Gagosian is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol. The exhibition will juxtapose the work of these two seminal Pop figures through their use of flower imagery in a range of media.
In a review following Warhol’s first show at Leo Castelli Gallery, David Bourdon described his Flowers canvases as “cutout gouaches by Matisse set adrift on Monet’s lily pond” (Village Voice, December 3, 1964). The exhibition features a variety of sizes and palettes of Warhol’s Flowers, illustrating the serialized nature of his work while simultaneously revealing the subtle individuality of each canvas. Drawings of flowers from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s will also be shown to provide context regarding the history of the flower as subject within Warhol’s oeuvre.
While some of Jeff Koons’s flower sculptures reference childhood objects and pleasures, others embody the oxymoronic concept of inanimate/animate objects, the still life, or nature morte. The exhibition will include early examples of Koons’s exploration of the flower motif and will span through the 1990s, encompassing sculptural works made of plastic, stainless steel, glass, and wood.
Jeff Koons | Andy Warhol: Flowers offers a fresh view into two seminal contemporary artists’ manipulation and representation of natural beauty and form.
Laws of Motion
Catalyzed by Laws of Motion—a group exhibition, curated by Sam Orlofsky, pairing artworks from the 1980s on by Jeff Koons, Cady Noland, Rosemarie Trockel, and Jeff Wall with contemporary sculptures by Josh Kline and Anicka Yi—Wyatt Allgeier discusses the convergences and divergences in these artists’ practices with an eye to the economic worlds from which they spring.
Cast of Characters
James Lawrence explores how contemporary artists have grappled with the subject of the library.
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.
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.
Intimate Grandeur: Glenstone Museum
Paul Goldberger tracks the evolution of Mitchell and Emily Rales’s Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland. Set amid 230 acres of pristine landscape and housing a world-class collection of modern and contemporary art, this graceful complex of pavilions, designed by architects Thomas Phifer and Partners, opened to the public in the fall of 2018.
Visions of the Self: Jenny Saville on Rembrandt
Jenny Saville reveals the process behind her new self-portrait, painted in response to Rembrandt’s masterpiece Self-Portrait with Two Circles.
January 23–March 14, 2020
Britannia Street, London
Blanc sur Blanc
January 16–March 7, 2020
A line (a)round an idea
Selected Works on Paper
May 2–July 27, 2019
Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now
In partnership with English Heritage
April 12–May 18, 2019
Grosvenor Hill, London