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Gagosian Quarterly

February 18, 2020

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The Spring 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Cindy Sherman’s Untitled #412 (2003) on its cover.

Cindy Sherman’s Untitled #412 (2003) on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Spring 2020

Cindy Sherman’s Untitled #412 (2003) on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Spring 2020

Inside this issue, Cindy Sherman speaks with Derek Blasberg about her traveling survey exhibition, which arrives at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, in April. David Reed and Katharina Grosse join us for a conversation about the temporal aspects of their practices; Jacquelynn Baas salutes the artist Isabelle Waldberg and considers her friendship with Marcel Duchamp; Rani Singh speaks with Irving Blum about his time working with John Mason at Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, in the late 1950s and early 1960s; and Leah Levy talks to Suzanne Hudson about the life and work of another artist associated with Ferus during these years, Jay DeFeo. This edition also pays homage to Peggy Cooper Cafritz, the educator, art collector, philanthropist, and civil rights activist who founded the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, DC. Our “Building a Legacy” series continues with Katy Rogers, who speaks on the processes involved in starting and publishing a catalogue raisonné project. We’re also delighted to announce the first installment of our 2020 fiction series, “The Iconoclasts” by Anne Boyer.

Elsewhere in this issue, we hear from Jennifer Guidi on the subject of her most recent paintings; Vera Lutter and Michael Govan reflect on her nearly two-year residency at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the fashion designers behind Proenza Schouler, explain how art continues to act as an inspiration; and Matthew Jeffrey Abrams details the various ways that Rome continues to influence the American painter Stanley Whitney.

For all of this and more, order your copy or subscribe at the Gagosian Shop, or read the issue online.

Artwork © Cindy Sherman, courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Jennifer Guidi in her Los Angeles studio, 2020.

Jennifer Guidi

The artist speaks with Laura Fried about her most recent paintings, the symbol of the serpent, and her evolving relationship to color.

The exterior of Gagosian, Park & 75. An exhibition of John Mason sculptures.

John Mason: Geometric Force

An exhibition of ceramic sculptures by John Mason in early 2020 focused on the artist’s mature work. In this video tour, narrated by the exhibition’s curator, Rani Singh, Mason’s early career and aesthetic development receive a deeper look.

Diana Widmaier-Picasso standing in front of a bookcase

Picasso and Maya: An Interview with Diana Widmaier-Picasso

Diana Widmaier-Picasso curated a presentation at Gagosian, Paris, to celebrate the publication of Picasso and Maya: Father and Daughter at the end of 2019. This comprehensive reference publication explores the figure of Maya Ruiz-Picasso, Pablo Picasso’s beloved eldest daughter, throughout Picasso’s work and chronicles the loving relationship between the artist and his daughter. In this video, Widmaier-Picasso details her ongoing interest in the subject and reflects on the process of making the book.

Vertical film strips from Man Ray's films.

The Films of Man Ray: Mysterious Encounters of Realities and Dreams

Timothy Baum muses on Man Ray’s foray into filmmaking in the 1920s, the subject of the exhibition Man Ray: The Mysteries of Château du Dé at Gagosian, San Francisco. 

Still from the video Giuseppe Penone at Fort Mason showing the artist's 2004 sculpture Idee di pietra (Ideas of Stone) installed at Fort Mason in San Francisco.

Giuseppe Penone at Fort Mason

A yearlong outdoor installation by Giuseppe Penone in San Francisco’s historic Fort Mason features two life-size bronze sculptures cast from fallen trees. The project continues the artist’s long investigation of the perpetual give-and-take between humans and nature. In this video, Penone discusses what drew him to this landscape and the concepts behind the installation.

Richard Prince, Untitled (Portrait), 2019.

The Right Time

Natasha Stagg on influencers, the loss of the it-girl, and the “promotional life.”

Anselm Kiefer, Volkszählung (Census), 1991, steel, lead, glass, peas, and photographs, 163 ⅜ × 224 ½ × 315 inches (4.1 × 5.7 × 8 m)/

Cast of Characters

James Lawrence explores how contemporary artists have grappled with the subject of the library.

Installation view of Giuseppe Penone’s exhibition at Gagosian, San Francisco. A bronze sculpture and a wall-mounted sculpture including leaves.

Giuseppe Penone: Foglie di bronzo / Leaves of Bronze

Gagosian director Pepi Marchetti Franchi speaks about Giuseppe Penone’s recent exhibition in San Francisco, detailing the various works and their relationships to the artist’s long-standing sculptural practice.

Carlos Valladares, Jerry Schatzberg, and Harmony Korine at Metrograph, New York.

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Jerry Schatzberg and Harmony Korine

To celebrate Gagosian Quarterly’s Winter 2019 feature on photographer and filmmaker Jerry Schatzberg, the essay’s author, Carlos Valladares, led a conversation between the director and Harmony Korine at Metrograph, New York. The discussion followed a screening of Schatzberg’s 1973 film Scarecrow.

John Currin, The Shaving Man, 1993.

Mansplaining: Figuring Masculinity in the Age of #MeToo

In light of recent developments around the definition of masculinity in American culture, Alison M. Gingeras, the curator of John Currin: My Life as a Man at Dallas Contemporary looks closely at the artist’s depictions of male subjects.

Cover of the Winter 2019 Gagosian Quarterly, featuring a selection from a black-and-white Christopher Wool photograph

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Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2019

The Winter 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a selection from Christopher Wool’s Westtexaspsychosculpture series on its cover.

The cover of the Fall 2019 Gagosian Quarterly magazine. Artwork by Nathaniel Mary Quinn

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Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail from Sinking (2019) by Nathaniel Mary Quinn on its cover.