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Beverly Hills 20-Year Anniversary Invitational Exhibition, 1995–2015

October 30–December 19, 2015
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

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

Joe Bradley, Club Foot, 2015 Oil on canvas, 76 ⅛ × 67 ⅛ inches (193.4 × 170.5 cm)© Joe Bradley. Photo: Rob McKeever

Joe Bradley, Club Foot, 2015

Oil on canvas, 76 ⅛ × 67 ⅛ inches (193.4 × 170.5 cm)
© Joe Bradley. Photo: Rob McKeever

Glenn Brown, Woman II, 2015 Oil paint over acrylic, steel structure and bronze, marble base, vitrine, 38 ⅝ × 13 ¾ × 13 ¾ inches (98 × 35 × 35 cm)© Glenn Brown. Photo: Mike Bruce

Glenn Brown, Woman II, 2015

Oil paint over acrylic, steel structure and bronze, marble base, vitrine, 38 ⅝ × 13 ¾ × 13 ¾ inches (98 × 35 × 35 cm)
© Glenn Brown. Photo: Mike Bruce

Dan Colen, Under the Table, 2015 Gum on canvas, 105 × 85 inches (266.7 × 215.9 cm)© Dan Colen

Dan Colen, Under the Table, 2015

Gum on canvas, 105 × 85 inches (266.7 × 215.9 cm)
© Dan Colen

Roe Ethridge, Double Teresa Oman, 2015 Chromogenic print, framed: 54 ½ × 41 ½ inches (138.4 × 105.4 cm), edition of 5

Roe Ethridge, Double Teresa Oman, 2015

Chromogenic print, framed: 54 ½ × 41 ½ inches (138.4 × 105.4 cm), edition of 5

Urs Fischer, TBD, 2015 Aluminum panel, aramid honeycomb, two-component polyurethane adhesive, two-component epoxy primer, galvanized steel rivet nuts, acrylic primer, gesso, acrylic ink, acrylic silkscreen medium, acrylic paint, 141 ¾ × 106 ⅜ inches (360 × 270.2 cm)© Urs Fischer. Photo: Mats Nordman

Urs Fischer, TBD, 2015

Aluminum panel, aramid honeycomb, two-component polyurethane adhesive, two-component epoxy primer, galvanized steel rivet nuts, acrylic primer, gesso, acrylic ink, acrylic silkscreen medium, acrylic paint, 141 ¾ × 106 ⅜ inches (360 × 270.2 cm)
© Urs Fischer. Photo: Mats Nordman

Piero Golia, Intermission painting #4 red to gold, 2014 EPS foam, hard coat, and pigment, 48 × 38 × 8 ½ inches (121.9 × 96.5 × 21.6 cm)© Piero Golia. Photo: Josh White

Piero Golia, Intermission painting #4 red to gold, 2014

EPS foam, hard coat, and pigment, 48 × 38 × 8 ½ inches (121.9 × 96.5 × 21.6 cm)
© Piero Golia. Photo: Josh White

Damien Hirst, Black Sheep with Golden Horns, 2009 Glass painted stainless steel, silicone, acrylic, gold, cable ties, sheep, and formaldehyde, 43 ⅜ × 63 ⅞ × 25 ¼ inches (110.3 × 162.3 × 64.1 cm)© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2015

Damien Hirst, Black Sheep with Golden Horns, 2009

Glass painted stainless steel, silicone, acrylic, gold, cable ties, sheep, and formaldehyde, 43 ⅜ × 63 ⅞ × 25 ¼ inches (110.3 × 162.3 × 64.1 cm)
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2015

Alex Israel, Self-Portrait (Marine Layer), 2015 Acrylic and Bondo on fiberglass, 96 × 84 × 4 inches (243.8 × 213.4 × 10.2 cm)© Alex Israel

Alex Israel, Self-Portrait (Marine Layer), 2015

Acrylic and Bondo on fiberglass, 96 × 84 × 4 inches (243.8 × 213.4 × 10.2 cm)
© Alex Israel

Adam McEwen, Michael III, 2014 Inkjet print on cellulose sponge, 32 ¾ × 129 ¼ inches (83.2 × 328.3 cm)© Adam McEwen

Adam McEwen, Michael III, 2014

Inkjet print on cellulose sponge, 32 ¾ × 129 ¼ inches (83.2 × 328.3 cm)
© Adam McEwen

Adam McEwen, Trash Can, 2014 Graphite, 39 ⅝ × 8 × 10 inches (100.6 × 20.3 × 25.4 cm)© Adam McEwen. Photo: Jason Mandella

Adam McEwen, Trash Can, 2014

Graphite, 39 ⅝ × 8 × 10 inches (100.6 × 20.3 × 25.4 cm)
© Adam McEwen. Photo: Jason Mandella

Sterling Ruby, SP137, 2010 Spray paint on canvas, 125 × 185 inches (317.5 × 469.9 cm)© Sterling Ruby. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Sterling Ruby, SP137, 2010

Spray paint on canvas, 125 × 185 inches (317.5 × 469.9 cm)
© Sterling Ruby. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Ed Ruscha, Untitled, 2015 Acrylic on canvas, 72 × 124 inches (182.9 × 315 cm)© Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha, Untitled, 2015

Acrylic on canvas, 72 × 124 inches (182.9 × 315 cm)
© Ed Ruscha

About

To mark the twentieth anniversary of Gagosian Beverly Hills on North Camden Drive, founder Larry Gagosian has selected a special exhibition of works by more than thirty artists spanning three generations.

