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Ecstatic Abstraction

July 16–August 21, 2009
555 West 24th Street, New York

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Works Exhibited

Damien Hirst, Barium Cyuanamide-C, 2007 Household gloss paint on canvas, 100 × 116 inches (254 × 294.6 cm)© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2009

Damien Hirst, Barium Cyuanamide-C, 2007

Household gloss paint on canvas, 100 × 116 inches (254 × 294.6 cm)
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2009

Mike Kelley, Memory Ware Flat 27, 2001 Paper pulp, tile grout, acrylic, and miscellaneous beads, buttons, and jewelry on wood panel, 70 ¼ × 46 ½ × 4 inches (178.4 × 118.1 × 10.2 cm)

Mike Kelley, Memory Ware Flat 27, 2001

Paper pulp, tile grout, acrylic, and miscellaneous beads, buttons, and jewelry on wood panel, 70 ¼ × 46 ½ × 4 inches (178.4 × 118.1 × 10.2 cm)

Jeff Koons, Waterfall Tree Rocks (Dots), 2008 Oil on canvas, 108 × 84 inches (274.3 × 213.4 cm)© Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons, Waterfall Tree Rocks (Dots), 2008

Oil on canvas, 108 × 84 inches (274.3 × 213.4 cm)
© Jeff Koons

Yayoi Kusama, INFINITE-NOTHINGNESS, 2008 Urethane on canvas, 76 ⅜ × 76 ⅜ inches (194 × 194 cm)

Yayoi Kusama, INFINITE-NOTHINGNESS, 2008

Urethane on canvas, 76 ⅜ × 76 ⅜ inches (194 × 194 cm)

Roy Lichtenstein, Entablature #4, 1971 Oil on canvas, 26 × 216 inches (66 × 548.6 cm)© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Entablature #4, 1971

Oil on canvas, 26 × 216 inches (66 × 548.6 cm)
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Steven Parrino, Absence/Shift, 1990 Acrylic on canvas, in 2 parts, each: 71 ¾ × 108 ⅜ inches (182 × 275 cm)

Steven Parrino, Absence/Shift, 1990

Acrylic on canvas, in 2 parts, each: 71 ¾ × 108 ⅜ inches (182 × 275 cm)

Philip Taaffe, Unit of Direction No. 2 with Jurassic Flint Sponges, 2008 Mixed media on linen, 96 × 96 inches (243.8 × 243.8 cm)

Philip Taaffe, Unit of Direction No. 2 with Jurassic Flint Sponges, 2008

Mixed media on linen, 96 × 96 inches (243.8 × 243.8 cm)

Piotr Uklański, Untitled (Carmen), 2008 Crayon shavings on plexiglass in wood frame, 80 × 80 ¼ inches (203.2 × 203.8 cm)

Piotr Uklański, Untitled (Carmen), 2008

Crayon shavings on plexiglass in wood frame, 80 × 80 ¼ inches (203.2 × 203.8 cm)

In the Studio: Damien Hirst’s Veil Paintings

In the Studio: Damien Hirst’s Veil Paintings

Damien Hirst speaks about his Veil paintings with Gagosian’s Alison McDonald. “I wanted to make paintings that were a celebration,” he says, “and that revealed something and obscured something at the same time.” 

Damien Hirst, Fruit Salad, 2016, household gloss on canvas, 16 × 24 inches.

Damien Hirst: Colour Space Paintings

Blake Gopnik examines the artist’s “dot” paintings in relation to the history of representation in Western art, in which dabs of paint have served as fundamental units of depiction and markers of objective truth.

Damien Hirst, Happiness, 1993–94, oil on canvas, 24 × 17 ⅞ inches.

Damien Hirst: Visual Candy

James Fox considers the origins of Damien Hirst’s Visual Candy paintings on the occasion of a recent exhibition of these early works in Hong Kong.

Josh Kline, Skittles, 2014, commercial fridge, light box, and blended liquids in bottles, 86 ½ × 127 ½ × 41 inches (219.7 × 323.9 × 104.1 cm) © Josh Kline. Photo:  © Timothy Schenck

Laws of Motion

Catalyzed by Laws of Motion—a group exhibition, curated by Sam Orlofsky, pairing artworks from the 1980s on by Jeff Koons, Cady Noland, Rosemarie Trockel, and Jeff Wall with contemporary sculptures by Josh Kline and Anicka Yi—Wyatt Allgeier discusses the convergences and divergences in these artists’ practices with an eye to the economic worlds from which they spring.

River Café menu with illustration by Ed Ruscha.

The River Café Cookbook

London’s River Café, a culinary mecca perched on a bend in the River Thames, celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2018. To celebrate this milestone and the publication of her cookbook River Café London, cofounder Ruth Rogers sat down with Derek Blasberg to discuss the famed restaurant’s allure.

The cover of the Fall 2019 Gagosian Quarterly magazine. Artwork by Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail from Sinking (2019) by Nathaniel Mary Quinn on its cover.