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To celebrate the opening, an evening of poetry and jazz with Elisa Biagini and Go_Dex Quartet will be held from 5pm to 8pm at Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio, via Francesco Crispi 18.

The color, the light, the ancient architecture—I never tire of contemplating Rome. Rome always clarifies and inspires my work. The current form of my painting started to take shape in the nineties when I was absorbed in the city and looking at ancient and Renaissance architecture. In Rome, there is an order, an ancient rhythm, that I want in my paintings. 
—Stanley Whitney

Gagosian is pleased to present new paintings by Stanley Whitney. Originally scheduled to open in April, but delayed by the pandemic, this is his first exhibition with the gallery and his first major exhibition in Rome, where he lived for five years during the 1990s. It features paintings produced both in New York and in the artist’s studio near Parma, Italy.

Whitney’s vibrant abstract paintings unlock the linear structure of the grid, imbuing it with new and unexpected cadences of color, rhythm, and space. Deriving inspiration from sources as diverse as Piet Mondrian, free jazz, and American quilt making, Whitney composes with blocks and bars that articulate a chromatic call-and-response within the bounds of each canvas.

Stanley Whitney: Vibrations of the Day

Stanley Whitney: Vibrations of the Day

Stanley Whitney invited professor and musician-biographer John Szwed to his studio on Long Island, New York, as he prepared for an upcoming survey at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum to discuss the resonances between painting and jazz.

Private Pages Made Public

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Private Pages Made Public

Megan N. Liberty explores artists’ engagement with notebooks and diaries, thinking through the various meanings that arise when these private ledgers become public.

The Space Is in the Color: Stanley Whitney

The Space Is in the Color: Stanley Whitney

Stanley Whitney reflects on the evolution of his work with Louise Neri, from his formative early days in New York to the pivotal period he spent living and working in Rome, arriving at the highly distinctive paintings for which he is now known. They explore the diverse and surprising influences of art and music on Whitney’s oeuvre, as well as his process and practice.

Stanley Whitney: Rhythm and Vision

Stanley Whitney: Rhythm and Vision

While preparing his first exhibition with Gagosian, in Rome, Stanley Whitney speaks with Louise Neri in his New York studio about how he arrived at his unique and intuitive approach to color and space in painting, employing a dynamic fusion of preordained structure and improvisation.

Stanley Whitney: The Ruins

Stanley Whitney: The Ruins

For American painter Stanley Whitney, Italy remains a central and enduring source of inspiration. Matthew Jeffrey Abrams, the author of a new monograph on the artist, reflects on the profound and far-reaching influence of Italian art and architecture on Whitney’s art.

Cover of book Stanley Whitney: There Will Be Song

Stanley Whitney: There Will Be Song

Cover of the book Stanley Whitney: How High the Moon

Stanley Whitney: How High the Moon

Cover of the book To Bend the Ear of the Outer World

To Bend the Ear of the Outer World: Conversations on contemporary abstract painting

Cover of the Gagosian Quarterly: Spring 2024 Issue featuring artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Gagosian Quarterly: Spring 2024 Issue

Cover of the Fall 2022 issue of Gagosian Quarterly magazine, featuring artwork by Jordan Wolfson

Gagosian Quarterly: Fall 2022 Issue

Cover of the Summer 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly magazine, featuring artwork by Joan Jonas

Gagosian Quarterly: Summer 2020 Issue

Cover of the Spring 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly magazine, featuring artwork by Cindy Sherman

Gagosian Quarterly: Spring 2020 Issue

Cover of the monograph Stanley Whitney, published in 2020

Stanley Whitney