Bustes de Femmes
Paris 10th Anniversary Exhibition
October 10–December 18, 2020
rue de Ponthieu, Paris
October 21–24, 2021, booth B23
Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris
Gagosian is pleased to participate in FIAC 2021 with a presentation of painting, sculpture, and works on paper by gallery artists. The booth will feature works by Georg Baselitz, Edmund de Waal, Helen Frankenthaler, Theaster Gates, Katharina Grosse, Simon Hantaï, Takashi Murakami, Albert Oehlen, Steven Parrino, Auguste Rodin, Sterling Ruby, Setsuko, Jim Shaw, and Cy Twombly, among others. A selection of the works will also appear on gagosian.com and in FIAC’s Online Viewing Room.
Gagosian’s booth at FIAC 2021. Artwork, left to right: © Giuseppe Penone/2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris; © Michael Heizer; © Georg Baselitz, 2021; © Pier Paolo Calzolari. Photo: Thomas Lannes
Monument à Whistler – Muse nue, bras coupés
September 7, 2021–March 2022
Berkeley Square, London
Auguste Rodin’s Monument à Whistler – Muse nue, bras coupés (Monument to Whistler – Nude Muse, without Arms) (1908) has been installed in Berkeley Square, London, in conjunction with the exhibition Houseago | Rodin, on view at Gagosian, Davies Street, London, through December 18. Rodin was commissioned to make a monument dedicated to the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Though it was never realized publicly, the monument marks a watershed moment in civic sculpture due to its representation not of the artist himself but of a female muse. The sculpture, in the form of a female figure shown climbing the “mountain of fame,” references the difficulties Whistler overcame in his life.
Auguste Rodin, Monument à Whistler – Muse nue, bras coupés (Monument to Whistler – Nude Muse, without Arms), 1908, installation view, Berkeley Square, London
February 9, 2021–March 6, 2022
Musée national Picasso–Paris and Musée Rodin, Paris
Held simultaneously at two Parisian institutions, this exhibition offers a unique encounter between the works of Pablo Picasso and Auguste Rodin, two artists whose formal inventions marked a decisive turning point in modern art. Picasso-Rodin highlights unexpected convergences in their creative processes and explores their common practice of working serially and their shared taste for experimentation and ever-changing forms.
Pablo Picasso, Le Baiser, 1969, Musée national Picasso–Paris © Succession Picasso 2021
October 15, 2021–January 9, 2022
Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome
This exhibition celebrates the Florentine poet Dante Alighieri, and the 700th anniversary of his death by gathering together two hundred artworks that investigate modern interpretations of the infernal universe, its landscapes, and its inhabitants. Work by Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, and Auguste Rodin is included.
Installation view, Inferno, Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, October 15, 2021–January 9, 2022. Artwork © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Alberto Novelli
Face à Arcimboldo
May 29–November 22, 2021
Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
This exhibition, whose title translates to Arcimboldo Face to Face, invites visitors to explore the timeless vocabulary of the sixteenth-century painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo (c. 1527–1593). The show demonstrates how his work has influenced art history for more than four centuries through the work of 130 artists, including work by Francis Bacon, Glenn Brown, Alex Israel, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, and Ed Ruscha.
Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled (After Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun), 2020 © Ewa Juszkiewicz
The Making of Rodin
May 18–November 21, 2021
Tate Modern, London
This major exhibition is the first to focus on the importance of plaster in Auguste Rodin’s work. Although the artist is best known for his bronze and marble sculptures, he himself worked as a modeler who captured movement, light, and volume in pliable materials such as clay and plaster. Evoking the atmosphere of the artist’s studio, plaster casts in all sizes show how Rodin continually experimented with fragmentation, repetition, and joining existing parts in unconventional ways.
Auguste Rodin, Main droite de Pierre et Jacques de Wissant, 1885–86. Photo: © Musée Rodin, Paris