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.
To receive a pdf with detailed information on the works in Gagosian’s booth, please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To attend the fair, purchase tickets at felixfair.com.
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
Art Basel Hong Kong 2022
March 24–26, 2022
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Gagosian is pleased to participate in Art Basel Hong Kong 2022.
Frieze Los Angeles 2022
February 18–20, 2022
Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills
Gagosian is pleased to participate in Frieze Los Angeles 2022.
Behind the Art
Alexander Calder: Flying Dragon
In this video, Gagosian director Serena Cattaneo Adorno celebrates the installation of Alexander Calder’s monumental sculpture Flying Dragon (1975) in Paris at Place Vendôme, detailing the process and importance of this ambitious project.
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2021
The Winter 2021 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Jasper Johns’s Target with Four Faces (1955) on its cover.
Kon Trubkovich Selects: The Russians Love Their Children Too
Kon Trubkovich has curated a selection of films under the title The Russians Love Their Children Too, as part of a series copresented by Gagosian and Metrograph. The program, comprising ten films presented at Metrograph’s New York theater and online in December 2021, explores Russian and Eastern European cinema from various angles. From the documentaries of Sergei Loznitsa to quintessential masterpieces such as Andrei Tarkovsky’s Mirror (1975), the selected films contain elements key to Trubkovich’s life and art practice. Here, Trubkovich speaks on their importance.
Eileen Costello, Marta Kuzma, and Caitlin Murray on Donald Judd: Paintings
Art historian Eileen Costello and Yale School of Art professor Marta Kuzma discuss Donald Judd’s two-dimensional work and how the lessons he learned from the innovations of Abstract Expressionist and Color Field paintings permeate his entire body of work. Their conversation is moderated by Caitlin Murray, director of archives and programs at Judd Foundation.
Sally Mann: Vinculum
Join Sally Mann at her studio in Lexington, Virginia. Filmed at work in her darkroom and within the surrounding landscape, she discusses her exploratory approach to making and printing pictures, what draws her to the landscape of the American South, and her newest body of work, Vinculum.
Peter Lindbergh: Untold Stories
The traveling retrospective gathering the work of legendary photographer Peter Lindbergh will be on view in A Coruña, Spain, from December 4, 2021, through February 28, 2022. Featuring work created over four decades of his expansive career, the exhibition was curated by Lindbergh before his death in 2019. Here, the artist’s son Benjamin Lindbergh speaks with Derek Blasberg about the project.
Asmaa Walton: Black Art Library
Asmaa Walton, independent curator and founder of the Black Art Library—a mobile living archive of global Black creativity—speaks with Gagosian director Antwaun Sargent about the origins of her book-based project. Walton tells Sargent about a recent collaboration with Bottega Veneta in a former Detroit firehouse and shares her hopes for the future of this endeavor, in terms of community and curation.
Social Works II: Manuel Mathieu | The Delusion of Power
Artist Manuel Mathieu reflects on Haiti, Francisco Goya, and conceptualizations of power, examining their roles in his practice.
Behind the Art
Jonas Wood in Hong Kong
Join Jonas Wood on a virtual tour through the creation of his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Wood narrates the genesis and development of the new paintings, drawings, and wallpaper.
River Girl, Outer World
A short story by t. jahan, published here on the occasion of the Quarterly’s collaboration with PEN America.
Out of the Darkness
A short story by Mathapelo Mofokeng, published here on the occasion of the Quarterly’s collaboration with PEN America.
Lee “Scratch” Perry
Connor Garel celebrates the outsized impact of this legendary musician on the world of music and beyond.