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Gagosian Quarterly

February 18, 2021

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GAGOSIANQUARTERLYSpring 2021

The Spring 2021 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Gerhard Richter’s Helen (1963) on its cover.

Gerhard Richter’s Helen (1963) on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Spring 2021

Gerhard Richter’s Helen (1963) on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Spring 2021

The early painting by Gerhard Richter that appears on the cover of this issue, now in the collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, was part of a gift from UBS to the museum that was championed by Donald B. Marron. The financier’s lifelong support of artists, cultural institutions, and philanthropic causes prepared a foundation for future generations to build upon and made him one of the best-known collectors of his time. A profile of Marron by Jacoba Urist appears in this issue. A beautifully illustrated article on Richter’s celebrated Cage paintings, and their presentation at Gagosian in Beverly Hills, includes a perceptive conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and the artist.

For our 2021 fiction series, the Quarterly is collaborating with PEN America to publish short stories by authors in its advocacy and literary programs. We kick off the series with Writing for Justice Fellow Cleyvis Natera’s work of autofiction “Compass.” In it, we witness the women of an immigrant family struggle to define themselves within and against the confines of language, motherhood, and domestic violence.

Also inside the issue, we are inaugurating a new interview series, “An Eye on the Market.” For our first installment, market expert Laura Paulson brings clarity to the state of the art market in the wake of the pandemic and helps us to navigate next steps.

Elsewhere in the issue, Nathaniel Mary Quinn and Gisele Castro speak about exalt, a New York nonprofit working with and advocating for court-involved youth; Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan talk to Michael Cary about their research into the life of Francis Bacon and the art of biography; Annette Leddy and Rani Singh dig into the diaries, photo archives, and research papers of art critics; Nicola Vassell interviews Ming Smith; John Elderfield describes his experience of The Lightning Field (1977), Walter De Maria’s legendary installation in New Mexico; readers will find a poem by Jonathan Galassi inspired by the photography of Cy Twombly; Raymond Foye writes on the mutual influence and enduring legacy of Jordan Belson and Harry Smith; and we present what might be the last interview with the late and beloved choreographer Aileen Passloff.

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

Artwork © Gerhard Richter 2021 (0001)

Gerhard Richter, Uncle Rudi, 1965, oil on canvas, 34 ¼ × 19 ¾ inches (87 × 50 cm), CR: 85

Gerhard Richter: Young Gerd

Richard Calvocoressi reflects on the monochrome world of Gerhard Richter’s early photo paintings.

Rainer Maria Rilke, 1928. Photo: Lou Andreas-Salomé

Rainer Maria Rilke: Duino Elegies

Bobbie Sheng explores the symbiotic relationship between the poet and visual artists of his time and tracks the enduring influence of his poetry on artists working today.

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

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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.

The cover of the Spring 2020 edition of the Gagosian Quarterly magazine. A Cindy Sherman photograph of herself dressed as a clown against a rainbow background.

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Gagosian Quarterly Spring 2020

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

River Café menu with illustration by Ed Ruscha.

The River Café Cookbook

London’s River Café, a culinary mecca perched on a bend in the River Thames, celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2018. To celebrate this milestone and the publication of her cookbook River Café London, cofounder Ruth Rogers sat down with Derek Blasberg to discuss the famed restaurant’s allure.

Francis Bacon: Couplings video still.

Francis Bacon: Couplings

Richard Calvocoressi provides an in-depth view of the exhibition Francis Bacon: Couplings at Gagosian, London, examining a theme that preoccupied the artist throughout his career: the relationship between two people, both physical and psychological.

Left: Sally Mann, Self-Portrait, 1974; right: Jenny Saville in her studio, c. 1990s.

In Conversation
Sally Mann and Jenny Saville

The two artists discuss being drawn to difficult subjects, the effects of motherhood on their practice, embracing chance, and their shared adoration of Cy Twombly.

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.

Glenstone Museum.

Intimate Grandeur: Glenstone Museum

Paul Goldberger tracks the evolution of Mitchell and Emily Rales’s Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland. Set amid 230 acres of pristine landscape and housing a world-class collection of modern and contemporary art, this graceful complex of pavilions, designed by architects Thomas Phifer and Partners, opened to the public in the fall of 2018.

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.

Frieze Sculpture New York: An Interview with Brett Littman

Frieze Sculpture New York: An Interview with Brett Littman

The inaugural presentation of Frieze Sculpture New York at Rockefeller Center opened on April 25, 2019. Before the opening, Brett Littman, the director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum and the curator of this exhibition, told Wyatt Allgeier about his vision for the project and detailed the artworks included.

Walter De Maria: Truck Trilogy

Spotlight
Walter De Maria: Truck Trilogy

Lars Nittve investigates Truck Trilogy, Walter De Maria’s last work, conceived in 2011 and premiered at Dia:Beacon in 2017.