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Adriana Varejão
Interiors

Adriana Varejão: Interiors is available for online reading from February 24 through March 25 as part of Artist Spotlight: Adriana Varejão. Published on the occasion of the artist’s 2017 exhibition Interiors at Gagosian, Beverly Hills, and her 2016–17 exhibition Azulejão at Gagosian, Rome, this catalogue brings together images of the paintings and sculptures presented in these shows, as well as views of her multichannel video installation Transbarroco (2014), shown in both cities at the time of these consecutive exhibitions. The book features a preface by Gagosian director Louise Neri, an essay by scholar Luiz Camillo Osorio, and texts by Adriano Pedrosa, artistic director of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo.

Adriana Varejão: Interiors (New York: Gagosian, 2017)

Adriana Varejão: Interiors (New York: Gagosian, 2017)

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Adriana Varejão, Paraty, 2011 © Adriana Varejão. Photo: Vicente de Mello

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