Saturday, August 27, 2022, 3pm
Taschen Store, East Hampton, New York
Walton Ford will sign copies of the updated edition of his book Pancha Tantra (2020). The most comprehensive survey of the artist’s work to date, the expanded publication features forty new works, more than 120 additional pages, and a new essay by the artist. These appear alongside a text by Bill Buford, excerpts from Ford’s textual inspirations—including Indian folktales, the letters of Benjamin Franklin, and The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini—and a complete biography of the artist. The event is free and open to the public.
Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra (New York: Taschen, 2020)
New Social Environment
Cabeza de Vaca: Walton Ford
Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 1pm EDT
As part of the Brooklyn Rail’s online series New Social Environment, Walton Ford joins the journal’s editor-at-large Jason Rosenfeld for a conversation about the artist’s current eponymous exhibition at Gagosian, 555 West 24th Street, New York, as well as his practice in general. In these daily lunchtime Zoom conversations, invited artists, writers, filmmakers, and poets discuss creative life in the context of our new social reality with Brooklyn Rail staff. The talk will conclude with a poetry reading by Lee Ann Norman. To join the online event, register at brooklynrail.org.
Installation view, Walton Ford, Gagosian, 555 West 24th Street, New York, March 11–April 23, 2022. Artwork © Walton Ford. Photo: Rob McKeever
40th Anniversary Benefit Art Auction
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Capitale, New York
Bomb magazine’s annual gala and benefit art auction will celebrate its fortieth anniversary in New York on April 13, where art luminaries including Walton Ford and Linda Goode Bryant will be honored. The auction benefits Bomb, a nonprofit that has been publishing conversations between artists of all disciplines since 1981. This year’s auction features work by over thirty artists including Walton Ford, Vera Lutter, and Mary Weatherford. To attend the event, purchase tickets at shop.bombmagazine.org.
Walton Ford giving a talk at his exhibition at Gagosian, 555 West 24th Street, New York, 2022. Artwork © Walton Ford. Photo: Gabriella Chu
Walton Ford on Eugène Delacroix
Friday, December 14, 2018, 7–8pm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
As part of the Met’s Artists on Artworks and MetFridays programs, Walton Ford will discuss Eugène Delacroix’s images of animals, a subject important to his own practice, in conjunction with the exhibitions Delacroix and Devotion to Drawing: The Karen B. Cohen Collection of Eugène Delacroix currently on view at the museum.
Top: Walton Ford, Un Homme Qui Reve, 2018 © Walton Ford. Photo: Tom Powell Imaging. Bottom: Eugène Delacroix, Young Tiger Playing with Its Mother, 1830, Musée du Louvre, Paris. Photo: RMN-Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre)/Franck Raux
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6pm
Gagosian Shop, New York
Walton Ford will sign copies of his new books Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past and Calafia. Published by Taschen, Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past presents the history of paleoart from 1830 to 1990 with an essay by Zoë Lescaze and a preface by Ford. Calafia, published by Gagosian, presents Ford’s latest body of work currently being exhibited in Beverly Hills, along with a text by author Emma Cline. To attend the free event, RSVP to email@example.com.
Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past (Cologne, Germany: Taschen, 2017)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7pm
Greene Space, New York
Gagosian Quarterly is launching a new talk series in collaboration with the Greene Space at WNYC. For the inaugural talk, Walton Ford will speak with renowned author Emma Cline about his latest large-scale watercolor paintings, currently on view at Gagosian Beverly Hills, focusing on themes of California’s history. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.thegreenespace.org.
Photo: Christopher Burke Studio, New York