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Mark Grotjahn: Casa Malaparte (New York: Gagosian, 2017)

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Mark Grotjahn
Casa Malaparte

Mark Grotjahn: Casa Malaparte is available for online reading from May 27 through June 26 as part of Artist Spotlight: Mark Grotjahn. The book documents a presentation of paintings and sculptures by the artist at the landmark modernist house designed by writer Curzio Malaparte on the Italian island of Capri. The exhibition marked the first presentation of Grotjahn’s Capri paintings.

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Mark Grotjahn: Casa Malaparte (New York: Gagosian, 2017)

Dan Colen: High Noon (New York: Gagosian, 2020)

Online Reading

Dan Colen
High Noon

Dan Colen: High Noon is available for online reading from May 20 through June 19 as part of Artist Spotlight: Dan Colen. The book documents two performance pieces by the artist, Carry On Cowboy and At Least They Died Together (both 2018), and a related exhibition of Desert paintings (2015–19), presented at Gagosian, Beverly Hills. The volume features an essay by Douglas Fogle, as well as a conversation between Colen, Fogle, and choreographer Dimitri Chamblas.

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Dan Colen: High Noon (New York: Gagosian, 2020)

Adam McEwen, Escape from New York, 2014 (still from “Battery Tunnel”) © Adam McEwen

Online Exhibition

Broadcast
Alternate Meanings in Film and Video

You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
—Timothy Leary

Gagosian is pleased to present Broadcast: Alternate Meanings in Film and Video, an online exhibition of artists’ films and videos viewable exclusively on gagosian.com. The exhibition will be organized into a series of “chapters,” each lasting two weeks. The first chapter begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Broadcast: Alternate Meanings in Film and Video employs the innate immediacy of time-based art to spark reflection on the here and now, taking the words of famed psychologist and countercultural icon Timothy Leary as its starting point. 

Adam McEwen, Escape from New York, 2014 (still from “Battery Tunnel”) © Adam McEwen

Georg Baselitz: Years later (New York: Gagosian, 2020)

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Georg Baselitz
Years later

Georg Baselitz: Years later is available for online reading from May 18 through August 8 as part of the From the Library series. The book documents an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Baselitz opening at Gagosian in Hong Kong on May 21, the first show to open to the public within our international network of galleries since the global COVID-19 lockdown. The bilingual English-Chinese publication includes a foreword by Zeng Fanzhi and essay by Lu Mingjun.

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Georg Baselitz: Years later (New York: Gagosian, 2020)

Left to right: Gabriella Calandro, Kathleen Flynn

In Conversation

Gabriella Calandro
Kathleen Flynn

Thursday, May 21, 2020, 3pm EDT

Please join Gagosian for a conversation with Gabriella Calandro, director of grants and curatorial affairs at the New York Foundation for the Arts, and Kathleen Flynn, deputy director of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, moderated by Kara Vander Weg. The pair will discuss their organizations’ various grant programs and their commitment to helping artists during the Covid-19 crisis. To join the conversation, register at zoom.us.

Left to right: Gabriella Calandro, Kathleen Flynn

Katharina Grosse (New York: Gagosian, 2018)

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Katharina Grosse

Katharina Grosse is available for online reading from May 13 through June 12 as part of Artist Spotlight: Katharina Grosse. The book documents the artist’s 2017 exhibition at Gagosian in New York, as well as important in situ works such as Rockaway! (2016). The publication includes essays by Dan Cameron and Okwui Enwezor, additional texts by Louise Neri, and a conversation with the artist by Isabelle Graw.

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Katharina Grosse (New York: Gagosian, 2018)

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Announcements

Still from “Virtual Studio Visit: Klaus Biesenbach in Conversation with Mark Grotjahn”

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Virtual Studio Visit
Klaus Biesenbach in Conversation with Mark Grotjahn

In the Virtual Studio Visit series from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, director Klaus Biesenbach digitally connects with artists around the world. Here, he speaks with Mark Grotjahn in his Los Angeles studio during a visit recorded in late April 2020. Together they discuss life under lockdown and Grotjahn’s work, from his student days to the present.

Still from “Virtual Studio Visit: Klaus Biesenbach in Conversation with Mark Grotjahn”

Still from “Artists on Art: Mark Grotjahn on John McLaughlin”

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Artists on Art
Mark Grotjahn on John McLaughlin

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Artists on Art video series features contemporary artists speaking on objects of their choice from the museum’s collection. In this video, Mark Grotjahn explains what draws him to #26 (1961) by the American abstract painter John McLaughlin (1898–1976). Describing McLaughlin’s practice of setting up parameters and finding possibilities within them, Grotjahn also discusses his own experience of making geometric abstractions and the joy of “losing yourself into that void.”

