Gagosian will present Family Tweets, a new book by Richard Prince published through Fulton Ryder. Works from the publication will be on view in the 976 Madison Avenue gallery behind the bookstore.
Family Tweets documents Prince’s project at Desert X in Southern California’s Coachella Valley in 2017. The site offered to Prince was an abandoned house in Desert Hot Springs, where he installed—inside and out—printouts from his Birdtalk blog relating to his family, most of which were posted on the @richardprince4 Twitter feed in 2014. The printouts were made in a variety of mediums.
Three days after the installation, once Prince had left, most of the works were removed, taken, seized—gobbled up, so to speak—by “art hikers with flashlights.” Neither he nor the organizers had any “remote viewing” about what would happen to the artworks after he left; there was never any thought about “guarding” them. It wasn’t exactly comme ci, comme ça, but let’s just say the whole project turned into one of those sixties free concerts—80 percent of the works disappeared. The works on view are examples of what was retrieved after the event was over.
Picture Books: Percival Everett and Brandon Taylor
The second installment of Picture Books, an imprint organized by Emma Cline and Gagosian, presents author Percival Everett’s novella Grand Canyon, Inc. alongside Untitled (Original Cowboy), a photograph by Richard Prince. In celebration of the publication, Everett met with author Brandon Taylor to discuss the novella, the role of history in the writing process, and the similarity in methodologies for science and literature.
Richard Prince: Cowboy
On the occasion of the publication of Richard Prince: Cowboy, a major monograph on the artist’s preoccupation with the mythic American West, Lucy Sante tracks the archetype through mass media, advertising, and the art of Richard Prince to illuminate the cowboy’s enduring appeal.
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2020
The Summer 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Joan Jonas’s Mirror Piece 1 (1969) on its cover.
The Right Time
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Gagosian Quarterly Spring 2020
The Spring 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Cindy Sherman’s Untitled #412 (2003) on its cover.
Cast of Characters
James Lawrence explores how contemporary artists have grappled with the subject of the library.