Gagosian is pleased to announce Unique Books, curated by Matthew Zucker, a New York–based art book dealer, collector, and curator.
The exhibition brings together twenty-five rare artist’s books conceived as unique artworks, including Giuseppe Penone’s Albero—Il suo essere fino al 49mo anno d’età in un’ora fantastica (1972), one from a series of thirty scrolls in which he captured the surface of a tree through charcoal frottage; Anna Atkins’s self-published Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions (1843), often cited as the first book of photography; and works by Tauba Auerbach, Marc Chagall, Rachel Feinstein, Harmony Korine, Dieter Roth, Ed Ruscha, Josh Smith, and Christopher Wool, among others.
“Things Fall Apart”: Ed Ruscha’s Swiped Words
Lisa Turvey examines the range of effects conveyed by the blurred phrases in recent drawings by the artist, detailing the ways these words in motion evoke the experience of the current moment.
Gwen Allen recounts her discovery of cutting-edge artists’ magazines from the 1960s and 1970s and explores the roots and implications of these singular publications.
Christopher Wool: Part Two
Gray turns to pink or his twenty-first century, much of it in Texas. Text by Richard Hell.
Gagosian Quarterly Spring 2020
The Spring 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Cindy Sherman’s Untitled #412 (2003) on its cover.
Giuseppe Penone at Fort Mason
A yearlong outdoor installation by Giuseppe Penone in San Francisco’s historic Fort Mason features two life-size bronze sculptures cast from fallen trees. The project continues the artist’s long investigation of the perpetual give-and-take between humans and nature. In this video, Penone discusses what drew him to this landscape and the concepts behind the installation.
Giuseppe Penone: Foglie di bronzo / Leaves of Bronze
Gagosian director Pepi Marchetti Franchi speaks about Giuseppe Penone’s recent exhibition in San Francisco, detailing the various works and their relationships to the artist’s long-standing sculptural practice.