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Gagosian Quarterly

April 12, 2022

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Peter Paul Rubens

Larry Gagosian reflects on Peter Paul Rubens’s The Massacre of the Innocents (c. 1610).

Peter Paul Rubens, The Massacre of the Innocents, c. 1610, oil on panel, 55 ⅞ × 72 inches (142 × 183 cm), The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2014

Peter Paul Rubens, The Massacre of the Innocents, c. 1610, oil on panel, 55 ⅞ × 72 inches (142 × 183 cm), The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2014

It’s a kind of trick; the beautiful, seductive depiction of a brutal, heinous crime. Still speaking to us over centuries. The old masters were dangerous, and it’s not only for pleasure that we return to them again and again. Rubens’s vision of unbridled aggression is an alarm, starkly still relevant to today.

Jean-Michel in Black and White

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Jean-Michel in Black and White

Fred Hoffman looks back on the creation of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Tuxedo (1983), examining the work’s significance in relation to identity and the hip-hop culture of the 1980s.

Walter De Maria: Truck Trilogy

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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.

Andy Warhol: Triple Elvis

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Andy Warhol: Triple Elvis

Text by Derek Blasberg.

Tom Wesselmann

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Tom Wesselmann

The story behind Tom Wesselmann’s Still Life #59 (1972). Text by Lauren Mahony.

Burden

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Burden

The story behind Chris Burden’s Buddha’s Fingers (2014–15) and its connection to all of his streetlamp installations. Text by Sydney Stutterheim.

Basquiat

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Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (L.A. Painting) (1982) was a game changer. Text by Derek Blasberg.

Mark Tansey

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Mark Tansey

Alexander Wolf guides us through a multilayered new painting by the celebrated artist.

Picasso

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Picasso

The story behind the sculpture that Diana Widmaier Picasso highlighted in Picasso’s Picassos: A Selection from the Collection of Maya Ruiz-Picasso.

Ruscha

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Ruscha

Ed Ruscha’s Burning Gas Station (1965–66) was a game changer. Text by Larry Gagosian.

Takashi Murakami cover and Andreas Gursky cover for Gagosian Quarterly, Summer 2022 magazine

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2022

The Summer 2022 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, with two different covers—featuring Takashi Murakami’s 108 Bonnō MURAKAMI.FLOWERS (2022) and Andreas Gursky’s V & R II (2022).

Mary Weatherford, The Flaying of Marsyas—4500 Triphosphor, 2021–22 (detail), Flashe and neon on linen, 93 × 79 inches (236.2 × 200.7 cm). Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Mary Weatherford: The Flaying of Marsyas

Coinciding with the 59th Venice Biennale, an exhibition at the Museo di Palazzo Grimani in Venice presents new paintings by Mary Weatherford inspired by Titian’s The Flaying of Marsyas (1570–76). Francine Prose traces the development of these works.

Simon Hantaï cutting out a monumental yellow Tabula (1981), Meun, France, 1995. Artwork © Archives Simon Hantaï/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Antonio Semeraro

Simon Hantaï: Les blancs de la couleur, la couleur du blanc

Anne Baldassari reflects on the art historical influences and radical breaks reflected in the artist’s work with color.