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Works on Paper

April 16–May 14, 2005
Beverly Hills

Ghada Amer, Untitled, 1991 Colored pencil, graphite, and crayon on paper, 8 ¼ × 11 ⅛ inches (21 × 28.3 cm)

Ghada Amer, Untitled, 1991

Colored pencil, graphite, and crayon on paper, 8 ¼ × 11 ⅛ inches (21 × 28.3 cm)

Cecily Brown, Four Letter Heaven (Animation Cells-Cunnilingus), 1995 Mixed media on paper, 15 drawings: 18 ⅛ × 36 2/8 inches overall, framed (46 × 92 cm)

Cecily Brown, Four Letter Heaven (Animation Cells-Cunnilingus), 1995

Mixed media on paper, 15 drawings: 18 ⅛ × 36 2/8 inches overall, framed (46 × 92 cm)

Francesco Clemente, Santo, 1994–95 Pastel on paper, 26 ⅜ × 19 inches (67.1 × 48.3 cm)

Francesco Clemente, Santo, 1994–95

Pastel on paper, 26 ⅜ × 19 inches (67.1 × 48.3 cm)

Dexter Dalwod Robert Blake, 2004 Pencil, color pencil and image on paper 11 3/4 × 8 1/3 inches (30 × 21 cm)

Dexter Dalwod Robert Blake, 2004

Pencil, color pencil and image on paper 11 3/4 × 8 1/3 inches (30 × 21 cm)

Willem de Kooning, Untitled (#32), 1950–53 Graphite on cardboard, 14 ⅛ × 8 ½ inches (35.9 × 21.6 cm)

Willem de Kooning, Untitled (#32), 1950–53

Graphite on cardboard, 14 ⅛ × 8 ½ inches (35.9 × 21.6 cm)

Damien Hirst, Pain Relief, 2004 Unique print on paper with pencil, ink, collage, cigarette, pills, and pharmaceutical packaging, 43 × 80 inches (109.2 × 203.2 cm)

Damien Hirst, Pain Relief, 2004

Unique print on paper with pencil, ink, collage, cigarette, pills, and pharmaceutical packaging, 43 × 80 inches (109.2 × 203.2 cm)

Howard Hodgkin, Design for the British Council Building in Delhi, 1992 Gouache on paper, 11 ¼ × 67 5/16 inches (28.5 × 171 cm)

Howard Hodgkin, Design for the British Council Building in Delhi, 1992

Gouache on paper, 11 ¼ × 67 5/16 inches (28.5 × 171 cm)

Ellsworth Kelly, Jessie, 1959 Collage on paper, 6 × 31 ½ inches (15.2 × 80 cm)

Ellsworth Kelly, Jessie, 1959

Collage on paper, 6 × 31 ½ inches (15.2 × 80 cm)

Mark Licari Kitchen Sink, 2005 Ink, colored pencil and watercolor on paper 30 × 41 3/4 inches (76.2 × 106 cm)

Mark Licari Kitchen Sink, 2005

Ink, colored pencil and watercolor on paper 30 × 41 3/4 inches (76.2 × 106 cm)

Chris Ofili Untitled, 1999 Watercolor on paper 2 drawings framed together: 9 3/4 × 5 7/8 inches each (24.8 × 14.9 cm)

Chris Ofili Untitled, 1999

Watercolor on paper 2 drawings framed together: 9 3/4 × 5 7/8 inches each (24.8 × 14.9 cm)

Nancy Rubins, Drawing, 2005 Pencil on paper, 131 × 111 ¼ inches (332.7 × 282.6 cm)

Nancy Rubins, Drawing, 2005

Pencil on paper, 131 × 111 ¼ inches (332.7 × 282.6 cm)

David Smith, Untitled (study for CUBI), 1963 Spray enamel on paper, 13 × 9 ¾ inches (33 × 24.8 cm)

David Smith, Untitled (study for CUBI), 1963

Spray enamel on paper, 13 × 9 ¾ inches (33 × 24.8 cm)

Philip Taaffe, Jester Flight, 2004 Oil and enamel on paper, 35 ¾ × 24 inches (90.8 × 61 cm)

Philip Taaffe, Jester Flight, 2004

Oil and enamel on paper, 35 ¾ × 24 inches (90.8 × 61 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)

About

Gagosian is pleased to present a group exhibition of selected works on paper including pieces by Richard Artschwager, Cecily Brown, John Currin, Dexter Dalwood, Willem de Kooning, Ellen Gallagher, Richard Hamilton, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Mike Kelley, Richard Prince, Nancy Rubins, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Mark Tansey, Robert Therrien, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Franz West, Rachel Whiteread, Richard Wright, among others.

Alexander Calder poster for McGovern, 1972, lithograph

The Art History of Presidential Campaign Posters

Against the backdrop of the 2020 US presidential election, historian Hal Wert takes us through the artistic and political evolution of American campaign posters, from their origin in 1844 to the present. In an interview with Quarterly editor Gillian Jakab, Wert highlights an array of landmark posters and the artists who made them.

Tom Eccles and Kiki Smith on Rachel Whiteread

In Conversation
Tom Eccles and Kiki Smith on Rachel Whiteread

On the occasion of Artist Spotlight: Rachel Whiteread, curator Tom Eccles and artist Kiki Smith speak about the work of Rachel Whiteread through the lens of their personal friendships with her. They discuss her public projects from the early 1990s to the present, the relationship between drawing and sculpture in her practice, and the way her works reveal the memories embedded in familiar everyday objects.

Still from the video "In Conversation: Rachel Whiteread and Ann Gallagher"

In Conversation
Rachel Whiteread and Ann Gallagher

Rachel Whiteread speaks to Ann Gallagher about a new group of resin sculptures for an upcoming exhibition at Gagosian in London. They discuss the works’ emphasis on surface texture, light, and reflection.

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.

The cover of Richard Prince: Cowboy, edited by Robert M. Rubin and published by Fulton Ryder and DelMonico Books | Prestel, New York, in 2020.

Richard Prince: Cowboy

On the occasion of the publication of Richard Prince: Cowboy, a major monograph on the artist’s preoccupation with the mythic American West, Luc Sante tracks the archetype through mass media, advertising, and the art of Richard Prince to illuminate the cowboy’s enduring appeal.

Ed Ruscha, At That, 2020, dry pigment and acrylic on paper.

“Things Fall Apart”: Ed Ruscha’s Swiped Words

Lisa Turvey examines the range of effects conveyed by the blurred phrases in recent drawings by the artist, detailing the ways these words in motion evoke the experience of the current moment.