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Archetypes and Icons

June 24–July 17, 2008
Beverly Hills

Installation view Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view

Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view

Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Installation view

Photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Works Exhibited

Richard Avedon, Andy Warhol and Members of the Factory, 1969/75 Gelatin silver print, 8 × 30 inches (20.3 × 76.2 cm)© The Richard Avedon Foundation

Richard Avedon, Andy Warhol and Members of the Factory, 1969/75

Gelatin silver print, 8 × 30 inches (20.3 × 76.2 cm)
© The Richard Avedon Foundation

François-Marie Banier, Louise, Bourgeois, New York, April 2001, 2003 B & W photograph, 15 11/16 × 11 13/16 inches (40 × 30 cm), edition of 7

François-Marie Banier, Louise, Bourgeois, New York, April 2001, 2003

B & W photograph, 15 11/16 × 11 13/16 inches (40 × 30 cm), edition of 7

François-Marie Banier, Samuel Beckett, Paris, septembre 1989, 2006 B & W photograph, 15 11/16 × 11 13/16 inches (40 × 30 cm), edition of 7

François-Marie Banier, Samuel Beckett, Paris, septembre 1989, 2006

B & W photograph, 15 11/16 × 11 13/16 inches (40 × 30 cm), edition of 7

François-Marie Banier, Andy Warhol, Paris, décembre 1981, 2006 B & W photograph, 15 11/16 × 11 13/16 inches (40 × 30 cm), edition of 7

François-Marie Banier, Andy Warhol, Paris, décembre 1981, 2006

B & W photograph, 15 11/16 × 11 13/16 inches (40 × 30 cm), edition of 7

Chris Burden, Big Pointy #1, 2006 Polaroid print on paper, 35 × 23 inches (88.9 × 58.4 cm)

Chris Burden, Big Pointy #1, 2006

Polaroid print on paper, 35 × 23 inches (88.9 × 58.4 cm)

Todd Eberle, Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Monument, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, April 28, 2005 Chromogenic print, 60 × 50 inches (152.4 × 127 cm), edition of 3© Todd Eberle

Todd Eberle, Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Monument, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, April 28, 2005

Chromogenic print, 60 × 50 inches (152.4 × 127 cm), edition of 3
© Todd Eberle

Todd Eberle, Robert Smithson's "Spiral Jetty," Great Salt Lake, Utah, April 11, 2005 Chromogenic print, 50 × 60 inches (127 × 152.4 cm), edition of 3© Todd Eberle

Todd Eberle, Robert Smithson's "Spiral Jetty," Great Salt Lake, Utah, April 11, 2005

Chromogenic print, 50 × 60 inches (127 × 152.4 cm), edition of 3
© Todd Eberle

Douglas Gordon, Self-Portrait of You + Me (The Beatles), 2007 Smoke and mirror, 20 ⅞ × 24 ⅞ inches (53 × 63.2 cm)

Douglas Gordon, Self-Portrait of You + Me (The Beatles), 2007

Smoke and mirror, 20 ⅞ × 24 ⅞ inches (53 × 63.2 cm)

Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith, 1978 B & W photograph, 15 ¼ × 15 ¼ inches (38.7 × 38.7 cm)

Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith, 1978

B & W photograph, 15 ¼ × 15 ¼ inches (38.7 × 38.7 cm)

Robert Mapplethorpe, Philip Johnson, 1978 B & W photograph, 14 × 14 inches (35.6 × 35.6 cm)

Robert Mapplethorpe, Philip Johnson, 1978

B & W photograph, 14 × 14 inches (35.6 × 35.6 cm)

Hans Namuth, J. Pollock with His Work No. 22, 1951, 1951 B & W photograph, 11 × 14 inches (27.9 × 35.6 cm), edition of 90

Hans Namuth, J. Pollock with His Work No. 22, 1951, 1951

B & W photograph, 11 × 14 inches (27.9 × 35.6 cm), edition of 90

Richard Prince, Live Free or Die 3, 1987 Ektacolor print, 86 × 47 inches (218.4 × 119.4 cm), edition of 2

Richard Prince, Live Free or Die 3, 1987

Ektacolor print, 86 × 47 inches (218.4 × 119.4 cm), edition of 2

Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 1999 Ektacolor print, 23 ½ × 19 ½ inches (59.7 × 49.5 cm), edition of 2

Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 1999

Ektacolor print, 23 ½ × 19 ½ inches (59.7 × 49.5 cm), edition of 2

Ed Ruscha, Manhattan as Seen from Staten Island Ferry, 1961/97 Gelatin silver print, Paper: 14 × 11 inches (35.6 × 27.9 cm)

