Walton Ford (born 1960) grew up in the Hudson Valley and lives and works in New York. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; New York Public Library; Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey; San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Institutional exhibitions include Walton Ford, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado (1998); Walton Ford, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach (1999); Walton Ford, New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut (2004); Tigers of Wrath: Watercolors by Walton Ford, Brooklyn Museum, New York (2006); Walton Ford, San Antonio Museum of Art (2007); Walton Ford: Bestiarium, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2010, traveled to Albertina, Vienna, and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark); and Walton Ford, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris (2015–16).
Gagosian Quarterly Talks
Walton Ford and Irving Blum
Walton Ford sat down with legendary art dealer Irving Blum at Gagosian Beverly Hills to discuss his latest exhibition, Calafia.
King of the Jungle
Walton Ford’s most recent paintings focus on the history of California through fantastical interpretations of humanity and its encounters with animal life.
Walton Ford on Eugène Delacroix
Friday, December 14, 2018, 7–8pm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
As part of the Met’s Artists on Artworks and MetFridays programs, Walton Ford will discuss Eugène Delacroix’s images of animals, a subject important to his own practice, in conjunction with the exhibitions Delacroix and Devotion to Drawing: The Karen B. Cohen Collection of Eugène Delacroix currently on view at the museum.
Top: Walton Ford, Un Homme Qui Reve, 2018 © Walton Ford. Photo: Tom Powell Imaging. Bottom: Eugène Delacroix, Young Tiger Playing with Its Mother, 1830, Musée du Louvre, Paris. Photo: RMN-Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre)/Franck Raux
West Bund Art & Design
November 8–11, 2018, booth A120
West Bund Art Center, Shanghai
Gagosian is pleased to participate in West Bund Art & Design for the first time, with a booth of modern and contemporary works by artists including Glenn Brown, Dan Colen, John Currin, Jean Dubuffet, Rachel Feinstein, Urs Fischer, Walton Ford, Ellen Gallagher, Douglas Gordon, Jennifer Guidi, Hao Liang, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Alex Israel, Y.Z. Kami, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Nam June Paik, Richard Prince, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Rudolf Stingel, and Jonas Wood.
Additionally, a large-scale painting by Takashi Murakami, Dragon in Clouds – Indigo Blue (2010), will be installed in a special presentation at the entrance to Hall N. To receive a PDF with detailed information on the works, please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org. To preview our booth, go to artsy.net.
Thomas Houseago, Untitled (Colored Skull I), 2018 © Thomas Houseago
Art Basel Hong Kong
March 29–31, 2018, booth 1C18
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Gagosian is pleased to participate in Art Basel Hong Kong. To view highlights from the booth in advance of the fair visit www.artsy.com. Our presentation will include works by Georg Baselitz, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joe Bradley, Cecily Brown, Glenn Brown, Alexander Calder, John Currin, Willem de Kooning, Edmund De Waal, Jean Dubuffet, Urs Fischer, Lucio Fontana, Walton Ford, Katharina Grosse, Mark Grotjahn, Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Jia Aili, Anish Kapoor, Yves Klein, Karen Kneffel, Jeff Koons, Harmony Korine, Roy Lichtenstein, Takashi Murakami, Takashi Murakami & Virgil Abloh, Albert Oehlen, Nam June Paik, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Jenny Saville, Richard Serra, Rudolf Stingel, Mark Tansey, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Jonas Wood, Christopher Wool, and Zeng Fanzhi. Tickets are available at www.artbasel.com.
Zeng Fanzhi, 8, 2018 © Zeng Fanzhi 2018
Book of Beasts
The Bestiary in the Medieval World
Through August 18, 2019
Getty Center, Los Angeles
This exhibition is inspired by The Bestiary, a popular medieval book that describes the beasts of the world with vibrant and fascinating images. With over one hundred works on display, this major loan exhibition will transport visitors into the world of the medieval bestiary. Work by Damien Hirst and Walton Ford is included.
Walton Ford, Grifo de California, 2017 © Walton Ford. Photo: Christopher Burke