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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.