Still from “Artists on Art: Mark Grotjahn on John McLaughlin”

Damien Hirst, Butterfly Rainbow, 2020 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2020

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Damien Hirst
Rainbow Editions

Damien Hirst has created two limited-edition prints, each available in two different sizes, to support NHS Charities Together and the Felix Project. The prints, respectively titled Butterfly Rainbow and Butterfly Heart, both feature rainbow-colored bands of photographed butterfly wings, and will be available for purchase until midnight BST on Monday, May 25. The edition size will be determined by demand within the time limit of sale, and 100 percent of the profits will be donated to the charities. To purchase the prints, visit rainbow.henieditions.com.

Damien Hirst, Butterfly Rainbow, 2020 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2020

Takashi Murakami and Supreme T-shirt

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Takashi Murakami and Supreme
COVID-19 Relief Fund T-shirt

Takashi Murakami has collaborated with the fashion brand Supreme to create an original T-shirt to raise funds for HELP USA. Over a million dollars in proceeds from the sale of the shirt have been donated to the nonprofit to support youth and families facing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Takashi Murakami and Supreme T-shirt

Still from “Cecily Brown: The History”

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Cecily Brown: The History
Frieze New York 2020 Online Viewing Room

Overall, we have a sense of a surface alive with impressions of marks and traces held momentarily in equilibrium.
—John Elderfield

John Elderfield reflects on the relationship between Cecily Brown’s monumental painting and art history, including the work of Nicolas Poussin, Willem de Kooning, and others.

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Still from “Cecily Brown: The Market”

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Cecily Brown: The Market
Frieze New York 2020 Online Viewing Room

It’s an iconic masterpiece that looks back in dialogue with our history and will hold up for generations to come, a masterpiece for the twenty-first century.
—Deborah McLeod

Gagosian director Deborah McLeod discusses Cecily Brown’s market ascent and just what makes Figures in a Landscape 1 (2001) so desirable.

Still from “Cecily Brown: The Market”

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Museum Exhibitions

Katharina Grosse, I Think This Is a Pine Tree, 2013, installation view, Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020. Photo: Thomas Bruns

Opening this Week

Katharina Grosse
It Wasn’t Us

June–November 2020
Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
www.smb.museum

Katharina Grosse will use the historical hall of the Hamburger Bahnhof and the outdoor area behind the building as the site for a new work that radically destabilizes and renegotiates the existing order of the space of the museum. Incorporating the floor of the hall and Styrofoam sculptural elements as a pictorial ground, her painting will extend beyond the building’s walls and into public space, inviting us to reconsider our habits of seeing, thinking, and perceiving.

Katharina Grosse, I Think This Is a Pine Tree, 2013, installation view, Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020. Photo: Thomas Bruns

On View

Tatiana Trouvé in
Glas und Beton: Manifestationen des Unmöglichen

Through June 7, 2020
Marta Herford, Germany
marta-herford.de

This exhibition, whose title translates to Glass and Concrete: Manifestations of the Impossible, explores the path of the titular materials between flowing and setting, testing the limits of what is possible in order to pose new questions about crumbling social concepts. Work by Tatiana Trouvé is included.

Brice Marden, 15 × 15 10, 2015–17 © 2020 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Bill Jacobson

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Think of Them as Spaces
Brice Marden’s Drawings

Through June 14, 2020
Menil Collection, Houston
www.menil.org

Think of Them as Spaces: Brice Marden’s Drawings is an exploration of the artist’s draftsmanship and of the catalytic role the medium plays within his practice. This exhibition presents six series of drawings that span nearly the entirety of Marden’s ongoing career, highlighting the processes of invention and permutation that occur as he works and thinks on paper.

Brice Marden, 15 × 15 10, 2015–17 © 2020 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Bill Jacobson

Alberto Giacometti, Projet pour une sculpture, c. 1926 © 2020 Succession Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris)

On View

Alberto Giacometti
À la recherche des oeuvres disparues

Through June 21, 2020
Institut Giacometti, Paris
www.fondation-giacometti.fr

This exhibition, whose title translates to In Search of Lost Works, presents the outcome of an investigation into forgotten, lost, or destroyed sculptures by Alberto Giacometti. Reconstructed with the assistance of sketches, notebooks, and archival photographs from the Fondation Giacometti’s archive, lost works from 1920 to 1935 are exhibited alongside well-known works from the same period.

