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Ferus

September 12–October 19, 2002
West 24th Street, New York

FERUS Installation view

FERUS

Installation view

FERUS Installation view

FERUS

Installation view

FERUS Installation view

FERUS

Installation view

Works Exhibited

Billy Al Bengston, Buster, 1962 Oil and sprayed lacquer on Masonite, 60 × 60 inches (152.4 × 152.4 cm)

Billy Al Bengston, Buster, 1962

Oil and sprayed lacquer on Masonite, 60 × 60 inches (152.4 × 152.4 cm)

Bruce Conner, September 13, 1959, 1959 Mixed media assemblage, 22 × 15 ½ inches (56 × 39 cm)

Bruce Conner, September 13, 1959, 1959

Mixed media assemblage, 22 × 15 ½ inches (56 × 39 cm)

Joseph Cornell, Hotel de L'Etoile, 1950 Wood, glass, oil and paper box construction, 22 ½ × 12 ¾ × 7 inches (57.2 × 32.4 × 17.8 cm)

Joseph Cornell, Hotel de L'Etoile, 1950

Wood, glass, oil and paper box construction, 22 ½ × 12 ¾ × 7 inches (57.2 × 32.4 × 17.8 cm)

Craig Kauffman, Untitled (Bubble), 1968 Acrylic and lacquer on vacuum-formed plastic, 43 × 89 × 15 inches (109.2 × 226.1 × 38.1 cm)

Craig Kauffman, Untitled (Bubble), 1968

Acrylic and lacquer on vacuum-formed plastic, 43 × 89 × 15 inches (109.2 × 226.1 × 38.1 cm)

Ed Ruscha, Los Angeles County Museum on Fire, 1968 Oil on canvas, 52 ½ × 133 ½ inches (135.9 × 339.1 cm)

Ed Ruscha, Los Angeles County Museum on Fire, 1968

Oil on canvas, 52 ½ × 133 ½ inches (135.9 × 339.1 cm)

Frank Stella, Firuzabad III, 1970 Polymer and fluorescent polymer paint on canvas, 120 × 241 inches (304.8 × 612.1 cm)

Frank Stella, Firuzabad III, 1970

Polymer and fluorescent polymer paint on canvas, 120 × 241 inches (304.8 × 612.1 cm)

About

Gagosian is pleased to present an exhibition celebrating the years of the pioneering Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles (1957–67). Organized by Irving Blum, the exhibition brings together historical examples of the artists fostered and represented by Ferus during this decade.

During the 1960s, under the direction of Irving Blum, Ferus became one of the most significant galleries on the West Coast. This exhibition will feature twenty-two of the Ferus artists, with many works on loan from international museums and private collections. Some of the highlights of the exhibition will include Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York; Ed Ruscha’s Los Angeles County Museum on Fire from the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC; and Ed Kienholz’s Walter Hopps, Hopps, Hopps from the Menil Collection in Houston.

Artists included in this exhibition: John Altoon, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Wallace Berman, Bruce Conner, Joseph Cornell, Jay DeFeo, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Irwin, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Craig Kauffman, Ellsworth Kelly, Ed Kienholz, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Moses, Kenneth Price, Ed Ruscha, Kurt Schwitters, Hassel Smith, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol

A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Kirk Varnedoe and an interview with Irving Blum by Roberta Bernstein will accompany the exhibition.

Cover of the Winter 2019 Gagosian Quarterly, featuring a selection from a black-and-white Christopher Wool photograph

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2019

The Winter 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a selection from Christopher Wool’s Westtexaspsychosculpture series on its cover.

A painting with gold frame by Louis Michel Eilshemius. Landscape with single figure.

Eilshemius and Me: An Interview with Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha tells Viet-Nu Nguyen and Leta Grzan how he first encountered Louis Michel Eilshemius’s paintings, which of the artist’s aesthetic innovations captured his imagination, and how his own work relates to and differs from that “Neglected Marvel,” Eilshemius.

The cover of the Fall 2019 Gagosian Quarterly magazine. Artwork by Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail from Sinking (2019) by Nathaniel Mary Quinn on its cover.

The artist Ed Ruscha discussing his work.

Ed Ruscha: A Long Way from Oklahoma

In conjunction with his exhibition VERY at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark, Ed Ruscha sat down with Kasper Bech Dyg to discuss his work.

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Notre-Dame), 2019.

For Notre-Dame

An exhibition at Gagosian, Paris, is raising funds to aid in the reconstruction of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris following the devastating fire of April 2019. Gagosian directors Serena Cattaneo Adorno and Jean-Olivier Després spoke to Jennifer Knox White about the generous response of artists and others, and what the restoration of this iconic structure means across the world.

Anselm Kiefer, Maginot, 1977–93.

Veil and Vault

An exhibition at the Broad in Los Angeles prompts James Lawrence to examine how artists give shape and meaning to the passage of time, and how the passage of time shapes our evolving accounts of art.