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The Physical World

An Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture

May 9–June 29, 2002
980 Madison Avenue, New York

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Riding With Death, 1988 Acrylic and oil paintstick on linen, 98 × 114 inches (248.9 × 289.6 cm)Collection The Hermes Trust, Courtesy Francesco Pellizzi

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Riding With Death, 1988

Acrylic and oil paintstick on linen, 98 × 114 inches (248.9 × 289.6 cm)
Collection The Hermes Trust, Courtesy Francesco Pellizzi

Damien Hirst, Stripteaser, 2000 Stainless steel and glass cabinet with two skeleons and medical instruments, 77 × 148 × 20 inches (195.6 × 376 × 50.8 cm). Private collection

Damien Hirst, Stripteaser, 2000

Stainless steel and glass cabinet with two skeleons and medical instruments, 77 × 148 × 20 inches (195.6 × 376 × 50.8 cm). Private collection

Jasper Johns, Tantric Detail III, 1981 Oil on canvas, 50 × 34 inches (127 × 86.4 cm). Collection of the artist

Jasper Johns, Tantric Detail III, 1981

Oil on canvas, 50 × 34 inches (127 × 86.4 cm). Collection of the artist

Yves Klein, RE 21, 1960 Sponges, stones and blue pigment on board, 78 × 65 inches (198.1 × 165.1 cm). Private collection

Yves Klein, RE 21, 1960

Sponges, stones and blue pigment on board, 78 × 65 inches (198.1 × 165.1 cm). Private collection

Franz Kline, Black Sienna, 1960 Oil on canvas, 92 ¼ × 68 inches (234.3 × 172.7 cm). Private collection

Franz Kline, Black Sienna, 1960

Oil on canvas, 92 ¼ × 68 inches (234.3 × 172.7 cm). Private collection

Jeff Koons, New Hoover Convertibles, 1984 Two vacuum cleaners and fluorescent lights in Plexiglas case, 58 × 41 × 28 inches (147.3 × 104.1 × 71.1 cm). Private collection

Jeff Koons, New Hoover Convertibles, 1984

Two vacuum cleaners and fluorescent lights in Plexiglas case, 58 × 41 × 28 inches (147.3 × 104.1 × 71.1 cm). Private collection

Pablo Picasso, Arlequin au Baton, 1969 Oil on canvas, 75 ½ × 50 ½ inches (191.8 × 128.3 cm). The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Collection, Los Angeles

Pablo Picasso, Arlequin au Baton, 1969

Oil on canvas, 75 ½ × 50 ½ inches (191.8 × 128.3 cm). The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Collection, Los Angeles

Jenny Saville, Matrix, 1999 Oil on canvas, 84 × 120 inches (213.4 × 304.8 cm). Private collection

Jenny Saville, Matrix, 1999

Oil on canvas, 84 × 120 inches (213.4 × 304.8 cm). Private collection

Richard Serra, No. 5, 1969 Lead antimony, 2 plates: 48 × 48 inches each (122 × 122 cm), Pole: 7 feet (213 cm), 3 ½ inches in diameter (9cm). Private collection

Richard Serra, No. 5, 1969

Lead antimony, 2 plates: 48 × 48 inches each (122 × 122 cm), Pole: 7 feet (213 cm), 3 ½ inches in diameter (9cm). Private collection

Cy Twombly, Untitled (New York City), 1954 Oil-based house paint, wax crayon and lead pencil on canvas, 68 ¾ × 86 inches (174.5 × 218.5 cm). The Menil Collection, Houston

Cy Twombly, Untitled (New York City), 1954

Oil-based house paint, wax crayon and lead pencil on canvas, 68 ¾ × 86 inches (174.5 × 218.5 cm). The Menil Collection, Houston

Andy Warhol, False Plate, 1961 Water-based paint on cotton, 36 × 44 ¾ inches (91.4 × 113.7 cm). Mugrabi Collection

Andy Warhol, False Plate, 1961

Water-based paint on cotton, 36 × 44 ¾ inches (91.4 × 113.7 cm). Mugrabi Collection

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Double Amber Bed), 1991 Rubber and high density foam, 47 × 54 × 41 inches (119.4 × 137.2 × 104.1 cm). Private collection, Los Angeles

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Double Amber Bed), 1991

Rubber and high density foam, 47 × 54 × 41 inches (119.4 × 137.2 × 104.1 cm). Private collection, Los Angeles

About

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.