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Artist Spotlight

Glenn Brown

April 28–May 4, 2021

Mining art history and popular culture, Glenn Brown has created an artistic language that refuses categorization, combining a wide range of periods from art history through reference, appropriation, and precise attention to detail. His mannerist impulses stem from a desire to breathe new life into past images; they are treasuries of raw material, offering countless images, titles, and techniques to be combined and deconstructed, producing complex and sensuous works of art that are resolutely of our time.

The Artist Spotlight series highlights the work of individual artists for one week each month. Launched in spring 2020 as a weekly platform, the series is now in its second season and is presented as a regular part of the gallery’s programming. Each Artist Spotlight features new online content, and artwork by the artist is made available with pricing information for forty-eight hours only.

Artist Spotlight: Glenn Brown features a new painting by the artist. For more information, please contact the gallery at collecting@gagosian.com.

Photo: Edgar Laguinia

Photo: Edgar Laguinia

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Glenn Brown: Come to Dust (London: Gagosian, 2018)

Online Reading

Glenn Brown
Come to Dust

Glenn Brown: Come to Dust is available for online reading from April 28 through May 27 as part of Artist Spotlight: Glenn Brown. The book documents a 2018 exhibition at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, which featured oil paintings, drawings in period frames, grisaille panel works, etchings, and sculptures that attest to the ever-intensifying dexterity with which Brown employs paint, content, and form. A text by author Hari Kunzru and a conversation between Brown and curator Xavier Bray offer insight into the artist’s work.

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Glenn Brown: Come to Dust (London: Gagosian, 2018)

Glenn Brown at his CBE investiture ceremony, 2019

Honor

Glenn Brown

Glenn Brown was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in Queen Elizabeth II’s 2019 birthday honors list for his service to the arts on November 5. The title CBE is bestowed to individuals who have made distinct and innovative contributions to the United Kingdom.

Glenn Brown at his CBE investiture ceremony, 2019

Still from “Glenn Brown: Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts.”

Video

Glenn Brown
Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts

In this video Glenn Brown discusses the thought process behind his exhibition Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts, which was on view at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in 2018. Curated by the artist, together with Laing chief curator Julie Milne, the show featured new works by Brown exhibited alongside paintings and sculptures from the museum’s collection.

Still from “Glenn Brown: Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts.”

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Museum Exhibitions

Glenn Brown, Lemon Sunshine, 2001 © Glenn Brown

On View

00s. Collection Cranford
Les années 2000

Through May 30, 2021
Mo.Co. Contemporary, Montpellier, France
www.moco.art

This exhibition of work from the Cranford Collection, established by Muriel and Freddy Salem in 1999, aims to define the identity of the 2000s by creating a dialogue between one hundred artworks by a multigenerational array of artists who contributed to shaping the beginning of the millennium. Work by Glenn Brown, Damien Hirst, Mike Kelley, Albert Oehlen, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall, Franz West, and Christopher Wool is included.

Glenn Brown, Lemon Sunshine, 2001 © Glenn Brown

Installation view, Inspiraatio—Nykytaide & Klassikot, Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, June 18–September 20, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Glenn Brown, © Wolfe von Lenkiewicz. Photo: Hannu Pakarinen

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Inspiraatio—Nykytaide & Klassikot

June 18–September 20, 2020
Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki
ateneum.fi

This exhibition, whose title translates to Inspiration—Contemporary Art and Classics, explores contemporary art inspired by iconic masterpieces. Here, the original works are referenced through replicas, prints, plaster casts, and an abundance of archival materials. This exhibition has traveled from the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, under the title Inspiration: Iconic Works. Work by Georg Baselitz, Glenn Brown, Jeff Koons, and Jenny Saville is included.

Installation view, Inspiraatio—Nykytaide & Klassikot, Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, June 18–September 20, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Glenn Brown, © Wolfe von Lenkiewicz. Photo: Hannu Pakarinen

Glenn Brown, Layered Portrait (after Lucian Freud) 4, 2008 © Glenn Brown

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(Re)Print
Five Projects

April 30–June 20, 2020
International Print Center New York
www.ipcny.org

This online exhibition, centered on works by Mark Bradford, Cecily Brown, Glenn Brown, Enrique Chagoya, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, opens a dialogue between contemporary prints and the source material referenced. (Re)Print examines how artists revise, recontextualize, and personalize familiar imagery to elicit new thinking. Further, the pairings express the dynamic relationship between contemporary practice and the historical role that prints have played in image reproduction and dissemination, and in the shaping of history, culture, and beliefs.

Glenn Brown, Layered Portrait (after Lucian Freud) 4, 2008 © Glenn Brown

Glenn Brown, Reproduction, 2014 © Glenn Brown

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Inspiration
Iconic Works

February 20–May 17, 2020
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
www.nationalmuseum.se

This exhibition presents contemporary art that draws inspiration from historic masterpieces. A selection of paintings, plaster sculptures, drawings, graphic prints, and applied arts from Nationalmuseum’s vast collections are displayed in dialogue with contemporary objects. Work by Glenn Brown, Jeff Koons, Jenny Saville, and Cindy Sherman is included.

Glenn Brown, Reproduction, 2014 © Glenn Brown

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