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Wednesday
Jan272016

Chris Burden – Buddha's Fingers

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Gagosian Gallery
980 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10075
January 19 – February 20, 2016

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"Buddha's Fingers (2014–15) is a dense cluster of 32 antique cast-iron vernacular street lamps, electrified with cool, bright LED bulbs and standing almost 12 feet tall. The work is related to Urban Light (2008), Burden's celebrated permanent installation of 202 lamp posts, which stands at the entrance to LACMA in Los Angeles. In 2000, Burden began collecting the street lamps that used to line residential streets in Los Angeles during the 1920s and 1930s, and repurposed them as sculptural installations. In Buddha’s Fingers, the hexagonal lamp bases are set in a tight honeycomb formation. The whimsical title refers to the fingered citrus fruit 'buddha's hand,' a recurrent still-life motif and subject in classical Asian art, and a religious symbol of happiness, longevity, and good fortune."

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Tuesday
Oct062015

Richard Serra Ramble Drawings

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Gagosian Gallery
980 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10075
September 26th - October 24th, 2015

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The Gagosian has presented more than 25 major exhibitions by the artist Richard Serra since 1983, and the gallery recently opened a show in New York focused on his Ramble Drawings. Perhaps most well-known for his large-scale sculptures, these works on paper represent another side of the artist’s oeuvre. Featuring hand-applied fields of black litho crayon, they have a quality not entirely dissimilar from examining one of his CorTen steel pieces up close.

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Tuesday
Sep012015

Gagosian Paris presents Chris Burden

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26 Avenue de l'Europe
93350 Le Bourget, Paris
April 25 – September 19, 2015

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Having been closed for the whole of August, the Gagosian's Chris Burden show has now reopened at their gallery on the outskirts of Paris, until its extended run comes to an end on September 19th. Anyone who lives in the area or expects to be close by should really make a trip to the suburb of Le Bourget to witness a number of the conceptual artist's thought-provoking sculptures. The exhibition, which includes the massive Porsche with Meteorite, represents something of a late career retrospective, with the three most recent pieces acting as an overview of Burden’s final years, prior to his death in May.

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Tuesday
May122015

Michael Heizer – Altars

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Gagosian Gallery
555 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
May 9 – July 2, 2015

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The legendary and incomparable sculptor Michael Heizer has recently opened his first exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery in NYC. The show, running until the beginning of July, features a series of rarely or never-before-seen early paintings, new monumental steel sculptures, and negative wall sculptures that make use of metamorphic and igneous rocks. Heizer is perhaps most famous for creating works of tremendous size that displace tons of earth and have redefined sculpture due to their mass and the process involved in their construction. This approach has been his hallmark since the late '60s and is present in such famous works as Double Negative and Levitated Mass. While these works are site specific, this exhibition is especially notable since it brings his art, normally residing outside of gallery walls, indoors.

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Wednesday
Nov052014

Walter De Maria at Gagosian Gallery

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Gagosian Gallery
980 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10075
November 8 – December 20, 2014

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Opening at the Gagosian's Madison Avenue gallery in New York on November 8th, this exhibition featuring sculptures and works on paper by the late artist, Walter De Maria, marks the first showing of these pieces from his estate. Utilizing mathematical and geometric conceits as well as large scale and spatial relations, De Maria’s installations, though cold to some in their meticulous concepts and arrangements, need to be seen to be experienced and I can’t help but feel envious of those that will get the opportunity. 

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Friday
Oct252013

Richard Serra – New Sculpture

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7 Plates 6 Angles, 2013
© Richard Serra. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery
Photograph by Cristiano Mascaro

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Following 2011's highly successful Junction/Cycle exhibition, the Gagosian Galley in New York presents another new body of work from the famed sculptor Richard Serra. New Sculpture – a series of works using weatherproof steel that were produced in 2013 – will close out the year in two of the gallery's New York locations. 7 Plates 6 Angles, Intervals, Grief and Reason (for Walter) and Counterweight 1 and Counterweight 2 will all be shown at the 24th Street location, while a single work Inside Out will be presented at the gallery on 21st Street. A preview of the exhibit begins tonight at 6pm, and will offer the first chance to take in what is bound to be a truly phenomenal new body of work from one of America's greatest modern sculptors.

New Sculpture at the Gagosian Gallery, New York

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Friday
May102013

Dennis Hopper – The Lost Album

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Double Standard, 1961
Courtesy Gagosian Gallery
© Dennis Hopper, Courtesy of The Dennis Hopper Art Trust

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Just opened and running until June 22nd at Gagosian's Madison Avenue gallery, this immense show features over 400 black and white photographs taken by Dennis Hopper between 1961 and 1967. These images have not been exhibited in the US since 1970, and the "cultural events, iconic individuals, and intimate moments that caught Hopper’s attention, constitute a panoramic view of the sixties that combines political idealism and humanistic optimism with California cool." The show is a must-see for those with an interest in "the establishment-busting spirit of the 1960s," but The Lost Album is also an accessible body of work, worthy of widespread attention.

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Tuesday
Mar122013

Taryn Simon – The Picture Collection

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Gagosian Gallery
February 12th - March 28th 2013
17-19 Davies Street
London W1K 3DE
Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6

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"The Picture Collection comprises forty-four works inspired by the New York Public Library’s picture archive, one of the august institution’s lesser-known troves. The archive contains 1.2 million prints, postcards, posters, and printed images, most of which have been cut from secondary sources, such as books and magazines. It is the largest circulating picture library in the world, organized according to a complex cataloging system of over 12,000 subject headings. Since its inception in 1915, it has been an important resource for writers, historians, artists, filmmakers, fashion designers, and advertising agencies. Diego Rivera, who made use of it for his legendary mural for the Rockefeller Center, Man at the Crossroads (1934), noted how the scope of this picture collection might go on to shape contemporary visions of America."

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