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).
From the Quarterly
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.
Fairs, Events & Announcements
Art Basel Hong Kong
March 29–31, 2018, booth ICI8
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
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
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6pm
Gagosian Shop, New York
Walton Ford will sign copies of his new books Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past and Calafia. Published by Taschen, Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past presents the history of paleoart from 1830 to 1990 with an essay by Zoë Lescaze and a preface by Ford. Calafia, published by Gagosian, presents Ford’s latest body of work currently being exhibited in Beverly Hills, along with a text by author Emma Cline. To attend the free event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7pm
The Greene Space, New York
Gagosian Quarterly is launching
a new talk series in collaboration with the Greene Space at WNYC. For the inaugural talk, Walton Ford will speak with renowned author Emma Cline about his latest large-scale watercolor paintings, currently on view at Gagosian Beverly Hills, focusing on themes of California’s history. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.thegreenespace.org.
Photo: Christopher Burke Studio, New York