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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.

Black and white image of the interior of Cy Twombly’s apartment in Rome

Cy Twombly: Making Past Present

In 2020, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, announced their plan for a survey of Cy Twombly’s artwork alongside selections from their permanent ancient Greek and Roman collection. The survey was postponed due to the lockdowns necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, but was revived in 2022 with a presentation at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles from August 2 through October 30. In 2023, the exhibition will arrive at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The curator for the exhibition, Christine Kondoleon, and Kate Nesin, author of Cy Twombly’s Things (2014) and advisor for the show, speak with Gagosian director Mark Francis about the origin of the exhibition and the aesthetic and poetic resonances that give the show its title: Making Past Present.

Richard Prince, Untitled (Original Cowboy), 2013, chromogenic print, in frame, 70 ⅛ × 100 ⅛ × 2 inches (178.1 × 254.3 × 5.1 cm) © Richard Prince, courtesy Richard Prince Studio

Picture Books: Percival Everett and Brandon Taylor

The second installment of Picture Books, an imprint organized by Emma Cline and Gagosian, presents author Percival Everett’s novella Grand Canyon, Inc. alongside Untitled (Original Cowboy), a photograph by Richard Prince. In celebration of the publication, Everett met with author Brandon Taylor to discuss the novella, the role of history in the writing process, and the similarity in methodologies for science and literature.

Cy Twombly, Untitled (Say Goodbye, Catallus, to the Shores of Asia Minor), 1994, oil, acrylic, oil stick, crayon, and graphite on three canvases,

Say Goodbye, Catullus, to the Shores of Asia Minor

Thierry Greub tracks the literary references in Cy Twomblys epic painting of 1994.

John Currin, Memorial, 2020 (detail), oil on canvas, 62 × 40 inches (157.5 × 101.6 cm)

John Currin: Monuments to Lust

Natasha Stagg reports on a trip to John Currin’s New York studio.

Damien Hirst's Reclining Woman on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Fall 2021

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2021

The Fall 2021 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Damien Hirst’s Reclining Woman (2011) on its cover.

Left: Nancy Rubins. Photo: Joel Searles. Right: Eric Shiner. Photo: Walker Olesen

In Conversation
Nancy Rubins and Eric Shiner

The pair discuss Nancy Rubins’s unique approach to sculpture, in which industrial and found objects—such as television sets, airplane parts, and carousel animals—are transformed into engineered abstractions that are at once otherworldly and familiar.