1 September 2014

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Dan Colen: The Intrinsic Properties and Potential Revelations of Oil Paint

Dan Colen is painting again! The Miracle paintings continue an investigation that has been central to Colen’s practice from the outset: to what extent does art come from the artist, and to what extent does it arise from forces independent of the artist? In his earliest paintings, Colen labored over precise oil renderings of banal […]

10 January 2014

Richard Serra Curves and Angles: New Sculpture at Gagosian in Chelsea

I made my way to Chelsea through the piles of snow left from the previous day’s snowstorm, amidst the many other art lovers braving the cold to see Richard Serra’s show in both the W 21st and W 24th Street Gagosian galleries. Richard Serra, an American minimalist sculptor, specialises in large-scale work focusing on the […]

27 May 2013

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Gerhard Richter Tapestries On Display at Gagosian In London

A group of four tapestries by Gerhard Richter entitled Abdu, Iblan, Musa, and Yusuf (all 2009) is the subject of a new exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery in London. These works are based on Abstract Painting (724-4) (1990), a key example of Richter’s distinctive approach to non-representational painting. The visual effect of the tapestries is […]

24 April 2013

Florian Maier-Aichen: Photographs Creating Illusions of the Bigger Picture

At one point, perhaps somewhere around 1911, pictures decided they wanted to stop being a window through which you could see things already in the world – be it a landscape or an apple or a laughing cavalier – and simply be something in the world. They stopped representing and started being, either through abstraction […]

8 April 2013

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Rachel Whiteread Unveils Detached Her New Exhibition Of Sculpture

A new exhibition by artist Rachel Whiteread CBE opens at Gagosian this Thursday. “Detached,” is an exhibition of new sculpture which calls by name the process of abstracting or distantiating from reality, that is an intrinsic part of the artistic process. Whiteread is one of the Young British Artists (YBA’s) who exhibited at the Royal […]

7 April 2013

SP-ARTE 2013: International Galleries Presence Strengthen Brazil Art Market

The SP-Arte fair opened in São Paulo on the 4 April and on day 3 of this truly international event, many interesting galleries, especially the North American and European contributors, impacted on the quality of the fair. Gagosian with Takashi Murakami and Roy Lichtenstein, presented an outstanding selection of first rate work. The fair in […]

23 March 2013

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Yayoi Kusama Celebrates 84th Birthday With Work That Keeps Evolving

Yayoi Kusama who thrilled London last year with her fabulous Tate Modern retrospective celebrates her 84th birthday today ( 22 March ). Kusama arrived in New York from provincial Japan in the late 1950s, she had almost instantly found herself at the epicentre of the city’s avant-garde, setting herself up as an abstract painter in […]

8 March 2013

Jean Michel Basquiat’s Politically Charged, Primally Sexual Paintings – Gagosian NY

Gagosian’s current exhibition of Jean Michel-Basquiat’s work, including over fifty unique pieces by the artist, is nearly a retrospective and something not to be missed. One could spend a whole day exploring each work, letting its madness take over until the world around no longer matters. This show not only reinforces Basquiat’s truly unique and […]

17 January 2013

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First Robert Rauschenberg Jammers Exhibition For Gagosian In February

London – Robert Rauschenberg, who died four years ago after a career as big-spirited and optimistic as any great postwar artist, is featured in the first exhibition in the UK of his Jammers series, which will go on show at Gagosian in London from 16 February – 28 March 2013.In 1975, Robert Rauschenberg worked for […]

7 December 2012

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Damien Hirst Emperor Spotted Stark Naked At Art Basel Miami

The vicissitudes of the art market have claimed another high profile scalp, according to data collected by Artnet and analysed in a Bloomberg article last week, Damien Hirst prices are static. Walking around Art Basel Miami this week there are many works by the British YBA Artist on offer, but few takers for a multitude […]

31 October 2012

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Art Critics Condemn The Influence Of Money And Celebrity

In October, the buzz around the Frieze Art Fair was amplified by some spectacular transactions. The record-breaking sale of Gerhard Richter’s ‘Abstraktes Bild’ caught the headlines with its mix of money and celebrity: Eric Clapton sold the piece for £21.3m, the highest amount ever paid for a work by a living artist.Beneath this cataract of […]

17 June 2012

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Olympic Homage Gagosian Presents Warhol and Basquiat Painting

To coincide with the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, Gagosian Gallery is pleased to presentOlympic Rings, a painting made by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1985. At the suggestion of Swiss dealer Bruno Bischofberger, Warhol and Basquiat worked on a series of collaborative paintings between 1983 and 1985. Basquiat had always idolized Warhol […]

15 June 2012

Art Basel Recession Proof Switzerland Fuels Market Confidence

Review – Art Basel really got underway yesterday with their official opening day festivities, that is, it opened the doors to the actual public!  Basel is an affair that seems endlessly packed with previews, pre pre views, opening night galas,vernissages (both French and German) and after parties. It is a place where socialising and hanging […]

1 June 2012

Henry Moore Goes Monumental At Gagosian

Late, Large Forms Still Impress A Generation On – REVIEW Gagosian Gallery presents large bronze works by the late British sculptor Henry Moore, completed in the 1960s and 70s. For the first time, Gagosian opens all of its wall partitions in order to give breathing room to these impressive works. Stepping off the heated pavement […]

18 May 2012

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James Franco Curates James Dean Inspired Rebel Exhibition

James Franco is best known for his roles in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, 127 Hours and Howl, but many of his fans are not aware that he has just curated an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles based on the 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause. In 2001 Franco […]

