The Legacy of Tom Wesselmann
Estate Management and Catalogue Raisonné
Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5pm est
As part of Gagosian’s Building a Legacy program, Jeffrey Sturges, director of exhibitions for the Estate of Tom Wesselmann; Susan Davidson, curator and art historian; Huffa Frobes-Cross, Tom Wesselmann catalogue raisonné project manager at the Wildenstein Plattner Institute; and Rani Singh, director of special projects at Gagosian, will discuss the steps involved in transitioning from a working artist’s studio to an estate. They will also speak about the decision to publish the catalogue raisonné as a digital-only volume, as well as the forthcoming printed monograph on the Great American Nudes, edited by Davidson and with an illustrated chronology by Lauren Mahony. To join, register at zoom.us.
Launched in 2018, Gagosian’s Building a Legacy program aims to provide a unique platform of thoughtful discourse and education for artists, estates, and foundations to create a lasting and impactful legacy during an artist’s lifetime and beyond.
Tom Wesselmann, Great American Nude #5, 1961 © The Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by ARS/VAGA, New York
Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 6pm EST
Join the Wildenstein Plattner Institute (WPI) for a conversation on how archival research intersects with and supports the development of catalogues raisonnés. Samantha Rowe, a digital archivist and research associate at WPI, and Huffa Frobes-Cross, project manager for the Tom Wesselmann catalogue raisonné to be published by WPI, will discuss how their roles can both prove integral to each other’s discoveries and diverge completely. The event will also offer an exclusive look at the Tom Wesselmann Papers sourced from the artist’s archives. To join, register at zoom.us.
Tom Wesselmann, Still Life #38, 1964 © The Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by ARS/VAGA, New York
West Bund Art & Design 2020
November 12–15, 2020, booth A102
West Bund Art Center, Shanghai
Gagosian is pleased to participate in West Bund Art & Design 2020 with an extensive group presentation. Along with the gallery’s booth at ART021 Shanghai, on view between November 14 and 15, this will be Gagosian’s first in-person art fair since the covid-19 lockdown in March. The gallery’s participation was made possible by extraordinary support from the artists involved.
John Currin, Pistachio, 2016 © John Currin
Standing Still Lifes
Tom Wesselmann: Standing Still Lifes is available for online reading from August 30 through September 28 as part of the From the Library series. The publication features nine monumental works made by Wesselmann between 1967 and 1981, shown together for the first time as a complete series in 2018 at Gagosian, 555 West 24th Street, New York. Each large-scale work comprises multiple canvases, both hanging and standing, shaped according to the outlines of the commonplace objects that they depict. The catalogue features a text by Ara H. Merjian, a conversation between Michael Craig-Martin and Jeffrey Sturges, and a chronology by Lauren Mahony.
Tom Wesselmann: Standing Still Lifes (New York: Gagosian, 2018)
The Iconoclasts: Part 1
The first installment of a four-part story cycle by Anne Boyer.
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2020
The Winter 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Jenny Saville’s Prism (2020) on its cover.
Leaders in the Arts: Italy Edition
We invited Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev to select two outstanding arts professionals to join her in a conversation about their career trajectories, current projects, and goals for the future.
Ewa Juszkiewicz: In vain her feet in sparkling laces glow
The artist elaborates on the creation of her first solo exhibition in New York.
Miranda July on Nichols Canyon
A new short film and essay by Miranda July, inspired by David Hockney’s painting Nichols Canyon (1980).
Meleko Mokgosi: Democratic Intuition
Meleko Mokgosi writes about his eight-chapter painting cycle Democratic Intuition (2013–20), an epic of southern African life and folklore, on view at Gagosian in London in his first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom and Europe. Introduction by Louise Neri.
Edmund de Waal: some winter pots
Join the artist in his ceramics studio as he describes the impetus behind his exhibition in London and the importance of touch in the creation of these new works.
As part of “New Interiorities,” a supplement guest edited by Alison M. Gingeras and Jamieson Webster for the Winter 2020 issue of the Quarterly, Jacqueline Rose writes powerfully and soberly on the future of feminism in the time of covid.
Murakami on Ceramics
Takashi Murakami writes about his commitment to the work of Japanese ceramic artists associated with the seikatsu kōgei, or lifestyle crafts, movement.
Takashi Murakami and Hans Ulrich Obrist
Hans Ulrich Obrist interviews the artist on the occasion of his 2012 exhibition Takashi Murakami: Flowers & Skulls at Gagosian, Hong Kong.
NXTHVN is a new national arts model that empowers emerging artists and curators of color through education and access. Through intergenerational mentorship, professional development, and cross-sector collaboration, NXTHVN accelerates professional careers in the arts. Join Titus Kaphar and Jason Price on a tour of the organization’s headquarters in New Haven, Connecticut. They discuss the founding and vision for this singular arts space.
The Iconoclasts: Part 4
The final installment of a four-part story cycle by Anne Boyer.