Ed Ruscha, Manhattan as Seen from Staten Island Ferry, 1961/97

Gelatin silver print, Paper: 14 × 11 inches (35.6 × 27.9 cm)

Ed Ruscha, Venice, Italy from the Air, 1961/2003 Gelatin silver print, Image: 10 × 10 inches (25.4 × 25.4 cm), edition of 8

Ed Ruscha, Venice, Italy from the Air, 1961/2003

Gelatin silver print, Image: 10 × 10 inches (25.4 × 25.4 cm), edition of 8

Taryn Simon, Fatah Headquarters, 2005 Chromogenic print, 48 × 60 inches (121.9 × 152.4 cm), edition of 7

Taryn Simon, Fatah Headquarters, 2005

Chromogenic print, 48 × 60 inches (121.9 × 152.4 cm), edition of 7

Taryn Simon, The Separation Wall, 2005 Chromogenic print, 48 × 60 inches (121.9 × 152.4 cm), edition of 7

Taryn Simon, The Separation Wall, 2005

Chromogenic print, 48 × 60 inches (121.9 × 152.4 cm), edition of 7

Alec Soth, Danielle, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2004 Chromogenic print, 20 × 16 inches (50.8 × 40.6 cm), edition of 10

Alec Soth, Danielle, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2004

Chromogenic print, 20 × 16 inches (50.8 × 40.6 cm), edition of 10

Alec Soth, Michael, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2004 Chromogenic print, 20 × 16 inches (50.8 × 40.6 cm), edition of 10

Alec Soth, Michael, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2004

Chromogenic print, 20 × 16 inches (50.8 × 40.6 cm), edition of 10

Andy Warhol, Empire State Building, 1982 Gelatin silver print, 10 × 8 inches (25.4 × 20.3 cm)

Andy Warhol, Empire State Building, 1982

Gelatin silver print, 10 × 8 inches (25.4 × 20.3 cm)

About

Gagosian is pleased to present Archetypes and Icons, a group exhibition of photographs by Richard Avedon, François-Marie Banier, Chris Burden, Todd Eberle, Douglas Gordon, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe, Hans Namuth, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Taryn Simon, Alec Soth, and Andy Warhol.

The diverse body of works includes Richard Prince’s Untitled (Cowboy) (1999), Todd Eberle’s Robert Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty,” Great Salt Lake, Utah, April 11, 2005 (2005), and Taryn Simon’s Fatah Headquarters (2005). All are images of people, places, and things that refer to the icons and archetypes that shape our cultural realities.

Jordan Wolfson’s House with Face (2017) on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Fall 2022

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2022

The Fall 2022 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Jordan Wolfson’s House with Face (2017) on its cover.

Image of American Artist, Yayoi Shionoiri, Sydney Stutterheim

In Conversation
American Artist, Yayoi Shionoiri, and Sydney Stutterheim on Poetic Practical: The Unrealized Work of Chris Burden

Join Gagosian to celebrate the publication of Poetic Practical: The Unrealized Work of Chris Burden with a conversation between American Artist, Yayoi Shionoiri, and Sydney Stutterheim presented at the Kitchen, New York. Considering the book’s sustained examination of sixty-seven projects that remained incomplete at the time of Burden’s death in 2015, the trio discuss the various ways that an artist’s work and legacy live on beyond their lifetime.

Photograph of the installation process of an unrealized performance by Chris Burden at the Newport Harbor Art Museum, California, 1974. Photo: Brian Forrest, courtesy Michael Auping

At the Edge
Chris Burden: Prelude to a Lost Performance

Michael Auping tells the Quarterly’s Alison McDonald about the preparations for a performance by Chris Burden at the Newport Harbor Art Museum in Southern California in 1974—and the event’s abrupt cancellation—providing a glimpse into the mindset of a young, aggressive, and ambitious artist in the early stages of his career.

Takashi Murakami cover and Andreas Gursky cover for Gagosian Quarterly, Summer 2022 magazine

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2022

The Summer 2022 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, with two different covers—featuring Takashi Murakami’s 108 Bonnō MURAKAMI.FLOWERS (2022) and Andreas Gursky’s V & R II (2022).

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.

Chris Burden, model for the installation Xanadu as proposed to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2008. Photo: Joel Searles

Chris Burden: Poetic Practical

A new publication exploring the work that Chris Burden conceived but left unrealized delves into his archive to present sixty-seven visionary projects that reveal the aspirations of this formidable artist. The book’s editors, Sydney Stutterheim and Andie Trainer, discuss its development with Yayoi Shionoiri, executive director of the Chris Burden Estate.