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Gagosian Quarterly

Winter 2021 Issue

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The Winter 2021 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Jasper Johns’s Target with Four Faces (1955) on its cover.

Jasper Johns’s Target with Four Faces (1955), on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Winter 2021

Jasper Johns’s Target with Four Faces (1955), on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Winter 2021

In this issue Alison McDonald speaks with Carlos Basualdo and Scott Rothkopf about the unprecedented retrospective Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror; Emma Cline introduces her new publication project, “Picture Books,” with a conversation between author Ottessa Moshfegh and artist Issy Wood; Pepe Karmel celebrates the release of Sir John Richardson’s magisterial fourth volume of his Picasso biography; and Carlos Valladares reports on this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

For the final installment of our year-long collaboration with PEN America, we publish Mathapelo Mofokeng’s “Out of the Darkness.” In a special section, Antwaun Sargent brings together conversations, images, poetry, and prose from artists and writers across geography and generation to discuss the relationship between space and artistic production. Elsewhere, we learn of Lee “Scratch” Perry’s enduring influence, Jenny Saville’s multisite exhibition in Florence, and the choreographic practice of Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener.

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Artwork © 2021 Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Jamie Stukenberg, Professional Graphics, Rockford, Illinois

Ugo Mulas, Jasper Johns, 1964, vintage gelatin silver print, 9 ⅞ × 14 ½ inches (25 × 37 cm), Ugo Mulas Archive, Milan © Ugo Mulas Heirs

Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror

Carlos Basualdo, the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Scott Rothkopf, Senior Deputy Director and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, spoke with the Quarterly’s Alison McDonald ahead of the opening of the unprecedented collaborative retrospective Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror to discuss the goals, revelations, and unique structure of the project.

Tyler Mitchell, Untitled (Lunarlander), 2021

Social Works II: Tyler Mitchell | A New Landscape

Tyler Mitchell speaks with Antwaun Sargent about Black representation, the diversity of Southern landscapes, and the importance of play in his new series of photographs. The conversation forms part of “Social Works II,” a supplement guest edited by Sargent for the Winter 2021 issue of the Quarterly.

Lucie and Luke Meier. Photo: Peter Lindbergh

Fashion and Art: Lucie and Luke Meier

The creative directors for Jil Sander tell the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier about their inspirations, the recent campaign they created in collaboration with celebrated fine-art photographer Joel Meyerowitz, and their developing engagement with pop-up retail spaces.

Portrait of the painter with the spray gun.

Gagosian Quarterly Films
Katharina Grosse: Think Big!

From October 21 to 23, 2021, Gagosian Quarterly presented a special English-language online screening of Claudia Müller’s Katharina Grosse: Think Big!

Stella McCartney. Photo: Dougal MacArthur

Fashion and Art: Stella McCartney

The fashion designer Stella McCartney is best known for pioneering “vegan style,” a term referring to the animal-product-free designs of her luxury label. Derek Blasberg spoke to her about a childhood surrounded by artists such as Frank Stella and Willem de Kooning, and how their inspiration continues to influence her design process.

Damien Hirst's Reclining Woman on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Fall 2021

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2021

The Fall 2021 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Damien Hirst’s Reclining Woman (2011) on its cover.

View of the Valentino Haute Couture offices, Paris, including couture and artworks. Photo: © Gregory Copitet

Fashion and Art: Valentino Des Ateliers

Author and curator Gianluigi Ricuperati speaks to the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier about his curatorial involvement in Valentino Des Ateliers, a collaborative project devised by Valentino’s creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, in partnership with Ricuperati. Working in a symbiotic manner, Piccioli and the Valentino Haute Couture team engaged in a dialogue with artists Joel S. Allen, Anastasia Bay, Benni Bosetto, Katrin Bremermann, Guglielmo Castelli, Maurizio Cilli, Danilo Correale, Luca Coser, Jamie Nares, Francis Offman, Andrea Respino, Wu Rui, Sofia Silva, Alessandro Teoldi, Patricia Treib, and Malte Zenses, along with the participation of Kerstin Bratsch, to arrive at a singular couture collection.

Theaster Gates, A Song for Frankie, 2017–21, 5,000 records, DJ booth, and record player

Social Works: The Archives of Frankie Knuckles Organized by Theaster Gates

Theaster Gates, steward of the Frankie Knuckles record collection, is engaging with the late DJ and musician’s archive of records, ephemera, and personal effects. For the Quarterly’s “Social Works” supplement, guest edited by Antwaun Sargent, Gates presents a selection of Knuckles’s personal record collection. Chantala Kommanivanh, a Chicago-based artist, educator, and musician—and the records manager for Rebuild Foundation, Chicago—provides annotations, contextualizing these records’ importance and unique qualities. Ron Trent, a dear friend of Knuckles’s, speaks to the legacy evinced by these materials.

Rick Lowe, Black Wall Street Journey Manifesto #1, 2021, acrylic and paper collage on paper, 141 × 115 inches (358.1 × 292.1 cm).

Social Works: Rick Lowe and Walter Hood

Rick Lowe and Walter Hood speak about Black space, the built environment, and history as a footing for moving forward as part of “Social Works,” a supplement guest edited by Antwaun Sargent for the Summer 2021 issue of the Quarterly.

Anne-Eva Geffroy in her office, Graff, London

Fashion and Art: Graff’s Anne-Eva Geffroy

The design director for Graff jewelry speaks with the Quarterly about the role fine art and London’s creative sector play in her practice, the development of her designs, and the importance of working hand in hand with the craftspeople at Graff.

Carrie Mae Weems, Lewitt’s Wall, 2006

Social Works: Carrie Mae Weems and Maya Phillips

A pairing of photography and poetry from “Social Works,” a supplement guest edited by Antwaun Sargent for the Summer 2021 issue of the Quarterly.

Cover page with title and author against soft red, white, and blue colors

Mercury Was There

A short story by Libby Flores, published here on the occasion of the Quarterly’s collaboration with pen America.