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Richard Artschwager (New York: Gagosian, 2021)

Online Reading

Richard Artschwager

Richard Artschwager is available for online reading from April 19 through May 18 as part of the From the Library series. This book was published on the occasion of Richard Artschwager at Gagosian, Rome. It focuses on seventeen works from a key period in the artist’s varied career, 1964 to 1987, which demonstrate his ability to rearrange the structures of perception, bringing the deceptive pictorial world of images into direct confrontation with the concretely human world of objects. The bilingual publication (English/Italian) features a new essay by curator Dieter Schwarz.

Richard Artschwager (New York: Gagosian, 2021)

Richard Artschwager, Tract Home, 1964 © 2021 The Estate of Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Julien Grémaud

In Conversation

Richard Armstrong and John Torreano on Richard Artschwager

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 1:30pm edt

On the occasion of Richard Artschwager at Gagosian in Rome, join us for a conversation about the artist with Richard Armstrong, director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, and artist John Torreano, longtime friends of Artschwager’s. Alongside contemporaries such as Robert Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly, Artschwager was a key figure in twentieth-century American art, forging a maverick path by confounding the traditional limits of art and reconfiguring the visual comprehension of space. The pair will discuss the genre-defying and often cerebral work of the late artist, whose varied career demonstrates his ability to rearrange the structures of perception. To join, register at eventbrite.com.

Richard Artschwager, Tract Home, 1964 © 2021 The Estate of Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Julien Grémaud

Installation view, American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, January 23–March 14, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Theaster Gates, © Adam McEwen, Thomas Moran, © Richard Prince, © Banks Violette, © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Tour

American Pastoral

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30pm
Gagosian, Britannia Street, London

Join Gagosian for a tour of the group exhibition American Pastoral. The show juxtaposes modern and contemporary works with historical American landscapes ranging from Albert Bierstadt’s depiction of the sublime in Sunset over the River (1877) to Edward Hopper’s tranquil seaside scene, Gloucester Harbor (1926). Gagosian’s Alice Godwin will focus on a select grouping of exhibited works that seek to challenge the idealized vision of the American Dream that has long been a rich topic of inquiry for artists in the United States. To attend the free event, RSVP to londontours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Installation view, American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, January 23–March 14, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Theaster Gates, © Adam McEwen, Thomas Moran, © Richard Prince, © Banks Violette, © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

The Extreme Present

Exhibition

The Extreme Present

Opening reception: Tuesday, December 3, 5–8pm
December 4–8, 2019
Moore Building, Miami

Gagosian is pleased to announce The Extreme Present, the fifth in a series of annual exhibitions at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District during Art Basel Miami Beach, presented by Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch. The Extreme Present will explore artists’ reactions to the conditions of our accelerating and increasingly complex world. The title is inspired by The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present, a book by Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, published in 2015. Their provocative thesis addresses the rapidly evolving digital era, half a century after Marshall McLuhan’s groundbreaking study on technology’s influence on culture, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, in which he coined the phrase “the medium is the message.” Works in this exhibition explore concepts of media, communication, togetherness, and isolation.

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The Extreme Present

Installation view, A line (a)round an idea: Selected Works on Paper, Gagosian, Geneva, May 2–July 27, 2019. Artwork, left to right: © Cy Twombly Foundation; © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2019 The Franz Kline Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Richard Serra; © 2019 Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Tour

A line (a)round an idea
Selected Works on Paper

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 11am
Gagosian, Geneva

This event has been canceled.

Join us for a tour of A line (a)round an idea at Gagosian, Geneva. The exhibition, which presents black-and-white works on paper spanning a period of seventy years, includes work by Richard Artschwager, Georg Baselitz, Bruce Conner, Willem de Kooning, Günther Förg, Sam Francis, Keith Haring, Christine Hiebert, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Brice Marden, Henri Matisse, Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, and others. Gagosian’s Johan Nauckhoff will give an overview of the exhibition, focusing on ways in which modern and contemporary artists have explored the clarity and activating power of the simple line, mark, splatter, or stroke. To attend the free event, RSVP to genevatours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Installation view, A line (a)round an idea: Selected Works on Paper, Gagosian, Geneva, May 2–July 27, 2019. Artwork, left to right: © Cy Twombly Foundation; © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2019 The Franz Kline Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Richard Serra; © 2019 Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Announcements

Richard Artschwager

Video

Richard Artschwager
Meet the blps

This short video explores the origin and significance of Richard Artschwager’s blps—the artist coined the term (pronounced “blips”) in the late 1960s—which are black, lozenge-shaped marks meant to draw our attention to the places and things around us that often go unnoticed. It was produced by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, on the occasion of retrospective Richard Artschwager! in 2013.

John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha on Richard Artschwager

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John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha on Richard Artschwager

John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha sit down to discuss the work of Richard Artschwager on the occasion of his 2013 retrospective at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Gagosian director Bob Monk moderates this conversation.

Museum Exhibitions

Shio Kusaka, (line 5), 2010 © Shio Kusaka

On View

Making Knowing
Craft in Art, 1950–2019

Closing February 2022
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
whitney.org

Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019 foregrounds how visual artists have explored the materials, methods, and strategies of craft over the past seven decades. Some expand techniques with long histories, such as weaving, sewing, or pottery, while others experiment with clay, beads, and glass, among other mediums. Work by Richard Artschwager, Mike Kelley, Shio Kusaka, and Sterling Ruby is included.

