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Talk and Book Signing

John Currin, Naomi Fry, Alison Gingeras, and Jamieson Webster

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6–8pm
National Arts Club, New York
www.nationalartsclub.org

Join us to celebrate John Currin: My Life as a Man, currently on view at Dallas Contemporary, and the accompanying catalogue, Men, published by Gagosian. To mark the occasion, Currin will speak with the book’s contributors—cultural critic Naomi Fry, exhibition curator Alison Gingeras, and psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster—and will sign copies following the talk. Both the exhibition and catalogue include several paintings, works on paper, and drawings that have never previously been exhibited or published, offering a unique opportunity to view Currin’s career through a new lens. The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact nytalks@gagosian.com

John Currin: Men (New York: Gagosian, 2019)

John Currin: Men (New York: Gagosian, 2019)

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John Currin, Hot Pants, 2010 © John Currin

Artist Talk

John Currin
Chatsworth Arts Festival

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 4:15–5:15pm
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England
www.chatsworth.org.uk

John Currin is participating in the Chatsworth Arts Festival, a weekend of culture and performance. He will discuss his practice, including his depictions of his own gender, which are the focus of a new solo exhibition currently on view at Dallas Contemporary. To attend the event, purchase tickets at chatsworth.seetickets.com.

John Currin, Hot Pants, 2010 © John Currin

John Currin, Untitled, 2015 © John Currin

Fundraiser

Drawing Center
Benefit Auction + Party 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:30–9:30pm
Drawing Center, New York
drawingcenter.org

The Drawing Center’s annual Benefit Auction + Party takes place on Thursday, September 19, with an evening of music and cocktails, and a silent auction featuring works generously donated by over forty leading artists, including Joe Bradley, John Currin, Rudolf Stingel, and Mary Weatherford. Funds raised through this event provide crucial support for the Drawing Center’s ambitious roster of exhibitions, publications, education initiatives, and public programs. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.drawingcenter.org.

John Currin, Untitled, 2015 © John Currin

Georg Baselitz, 5 mal endwärts, 2018 © Georg Baselitz 2019

Art Fair

Taipei Dangdai 2018

January 18–20, 2019, booth D13
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center
taipeidangdai.com

Gagosian is pleased to participate in the inaugural edition of Taipei Dangdai, Taiwan’s first international art fair. Marking the gallery’s first presentation in Taiwan, the booth will include artworks by Georg Baselitz, Joe Bradley, John Currin, Edmund de Waal, Urs Fischer, Helen Frankenthaler, Katharina Grosse, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Takashi Murakami & Virgil Abloh, Nam June Paik, Sterling Ruby, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, and others.

To receive a PDF with detailed information on the works, please contact the gallery at inquire@gagosian.com. To attend the fair, purchase tickets at taipeidangdai.com. To preview our booth, go to artsy.net.

Download the full press release in English (PDF), Simplified Chinese (PDF), or Traditional Chinese (PDF)

Georg Baselitz, 5 mal endwärts, 2018 © Georg Baselitz 2019

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