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Ed Ruscha, Actual Size, 2024 © Ed Ruscha

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Ed Ruscha × Avant Arte
Limited-Edition Print for LACMA

Ed Ruscha has partnered with Avant Arte, an online art marketplace, to create a limited-edition print of his painting Actual Size (1962) on the occasion of ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN, a major retrospective of his work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. A portion of proceeds from sales will benefit the museum’s future. The print will be available for purchase online at Avant Arte for forty-eight hours beginning at 1pm ET on Thursday, April 11, 2024. The edition size will be determined by the number of orders placed within the timed-release period. Each print is individually numbered and authenticated with a bespoke artist’s stamp.

Ed Ruscha, Actual Size, 2024 © Ed Ruscha

Neil Jenney with a portrait of himself by Joseph McNamara at Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, 2013. Artwork © Joseph McNamara. Photo: Robert Wright/The New York Times/Redux

Honor

Neil Jenney
Tribeca Ball 2024

Neil Jenney is the honoree of the Tribeca Ball 2024, taking place on April 1 in New York. During the annual gala, the five floors of the New York Academy of Art are open for guests to explore while students offer a firsthand look at their creative processes. Proceeds from the event support the nonprofit school, which was founded by artists in 1982, and its mission to empower a new generation of artists, and will be used to establish the Neil Jenney Artist Scholarship Fund.

Neil Jenney with a portrait of himself by Joseph McNamara at Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, 2013. Artwork © Joseph McNamara. Photo: Robert Wright/The New York Times/Redux

Giuseppe Penone, Project for Royal Djurgaden, 2022 © Giuseppe Penone/2024 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: © Archivio Penone

Honor

Giuseppe Penone
Årets Konstnär 2024

Giuseppe Penone has been named 2024’s Artist of the Year by Prinsessan Estelles Kulturstiftelse (preks), a foundation established in 2019 by Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel and named for their daughter, Princess Estelle, with the mission of promoting cultural activities in the country. Every year, the chosen artist is invited to create a monumental, site-specific work to be permanently installed within Prinsessan Estelles Skulpturpark, a sculpture park at Royal Djurgården in Stockholm. Penone’s sculpture, The Inner Flow of Life (2022), will be unveiled on May 30, 2024.

Giuseppe Penone, Project for Royal Djurgaden, 2022 © Giuseppe Penone/2024 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: © Archivio Penone

Still from “West to East: Mapping the Unknown: Rick Lowe”

Video

West to East
Mapping the Unknown: Rick Lowe

In episode two of the National Gallery of Art’s video series West to East, which launched in spring 2023, Rick Lowe guides the viewer through his home in the Third Ward neighborhood of Houston. West to East focuses on contemporary artists whose works actively explore connections to their distinct communities and the United States at large, looking in particular at those working outside well-known “art hubs.” Lowe has spent thirty years combining art and activism via his community platform, Project Row Houses, and more recently he has been creating paintings inspired by maps and dominoes, in a quest for aesthetic beauty. Lowe and his community partners work together to “map the unknown” future.

Still from “West to East: Mapping the Unknown: Rick Lowe”

Douglas Gordon, undergroundoverheard, 2023 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2024

Commission

Douglas Gordon
Undergroundoverheard

Douglas Gordon’s undergroundoverheard (2023) will be unveiled at the new Dean Street entrance of the Tottenham Court Road station on February 1, 2024, as part of the Transport for London (TfL) Elizabeth Line, which opened for service in 2022. Installed on a large digital screen on the main wall of the new ticket hall, the video installation builds on Gordon’s text-based artworks that use short statements to make the reader speculate; for the first time, these have been translated into several of the most widely used languages in London, reflecting and celebrating the diversity of the surrounding Soho neighborhood. At seven stations on the Elizabeth Line, the Crossrail Art Programme commissioned public artworks that have been designed to interact both physically and conceptually with their sites.

Douglas Gordon, undergroundoverheard, 2023 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2024

Drawing from Chris Burden’s archive of the unrealized artwork Burden Water Wheel (2013). Artwork © 2023 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Launch

Beyond Limits
Unrealized Artworks of Chris Burden

The Chris Burden Estate has launched Beyond Limits: Unrealized Artworks of Chris Burden, a multifaceted digital experience with an educational mission. Produced in partnership with art and tech innovator TRLab, Beyond Limits invites participants to explore Burden’s realized and unrealized works across several genres in a virtual 3D environment. Throughout the self-paced, blockchain-based journey, participants can track and share their progress and unlock free achievement badges in the form of digital tokens stored in their personal accounts. A selection of unrealized projects are available for purchase as digital artworks and proceeds from sales will support the Chris Burden Estate’s mission.