Alberto Giacometti, Projet pour une sculpture, c. 1926 © 2020 Succession Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris)

Adriana Varejão, Parede com Incisões à la Fontana—Horizontal (Wall with Incisions à la Fontana—Horizontal), 2009–11 © Adriana Varejão. Photo: Jaime Acioli

On View

Adriana Varejão in
Home Is a Foreign Place

Through June 21, 2020
Met Breuer, New York
www.metmuseum.org

This exhibition features a diverse group of paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos made between 1944 and 2016 that explore artistic engagements with language, architecture, space, politics, and media. The thematic installation asks viewers to reconsider what it means to make a home in the world, whether by chance, necessity, or choice. Work by Adriana Varejão is included.

Adriana Varejão, Parede com Incisões à la Fontana—Horizontal (Wall with Incisions à la Fontana—Horizontal), 2009–11 © Adriana Varejão. Photo: Jaime Acioli

Giuseppe Penone, Ripetere il bosco (To Repeat the Forest), 1969–97 © Giuseppe Penone/2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Archivio Penone

On View

Giuseppe Penone

Through June 28, 2020
Stiftung Saarländischer Kulturbesitz, Saarbrücken, Germany
www.kulturbesitz.de

Giuseppe Penone’s aesthetics are based on a dialogue with nature and its forces and revolve around the question of the limits of one’s own body and perception. Included in this eponymous exhibition is the multipart expansive sculpture Coteccia (1983), which is presented in Germany for the first time.

Giuseppe Penone, Ripetere il bosco (To Repeat the Forest), 1969–97 © Giuseppe Penone/2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Archivio Penone

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Is It You?, Baltimore Museum of Art, March 1–June 28, 2020. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020. Photo: Mitro Hood, courtesy Baltimore Museum of Art

On View

Katharina Grosse
Is It You?

Through June 28, 2020
Baltimore Museum of Art
artbma.org

For this exhibition Katharina Grosse presents five recent paintings and a new site-related environment. The central gallery is transformed with an expansive, immersive fabric installation that is partially suspended from the ceiling, creating a cloth “room” with vibrantly painted undulating walls.

Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Is It You?, Baltimore Museum of Art, March 1–June 28, 2020. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020. Photo: Mitro Hood, courtesy Baltimore Museum of Art

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2005 © Gregory Crewdson

On View

Photography’s Last Century
The Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection

Through June 28, 2020
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
www.metmuseum.org

This exhibition celebrates the remarkable ascendancy of photography in the last century, and Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee’s promised gift of over sixty photographs in honor of the Met’s 150th anniversary in 2020. The collection is particularly notable for its breadth and depth of works by women artists, its sustained interest in the nude, and its focus on artists’ beginnings. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2005 © Gregory Crewdson

Takashi Murakami, Open Your Hands Wide, Embrace Happiness!, 2010 © 2010 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved

On View

Happy!

Through July 5, 2020
NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
nsuartmuseum.org

Happy! presents contemporary works produced by artists who aim to engage the viewer emotionally. In their works, as in life, sorrow and happiness are intertwined. The exhibition follows a multigenerational trajectory from the mid-twentieth century to today. Work by Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol is included.

Takashi Murakami, Open Your Hands Wide, Embrace Happiness!, 2010 © 2010 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved

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Gerhard Richter
Painting After All

Through July 5, 2020
Met Breuer, New York
www.metmuseum.org

Gerhard Richter: Painting After All considers Richter’s six-decade-long preoccupation with the dual means of representation and abstraction to explore the material, conceptual, and historical implications of painting. Spanning the entirety of Richter’s prolific and innovative career, the exhibition presents over one hundred works that focus on his specific commitment to the medium, as well as his related interests in photography, digital reproduction, and sculpture.

Peter Lindbergh, Linda Evangelista, Michaela Bercu & Kirsten Owen, Pont-à-Mousson, 1988 © Peter Lindbergh

On View

Peter Lindbergh
Untold Stories

Through July 12, 2020
Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
www.kunstpalast.de

Peter Lindbergh believed that fashion photography can—and should—exist without putting fashion in the center. His images transcend their own context, becoming part of contemporary culture and photographic history. Untold Stories celebrates the legacy of Lindbergh, who passed away in September 2019, while showcasing his highly personal approach to fashion photography.

Peter Lindbergh, Linda Evangelista, Michaela Bercu & Kirsten Owen, Pont-à-Mousson, 1988 © Peter Lindbergh

Ed Ruscha, I Don’t Hardly Disbelieve It, 2018 © Ed Ruscha

On View

Ed Ruscha
Drum Skins

Through July 12, 2020
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
blantonmuseum.org

This show features more than a dozen new works by Ed Ruscha painted on found drum heads. Ruscha sourced the paintings’ visual iconography and language from the American vernacular.

Ed Ruscha, I Don’t Hardly Disbelieve It, 2018 © Ed Ruscha

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