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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 T: The New York Times Style 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.

From the Quarterly

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

Ed Ruscha, Azteca/Azteca In Decline, 2007, Broad Art Foundation © Ed Ruscha

On View

A Journey That Wasn’t

Opened June 30, 2018
The Broad, Los Angeles
www.thebroad.org

This exhibition explores complex representations of time and its passage. The show includes more than fifty works drawn from the museum’s collection of postwar and contemporary art and features more than twenty artists, including Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, Anselm Kiefer, and Ed Ruscha.

Ed Ruscha, Azteca/Azteca In Decline, 2007, Broad Art Foundation © Ed Ruscha

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2006 © Gregory Crewdson

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New Territory
Landscape Photography Today

June 24–September 16, 2018
Denver Art Museum
denverartmuseum.org

This exhibition will survey contemporary landscape photography from around the world. More than eighty photographs will gauge how artists stretch the boundaries of traditional landscape photography to reflect the environmental attitudes, perceptions, and values of our time. Work by Gregory Crewdson and Sally Mann will be included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2006 © Gregory Crewdson

Ellen Gallagher, Untitled (10), 2000 © Ellen Gallagher

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Praying for Time

March 2–July 8, 2018
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
www.brandeis.edu

Marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall, the attacks of September 11, and civil war, the end of the twentieth century can also be viewed as a time that presaged immense global revolutions, both social and digital, that have transformed our world. Praying for Time reflects the diversity of voices and concerns in art produced during that pivotal period from 1980 through the early 2000s. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Ellen Gallagher, Richard Prince, Richard Serra, and Andy Warhol is included. 

Ellen Gallagher, Untitled (10), 2000 © Ellen Gallagher

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson in
Making Home: Contemporary Art from the DIA

December 1, 2017–June 6, 2018
Detroit Institute of Arts
www.dia.org

This exhibition presents prints, drawings, and photographs that are concerned with idealistic representations of home. Works both affirm common symbols of domestic space and question popular ideas of home as a symbol of comfort, belonging, and permanency. Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

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Press

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