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Felix Art Fair 2021

July 29–August 1, 2021
Hollywood Roosevelt, Los Angeles

Gagosian is pleased to participate, for the first time, in the Felix Art Fair at the Hollywood Roosevelt, with a presentation of contemporary paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper.

The tension between the real-world grit portrayed in the featured works and the stylish period decor of the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel—whose interior was designed to evoke dreams of the city’s golden era—mirrors the chasm between everyday reality and romantic imagination. In their pursuit of truthfulness, the featured artists provide an illuminating contrast between real life and Los Angeles’s more elusive fantasies of glamour and fame.

In the hyperrealistic sculpture High School Student (1990–92), Duane Hanson reproduces his subject with uncanny verisimilitude, registering every detail of a scruffy teenage boy—an incongruous guest in a luxury hotel. With similar objective precision, Ed Ruscha’s work on paper Metro Mattress #6 (2015) depicts a worn-down mattress in a state of neglect, as if discarded on the street. Ruscha isolates the motif in the center of the page, rendering it both prosaic and strange. In Study for Bedroom Painting #74 (1983), Tom Wesselmann combines a schematic female nude with colorful interior elements in a manner both abstract and Pop. And in the photograph Black Square XXIII, Phoenix canariensis, Woolsey Fire (2019), Taryn Simon pictures a charred palm tree against a night sky. Brought to California from the Canary Islands, the tree fueled and survived a devastating wildfire.

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Duane Hanson, High School Student, 1990–92, 1 of 2 unique versions © 2021 Estate of Duane Hanson/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Duane Hanson, High School Student, 1990–92, 1 of 2 unique versions © 2021 Estate of Duane Hanson/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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