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Gagosian Quarterly

March 19, 2019

Takashi Murakami at LACMA

In a conversation with curator Stephen Little recorded at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Takashi Murakami describes the process behind three major large-scale paintings. Among the works he discusses is Qinghua (2019), inspired by the motifs painted on a Chinese Yuan Dynasty porcelain vase. Qinghua appears in Murakami’s Beverly Hills exhibition GYATEI².

This conversation was recorded on February 20, 2019. Stephen Little is the Florence and Harry Sloan Curator of Chinese Art and Department Head, Chinese and Korean Art, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The conversation is introduced by Michael Govan, the museum’s CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director.

Takashi Murakami: GYATEI², Gagosian, Beverly Hills, February 21–April 13, 2019.

Artwork by Takashi Murakami © Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Video: courtesy Los Angeles County Museum of Art

“AMERICA TOO”

“AMERICA TOO”

Join us for an exclusive look at the installation and opening reception of Murakami & Abloh: “AMERICA TOO”.

Future History: Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh

In Conversation
Future History: Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh

Following their artistic collaboration in London, Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh, the recently appointed Louis Vuitton menswear designer, spoke with Derek Blasberg about how they met, their admiration for one another, and the power of collaboration to educate and impassion new audiences.

Nobuo Tsuji vs. Takashi Murakami

Nobuo Tsuji vs. Takashi Murakami

From 2009–11 the eminent art historian Nobuo Tsuji and Takashi Murakami engaged in a reimagined e-awase (painting contest). In this twenty-one-round contest, newly published in Battle Royale! Japanese Art History, Tsuji selects historical works and Murakami responds creatively. Round 6 centers on the Edo Eccentric painter Soga Shōhaku and his monumental Dragon and Clouds (1763).

Gagosian Quarterly Spring 2018

Gagosian Quarterly Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 Gagosian Quarterly with a cover by Ed Ruscha is now available for order.

Mark Grotjahn: Capri

Mark Grotjahn: Capri

Mark Grotjahn speaks to Sam Orlofsky about the stories and processes behind his Capri series, on the occasion of his exhibition New Capri, Capri, Free Capri in New York.

Black and White photograph by Vera Lutter, Rodin Garden, I: February 22, 2017, 2017, unique gelatin silver print

Vera Lutter: Museum in the Camera

During a two-year residency at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, from 2017 to 2019, Vera Lutter documented the museum’s changing campus and permanent collection, using her distinctive photographic technique. Here, she speaks about the experience with the museum’s director, Michael Govan.

Mary Weatherford

Work in Progress
Mary Weatherford

We visit the artist’s California studio as she prepares for her exhibition I’ve Seen Gray Whales Go By. She speaks with Jennifer Peterson about her new paintings, her studio process, and the artists who have inspired her.

Urban Light: A Ten Year Anniversary

Urban Light: A Ten Year Anniversary

Ten years ago LACMA premiered Chris Burden’s Urban Light, which has since become an iconic landmark for the city of Los Angeles. To celebrate the anniversary, we look back to 2008 with a conversation between Chris Burden and Michael Govan, director of LACMA.

Burden

Spotlight
Burden

The story behind Chris Burden’s Buddha’s Fingers (2014–15) and its connection to all of his streetlamp installations. Text by Sydney Stutterheim.

William Forsythe

William Forsythe

The world-renowned choreographer discusses his mindful objects with Louise Neri.

Jean Pigozzi

In Conversation
Jean Pigozzi

The artist and collector speaks with Derek Blasberg.

The Broad Museum exterior against dark blue sky

The Broad

The Broad in Los Angeles opened to the public in the fall of 2015. Joanne Heyler, the museum’s founding director, sat down with Gagosian director Deborah McLeod ahead of the opening.