Drawing from Chris Burden’s archive of the unrealized artwork Burden Water Wheel (2013). Artwork © 2023 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Production still for Anselm (2023), directed by Wim Wenders

New Release

Anselm
Wim Wenders

Anselm (2023), an immersive 3D documentary directed by Wim Wenders, will have its US theatrical release in New York at Film at Lincoln Center and IFC Center on December 8, 2023, and in Los Angeles at AMC Santa Monica 7 and Laemmle Glendale on December 15, 2023. This unique cinematic experience, which premiered at Festival de Cannes earlier this year, dives deep into Anselm Kiefer’s practice and reveals his inspiration and creative process, exploring his fascination with myth and history. For over two years, Wenders traced Kiefer’s path from his native Germany to his former studio complex in southern France—now part of his foundation, Eschaton—weaving together pivotal moments in the artist’s life and decades-long career.

Production still for Anselm (2023), directed by Wim Wenders

Still from Exhibiting Forgiveness (2023), directed by Titus Kaphar

Announcement

Exhibiting Forgiveness
2024 Sundance Film Festival

Exhibiting Forgiveness (2023), a film written, directed, and produced by Titus Kaphar, is an official selection for the US Dramatic Competition of the 2024 Sundance Film Festival in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah. Exploring family, generational healing, and the power of forgiveness, the motion picture follows a Black artist attempting to overcome the trauma of his past through painting who is on the path to success when he is derailed by an unexpected visit from his estranged father.

Still from Exhibiting Forgiveness (2023), directed by Titus Kaphar

Photo: Jeff Henrikson

Honor

Carol Bove
Museum of Contemporary Art Distinguished Women in the Arts 2024

Carol Bove will be honored, along with fellow artist Kelly Akashi and the late philanthropist Mandy Einstein, for their extraordinary talents and contributions to the arts at the Twelfth Distinguished Women in the Arts Luncheon on January 11, 2024, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Established in 1994 by the Projects Council of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the event recognizes the many gifted women providing leadership and innovation in the visual arts, dance, music, and literature. This year’s luncheon will feature a performance by dance company BODYTRAFFIC and a silent auction to raise funds in support of the museum’s mission.

Photo: Jeff Henrikson

Installation view, Avedon 100, Gagosian, 522 West 21st Street, New York, May 4–July 7, 2023. Artwork © The Richard Avedon Foundation. Photo: Rob McKeever

Award

The Lucie Awards 2023
“Avedon 100” and Antwaun Sargent

Avedon 100, a recent exhibition at Gagosian, New York, organized in commemoration of the centenary of Richard Avedon’s birth, has won the Lucie Awards Gallery Exhibition of the Year for 2023. The landmark exhibition featured photographs selected by more than 150 cultural figures who elaborated on the impact of the photographer’s work today.

Gagosian director Antwaun Sargent received the Lucie Awards Spotlight/Visionary Award. He is the author of The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion (Aperture) and curator of an accompanying exhibition of the same name, which is currently traveling. In 2023, he organized exhibitions by Derrick Adams, Cy Gavin, Rick Lowe, and Honor Titus at the gallery, among other accomplishments.

Installation view, Avedon 100, Gagosian, 522 West 21st Street, New York, May 4–July 7, 2023. Artwork © The Richard Avedon Foundation. Photo: Rob McKeever

Cy Gavin, Untitled (Crossroads/meadow), 2022 © Cy Gavin. Photo: Rob McKeever

Award

Cy Gavin
Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize 2023

Cy Gavin has been named the winner of the Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, awarded by the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Presented each year at the museum’s fall gala, the prize recognizes and honors the artistic achievements of an African-American artist who demonstrates great innovation, promise, and creativity. It was established in 2006 by philanthropist George Wein to honor his late wife, Joyce Alexander Wein (1928–2005), a longtime trustee of the Studio Museum and a woman whose life embodied a commitment to the power and possibilities of art and culture.

Cy Gavin, Untitled (Crossroads/meadow), 2022 © Cy Gavin. Photo: Rob McKeever

Roy Lichtenstein, Sunrise, c. 1964 (fabricated c. 1964–65) © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Launch

Roy Lichtenstein
Digital Catalogue Raisonné

The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation has launched Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonné—a digital publication documenting the Pop artist’s decades-long career. The online resource allows users to browse more than 5,500 works by the artist, including all known paintings, sculptures, drawings, collages, prints, and commissions, as well as a comprehensive exhibition history, bibliography, and biographical chronology.

