Gagosian is pleased to present a group exhibition of painting and sculpture entitled The Physical World. The exhibition will include works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Gober, Damien Hirst, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Yves Klein, Franz Kline, Jeff Koons, Barnett Newman, Pablo Picasso, Robert Ryman, Jenny Saville, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and Rachel Whiteread.
While seemingly diverse, the exhibited works all display a particular correlation between object and ground, whether achieved two-dimensionally or with an actual object. An underlying current of sexuality and death runs through and connects the works in the exhibition.
A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
Rachel Whiteread and Ann Gallagher
Rachel Whiteread speaks to Ann Gallagher about a new group of resin sculptures for an upcoming exhibition at Gagosian in London. They discuss the works’ emphasis on surface texture, light, and reflection.
Rachel Whiteread on Piero della Francesca
Rachel Whiteread writes about the Italian artist’s Baptism of Christ (after 1437) and what has drawn her to this painting, from her first experience of it at a young age to the present day.
I’ll Be Your Mirror: Allen Midgette
Raymond Foye speaks with the actor who impersonated Andy Warhol during the great Warhol lecture hoax in the late 1960s. The two also discuss Midgette’s earlier film career in Italy and the difficulty of performing in a Warhol film.
Jacquelynn Baas profiles Isabelle Waldberg, writing on the sculptor’s many friendships and the influence of her singular creations.
Private Pages Made Public
Megan N. Liberty explores artists’ engagement with notebooks and diaries, thinking through the various meanings that arise when these private ledgers become public.
On Collecting with Norman Diekman
Rare-book expert Douglas Flamm speaks with designer Norman Diekman about his unique collection of books on art and architecture. Diekman describes his first plunge into book collecting, the history behind it, and the way his passion for collecting grew.
It reminds me of something, and I don’t know what it is.
November 9–December 21, 2019
980 Madison Avenue, New York