Gagosian Quarterly

June 3, 2020

nathaniel mary quinn

A statement from the artist.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Preciate it, Unk!, 2018, oil paint, paint stick, oil pastel, gouache, and acrylic gold leaf on linen mounted on wood panel, 20 × 20 inches (50.8 × 50.8 cm) © Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Preciate it, Unk!, 2018, oil paint, paint stick, oil pastel, gouache, and acrylic gold leaf on linen mounted on wood panel, 20 × 20 inches (50.8 × 50.8 cm) © Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Biting the hand that feeds you requires tremendous courage, for it is terribly difficult to abandon your feast of privilege and unassailable opportunities for the pursuit of American equality—more accurately speaking, human equality. Yet, great moral and ethical discord is caused by your silence and willful ignorance, by your fantasies of a world that has never existed for all people. Such is now made undeniably evident in the protests sweeping our country, forcing us to reckon with truth and justice, by law and humanity. Prejudice is an emotional, sustained commitment to ignorance, speaking not to the inferiority of Black and Brown folk but to the ominous inhumanity of hate and racism: a senseless, baseless disease that plagues all people.

In response to the acute situation across America, Gagosian Quarterly encourages our readers to get involved with the following nonprofit organizations, and more, to show support for communities of color in crisis:

American Civil Liberties Union FoundationBlack Lives Matter, and National Bailout Fund

Nathaniel Mary Quinn and Troy Carter

In Conversation
Nathaniel Mary Quinn and Troy Carter

On the eve of the opening of his first exhibition with Gagosian, in Beverly Hills, Nathaniel Mary Quinn joined Troy Carter for a conversation at LA’s Hammer Museum. They spoke about deliverance, Quinn’s new work, and what drives him to make art.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Brooklyn, New York, 2019.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Anderson Cooper spoke with the artist at his Brooklyn studio about his childhood and the visionary nature of his art.

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

Now available
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.

Still from video Visions of the Self: Jenny Saville on Rembrandt

Visions of the Self: Jenny Saville on Rembrandt

Jenny Saville reveals the process behind her new self-portrait, painted in response to Rembrandt’s masterpiece Self-Portrait with Two Circles.

Mary Weatherford, Orion’s Belt, 2016, Flashe and neon on linen.

Mary Weatherford: Train Yards

Mary Weatherford speaks to Laura Hoptman about her new paintings, the Train Yard series. Begun in 2016, this body of work evokes the sights and sounds of railroads and night skies. The series will be shown for the first time in late 2020, in an exhibition at Gagosian, London.

David Reed, #714, 2014–19, acrylic, oil, and alkyd on polyester.

David Reed

David Reed and Katharina Grosse met at Reed’s New York studio in the fall of 2019 to talk about his newest paintings, the temporal aspects of both artists’ practice, and some of their mutual inspirations.

A portrait of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Pasolini’s Faces

Carlos Valladares explores the cinema of Pier Paolo Pasolini, tracking the developments and lasting influence of the auteur’s singular career.

Helen Frankenthaler, Riverhead, 1963 (detail).


On the occasion of the exhibition Pittura/Panorama: Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, 1952–1992, at the Museo di Palazzo Grimani in Venice, Italy, art historians John Elderfield and Pepe Karmel discuss the concept of the panorama in relation to the artist’s work. Their conversation traces developments in Frankenthaler’s approach to composition, the boundaries and conventions of abstraction, and how, in many ways, her career continually challenged established theories of art history.

Installation view of the exhibition Henry Moore at Houghton Hall: Nature and Inspiration.

Nature and Inspiration: Henry Moore at Houghton Hall

Sebastiano Barassi reflects on the centrality of nature in the work of Henry Moore—as form, material, inspiration, and site.

Andy Warhol: Everything Is Good

Andy Warhol: Everything Is Good

Richard Hell writes about the “transcendentally camp” Pop artist, portraitist of daily life.

Course of Empire

Course of Empire

Ed Ruscha sat down with Tom McCarthy and Elizabeth Kornhauser, curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to discuss the nineteenth-century artist Thomas Cole, whose Course of Empire paintings inspired a series of works by Ruscha more than a century later.

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.