Roy Lichtenstein, Sunrise, c. 1964 (fabricated c. 1964–65) © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Photo: Russell Hamilton

New Representation

Lauren Halsey

Gagosian is pleased to announce the global representation of Lauren Halsey. Based in South Central Los Angeles, where her family has lived for generations, Halsey creates immersive installations that bridge sculpture and architecture, and collages that blend fantastic geographies with real ones. Her practice draws on local vernacular sources such as flyers, murals, signs, and tags—icons of pride, autonomy, initiative, and resilience that she recontextualizes and reinterprets. Both celebratory and archival, Halsey’s work offers a form of creative resistance to the forces of gentrification.

Halsey’s debut exhibition with the gallery will be held in 2024 in Europe, with her first institutional exhibition in the United Kingdom to open at Serpentine, London, in October 2024.

Photo: Russell Hamilton

Still from “Walton Ford: A Bubble in the Lake”

Video

Walton Ford
A Bubble in the Lake

In this video produced by the Louisiana Channel for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebaek, Denmark, Walton Ford talks about his challenging childhood and upbringing, his early appreciation of nature, and his endless love of large watercolors. Ford was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner in June 2023 in the artist’s studios in New York City and Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Still from “Walton Ford: A Bubble in the Lake”

Rick Lowe, Project Row Houses: If Artists Are Creative Why Can’t They Create Solutions, 2021 © Rick Lowe Studio

Award

Rick Lowe
Posey Leader-In-Residence and Posey Leadership Award 2024

Rick Lowe has been named the Posey Leader-In-Residence and winner of the Posey Leadership Award. As the Posey Leader-In-Residence, Lowe will offer four sessions for students throughout the year touching on different aspects of his work. Formally launched in 2005 and made possible through the generosity of Sally and Lee Posey of Dallas, the Austin College award honors an outstanding individual who has shown great leadership with regard to a humanitarian or educational issue, worked to improve the quality of health, educational, or community services for young people, or created opportunities for the youth within education and social advancement.

Rick Lowe, Project Row Houses: If Artists Are Creative Why Can’t They Create Solutions, 2021 © Rick Lowe Studio

Giuseppe Penone during his induction into the Académie des beaux-arts, Paris, 2023. Photo: Edouard Brane

Honor

Giuseppe Penone
Académie des Beaux-Arts Foreign Associate Member

Giuseppe Penone has been elected a foreign associate member of the prestigious Académie des beaux-arts, one of five institutions comprising the Institut de France. Penone joins ten other foreign members, taking the seat previously held by the late Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow. The artist’s induction ceremony took place on October 18, 2023.

Dedicated to the fine arts, the Académie des beaux-arts encourages artistic creation and ensures the defense of France’s cultural heritage by awarding prizes to both emerging and recognized artists, organizing competitions, funding artist residencies, and granting aid to artistic projects, events, and associations. As an advisory body to the French public authorities, it is organized around the notion of multidisciplinarity, bringing together members within eight different artistic sections, foreign associate members, and corresponding members.

Giuseppe Penone during his induction into the Académie des beaux-arts, Paris, 2023. Photo: Edouard Brane

Theaster Gates at his studio in Chicago, 2020. Photo: Lyndon French

Award

Theaster Gates
Vincent Scully Prize 2023

Theaster Gates has been named the 2023 winner of the National Building Museum’s Vincent Scully Prize. Established in 1999, the award recognizes excellence in practice, scholarship, or criticism in architecture, historic preservation, and urban design. The jury was impressed by Gates’s collecting practice, which in addition to the constellation of Black spaces on Chicago’s South Side that he is actively creating, includes a number of historic record collections, such as those of the godfather of house music, Frankie Knuckles, and the Olympic runner Jesse Owens; over fifteen thousand objects from the legendary Johnson Publishing Company offices; Edward J. Williams and Ana Williams’s collection of approximately four thousand objects of “negrobilia” that make use of stereotypical images of Black people; over sixty thousand glass lantern slides from the University of Chicago; and the fourteen-thousand-volume Prairie Avenue Bookshop Archive.

Theaster Gates at his studio in Chicago, 2020. Photo: Lyndon French

Theaster Gates, Altar for the Unbanned, 2023, installation view, Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Public Library © Theaster Gates

Permanent Installation

Theaster Gates
Altar for the Unbanned

Theaster Gates’s Altar for the Unbanned has been permanently installed at the Harold Washington Library Center branch of the Chicago Public Library (CPL). It features spiral shelves of books that have been banned at different points in American history topped by a rotating neon sign of the word “unbanned.” Actively responding to rising demands for censorship through public organizing, CPL partnered with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to commission Gates’s installation. Library officials hope this public artwork will expose citizens to banned titles and encourage them to engage with these books.