13 May 2012

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Andreas Gursky First Asian Exploits At Gagosian

Andreas Gursky’s first-ever exhibition in Asia is to take place at the Gagosian Gallery. The exhibition combines his most recent work with earlier works to provide the context for a broader and deeper appreciation of his oeuvre by new audiences. Contemporary Asia has provided extraordinarily rich and surprising subject matter for Gursky and, over the […]

3 May 2012

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Vital American Photographer Richard Avedon Honoured At Gagosian

Richard Avedon (1923-2004) – described by the New York Times as the one of those photographers who has helped ‘define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century’ – is regarded as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. And now Gagosian Gallery is present an exhibition of his legendary […]

1 May 2012

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Picasso Examined Through Eyes Of His Young Lover At Gagosian

Gagosian Gallery is to present ‘Picasso and Françoise Gilot: Paris-Vallauris 1943-1953,’ the fourth major exhibition in an ongoing series on the life and work of Pablo Picasso, following the critical and popular success of ‘Picasso: Mosqueteros’ (2009), ‘Picasso: The Mediterranean Years’ (2010), and ‘Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L’amour fou’ (2011).  The exhibition includes many important loans […]

23 March 2012

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MOMA’s John Elderfield Joins Gagosian

The Gagosian Gallery has announced that John Elderfield, well known curator and art historian, and Chief Curator  of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, will join the gallery in April as a consultant to organize selected special exhibitions and projects with artists. Mr. Elderfield stated, “I am delighted to be […]

1 March 2012

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Local Competition Steps Up To Gagosian In China

Leading Chinese Contemporary art gallery Pearl Lam opens up next to Gagosian in Hong Kong Pearl Lam Galleries, one of Asia’s leading art galleries dedicated to international contemporary art and design, has announced that it is extending its network of spaces to include a major new gallery in Hong Kong. The 340sqm gallery will be […]

28 February 2012

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Roy Lichtenstein Does David Hockney Chinese Style

Gagosian Gallery in New York to present an exhibition of Roy Lichtenstein’s Landscapes in the Chinese Style Throughout his prodigious career Lichtenstein mined antecedent imagery, taking inspiration from a diverse array of sources, from comic strips and advertising slogans to classical architecture and the art of the European Modernists. Captivated by traditional Chinese painting, in particular […]

2 February 2012

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VIPs Get First Glimpse At VIP Art Fair

  VIP Art Fair, the world’s first exclusively online art fair, opens to VIP’s today, and the public tomorrow – Sign Up Now to browse the art for FREE! It’s time to get excited for The VIP Art Fair, the world’s only exclusively-online art fair, opens tomorrow, hoping to ‘translate the experience of a traditional […]

12 January 2012

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Damien Hirst Snubs UK Gagosian Opening

London exhibition eye-candy but where is the maestro? Damien Hirst  has chosen New York over London as his location of choice for the opening of his international exhibition, The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011. The events at the Gagosian Gallery’s eleven locations in New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong today […]

12 January 2012

Damien Hirst Spot The Difference

Gagosian opens 11 simultaneous exhibitions of Damien Hirst’s Spot Paintings internationally: we review the London offering Damien Hirst has been given a hard time throughout his career, whether its David Hockney lashing out at the army of assistants working for Hirst Inc., or one of the many critics lampooning his work as lightweight one-liners.  So […]

10 January 2012

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How To Buy Damien Hirst Spot Art

International exhibition of Damien Hirst’s spot paintings to open at Gagosian, with non-millionaires being given chance to partake via host of Hirst merchandise at Other Criteria Damien Hirst has teamed up with his longtime U.S. dealer Larry Gagosian to deliver a complete exhibition of his ‘Spot’ paintings across all 11 Gagosian galleries worldwide – from […]

5 January 2012

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VIP Art Fair The Second Coming

Exclusively-online VIP Art Fair returns to our screens, selling art the 21st century way VIP Art Fair, the world’s only exclusively-online art fair, is set to hit our computer screens once again for 2012. Scheduled for 3-8 February, VIP 2.0. is a slightly scaled down version of its inaugural event, offering international art buyers the […]

22 December 2011

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Pop Artist John Chamberlain Dies

Sculptor of crushed brightly coloured automobiles dies age 84 John Chamberlain, the sculptor best known for his iconic work fashioned out of crushed, often brightly coloured automobiles has died age 84. Born in Rochester, Indiana, Chamberlain spent much of his youth in Chicago. After serving in the navy during World War Two, from 1943 to […]

30 November 2011

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Art Basel Miami The Parties The Hangovers

Here is a list of the best parties throughout the weekend. During the first week of December, for the last 10 years, the contemporary art world descends upon Miami for what can only be described as a 24/7 feeding and drinking frenzy. Art Basel Miami is a four-day event at the Miami Beach Convention Center, […]

22 January 2011

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VIP Art Fair Is Virtually There

    ArtLyst Review The first online art fair featuring top international dealers, artists and prime location galleries, launched today with overloaded servers and the type of crashes only experienced when trying to buy Lady Gaga tickets online. “Please bear with us, as we work to remedy this situation”; was the frustrating message. I persevered […]

23 September 2010

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New Haunch for London – Paris Launch for Gagosian

Two leading figures in the art world are launching new gallery spaces next month. Both will be opulent palaces for the purpose of flogging mega art to the mega rich. Gagosian’s new space located on the right bank will open with shows by American painter Cy Twombly, 82 who lives and works in Lexington, Virgina. […]