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Drawings

January 29–March 27, 2004
Heddon Street, London

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (Macho Camacho), 1982 Acrylic and oil stick on poster, 23 × 29 inches (58.4 × 73.7 cm)

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (Macho Camacho), 1982

Acrylic and oil stick on poster, 23 × 29 inches (58.4 × 73.7 cm)

Cecily Brown, Untitled, 2003 Monoprint, 19 ⅜ × 25 ⅜ inches (49.2 × 63.5 cm)

Cecily Brown, Untitled, 2003

Monoprint, 19 ⅜ × 25 ⅜ inches (49.2 × 63.5 cm)

Douglas Gordon, Untitled, 2004 Ink on paper, 7 ½ × 11 inches (19 × 27.9 cm)

Douglas Gordon, Untitled, 2004

Ink on paper, 7 ½ × 11 inches (19 × 27.9 cm)

Anselm Kiefer, Untitled (Merkaba), 2003 Painted photograph with metal, 56 × 32 inches (142.2 × 81.3 cm)

Anselm Kiefer, Untitled (Merkaba), 2003

Painted photograph with metal, 56 × 32 inches (142.2 × 81.3 cm)

Pablo Picasso, Femme Nue Debout, 1906 Pastel on paper, 25 × 18 ⅞ inches (63.5 × 47.9 cm)

Pablo Picasso, Femme Nue Debout, 1906

Pastel on paper, 25 × 18 ⅞ inches (63.5 × 47.9 cm)

Ed Ruscha, Pahrump, 1991 Acrylic on paper, 30 1/16 × 40 1/14 inches (76.4 × 102.2 cm)

Ed Ruscha, Pahrump, 1991

Acrylic on paper, 30 1/16 × 40 1/14 inches (76.4 × 102.2 cm)

Jenny Saville, Untitled (Paint Study), 2004 Oil on watercolor paper, 59 13/16 × 47 13/16 inches (152 × 121.5 cm)

Jenny Saville, Untitled (Paint Study), 2004

Oil on watercolor paper, 59 13/16 × 47 13/16 inches (152 × 121.5 cm)

Mark Tansey, Search, 2000 Graphite and oil on gessoed paper, 9 × 9 inches (22.9 × 22.9 cm)

Mark Tansey, Search, 2000

Graphite and oil on gessoed paper, 9 × 9 inches (22.9 × 22.9 cm)

Wayne Thiebaud, Rabbit, 1970–71 Colored pencil and crayon on paper, 18 ½ × 23 ½ inches (47 × 59.7 cm)

Wayne Thiebaud, Rabbit, 1970–71

Colored pencil and crayon on paper, 18 ½ × 23 ½ inches (47 × 59.7 cm)

Robert Therrien, No title (small black running feet), 2001 Japan color and pencil on paper, 35 ¾ × 30 ⅛ inches (90.8 × 76.5 cm)

Robert Therrien, No title (small black running feet), 2001

Japan color and pencil on paper, 35 ¾ × 30 ⅛ inches (90.8 × 76.5 cm)

Andy Warhol, Untitled (Roy Rogers), 1948 Pencil on paper, 11 × 8 ½ inches (27.9 × 21.6 cm)

Andy Warhol, Untitled (Roy Rogers), 1948

Pencil on paper, 11 × 8 ½ inches (27.9 × 21.6 cm)

Franz West, 5 Ja >>Nimm dies<<, 1977 Gouche on newspaper, 9 ⅛ × 12 ¼ inches (23 × 31 cm)

Franz West, 5 Ja >>Nimm dies<<, 1977

Gouche on newspaper, 9 ⅛ × 12 ¼ inches (23 × 31 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, Drawing for Drawing Show, 2004 Collage, acrylic medium and graphite on paper, 22 × 15 inches (56 × 38 cm)

Rachel Whiteread, Drawing for Drawing Show, 2004

Collage, acrylic medium and graphite on paper, 22 × 15 inches (56 × 38 cm)

About

Gagosian is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring over seventy drawings by some of the preeminent artists of the last century. Drawing has always figured prominently in art making, often serving as the study or sketch for a final painting or sculpture. However, as the twentieth century saw a focus on artistic process, so drawing came to often serve as the finished product, with its technique and materials intrinsic to the artist’s project.

Dating from 1906 (with a Pablo Picasso nude in pastel) to the present, and executed in a range of scales and media, the featured works highlight the numerous stylistic impulses manifest in drawing during the last one hundred years. Included are Arshile Gorky’s chalk and ink Study for Nightime, Enigma, Nostalgia (1931–32), a dreamlike musing inspired by Surrealism, as well as Willem de Kooning’s boldly expressive pencil drawings related to his renowned Women paintings from the 1950s. Also exhibited are several of Andy Warhol’s early drawn portraits, such as Woman (1962), which reveal traces of the graphic style that would figure prominently in the artist’s iconic Pop works. More contemporary examples on view are Richard Serra’s paintstick line drawings, a drawing collage by Jeff Koons, and large-scale new pastels by Francesco Clemente. Recent works by Georg Baselitz, Cecily Brown, Jenny Saville, and Cy Twombly—artists whose work is rarely seen in London—will also be featured.

Artists include: Richard Artschwager, Georg Baselitz, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero Boetti, Cecily Brown, Francesco Clemente, Michael Craig-Martin, Willem de Kooning, Walter De Maria, Ellen Gallagher, Douglas Gordon, Arshile Gorky, Richard Hamilton, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Jasper Johns, Anselm Kiefer, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Ed Ruscha, Jenny Saville, Richard Serra, David Smith, Frank Stella, Mark Tansey, Robert Therrien, Wayne Thiebaud, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Franz West, Rachel Whiteread, Richard Wright, among others.