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).
Inside this issue, you will find a conversation with Murakami and RTFKT about the future of art, the metaverse, and a series of recent shared projects. We also present Andreas Gursky’s latest photographs alongside an interview with the artist by Max Dax, in which they discuss the influence of techno music and art history in Gursky’s creative process.
Also in the issue, Michael Auping inaugurates At the Edge—a new series of stories from the sidelines of art history—with his first-hand perspective on the tense preparations for a Chris Burden performance. Julian Rose delves into the architecture of Donald Judd. We share a number of dialogues between novelists and painters: Francine Prose with Mary Weatherford; Dodie Bellamy with Louise Bonnet; and Nalo Hopkinson with Alexandria Smith. Fiona Alison Duncan takes us deeper into the world of literature with profiles of six book editors changing the standards of publishing.
Elsewhere, Salomé Gomez-Upegui sheds light on sculptor Feliza Bursztyn; Richard Calvocoressi tells the story of Francis Bacon’s creation of his first image of the pope; Jean Dykstra reports on Vera Lutter’s new series of photographs from Athens; and Carlos Valladares interviews documentary filmmaker Rebecca Cammisa.
Takashi Murakami cover artwork © 2022 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved
Andreas Gursky cover artwork © Andreas Gursky/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York