Richard Prince: High Times is available for online reading from July 5 through August 3 as part of the From the Library series. Published on the occasion of the eponymously titled exhibition at Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York, in 2018, the book includes reproductions of Prince’s latest paintings alongside his earlier Hippie Drawings that serve as their main sources. Integrated among these fascinating images are recent essays by the artist; reprints of historical texts by Eve Babitz, Joan Didion, and Kim Gordon; and a new essay by Rachel Kushner. Plastic inserts throughout the book house postcards, facsimiles of ephemeral materials related to 1960s culture from Prince’s personal collection, and a seven-inch recording of Prince’s 1985 composition “Loud Song.”
Richard Prince: High Times (New York: Gagosian, 2018)
Saturday, February 15, 2020, 2pm
Gagosian, Beverly Hills
Join Gagosian for a tour of Richard Prince: New Portraits led by the artist’s studio manager, Matt Gaughan. Since the 1970s Prince has redefined the concepts of authorship and ownership, transforming images from mass media, advertising, and popular culture. This exhibition of new works from Prince’s New Portraits series was originally presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit from October 2019 to January 2020. To attend the free event, RSVP to email@example.com. Space is limited.
Richard Prince, Untitled (Portrait), 2019
Brian Wallis on Richard Prince
Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7–9pm
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Brian Wallis, a longtime scholar of Richard Prince’s work, will present a public lecture on the artist’s Portraits series, currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and its contemporary significance in the digital era of photography. The event is free to attend with museum admission.
Saturday, June 1, 2019, 3pm
Gagosian, San Francisco
Join us for an in-depth look at Richard Prince’s new High Times paintings at Gagosian, San Francisco. Engaging with the city’s historic counterculture and the tradition of American painting, these large-scale works are laden with colorful figures layered upon the canvas. Gagosian’s Graham Dalik will discuss the origins and evolution of these paintings, their connection to Prince’s earlier Hippie Drawings, and the artist’s long-standing interest in many of the literary and cultural figures associated with the Bay Area. To attend this free event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Richard Prince, Untitled, 2017–18 © Richard Prince
Titus Kaphar: From a Tropical Space
Join the artist in his studio in New Haven, Connecticut, where he speaks about his latest paintings.
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2020
The Fall 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available.
Nathaniel Mary Quinn: In the Studio
Hear the painter describe the creation of a new work in this time-lapse documentation of his process.
Theaster Gates: Black Vessel
Join Theaster Gates in his studio as he prepares for an upcoming exhibition at Gagosian, New York. In this video, shot on location in Chicago during the tumultuous weeks of protest in late spring 2020, Gates reflects on the metaphorical power of materials and process, and on the redemptive potential of art.
Gregory Crewdson: An Eclipse of Moths
Gregory Crewdson discusses his new work with actor Cate Blanchett.
Mary Weatherford: Train Yards
Mary Weatherford speaks to Laura Hoptman about her new paintings, the Train Yard series. Begun in 2016, this body of work evokes the sights and sounds of railroads and night skies. The series will be shown for the first time in late 2020, in an exhibition at Gagosian, London.
Filmmaker and author Miranda July joined Louise Bonnet on a video call to discuss life during lockdown, the luminosity of oil paint, and Bonnet’s forthcoming exhibition of new work. Longtime friends—and newly neighbors—the two reflect on their shared history and shared interests in the unconscious, vagueness, and the mixture of humor and pain.
“Things Fall Apart”: Ed Ruscha’s Swiped Words
Lisa Turvey examines the range of effects conveyed by the blurred phrases in recent drawings by the artist, detailing the ways these words in motion evoke the experience of the current moment.
Theaster Gates: Black Image Corporation
As a prelude to his first-ever solo exhibition in New York, Theaster Gates discusses his prescient work with the photographic archive of Chicago’s Johnson Publishing Company and his formation of Black Image Corporation as a conceptual project. In conversation with Louise Neri, he expands on his strategies as artist and social innovator in his quest to redeem and renew the sacred power of Black images and Black space.
Suzanne Hudson speaks with Leah Levy, executive director of the Jay DeFeo Foundation, about the artist’s life and work.
Lockdown: Henri Matisse’s Domestic Interiors
John Elderfield reexamines Matisse’s Piano Lesson (1916) and Music Lesson (1917), considering the works’ depictions of domestic space during the tumult of World War I.
Building a Legacy
The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation on COVID-19 Relief Funding
The Quarterly’s Alison McDonald speaks with Clifford Ross, Frederick J. Iseman, and Dr. Lise Motherwell, members of the board of directors of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and Elizabeth Smith, executive director, about the foundation’s decision to establish a multiyear initiative dedicated to providing $5 million in covid-19 relief for artists and arts professionals.