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Franz West

Sale

September 9–October 22, 2005
Beverly Hills

Installation view, photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view, photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view Photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view Photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio

Works Exhibited

Franz West, Poster Design (Sale at Gagosian Gallery VII), 2005 Mounted collage on board, 31 ½ × 25 inches (80 × 63.5 cm)

Franz West, Poster Design (Sale at Gagosian Gallery VII), 2005

Mounted collage on board, 31 ½ × 25 inches (80 × 63.5 cm)

Franz West, Eating Fish, 2005 Mounted collage on canvas, 53 1/3 × 51 ⅜ inches (135.5 × 130.5 cm)

Franz West, Eating Fish, 2005

Mounted collage on canvas, 53 1/3 × 51 ⅜ inches (135.5 × 130.5 cm)

Franz West, Caiphas & Kepler, 2005 2 sculptures: papier-maché, steel, acrylic, lacquer, Red: 59 × 31 ⅞ × 22 inches (150 × 81 × 56 cm), Yellow/blue: 45 ⅝ × 29 ⅛ × 24 ⅜ inches (116 × 74 × 62 cm)

Franz West, Caiphas & Kepler, 2005

2 sculptures: papier-maché, steel, acrylic, lacquer, Red: 59 × 31 ⅞ × 22 inches (150 × 81 × 56 cm), Yellow/blue: 45 ⅝ × 29 ⅛ × 24 ⅜ inches (116 × 74 × 62 cm)

Franz West, Nippes 8, 2005 Steel, papier-maché and paint, 50 ½ × 10 ¼ × 7 inches (128 × 26 × 17 cm)

Franz West, Nippes 8, 2005

Steel, papier-maché and paint, 50 ½ × 10 ¼ × 7 inches (128 × 26 × 17 cm)

Franz West, Swimmer, 2005 Polyester, 46 ½ × 74 ¾ × 88 ⅝ inches (118.1 × 189.9 × 225.1 cm)

Franz West, Swimmer, 2005

Polyester, 46 ½ × 74 ¾ × 88 ⅝ inches (118.1 × 189.9 × 225.1 cm)

Franz West Standard, 2005 Polyester 200 3/4 × 90 5/8 × 47 1/4 inches (510 × 230 × 120 cm) Installed outside of Beverly Hills City Hall, CA, photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio

Franz West Standard, 2005

Polyester 200 3/4 × 90 5/8 × 47 1/4 inches (510 × 230 × 120 cm) Installed outside of Beverly Hills City Hall, CA, photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio

About

Gagosian Gallery is delighted to present "Sale," Franz West's first major commercial gallery exhibition in Los Angeles. The exhibition will include many of West's signature pieces, including furniture (new tables, chairs and lamps), papier-mâché sculpture and, for the first time, a new form of outdoor sculpture made of polyester which the artist refers to as 'amphibious'—as they can float on water.

Born in 1947, Franz West is both heir to the "Aktionisten" and godfather of current young Viennese movements. He therefore provides a crucial link among central European art practices of the last few decades. West also has collaborated with California artist Mike Kelley.

West has participated in several Venice Biennales and has had numerous museum exhibitions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Art Institute, Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the MAK, Schindler House, Los Angeles; Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA; the Whitechapel Gallery, London; Reina Sofia, Madrid and currently has a long term installation at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

The exhibition will open with a short address by Peter Noever, CEO and Artistic Director of the MAK Vienna and Los Angeles.

"Standard," 2005, an example of one of the amphibious sculptures, will be on view on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Rexford Drive in Beverly Hills throughout the fall.