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Walton Ford

Walton Ford, Grifo de California, 2017 Watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper, Framed: 68 ½ × 91 ½ × 2 ½ inches (174 × 232.4 × 6.4 cm)© Walton Ford, photo by Christopher Burke

Walton Ford, Grifo de California, 2017

Watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper, Framed: 68 ½ × 91 ½ × 2 ½ inches (174 × 232.4 × 6.4 cm)
© Walton Ford, photo by Christopher Burke

About

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).

Fairs, Events & Announcements

Gagosian’s booth at Art Basel Miami Beach 2021. Artwork, left to right: © Albert Oehlen; © Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

Art Fair

Art Basel Miami Beach 2021

December 2–4, 2021, Booth D5
Miami Beach Convention Center
artbasel.com

Gagosian is pleased to announce its participation in Art Basel Miami Beach 2021 with a presentation of modern and contemporary works. A selection of these works will also appear on gagosian.com and on Art Basel’s Online Viewing Room.

To receive a pdf with detailed information on the works, please contact the gallery at inquire@gagosian.com. To attend the fair, purchase tickets at artbasel.com.

Gagosian’s booth at Art Basel Miami Beach 2021. Artwork, left to right: © Albert Oehlen; © Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

David Reed, Color Study #6, 2017 © David Reed

Auction

Bomb Magazine
40th Anniversary Benefit Art Auction

June 8–22, 2021

Bomb magazine presents an auction in celebration of its fortieth anniversary, in advance of its annual gala to be held in New York in October 2021, where art luminaries including Walton Ford and Linda Goode Bryant will be honored. The auction benefits Bomb, a nonprofit that has been publishing conversations between artists of all disciplines since 1981. This year’s auction, hosted on Artsy, features work by nearly fifty artists including Adam McEwen, Richard Prince, and David Reed. To register to bid, visit artsy.net.

David Reed, Color Study #6, 2017 © David Reed

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 

Talk

Walton Ford on Eugène Delacroix

Friday, December 14, 2018, 7–8pm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
www.metmuseum.org

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 

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Museum Exhibitions

Walton Ford, Grifo de California, 2017 © Walton Ford. Photo: Christopher Burke

Closed

Book of Beasts
The Bestiary in the Medieval World

May 14–August 18, 2019
Getty Center, Los Angeles
www.getty.edu

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 transports visitors into the world of the medieval bestiary. Work by Walton Ford and Damien Hirst is included.

Walton Ford, Grifo de California, 2017 © Walton Ford. Photo: Christopher Burke