Gagosian is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Douglas Gordon. Self-Portraits of You + Me (Bond Girls) features images of the actresses who have played alongside James Bond over the last forty years. This group of photographs is part of a series of works entitled Self-Portraits of You + Me, in which the artist explores the idea of excessive adoration and accidental mutilation of iconic images.
The Bond Girls have been specifically chosen for the artist’s first exhibition at Gagosian in London. In each portrait, the eyes have been cut from the face and the remaining features burned almost past recognition. Behind each of the reworked portraits is a mirrored surface that challenges the viewer to look beyond the photographic remains. As with his earlier Blind Star photographs of 2002, Gordon destabilizes our familiarity with Hollywood icons and the art system.
Katrina Brown discusses the importance of Douglas Gordon’s 24 Hour Psycho (1993) and some of the films that followed, touching on threads that run throughout the artist’s career.
Gagosian Quarterly Spring 2018
The Spring 2018 Gagosian Quarterly with a cover by Ed Ruscha is now available for order.
Douglas Gordon: I had nowhere to go
Featuring an extensive interview with Douglas Gordon on the process of making his 2016 film I had nowhere to go: Portrait of a displaced person, this video, produced by Berlin Art Link, includes clips of Jonas Mekas and revealing anecdotes about the creation of the film.
Douglas Gordon and Morgane Tschiember
Douglas Gordon and Morgane Tschiember’s installation As close as you can for as long as it lasts, presented during Elevation 1049: Avalanche in Gstaad, Switzerland.
Making Eyes: Douglas Gordon
Douglas Gordon and Rufus Wainwright collaborated to produce afflictive, slow-motion projections to accompany Wainwright’s performances during his 2010 All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu tour.
Extended through February 3, 2018
November 14, 2017–February 3, 2018
West 21st Street, New York
I had nowhere to go: Portrait of a displaced person
October 3–7, 2017
Britannia Street, London