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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).

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.

Gagosian Quarterly Spring 2018

Gagosian Quarterly Spring 2018

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

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.

Levitated Mass

Levitated Mass

In 2012, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art debuted Levitated Mass by Michael Heizer. How it got there was a work of art in itself, and the topic of a documentary by Doug Pray. Derek Blasberg caught up with Pray to talk about his film.

Arakawa: Diagrams for the Imagination

Arakawa: Diagrams for the Imagination

The exhibition Arakawa: Diagrams for the Imagination receives a closer look by Gagosian director Ealan Wingate. In this video, he discusses the artist’s arrival in New York and examines the importance of maps and language in Arakawa’s work.

David Bailey: The Sixties

David Bailey: The Sixties

The photographer speaks about his signature portraits of the 1960s, recounting how he came to photograph such luminaries of the era as Mick Jagger, Jean Shrimpton, and Andy Warhol, among many others.