Gagosian Quarterly


Wyatt Allgeier

Wyatt Allgeier

Wyatt Allgeier is a writer and an editor for Gagosian Quarterly. He lives and works in New York City.

Chris Eitel in the Kagan Design Group workshop

Vladimir Kagan’s First Collection: An Interview with Chris Eitel

Chris Eitel, Vladimir Kagan’s protégé and the current director of design and production at Vladimir Kagan Design Group, invited the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier to the brand’s studio in New Jersey, where the two discussed the forthcoming release of the First Collection. The series, now available through holly hunt, reintroduces the first chair and table that Kagan ever designed—part of Eitel’s efforts to honor the furniture avant-gardist’s legacy while carrying the company into the future.

Portrait of Pierre Mahéo

Officine Générale: Pierre Mahéo

In October 2023, Officine Générale, the Paris-based brand of elegantly crafted, understated menswear and womenswear, opened its newest store on Madison Avenue in New York. Pierre Mahéo, the brand’s founder and creative director, met with the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier at this location to discuss the evolution and consistency of his process, the influence of modernists like Charlotte Perriand, and what’s next for the brand.

Assemblage’s Basho Leaf wallcovering

Assemblage: Heidi and Christian Batteau

Wife-and-husband team Heidi and Christian Batteau launched their bespoke wallcovering company, Assemblage, in 2013. Building on their educations in fine art and working alongside a studio of exceptional artisans, the couple has steadily grown their award-winning, museum-collected creations from their repurposed seed mill in Arkansas. Here, they speak with the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier about their inspirations, their techniques, and their partnership with Holly Hunt throughout the United States and Europe. 

Graffiti artists Faust and Vexta painting a wall

FAUST and Vexta: Nonconformism

Launched during NYC×DESIGN week in New York earlier this year, a new mural by celebrated artists FAUST and Vexta was painted on the wall of Ligne Roset’s New York flagship store on Park Avenue South. Utilizing each of their distinctive styles, the two painters collaborated to celebrate the message of nonconformism as part of the fiftieth anniversary of the Togo, Ligne Roset’s iconic furniture design. Here, the artists talk to the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier about their aesthetics, scale, and the development of the project.

Two people embracing and sitting on a large grass field

International Center of Photography: Love Songs

This summer, the International Center of Photography, New York, is presenting Love Songs: Photography and Intimacy. Featuring the work of sixteen contemporary photographers, the exhibition is a “remix” of an earlier iteration at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, organized by Simon Baker with curator Frédérique Dolivet and Pascal Hoël. The curator for the New York presentation, Sara Raza, met with one of the participating artists, Aikaterini Gegisian, and the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier to discuss the distinctions between the two shows and the importance of—and complexities around—visual pleasure.

Cristián Mohaded’s  "Apacheta" installation for Salone del Mobile Milano 2023

Cristián Mohaded: Apacheta

Argentinian designer and artist Cristián Mohaded has been collaborating with Loro Piana Interiors to produce an installation and collection of furniture pieces inspired by apachetas, piles of stones that mark paths and passes in the Andes. Debuting during Salone del Mobile Milano 2023 inside the Cortile della Seta, at Loro Piana’s Milanese headquarters—where it will be on view from April 20 to 23—the project will encourage visitors to reflect on travel, materiality, and the relationship between humans and the earth. Mohaded met with the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier in the weeks leading up to the unveiling to discuss Apacheta.

Image of model and Poliform couch. Photo: Paolo Roversi

Incontri: Paolo Roversi and Poliform

Poliform, an Italian furniture brand, has launched a communication project called Incontri that aims to broaden the company’s reach to new forms of expression. In the first chapter of the project, Poliform collaborated with Paolo Roversi, a renowned contemporary photographer, to create a series of photographs showcasing the souls of both design objects and human subjects. Here, Poliform CEO Giovanni Anzani speaks with the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier about the partnership.

Red, White, Yellow, and Black: 1972–73

Red, White, Yellow, and Black: 1972–73

In December 1972 and April 1973, Shigeko Kubota, Mary Lucier, Cecilia Sandoval, and Charlotte Warren conceived of “multimedia concerts” at The Kitchen, New York, under the name Red, White, Yellow, and Black. Here, Lumi Tan, former senior curator at The Kitchen, and Lia Robinson, director of programs and research at the Shigeko Kubota Video Art Foundation, speak with the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier about the project.

A Takashi Murakami painting of a female avatar with blue and pink hair: CLONE X #59 Harajuku-style Angel

Takashi Murakami and RTFKT: An Arrow through History

Bridging the digital and the physical realms, the three-part presentation of paintings and sculptures that make up Takashi Murakami: An Arrow through History at Gagosian, New York, builds on the ongoing collaboration between the artist and RTFKT Studios. Here, Murakami and the RTFKT team explain the collaborative process, the necessity of cognitive revolution, the metaverse, and the future of art to the Quarterly’s Wyatt Allgeier.