Gagosian is pleased to present an exhibition of rarely seen masterpieces of international abstract art at the new space on Britannia Street. The show will offer an opportunity to view exceptional works from throughout the twentieth century, on loan from private collections in Europe and America.
The idea of abstract painting and sculpture is to create an object without reference to the world outside, or with a strictly vestigial image or form. The artists in this exhibition have each pursued abstraction of a unique and individual character within the twentieth-century tradition of modernism, paying particular attention to material and color, to scale and handling. This exhibition aims to show these exceptional works in sympathetic relationships to each other, in spaces with ideal light and proportions, without imposing a theme or arbitrary construct to link them.
Artists included in this exhibition: Carl Andre, Richard Artschwager, Francis Bacon, Willem de Kooning, Walter De Maria, Damien Hirst, Donald Judd, Franz Kline, Roy Lichtenstein, Kazimir Malevich, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Blinky Palermo, Liubov Popova, Ad Reinhardt, Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko, Robert Ryman, Richard Serra, Frank Stella, Clyfford Still, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol
A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
Willem de Kooning
Walter De Maria
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.
Dorothy Lichtenstein sits down with Derek Blasberg to discuss the changes underway at the Lichtenstein Foundation, life in the 1960s, and what brought her to—and kept her in—the Hamptons.
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.
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.
For Sale: Baby Shoes. Never Worn.
Sydney Stutterheim meditates on the power and possibilities of small-format artworks throughout time.
September 29–December 12, 2020
Britannia Street, London