculpture New York at Rockefeller Center opened on April 25, 2019. Before the opening, Brett Littman, the director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum and the curator of this exhibition, told Wyatt Allgeier about his vision for the project and detailed the artworks included.
Roy Lichtenstein: 1961 to 1965
Gillian Pistell examines Roy Lichtenstein’s aesthetic developments in the years 1961 to 1965.
Arakawa: Diagrams for the Imagination
The exhibition Arakawa: Diagrams for the Imagination receives a closer look by Gagosian director Ealan Wingate. In this video, he discusses the artist’s arrival in New York and examines the importance of maps and language in Arakawa’s work.
Jeff Wall: The World as It Appears
The artist speaks with David Rimanelli about his newest works, the physicality of photography, and the persistence of certain motifs throughout his career.
Time by Dance by Paik
Gillian Jakab considers the role of choreography in Nam June Paik’s 1989 video installation Fin de Siècle II.
Zeng Fanzhi on Cézanne, Morandi, and Sanyu
Zeng Fanzhi speaks about curating the exhibition Cézanne, Morandi, and Sanyu at Gagosian, Hong Kong, and the connections between the three artists’ works. Interview by Jin Jing.
David Bailey: The Sixties
The photographer speaks about his signature portraits of the 1960s, recounting how he came to photograph such luminaries of the era as Mick Jagger, Jean Shrimpton, and Andy Warhol, among many others.
Helen Frankenthaler: Sea Change
Elizabeth Smith, executive director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and curator John Elderfield discuss a decade of Frankenthaler’s work on the occasion of her first exhibition of paintings in Rome.
Anna Eavis, the curatorial director of English Heritage, traces the history of Kenwood House and details the remarkable collection of paintings that reside there.
Talk and Book Signing
Monday, May 20, 2019, 6–7:30pm
Gagosian Shop, New York
Avis Berman, author of Roy Lichtenstein: The Impossible Collection, will be in conversation with Dorothy Lichtenstein to celebrate the release of the book. In this new Assouline Ultimate Collection volume, one hundred of Roy Lichtenstein’s most memorable works are lavishly reproduced, from the iconic Whaam! (1963) and Drowning Girl (1963) to later reinterpretations of paintings by Picasso, Matisse, and van Gogh and public commissions such as his 1994 mural for the Times Square – 42nd Street New York City subway station. Berman will sign copies of the book after the talk. To attend the free event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, May 21, 6–7pm
Gagosian, 976 Madison Avenue, New York
To coincide with Desert Painters of Australia, an exhibition of contemporary Indigenous Australian art at Gagosian, 976 Madison Avenue, New York, the gallery will host a conversation between leading authorities Fred Myers, Silver Professor of Anthropology at New York University, and Henry Skerritt, Curator of Indigenous Arts of Australia at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. Their conversation will be introduced and moderated by Margo Smith, director of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. To attend the free event, RSVP to email@example.com.
Fred Myers (left) and Henry Skerritt (right)
May 22–25, 2019
Barbican Theatre, London
Brice Marden is collaborating with choreographer Pam Tanowitz and composer Kaija Saariaho to present Four Quartets, a titular dance performance based on T. S. Eliot’s modernist masterpiece from 1943. The evocative stage design centers on paintings by Marden, their exquisite colors and strokes making connections to the geographical locations of the masterpiece’s four individual parts. Containing piercing and unforgettable literary passages, this unprecedented collaborative performance of the work is the first to be authorized by the T. S. Eliot Estate. To attend the event, purchase tickets at barbican.org.uk.
Premiere of Four Quartets at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, July 6–8, 2018. Photo: Maria Baranova
Into the Trees
Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6pm
Setsuko will lead a tour of her exhibition Into the Trees at Gagosian, Paris, with gallery director Jean-Olivier Després. The artist will discuss what led her to ceramics and the infinite malleability and expressiveness of clay, as well as the imagery in her paintings. To attend the free event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Installation view, Setsuko: Into the Trees, Gagosian, Paris, April 11–June 1, 2019. Artwork © Setsuko. Photo: Thomas Lannes
Opening this Week
Sally Mann in
The Academic Body
May 22–July 13, 2019
American Academy in Rome
This exhibition tracks the ways in which the body has been interrogated and radically transformed in contemporary art. Artists today, working in a variety of media, liberated from academic conventions and the study of the ideal, have reconfigured classical prototypes to explore race, gender, and sexuality. Work by Sally Mann is included.
Sally Mann, One Blue Dew, 2005 © Sally Mann
Opening this Week
William Forsythe in
Sinnesrausch: Kunst und Bewegung
May 23–October 13, 2019
OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz, Austria
This exhibition includes large installations on the roof and in the great hall that must be “actively” perceived by visitors in a playful way, not only with the eyes but with the whole body. Work by William Forsythe is included.
Opening this Week
Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection
May 24, 2019–January 12, 2020
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
This exhibition celebrates the institution’s extensive twentieth-century holdings through the eyes of six contemporary artists, all of whom have contributed to shaping the museum’s history with their own pivotal solo shows: Cai Guo-Qiang, Paul Chan, Jenny Holzer, Julie Mehretu, Richard Prince, and Carrie Mae Weems. Through collection highlights and rarely seen works from the turn of the century to 1980, this presentation includes nearly three hundred paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and installations selected by the six artists that engage with the cultural discourse of their time. Work by Francis Bacon, Willem de Kooning, and Lawrence Weiner is included.
Works from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s collection in storage. Artwork, clockwise from top left: Jean Dubuffet, Martin Barré, and Wifredo Lam © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris; Willem de Kooning © 2019 The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; David Hammons © David Hammons; Paul Wonner © Estate of Paul Wonner and William Theophilius Brown, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California; Cecilia Vicuña © Cecilia Vicuña; Maria Helena Vieira da Silva © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: David M. Heald
Opening this Week
May 24–September 15, 2019
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Since the 1990s, parallel to his stage productions, William Forsythe has developed installations, sculptures, and films that he calls Choreographic Objects. Blurring the lines between performance, sculpture, and installation, these works invite the viewer to engage with the fundamental ideas of choreography.
William Forsythe, City of Abstracts, 2000 © William Forsythe. Photo: Dominik Mentzos