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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)

Katharina Grosse (New York: Gagosian, 2018)

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Still from “Katharina Grosse: Rockaway!”


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In 2016, MoMA PS1 invited Katharina Grosse to transform an abandoned building at Fort Tilden in the Rockaways, New York, into an artwork using her technique of spraying brightly colored paint directly onto the structure. In this video, produced by the museum and featuring footage of the work being made, Grosse explains the concepts and process behind the project, and her interest in color and scale.

Still from “Katharina Grosse: Rockaway!”

Photo: Zan Wimberley

Artist Spotlight

Katharina Grosse

May 13–19, 2020

Widely known for her in situ paintings, in which explosive color is sprayed directly onto architecture, interiors, and landscapes, Katharina Grosse embraces the events and incidents that arise as she works, opening up surfaces and spaces to the countless perceptual possibilities of the medium. Approaching painting as an experience in immersive subjectivity, she uses a spray gun, distancing the artistic act from the hand, and stylizing gesture as a propulsive mark.

Photo: Zan Wimberley

Limited-edition surfboard by Katharina Grosse, produced in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019. Photo: Jens Ziehe


Katharina Grosse
Limited-Edition Surfboards

Friday, October 25, 2019, 6–7pm
Gagosian Shop, New York

Gagosian Shop is pleased to host a launch event with Katharina Grosse and Parley for the Oceans, a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to promoting ocean sustainability. To benefit Parley for the Oceans, Grosse has produced a series of uniquely painted surfboards constructed from sustainably sourced wood—reducing foam, resin, and fiberglass use. There will be remarks by Grosse and Cyrill Gutsch, founder of Parley, and the artist’s 2018 Gagosian monograph will be available for purchase. To attend the free event, RSVP to

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Limited-edition surfboard by Katharina Grosse, produced in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019. Photo: Jens Ziehe

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Installation view, "Katharina Grosse: Is It You?," Baltimore Museum of Art, March 1–June 28, 2020.

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Still from the film "Women Artists: Katharina Grosse" by Claudia Müller.

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