Shio Kusaka, (line 5), 2010 © Shio Kusaka

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1997/2005 © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Lothar Schnepf

On View

Albert Oehlen
“Grandi quadri miei con piccoli quadri di altri”

Through February 20, 2022
Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
masilugano.ch

In this exhibition, Albert Oehlen: Big Paintings by Me with Small Paintings by Others”, select works from Oehlen’s personal art collection are on view alongside some of his most significant paintings. In staging this large-scale exhibition, Oehlen aims to make relationships perceptible between his artworks and those by artists whose practices he has long admired. Work by Richard Artschwager, Willem de Kooning, Duane Hanson, Mike Kelley, and Franz West, among others, is included.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1997/2005 © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Lothar Schnepf

Installation view, Richard Artschwager, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy, October 12, 2019–February 2, 2020. Artwork © 2020 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Luca Meneghel

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Richard Artschwager

February 29–August 23, 2020
Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
www.guggenheim-bilbao.eus

This retrospective, curated by Germano Celant and Manuel Cirauqui, celebrates Richard Artschwager’s diverse artistic production. By subtly altering the familiar, Artschwager’s art challenges accepted notions of the real and encourages unconventional ways of seeing. This exhibition has traveled from the Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto in Italy.

Installation view, Richard Artschwager, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy, October 12, 2019–February 2, 2020. Artwork © 2020 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Luca Meneghel

Richard Artschwager, Self-Portrait, 2003 © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Richard Artschwager

October 12, 2019–February 2, 2020
Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy
www.mart.trento.it

This retrospective, curated by Germano Celant, celebrates Richard Artschwager’s diverse artistic production. By subtly altering the familiar, Artschwager’s art challenges accepted notions of the real and encourages unconventional ways of seeing.

Richard Artschwager, Self-Portrait, 2003 © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Richard Artschwager, Splatter Piano, 1999 © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Richard Artschwager

May 11–December 1, 2019
Hall Art Foundation, Reading, Vermont
www.hallartfoundation.org

This exhibition includes approximately forty paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from the Hall Collection that span Richard Artschwager’s career from 1964 to 2011.

Richard Artschwager, Splatter Piano, 1999 © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Richard Artschwager, blp, 2013 © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Richard Artschwager in
Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions

February 26–May 26, 2019
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
www.castellodirivoli.org

Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions explores the life and career of the quintessential exhibition maker, from his groundbreaking involvement with the avant-garde movements of the 1960s and ’70s and his global contemporary exhibitions of the 1990s and 2000s, to his personal reading of early twentieth-century modernism. This show originated at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Work by Richard Artschwager is included.

Richard Artschwager, blp, 2013 © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Ed Ruscha, Azteca/Azteca In Decline, 2007, Broad Art Foundation © Ed Ruscha

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A Journey That Wasn’t

June 30, 2018–February 10, 2019
The Broad, Los Angeles
www.thebroad.org

This exhibition explores complex representations of time and its passage. The show includes more than fifty works drawn from the museum’s collection of postwar and contemporary art and features more than twenty artists, including Richard Artschwager, Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, Anselm Kiefer, and Ed Ruscha.

Ed Ruscha, Azteca/Azteca In Decline, 2007, Broad Art Foundation © Ed Ruscha

Richard Artschwager, blp, 2013 © 2018 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Richard Artschwager in
Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions

October 13, 2018–January 20, 2019
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
www.kunsthalle-duesseldorf.de

Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions explores the life and career of the quintessential exhibition maker, from his groundbreaking involvement with the avant-garde movements of the 1960s and ’70s and his global contemporary exhibitions of the 1990s and 2000s, to his personal reading of early twentieth-century modernism. Work by Richard Artschwager is included. This show originated at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

Richard Artschwager, blp, 2013 © 2018 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Richard Artschwager, Single Dinner, 1988 © Estate of Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Richard Artschwager

December 14, 2017–January 13, 2019
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
www.sfmoma.org

Richard Artschwager’s mercurial paintings and sculptures pair strange and familiar materials to confound visual perception. This focused presentation shows the range of Artschwager’s investigations in paintings, objects, furniture, and works on paper.

Richard Artschwager, Single Dinner, 1988 © Estate of Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Richard Artschwager, blp, 2013 © 2018 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Richard Artschwager in
Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions

June 9–September 2, 2018
Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
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Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions explores the life and career of the quintessential exhibition maker, from his groundbreaking involvement with the avant-garde movements of the 1960s and ’70s and his global contemporary exhibitions of the 1990s and 2000s, to his personal reading of early twentieth-century modernism. Work by Richard Artschwager is included. This show has traveled from the Getty, Los Angeles.

Richard Artschwager, blp, 2013 © 2018 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Richard Artschwager, blp, 2013 © 2018 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Richard Artschwager in
Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions

February 6–May 6, 2018
Getty Center, Los Angeles
www.getty.edu

Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions explores the life and career of the quintessential exhibition maker, from his groundbreaking involvement with the avant-garde movements of the 1960s and ’70s and his global contemporary exhibitions of the 1990s and 2000s, to his personal reading of early twentieth-century modernism. Work by Richard Artschwager is included.

Richard Artschwager, blp, 2013 © 2018 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Jeff Koons, Rabbit, 1986 © Jeff Koons.Photo by Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago

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We Are Here

August 19, 2017–April 1, 2018
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
mcachicago.org

In honor of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s fiftieth anniversary, the museum presents We Are Here, a three-part exhibition drawn from its collection. I Am You gathers works that question how we relate to and shape our environments; You Are Here examines how the role of the viewer has changed over time; and We Are Everywhere showcases artists who borrow from popular culture. Work by Richard Artschwager, Francis Bacon, Chris Burden, Ellen Gallagher, Andreas Gursky, Michael Heizer, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Rudolf Stingel, Andy Warhol, and Franz West is included.

Jeff Koons, Rabbit, 1986 © Jeff Koons.
Photo by Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago

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