Bob Monk has been a director at Gagosian, New York, for over twenty years, working closely with Ed Ruscha and Richard Artschwager. He has curated numerous Gagosian exhibitions, including the multivenue Ed Ruscha: Books & Co., and worked with the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, on the production of the artwork it commissioned from Artschwager for the museum’s elevator interiors.
The second volume of the catalogue raisonné of paintings, reliefs, and sculpture by Ellsworth Kelly was released in October 2021. Covering the years 1954 to 1958, the new book was written by Yve-Alain Bois and published by Cahiers d’Art. Here, Bois speaks with Bob Monk about the origins of this ambitious endeavor, as well as its parameters and missions.
A conversation between Adam McEwen and Bob Monk.
On the occasion of the exhibition Richard Artschwager: Primary Sources, recently on view at Gagosian, New York, Bob Monk and Maggie Dougherty explore the artist’s use of reference materials as the impetus for his paintings.