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Highlights

March 19–21, 2015
Beverly Hills

Installation view Photo: Josh White

Installation view

Photo: Josh White

Installation view Photo: Josh White

Installation view

Photo: Josh White

Installation view Photo: Josh White

Installation view

Photo: Josh White

Installation view Photo: Josh White

Installation view

Photo: Josh White

Installation view Photo: Josh White

Installation view

Photo: Josh White

Installation view Photo: Josh White

Installation view

Photo: Josh White

Installation view Photo: Josh White

Installation view

Photo: Josh White

Installation view Photo: Benjamin Lee Ritchie Handler

Installation view

Photo: Benjamin Lee Ritchie Handler

Works Exhibited

Ed Ruscha, Goods and Services, 2014 Acrylic on canvas, 26 × 48 inches (66 × 122 cm)© Ed Ruscha. Photo: Paul Ruscha

Ed Ruscha, Goods and Services, 2014

Acrylic on canvas, 26 × 48 inches (66 × 122 cm)
© Ed Ruscha. Photo: Paul Ruscha

Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (Into and Behind the Green Eyes of the Tiger Monkey Face 43.18), 2011 Oil on cardboard mounted on linen, 48 ⅛ × 37 ⅛ inches (122.2 × 94.1 cm)© Mark Grotjahn

Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (Into and Behind the Green Eyes of the Tiger Monkey Face 43.18), 2011

Oil on cardboard mounted on linen, 48 ⅛ × 37 ⅛ inches (122.2 × 94.1 cm)
© Mark Grotjahn

About

Gagosian Beverly Hills is pleased to present a public preview of more than twenty works donated by leading contemporary artists in support of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). The works will be offered during the spring auctions of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s New York on May 12 and 13, 2015.

The preview includes works by Mark Grotjahn, Barbara Kruger, Takashi Murakami, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, and several other artists with strong ties to MOCA. These selections from a group of approximately thirty-five paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper will be offered at the Sotheby’s Evening and Day Sales of Contemporary Art to benefit MOCA’s endowment.

Artists in exhibition: John Baldessari, Walead Beshty, Mark Bradford, Dan Colen, Sam Durant, Shepard Fairey, Mark Grotjahn, Elliott Hundley, Barbara Kruger, Friedrich Kunath, Liz Larner, Nate Lowman, Florian Maier-Aichen, Takashi Murakami, Catherine Opie, Lari Pittman, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Rudolf Stingel, James Welling, and Jonas Wood

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From Richard Serra: Trevor Noah’s Message Against Racial Injustice

In response to enduring racial injustices and the recent widespread civil unrest, Richard Serra urges people to watch this video commentary by Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show.

Chicken and barn at Sky High Farm in Columbia County, New York.

Dan Colen: Sky High Farm

In this video, Dan Colen speaks about his inspiration in founding Sky High Farm as a way to address food insecurity and improve access to fresh, nutritious food for underserved communities in New York. Established in 2011, the 40-acre farm raises pasture-based livestock and grows organic fruit and vegetables exclusively for donation. 

Project EATS farm (top); Sky High Farm (bottom).

The Bigger Picture
Sky High Farm × Project EATS

Dan Colen and Linda Goode Bryant are both artists who have founded nonprofits devoted to food justice. Here they speak about art, food, and life, including how they arrived at farming and the urgency of their projects’ missions during the current health crisis.

The Nature of Mark Grotjahn

The Nature of Mark Grotjahn

Michael Auping writes about the origins of Mark Grotjahn’s Capri paintings and their relationship with nature and landscape.

Mark Grotjahn: Capri

Mark Grotjahn: Capri

Mark Grotjahn speaks to Sam Orlofsky about the stories and processes behind his Capri series, on the occasion of his exhibition New Capri, Capri, Free Capri in New York.

A Single Moment: Dan Colen and Francesco Bonami

A Single Moment: Dan Colen and Francesco Bonami

Dan Colen joins Francesco Bonami in a conversation about absence and nostalgia, decadence and decay, progress and failure—and about help, the theme of his most recent body of paintings.