Visions of the Self
Rembrandt and Now
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 6:30–8:30pm
Kenwood House, London
In the interest of public health, this event has been postponed until further notice.
Gagosian is pleased to host a drinks reception to celebrate the release of Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now, published on the occasion of the recent eponymous exhibition at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London. Organized in partnership with English Heritage, the exhibition places Rembrandt’s masterpiece Self-Portrait with Two Circles (c. 1665) in dialogue with self-portraits by Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lucian Freud, and Pablo Picasso, as well as leading contemporary artists such as Georg Baselitz, Glenn Brown, Urs Fischer, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Giuseppe Penone, Richard Prince, Jenny Saville, Cindy Sherman, and Rudolf Stingel, among others. The catalogue includes an introduction by Wendy Monkhouse, senior curator at English Heritage, and a text by art historian David Freedberg. To attend the free event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now (London: Gagosian, 2020)
Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now
In partnership with English Heritage
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London
Gagosian director and art historian Richard Calvocoressi will lead a tour of the exhibition Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London. Calvocoressi will take a look at postwar and contemporary masters of self-representation, anchoring the conversation to an important Rembrandt masterpiece included in the exhibition, Self-Portrait with Two Circles (c. 1665). The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact email@example.com.
Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait with Two Circles, c. 1665, English Heritage, The Iveagh Bequest (Kenwood, London). Photo: Historic England Photo Library
Layla and Majnun
November 13–17, 2018
Sadler’s Wells, London
In this inspired adaptation of Layla and Majnun, the ancient Persian narrative poem of star-crossed lovers, contemporary choreographer Mark Morris has collaborated with the late Howard Hodgkin, who designed the bold costumes and set, and the Silkroad Ensemble. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.sadlerswells.com.
To learn more about the collaboration read the interview with Hodgkin by Nancy Dalva in the Summer 2017 issue of Gagosian Quarterly.
Artwork © Howard Hodgkin
Mayfair Art Weekend
Howard Hodgkin Pop-up Bookshop
June 29–July 1, 2018
Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London
Throughout Mayfair Art Weekend, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, will host a pop-up bookshop in conjunction with the exhibition Howard Hodgkin: Last Paintings. It will feature a selection of illustrated exhibition catalogues and books on the artist. Visitors will also be able to see the exhibition through the weekend, alongside Franz West: Sisyphos Sculptures at Gagosian, Davies Street, London.
Howard Hodgkin: Last Paintings (New York: Gagosian, 2018)
Layla and Majnun
October 26–29, 2017
Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York
This timeless story of impossible love emerges from the cultural intersections along the Silk Road. Star-crossed lovers Layla and Majnun are central characters in Persian and Arabian folklore and the subject of the first Muslim opera written more than a century ago. This inspired adaptation by choreographer Mark Morris features bold costumes and set design by the late Howard Hodgkin. Purchase tickets at www.lincolncenter.org.
Artwork © Howard Hodgkin. Photo: Mat Hayward
In this episode of TateShots Howard Hodgkin discusses his most recent paintings, his delight in his success at the age of eighty-two, and how he prefers to keep his source material a “professional secret.”
Gagosian App for iPad
Gagosian announces the release of issue 3 of the Gagosian App for iPad on January 22, 2012. Artists featured in this issue include Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Paul Noble, Richard Prince, Jenny Saville, Richard Serra, Andy Warhol, and Zeng Fanzhi.
In issue 3 we feature a Damien Hirst “art board” that explores more than ninety spot paintings, offer a 360˚ full-motion interactive experience of Richard Serra sculptures Junction (2011) and Cycle (2010), and display a worldwide map of the Jeff Koons’s Celebration series exhibition history. We also explore a recent essay by Olivier Zahm on the exhibition Warhol: Bardot with interactive “pop-up” images, audio, and video content, show you an exclusive video of Richard Prince: Bel-Air installed at a private residence in 2011, and give you an in-depth look at Roy Lichtenstein’s working process and his series Landscapes in the Chinese Style.
Hodgkin & Creed
September 18–November 17, 2019
Kistefos, Jevnaker, Norway
Inside Out finds a series of relationships that take us beyond a lyrical reading of Howard Hodgkin’s paintings and radically rethinks his oeuvre. At the same time, the exhibition approaches Martin Creed’s Minimalist work through Hodgkin’s expressionism, drawing on a number of themes including: Minimalist seriality, concepts around objects and language, emotional reparation, the performative body (with its relation to time), and the work of art itself.
Installation view, Hodgkin & Creed: Inside Out, Kistefos, Jevnaker, Norway, September 18–November 17, 2019. Artwork, left to right: © Howard Hodgkin Estate; © Martin Creed. Photo: Timothy Chase
India on Paper
October 14, 2017–January 7, 2018
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, England
This unique exhibition celebrates the artist’s love affair with India, which he visited for the first time in 1964. The trip was a revelation, and he returned almost every year thereafter. This exhibition features a range of Hodgkin’s Indian-themed works on paper, including gouache paintings, editioned prints, and hand-colored impressions made over half a century.
Howard Hodgkin, Mumbai Wedding, 1990–91
© Howard Hodgkin
July 1–October 8, 2017
The Hepworth Wakefield, England
The Hepworth Wakefield stages the first comprehensive exhibition to explore the enduring influence of India on Hodgkin’s work, a place the artist returned to almost annually following his first trip there in 1964. On display are more than thirty-five works, rarely seen photographs from his personal archive, and journals Hodgkin kept documenting his journeys in India.
Howard Hodgkin, Hello, Bombay, 2016 © Howard Hodgkin. Photo by Prudence Cuming Associates LTD
March 23–June 18, 2017
National Portrait Gallery, London
Hodgkin’s paintings are characterized by rich color, complex illusionistic space, and sensuous brushwork. By emphasizing these pictorial elements, his work frequently appears entirely abstract. However, over the course of sixty-five years, a principal concern of Hodgkin’s art has been to evoke a human presence. The role of memory, the expression of emotion, and the exploration of relationships between people and places are all preoccupations. The exhibition explores Hodgkin’s development of a personal visual language of portraiture, one that challenges traditional forms of representation.
Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist Listening to Music, 2011–16 © Howard Hodgkin