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Works Exhibited


There isn’t any art until some creature sees and consumes it. And has a reaction.
—Richard Artschwager

Gagosian is pleased to present Live in Your Head: Richard Artschwager’s Cabinet of Curiosities, an exhibition spanning the five decades of Artschwager’s career, and his first in London since 2003.

Live in Your Head was conceived specifically in response to the Davies Street gallery space, with its wide plate glass window giving on to a busy Mayfair thoroughfare. The installation will be visible from the street, its components arranged like objects in a Joseph Cornell box. It also recalls a sixteenth-century Wunderkammer, or cabinet of curiosity—a collection of specimens, relics, and other marvels that was displayed as a microcosm of its owner’s knowledge and experience. Artschwager studied science and mathematics at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York before and after serving as an intelligence officer in the Second World War. In making art, he revealed an empirical fascination with artifacts both extraordinary and banal, deriving surreal results from everyday sources, whether through shifts in scale or transpositions of forms from one material to another.

Cover of the book Richard Artschwager, published in 2021

Richard Artschwager

Cover of the Spring 2021 issue of Gagosian Quarterly magazine, featuring artwork by Gerhard Richter

Gagosian Quarterly: Spring 2021 Issue

Cover of the Spring 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly magazine, featuring artwork by Jonas Wood

Gagosian Quarterly: Spring 2019 Issue

Cover of the book Richard Prince: Inside World

Richard Prince: Inside World

Cover of the book Haunted Realism

Haunted Realism