Tis the season to visit Doug Flamm, rare book specialist at Gagosian Gallery
WHATEVER YOUR AESTHETIC INTERESTS OR THOSE OF THE LUCKY PEOPLE YOU ARE GIFTING, DOUG FLAMM, WHO MODESTLY HOLDS COURT AT THE GAGOSIAN SHOP, AT 976 MADISON AVENUE, BETWEEN 76th AND 77th STREET, HAS BOTH AN EXPERT’S KNOWLEDGE OF RARE BOOKS AND ART BOOKS AND AN INTUITIVE SENSE OF EXACTLY WHICH VOLUME WILL FASCINATE AND DELIGHT THE RECIPIENT FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.
THE LRFA BLOG ALWAYS LOOKS FORWARD TO THE HOLIDAY SEASON FOR THE EXCUSE TO VISIT GAGOSIAN BOOKSHOP AND TO VISIT WITH DOUG, PICKING DIFFERENT GIFTS AND, ON OCCASION, PURCHASING AN IRRESISTIBLE ONE TO TAKE HOME.
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO CELEBRATE OUR HOLIDAY TRADITION AND SHARE DOUG FLAMM’S LATEST PICKS FOR YOU AND YOURS. THE FIRST TWO RECOMMENDATIONS REVISIT THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES, AN HOMAGE TO THE NEW YORK ART WORLD BY UGO MULAS IN THE SIXTIES AND TO THE NEW YORK AVANT-GARDE IN THE SEVENTIES BY GIANFRANCO GORGONI.
This exhibition of photographs by the Italian Ugo Mulas (1928-1973) was redolent with a double nostalgia. The first was the subject – the New York art world in the 1960s and the artists who made it the culture capital of the known universe. During three visits to New York, Mulas and his camera got inside the studios, dinner parties, and happenings of the likes of Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Barnett Newman, and Andy Warhol, among others. He charted the movement from one generation to the next, from the Abstract Expressionist legacy of “go big or go home,” in a portrait of Newman in front of a vast empty white canvas, to the casual disorder of manufacture in Warhol’s “factory,” with Jackie Os scattered on the floor. The appearance of such figures as choreographer Trisha Brown notwithstanding, Mulas’s New York is a boys’ club, no matter which way they might swing sexually. But looking at these photographs, you almost wanted to have been there.
New York: The New Art Scene is Ugo Mulas’s homage to Manhattan’s art world of the mid-1960s. The book includes photographs of the Pop Art scene as well as of studio visits with Lee Bontecou, John Chamberlain, Jim Dine, Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Claes Oldenburg, Larry Poons, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, George Segal, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann.
The New Art Scene
Text by Alan Solomon
Illustrated with approx. 500 photogravure plates by Ugo Mulas
New York: Holt Rinehart Winston, 1967.
SUSTAINING AN IMPORTANT CAREER FOR NEARLY 5 DECADES, RICHARD SERRA RECENTLY COMMANDED THREE UBER GAGOSIAN GALLERY SPACES IN NEW YORK.HIS WORK WAS FIRST ATTRACTING ATTENTION IN THE SEVENTIES AND SHAPED THE DISCOURSE OF ART IN THE 20th CENTURY.
One of the most famous sculptors of his generation, Richard Serra is also one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Combining the action of Abstract Expressionism with the raw, procedural grind of Process Art, his sculptures recast Minimalism on a monumental scale. Recognizable for their patina—Serra’s favorite material is rolled Cor-Ten steel with an evenly rusted surface—as much as for their size, sculptures like Torqued Ellipses (1996-1997) at the Dia: Beacon count among the previous century’s most iconic artworks.
THE MINIMALIST SCULPTOR, RICHARD SERRA, WITH CURRENT SHOWS IN THE FALL OF 2019 AT THREE BRANCHES OF THE GAGOSIAN GALLERY, KEEPS THE DYNAMIC OF THE SUBLIME IN SPLENDID TENSION.
The New Yorker, The Art World, October 7, 2019 ISSUE
RICHARD SERRA WILL JOLT YOU AWAKE
AT GAGOSIAN BOOKSHOP, “NEW AVANT-GARDE, ISSUES FOR THE ART OF THE SEVENTIES”, RESPONDS TO YOUR CURIOSITY ABOUT THIS WILDLY CREATIVE PERIOD OF AMERICAN ART.
THE NEW AVANT-GARDE, ISSUES FOR THE ART OF THE SEVENTIES
Text by Gregorie Muller New York: Praeger, 1972.
New York: The New Art Scene
Documenting the art world of the 1970s, Gianfranco Gorgoni’s exceptional photographs portray the raw energy that was present during this transformative time in American sculpture. Most notable are the images of Richard Serra throwing molten lead in Leo Castelli’s warehouse.
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