Alberto Di Fabio
Alberto Di Fabio’s aerial installation, I Quanti (2019) has been permanently installed in the Palazzo Koch in Rome. Commissioned by Banca d’Italia, the work consists of sixteen paintings on rice paper suspended above the grand staircase.
Alberto Di Fabio’s I Quanti (2019) installed in the Palazzo Koch, Rome. Artwork © Alberto Di Fabio. Photo: Giorgio Benni
Acquavella Galleries, Gagosian, and Pace to Handle Sale of Donald B. Marron Family Collection
Don was a true visionary and one of the most forward-thinking collectors of his time.
Gagosian is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with Acquavella Galleries and Pace Gallery to handle the sale of the Donald B. Marron Family Collection. The collaboration will pay homage to Don Marron’s (1934–2019) legacy as one of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries’ most passionate and erudite collectors, a pioneer of corporate collections, a family man, and a dedicated philanthropist.
In May 2020, the three galleries will organize a joint exhibition in New York to showcase the breadth of the Marron Family Collection. The exhibition will chronicle Marron’s collecting activities, including his early acquisitions in the 1960s and 1970s, his museum stewardship, and his pioneering work reinventing how corporations build art collections around a singular vision.
Marron enjoyed long personal relationships with Bill Acquavella, Larry Gagosian, and Arne Glimcher, who each contributed to shaping this significant collection over the course of several decades. The collaboration between the three galleries is the first of its kind, and signals a new way for families to handle the sales of their collections.
Mark Rothko, Number 22 (reds), 1957 © 2020 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Jonas Wood for RxART
Jonas Wood has collaborated with RxART to create unique and playful privacy curtains for the pediatric intensive care unit at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC. Wood based the design on his ongoing Facetime Doodle series, which is inspired by drawings made by his own children.
Jonas Wood’s privacy curtains installed at the Children’s National Hospital, Washington, DC
2020 Crystal Award
Theaster Gates received the 2020 Crystal Award for his leadership in creating sustainable communities. Gates was awarded the prize at the January 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, alongside choreographer Jin Xing, actor Deepika Padukon, and artist Lynette Wallworth. The annual award is bestowed to cultural leaders who reflect on the human condition and provide visions of the world that can cut through the limitations of short-term or linear thinking.
Theaster Gates speaking at the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
John Mason: Geometric Force
An exhibition of ceramic sculptures by John Mason in early 2020 focused on the artist’s mature work. In this video tour, narrated by the exhibition’s curator, Rani Singh, Mason’s early career and aesthetic development receive a deeper look.
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2019
The Winter 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a selection from Christopher Wool’s Westtexaspsychosculpture series on its cover.
Hans Ulrich Obrist visits the artist at his studio outside Vienna to discover more about the origins of his practice, his experiments in freedom, and the importance of drifting.
Cast of Characters
James Lawrence explores how contemporary artists have grappled with the subject of the library.
The Films of Man Ray: Mysterious Encounters of Realities and Dreams
Timothy Baum muses on Man Ray’s foray into filmmaking in the 1920s, the subject of the exhibition Man Ray: The Mysteries of Château du Dé at Gagosian, San Francisco.
Albert Oehlen: Maximum Chance Maximum Control
The artist met with art historian Christian Malycha to discuss his newest paintings.
Giuseppe Penone at Fort Mason
A yearlong outdoor installation by Giuseppe Penone in San Francisco’s historic Fort Mason features two life-size bronze sculptures cast from fallen trees. The project continues the artist’s long investigation of the perpetual give-and-take between humans and nature. In this video, Penone discusses what drew him to this landscape and the concepts behind the installation.
Theaster Gates: Amalgam
Theaster Gates’s exhibition Amalgam explores the social histories of migration and interracial relations by highlighting the specific history of the Maine island of Malaga. Here, William Whitney considers the exhibition in relation to Gates’s ongoing art practices and social commitments.
Tatiana Trouvé: In Time
In upstate New York, Jenny Jaskey discovers Tatiana Trouvé’s Between sky and earth. Begun in 2012, this multifaceted installation exists as a crucial nexus in the artist’s career, both a result of her ongoing practice and a generative source for continuing investigations.
Edmund de Waal and Sally Mann
Sally Mann joins Edmund de Waal onstage at the Frick Collection in New York to converse about art, writing, and the importance of place in their respective bodies of work.
Casa Malaparte: A House Like Ourselves
Wyatt Allgeier explores the legacy of Curzio Malaparte and corresponds with the avant-garde author’s youngest descendant, Tommaso Rositani Suckert, on the subject of his decision to reproduce select pieces of furniture from the iconic Casa Malaparte in Capri, Italy.
Giuseppe Penone: Foglie di bronzo / Leaves of Bronze
Gagosian director Pepi Marchetti Franchi speaks about Giuseppe Penone’s recent exhibition in San Francisco, detailing the various works and their relationships to the artist’s long-standing sculptural practice.