Born in Los Angeles, Gagosian opened his first galleries on Almont Drive and Robertson Boulevard in the early 1980s. Chris Burden and Jean-Michel Basquiat were among the first artists to be exhibited. Drawing on the city’s abundance of talented artists, Gagosian was at the forefront of developing a bicoastal model for contemporary art galleries—the beginning of a global expansion that now numbers fifteen galleries in three continents—when he moved to New York in 1985 and opened his first gallery there, in collaboration with Leo Castelli.

Los Angeles provided both artists and galleries with an ideal infrastructure for creating and exhibiting diverse bodies of work, sometimes on a very large scale, and in 1995 Gagosian Beverly Hills, designed by acclaimed American architect Richard Meier, opened with new sculptures by Frank Stella. A major exhibition in homage to Castelli’s legendary gallery followed, which brought together works by artists including Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bruce Nauman. The program continued to evolve with a survey of Basquiat’s paintings and drawings (1998), Lichtenstein’s Nudes (1998), Andy Warhol’s iconic Camouflage Paintings (1999), and Alexander Calder’s Mobiles (2003), among many other exhibitions.

In 2010, the expansion of the Beverly Hills gallery into the next-door building to create a second light-filled space of equal scale—again designed by Meier—enabled even more ambitious programming, with major exhibitions by Urs Fischer, Andreas Gursky, Jeff Koons, Giuseppe Penone, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, and Taryn Simon, among others. The career-spanning survey Avedon: Women (2013) was the first exhibition of Richard Avedon’s photography in Los Angeles since 1976.

At Gagosian’s much-anticipated “Oscar shows,” an annual fixture in the Los Angeles cultural calendar, the art, film, and celebrity communities rub shoulders prior to the Academy Awards ceremony. To date, these include Cindy Sherman’s photographic self-portraits (2000); Richard Prince’s Check Paintings (2005); Andreas Gursky’s Ocean photographs (2010); Ed Ruscha’s Psycho Spaghetti Western still-life landscape paintings (2011); Urs Fischer’s dramatic and droll sculptural installations (2012); and, most recently, John Currin’s oil paintings of perverse libertine fantasies (2015).

With Damien Hirst’s black-sheep vitrine (2009), Robert Therrien’s enigmatic No title (blue bow) (2015), and Nancy Rubins’s sculptural graphite Drawing (2015), as well as new works by Thomas Houseago, Sterling Ruby, and Rudolf Stingel, among the more than thirty participating artists, the twentieth-anniversary exhibition celebrates the gallery’s richly diverse international program in the city where it all began.

From the Quarterly

Future History: Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh

Future History: Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh

Following their artistic collaboration in London, Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh, the recently appointed Louis Vuitton menswear designer, spoke with Derek Blasberg about how they met, their admiration for one another, and the power of collaboration to educate and impassion new audiences.

Harmony Korine: BLOCKBUSTER

Harmony Korine: BLOCKBUSTER

The artist discusses his latest exhibition in New York with the Gagosian Quarterly, telling the story behind the works and their connection to his larger practice.

Unreal Americans

Unreal Americans

Benjamin Nugent reflects on questions of verisimilitude and American life in the group exhibition I Don’t Like Fiction, I Like History at Gagosian, Beverly Hills.

Who is choreographing whom?

Who is choreographing whom?

PLAY, currently on view at Gagosian on West 21st Street in New York, is a work by Urs Fischer in which nine office chairs move through the gallery and interact with visitors. Artist and choreographer Madeline Hollander worked with Fischer and a team of programmers and animators to create various gestures, movements, and behavior sequences for the chairs. Gagosian’s Angela Brown sat down to talk with Hollander about this process.

Urs Fischer: Sotatsu

Urs Fischer: Sotatsu

Urs Fischer and Francesco Bonami sat down with the Gagosian Quarterly to discuss Sōtatsu, a new painting in nine parts.

Urs Fischer: Things

Urs Fischer: Things

In midtown Manhattan, a new sculpture by Urs Fischer, entitled Things, was debuted in May 2018. Fischer and international curator, Francesco Bonami, discuss this unique exhibition with the Gagosian Quarterly.