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Gagosian Quarterly

Summer 2017 Issue

Substance and Shadow

Alberto Giacometti’s iconic sculptures have become the focus of Peter Lindbergh’s photographic gaze. An exhibition at Gagosian London brings together the sculptures and the photographs. Click the image to scroll through the slideshow.

Substance and Shadow

Peter Lindbergh, Alberto Giacometti, Buste de Diego (1964–1965), Zurich, 2016

Giacometti is constantly reinventing himself, each new sculpture is at once very close to and very different from the one before. And I strongly feel how everything he creates is completely connected to him. For me that’s the greatest quality an artist can have.

Peter Lindbergh

Photographs © Peter Lindbergh. Artwork © 2017 Alberto Giacometti Estate/Licensed by VAGA and ARS, NY

A portrait of Betty Parsons surrounded by art.

Game Changer
Betty Parsons

Wyatt Allgeier pays homage to the renowned gallerist and artist Betty Parsons (1900–1982).

Peter Lindbergh on Alberto Giacometti

Peter Lindbergh on Alberto Giacometti

Peter Lindbergh discusses photography and the history of his practice with Catherine Grenier, Director of Fondation Giacometti. An accompanying video captures Lindbergh describing the powerful experience he had while photographing sculptures by Alberto Giacometti.

Alberto Giacometti and Yves Klein: Interview with Joachim Pissarro

Alberto Giacometti and Yves Klein: Interview with Joachim Pissarro

Joachim Pissarro, the curator of Alberto Giacometti Yves Klein: In Search of the Absolute discusses with Gagosian’s Alison McDonald the works and themes that will be presented in this exhibition.

ERLEND HØYERSTEN

Mythologies: A Conversation with Erlend Høyersten

Gagosian’s Georges Armaos speaks with the director of ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark, about the exhibition Mythologies: The Beginning and End of Civilizations, the art of Anselm Kiefer, and the role of museums during times of crisis.

Richard Artschwager, Arizona, 2002, acrylic on fiber panel, in metal artist’s frame

Richard Artschwager

On the occasion of the exhibition Richard Artschwager: Primary Sources, recently on view at Gagosian, New York, Bob Monk and Maggie Dougherty explore the artist’s use of reference materials as the impetus for his paintings.

Piero di Cosimo, The Discovery of Honey by Bacchus, c. 1499, oil on panel, 31 ½ × 50 ⅝ inches (80 × 128.5 cm). A horizontal painting depicting a large a crowd of satyrs around a tree.

There’s Honey in the Hollows: Piero di Cosimo’s Form-of-Life

Daniel Spaulding, prompted by an encounter with Piero di Cosimo’s Discovery of Honey by Bacchus (c. 1499), investigates the potential philosophical and political power embedded within the figure of the satyr.

A painting with gold frame by Louis Michel Eilshemius. Landscape with single figure.

Eilshemius and Me: An Interview with Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha tells Viet-Nu Nguyen and Leta Grzan how he first encountered Louis Michel Eilshemius’s paintings, which of the artist’s aesthetic innovations captured his imagination, and how his own work relates to and differs from that “Neglected Marvel,” Eilshemius.

Anselm Kiefer, Maginot, 1977–93.

Veil and Vault

An exhibition at the Broad in Los Angeles prompts James Lawrence to examine how artists give shape and meaning to the passage of time, and how the passage of time shapes our evolving accounts of art.

View of the south front of Kenwood House.

Kenwood House

Anna Eavis, the curatorial director of English Heritage, traces the history of Kenwood House and details the remarkable collection of paintings that reside there.

Baselitz: Devotion

Baselitz: Devotion

Georg Baselitz speaks with Sir Norman Rosenthal on the subject of his latest work. The two discuss these paintings, all depictions of self-portraits by artists from the past and present, and what it means to pay homage.

Before and After the Fall

Before and After the Fall

Richard Calvocoressi examines the trajectory of pre- and postwar German and Austrian art from the 1930s through the mid-1950s, revealing how the events leading up to and following World War II affected this generation of artists.

Becoming Home

Becoming Home

Rachel Whiteread’s US Embassy (Flat pack house) was unveiled in its permanent home at the new American embassy in Nine Elms, London, earlier this year. Virginia Shore, the curator for the London embassy project who worked with Whiteread to realize this site-specific commission, reflects on the history of prefabricated housing, the power of “home,” and the connecting force of art.