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Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, The Haircut, 2014 Digital pigment print, Image size: 37 ½ × 50 inches (95.3 × 127 cm), edition of 3 + 2 APs© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, The Haircut, 2014

Digital pigment print, Image size: 37 ½ × 50 inches (95.3 × 127 cm), edition of 3 + 2 APs
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (21), 2009 Pigmented inkjet print, 28 ½ × 35 ¼ inches (72.4 × 89.5 cm), edition of 6© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (21), 2009

Pigmented inkjet print, 28 ½ × 35 ¼ inches (72.4 × 89.5 cm), edition of 6
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2006 Digital pigment print, 58 ½ × 89 ½ inches framed (148.6 × 227.3cm), edition of 6© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2006

Digital pigment print, 58 ½ × 89 ½ inches framed (148.6 × 227.3cm), edition of 6
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2006 Digital pigment print, 58 ½ × 89 ½ inches framed (148.6 × 227.3cm), edition of 6© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2006

Digital pigment print, 58 ½ × 89 ½ inches framed (148.6 × 227.3cm), edition of 6
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2004 Digital chromogenic print, 64 ¼ × 94 ¼ inches framed (163.2 × 239.4 cm), edition of 6© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2004

Digital chromogenic print, 64 ¼ × 94 ¼ inches framed (163.2 × 239.4 cm), edition of 6
© Gregory Crewdson

About

Gregory Crewdson was born in 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and the Yale University School of Art, where he is now director of graduate studies in photography.

Crewdson’s career has spanned three decades. His work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and is featured in many public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.

His most widely acclaimed bodies of work have been Natural Wonder (1992–97), Twilight (1998–2002), Dream House (a 2002 commission by the New York Times Magazine), Beneath the Roses (2003–08), and Sanctuary (2009). His most recent body of work, Cathedral of the Pines (2013–14), opened at Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York, in early 2016. Comprising thirty-one digital pigment prints, this series was made during three productions in and around the rural town of Becket, Massachusetts. A fully illustrated book with an essay by art historian Alexander Nemerov was released by Aperture in conjunction with the exhibition.

Beneath the Roses, a series of pictures that took nearly ten years to complete—with a crew totaling more than one hundred people—was the subject of the 2012 feature documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, by Ben Shapiro.

A retrospective of Crewdson’s work produced between 1985 and 2005 toured European museums from 2005 to 2008 and was accompanied by a fully illustrated book published by Hatje Cantz. The exhibition In a Lonely Place traveled to galleries and museums across Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, and New Zealand in 2013. The major monograph Gregory Crewdson was published by Rizzoli the same year.

Crewdson’s awards include the Skowhegan Medal for Photography, a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, and the Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship.

Fairs, Events & Announcements

Film still from Gregory Crewdson: There but Not There (2017), directed by Juliane Hiam © Crewdson Studio

Talk and Screening

Gregory Crewdson

May 19–20, 2018
Festival of Disruption at Brooklyn Steel, New York
www.festivalofdisruption.com

Gregory Crewdson will participate in the Festival of Disruption, curated by David Lynch. He will be giving a talk in conjunction with the screening of Gregory Crewdson: There but Not There, a short documentary released in 2017 that offers a rare glimpse into his casting and artistic process.

Film still from Gregory Crewdson: There but Not There (2017), directed by Juliane Hiam © Crewdson Studio

Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe’s Slippers, NYC, 2002 © Patti Smith

Art Fair

Paris Photo 2017

November 9–12, 2017, booth B16
Grand Palais, Paris
www.parisphoto.com

Patti Smith, an internationally acclaimed musician, writer, and visual artist, has chosen a selection of her own photographs to be shown alongside works by other artists including Richard Avedon, Balthus, Gregory Crewdson, Peter Lindbergh, Vera Lutter, Sally Mann, Taryn Simon, Deborah Turbeville, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol. Smith began taking photographs in 1978, eventually developing an emotionally unfiltered archive of solitary moments, to which she is continually adding. Her lifelong fascination with eulogy and remembrance is reflected in her selection of works by other artists. “Curated by Patti Smith” provides a glimpse of Smith and her fellow travelers, and is a coming-together of people, places, and relics.

Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe’s Slippers, NYC, 2002 © Patti Smith

Gregory Crewdson, The Haircut, 2014

Tour

Gregory Crewdson
Cathedral of the Pines

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6pm
The Photographers’ Gallery, London 
www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk

Join Gagosian and the Photographers’ Gallery for a tour of Gregory Crewdson’s Cathedral of the Pines with a special talk by curator Clare Grafik. The event is free and open to the public.

Gregory Crewdson, The Haircut, 2014

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Museum Exhibitions

Cindy Sherman, Untitled (#112), 2003 © Cindy Sherman

Opening this Week

Andy Warhol bis Cindy Sherman
Amerikanische Kunst aus der Albertina

November 19, 2019–March 29, 2020
Schlossmuseum Linz, Austria
www.landesmuseum.at

Europe’s view of America is influenced by images of the entertainment industry: from film and television to advertising and newspapers. No other nation has placed so much reliance upon the power and impact of pictures and symbols as the US. With more than two hundred works of American art from 1960 to the present day, this large-scale exhibition, whose title translates to Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman: American Art from the Albertina Museum, aims to illustrate how much our perceptions of truth and reality, facts and fake news, owe to America’s visual culture. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Roy Lichtenstein, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann is included. 

Cindy Sherman, Untitled (#112), 2003 © Cindy Sherman

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

On View

Shared Space
A New Era, Photographs from the Bank of America Collection

Through December 15, 2019
Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, Connecticut
www.usj.edu

This exhibition explores a changing social landscape captured in photographs and video created over the span of nearly twenty-five years. Eighteen artists from nine countries explore how the physical spaces in which we interact—from city streets to rural landscapes—have evolved alongside our access to a virtual “global village.” Work by Gregory Crewdson and Andreas Gursky is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

Ed Ruscha, Hotel, 1962 © Ed Ruscha

On View

Edward Hopper and the American Hotel

Through February 23, 2020
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
www.vmfa.museum

Edward Hopper and the American Hotel explores the artist’s images of hospitality settings showcasing more than sixty of the artist’s paintings, drawings, watercolors, and illustrations. Also included are thirty-five works by American artists that similarly explore the visual culture of hotels, travel, and mobility from the early twentieth century to the present, including work by Gregory Crewdson, Ed Ruscha, and Cindy Sherman.

Ed Ruscha, Hotel, 1962 © Ed Ruscha

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2006 © Gregory Crewdson

Opening Soon

Gregory Crewdson in
Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs

December 17, 2019–March 8, 2020
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
www.getty.edu

Commemorating the thirty-fifth anniversary of the J. Paul Getty Museum’s collection of photographs, this exhibition reveals the breadth and depth of the Getty’s acquisitions through an array of its hidden treasures, none of which have been exhibited at the museum before. Spanning the history of the medium from its early years to the present day, Unseen highlights visual associations between photographs from different times and places to encourage fresh discoveries and underscore a sense of continuity and change within the history of the medium. Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2006 © Gregory Crewdson

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