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Gagosian Quarterly

April 10, 2020

Simon HantaÏ: An Evening of Music

On February 29, 2020, surrounded by the exhibition Simon Hantaï: LES NOIRS DU BLANC, LES BLANCS DU NOIR at Gagosian, Le Bourget, the late artist’s three sons performed a concert inspired by the works on view. In this video, Jérôme Hantaï, playing the viola da gamba, Pierre Hantaï, playing the harpsichord, and Marc Hantaï, playing the flute, perform a prelude by François Couperin and a trio sonata by Jean-Marie Leclair.

Simon Hantaï: LES NOIRS DU BLANC, LES BLANCS DU NOIR, Gagosian, Le Bourget, October 13, 2019–March 21, 2020; artwork © Archives Simon Hantaï/ADAGP, Paris, 2020; video: Alban Jadas/JADEO PROD’

Featuring Joan Jonas’s Mirror Piece 1 (1969) on its cover.

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2020

The Summer 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Joan Jonas’s Mirror Piece 1 (1969) on its cover.

Project EATS farm (top); Sky High Farm (bottom).

The Bigger Picture
Sky High Farm × Project EATS

Dan Colen and Linda Goode Bryant are both artists who have founded nonprofits devoted to food justice. Here they speak about art, food, and life, including how they arrived at farming and the urgency of their projects’ missions during the current health crisis.

Twelve Tracks: Roe Ethridge

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Twelve Tracks: Roe Ethridge

Roe Ethridge shares the transportive powers of his playlist “Teenage Chemicals in 1985,” a soundtrack that began playing in those formative years and hasn’t stopped since.

Graham Nash at home, San Francisco, 1972. An M. C. Escher print from his collection can be seen on the floor to the right. Photo: Joel Bernstein

Graham Nash

Raymond Foye offers a window into his long-standing friendship with Graham Nash, guiding us through the legendary musician’s evolving interest in art and the visual world.

A detail of Donald Judd's 1980 untitled artwork

Donald Judd: Artwork: 1980

Flavin Judd, the artist’s son and artistic director of the Judd Foundation, speaks with Kara Vander Weg about the recent installation of the sculptor’s eighty-foot-long plywood work from 1980 at Gagosian, New York.

A photograph by artist Cindy Sherman. The artist as four different clowns in a colorful, rectangular composition.

In Conversation
Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman sat down with Derek Blasberg to discuss her critically acclaimed exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery, her solitary process, and selfies.

Jennifer Guidi, We Shine Outward Into the Universe (Gemini and Cancer), 2019.

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Twelve Tracks: Jennifer Guidi

Jennifer Guidi shares a selection of the music she listens to in the studio and speaks about its connection to her meditative painting process.

Stanley Whitney, Roma 20, 2020 (detail).

The Space Is in the Color: Stanley Whitney

Stanley Whitney reflects on the evolution of his work with Louise Neri, from his formative early days in New York to the pivotal period he spent living and working in Rome, arriving at the highly distinctive paintings for which he is now known. They explore the diverse and surprising influences of art and music on Whitney’s oeuvre, as well as his process and practice.

Still from La Jetée (1962), directed by Chris Marker.

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Five Films: Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze writes about five films that live as richly evocative images in her visual memory.

Cuban dancers at the Palladium Ballroom, New York, 1954.

Overture: Ridding the Passing Moments of Their Fat

Art historian Robert Farris Thompson has maintained a passion for Afro-Cuban dance and music since experiencing, in 1944, a conga line in his hometown of El Paso. Here, he tracks the spiritual, linguistic, and musical roots of mambo.

Richard Prince, Untitled (Portrait), 2019.

The Right Time

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

A black-and-white portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler seated at a desk in front of a painting by Pablo Picasso.

Game Changer
Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler

Michael Cary pays homage to the visionary dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (1884–1979).