Theaster Gates, Altar for the Unbanned, 2023, installation view, Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Public Library © Theaster Gates

Sally Mann during her induction into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2023. Photo: courtesy American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Honor

Sally Mann
American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Sally Mann was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2022. The artist’s induction ceremony took place in September 2023. Founded in 1780, the academy is both an honorary society that recognizes and celebrates the excellence of its members and an independent research center convening leaders from across disciplines, professions, and perspectives to explore challenges facing society, identify solutions, and promote nonpartisan recommendations that advance the public good.

Sally Mann during her induction into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2023. Photo: courtesy American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Photo: Jeff Henrikson

New Representation

Carol Bove

Gagosian is pleased to announce the global representation of Carol Bove. Born in Geneva, and raised in Berkeley, California, Bove relocated to New York in 1993, and is still based there. Since the early 2000s, she has focused on the interdependence of artworks and their contexts. From found objects to industrial construction elements and architectural sites, her poetic use of materials is amplified by her current work in large-scale metal sculpture. Bove embraces the strategies of modernist formalism as a point of departure, exploring previously overlooked openings in the conventional narrative of art history.

This fall, Gagosian will present her work in New York at its Park & 75 location, which is known for its twenty-four-hour visibility from Park Avenue. Further, Bove will present new sculpture during Paris+ par Art Basel, integrating her work within the context of the gallery’s wider historical program.

Photo: Jeff Henrikson

Tetsuya Ishida, c. 1995. Photo: © Tetsuya Ishida Estate

New Representation

Tetsuya Ishida

Gagosian is pleased to announce the global representation of Tetsuya Ishida, in association with the artist’s estate. Active as an artist for just a decade, Ishida (1973–2005) produced a compelling body of work imbued with a profound sense of alienation and emotional isolation from the contemporary world. Coming of age during the 1990s, an era of nationwide economic malaise known as Japan’s “Lost Decade,” he made art that conveys anxiety, estrangement, and hopelessness. Inaugurating the relationship, the gallery will present Tetsuya Ishida: My Anxious Self, curated by Cecilia Alemani, the most comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s work staged outside Japan, and his first ever in New York. 

Tetsuya Ishida, c. 1995. Photo: © Tetsuya Ishida Estate

CIRCA Prize 2023 call for submissions on Piccadilly Lights, London

Award

CIRCA Prize 2023

The Cultural Institute of Radical Contemporary Arts (CIRCA), a platform established in 2020 to present digital art in the public space, has launched the third edition of the CIRCA Prize, which calls for artists of all ages to respond to the CIRCA 20:23 manifesto on hope. Throughout September, thirty international artists will see their work appear at 20:23 (8:23pm) local time on London’s iconic Piccadilly Lights and across a global network of digital screens, following in the footsteps of CIRCA-commissioned artists such as Douglas Gordon and Patti Smith. A jury of artists and collaborators, including Gordon, will select the winner, who will receive £30,000 to support their future practice as well as a new trophy designed by Ai Weiwei.

CIRCA Prize 2023 call for submissions on Piccadilly Lights, London

Rendering of Rachel Feinstein’s 17-foot sculpture Castle on the Rock for the High Line Plinth. Artwork © Rachel Feinstein

Honor

Rachel Feinstein
High Line Plinth

In 2023, Rachel Feinstein was invited to submit a proposal for the fifth and sixth High Line Plinth commissions, to be installed in 2026 and 2027 in New York. She was nominated alongside forty-eight other artists by an international advisory committee of artists, curators, and arts professionals convened by High Line Art. In March 2024, Feinstein’s Castle on the Rock proposal was one of twelve shortlisted by the committee. Maquettes of the shortlisted proposals are on view in the Coach Passage on the High Line at 30th Street from March 19 through June 2024, and the public is encouraged to share their feedback on the High Line website, which will be considered by the curatorial team during the selection process.

Rendering of Rachel Feinstein’s 17-foot sculpture Castle on the Rock for the High Line Plinth. Artwork © Rachel Feinstein

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Domestic), 2002, Buffalo AKG Art Museum, New York, and Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh © Rachel Whiteread

Upcoming Publication

Rachel Whiteread
Catalogue Raisonné

The Rachel Whiteread Catalogue Raisonné is announcing a call for works for the preparation of a catalogue of all of Rachel Whiteread’s sculptures to be published by Art Publishing Inc. The completed volume will document Whiteread’s sculpture practice with an entry for each work that includes descriptive information and a comprehensive provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography. Editor Ann Gallagher and assistant editor Kira Wainstein will work closely with the artist’s studio to prepare the catalogue raisonné, with the support of Gagosian, Luhring Augustine, and Galleria Lorcan O’Neill.

Current and past owners of sculptures by the artist are encouraged to contact the editorial team at info@rwcatalogueraisonne.com to submit work for potential inclusion.

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Domestic), 2002, Buffalo AKG Art Museum, New York, and Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh © Rachel Whiteread