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May 6–August 31, 2005
980 Madison Avenue, New York

Francis Bacon, Landscape, 1978 Oil and pastel on canvas, 78 × 58 ⅛ inches (198 × 147.5 cm)

Francis Bacon, Landscape, 1978

Oil and pastel on canvas, 78 × 58 ⅛ inches (198 × 147.5 cm)

Alexander Calder, Red Polygons, 1956 Painted metal, 61 × 96 × 42 inches (154.9 × 243.8 × 106.7 cm)

Alexander Calder, Red Polygons, 1956

Painted metal, 61 × 96 × 42 inches (154.9 × 243.8 × 106.7 cm)

Willem de Kooning, No title, 1984 Oil on canvas, 77 × 88 inches (195.6 × 223.5 cm)

Willem de Kooning, No title, 1984

Oil on canvas, 77 × 88 inches (195.6 × 223.5 cm)

About

Gagosian is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring works by Francis Bacon, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Franz Kline, Robert Rauschenberg, David Smith, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann.

Allen Midgette in front of the Chelsea Hotel, New York, 2000. Photo: Rita Barros

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.

Andy Warhol catalogue. Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, 1965.

Book Corner
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.

Andy Warhol cover design for the magazine Aspen 1, no. 3.

Artists’ Magazines

Gwen Allen recounts her discovery of cutting-edge artists’ magazines from the 1960s and 1970s and explores the roots and implications of these singular publications.

Black-and-white photograph of Alexander Calder and Margaret French dancing on a cobblestone street while Louisa Calder plays the accordion in front of a large window outside of James Thrall Soby’s house, Farmington, Connecticut, 1936

An Alphabetical Guide to Calder and Dance

Jed Perl takes a look at Alexander Calder’s lifelong fascination with dance and its relationship to his reimagining of sculpture.

Installation view, Crushed, Cast, Constructed: Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, June 15–July 31, 2020

Uncanny Delights: Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray

Catalyzed by the exhibition Crushed, Cast, Constructed: Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray, Alice Godwin examines the legacy and development of a Surrealist ethos in selected works from three contemporary sculptors.

Willem de Kooning seated at Sidney Janis Gallery, 1959. Color photograph

There is Woman in the Landscapes: Willem de Kooning from 1959 to 1963

Lauren Mahony considers a critical four-year period in the painter’s career, examining the technical changes that occurred between his “abstract parkway landscapes” of the late 1950s and the “pastoral landscapes” that succeeded them, as well as the impact on his work of his impending move to Springs, New York.