Gagosian Gallery 21st Street - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Gagosian Gallery 21st Street. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Anselm Kiefer “Transition From Cool To Warm”

    Anselm Kiefer “Transition From Cool To Warm”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2017-05-05 - 2017-09-01

    What interests me is the transformation, not the monument. I don’t construct ruins, but I feel ruins are moments when things show themselves. A ruin is not a catastrophe. It is the moment when things can...More »

  • poster for Albert Oehlen “Elevator Paintings: Trees”

    Albert Oehlen “Elevator Paintings: Trees”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-02-28 - 2017-04-15

    Qualities that I want to see brought together: delicacy and coarseness, color and vagueness, and, underlying them all, a base note of hysteria. —Albert Oehlen Gagosian presents “Elevator Paintings:...More »

  • poster for Andreas Gursky “Not Abstract II”

    Andreas Gursky “Not Abstract II”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-11-10 - 2016-12-23

    My photographs are “not abstract.” Ultimately they are always identifiable. Photography in general simply cannot disengage from the object. —Andreas Gursky In the wake of Andreas Gursky’s current survey...More »

  • poster for Georg Baselitz “Jumping Over My Shadow”

    Georg Baselitz “Jumping Over My Shadow”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2016-09-20 - 2016-10-29

    This idea of “looking toward the future” is nonsense. I realized that simply going backwards is better. You stand in the rear of the train—looking at the tracks flying back below—or you stand at the stern...More »

  • poster for Richard Serra “NJ1”

    Richard Serra “NJ1”

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2016-05-07 - 2016-07-29

    Gagosian Gallery presents four new large-scale steel sculptures and an Installation Drawing by Richard Serra. Richard Serra’s (b. 1938) first solo exhibitions were held at the Galleria La Salita, Rome,...More »

  • poster for Gregory Crewdson “Cathedral of the Pines”

    Gregory Crewdson “Cathedral of the Pines”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-01-28 - 2016-03-12

    It was deep in the forests of Becket, Massachusetts that I finally felt darkness lift, experienced a reconnection with my artistic process, and moved into a period of renewal and intense creative productivity. —Gregory...More »

  • poster for Jeff Koons “Gazing Ball”

    Jeff Koons “Gazing Ball”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-11-09 - 2015-12-23

    Gagosian Gallery presents a new series of paintings by Jeff Koons entitled Gazing Ball. In this series, Koons is in dialogue with artists of the past, such as Titian, El Greco, Courbet, and Manet, among...More »

  • poster for “In the Studio: Paintings” Exhibition

    “In the Studio: Paintings” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-02-17 - 2015-04-18

    Gagosian Gallery presents an ambitious pair of exhibitions, curated by John Elderfield and Peter Galassi, devoted to images of artists’ studios, in paintings and in photographs. The subject of the artist’s...More »

  • poster for Pablo Picasso “Picasso and the Camera”

    Pablo Picasso “Picasso and the Camera”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-10-28 - 2015-01-03

    Gagosian Gallery, in partnership with Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, presents “Picasso and the Camera,” the fifth in a series of major Picasso surveys, following “Mosqueteros” (2009), “Picasso: The Mediterranean...More »

  • poster for Nancy Rubins “Our Friend Fluid Metal”

    Nancy Rubins “Our Friend Fluid Metal”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-07-17 - 2014-09-13

    Gagosian presents “Our Friend Fluid Metal,” Nancy Rubins’ first exhibition of major sculptures in New York since the presentation of Big Pleasure Point by the Public Art Fund at Lincoln Center in 2006. Rubins’...More »

  • poster for Glenn Brown Exhibition

    Glenn Brown Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2014-05-08 - 2014-06-21

    I like my paintings to have one foot in the grave, to be not quite of this world. For me they exist in a dream world, a world that is made up of all the accumulated images stored in our subconscious that...More »

  • poster for Rudolf Stingel Exhibition

    Rudolf Stingel Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-03-04 - 2014-04-19

    Gagosian New York presents a new exhibition by Rudolf Stingel. This will be the first U.S. presentation of pivotal works in which Stingel engages with the genre of landscape painting. Several of these...More »

  • poster for Richard Serra “New Sculpture”

    Richard Serra “New Sculpture”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2013-10-26 - 2014-02-08

    Gagosian presents new sculptures by Richard Serra at both Chelsea galleries. At the West 21st Street gallery, a single work made of curved plates: Inside Out, 2013 Weatherproof steel Born in...More »

  • poster for Renzo Piano Building Workshop “Fragments”

    Renzo Piano Building Workshop “Fragments”

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2013-06-27 - 2013-08-02

    Knowing how to do things not just with the head, but with the hands as well: this might seem a programmatic and ideological goal. It is not. It is a way of safeguarding creative freedom. —Renzo Piano ...More »

  • poster for Anselm Kiefer “Morgenthau Plan”

    Anselm Kiefer “Morgenthau Plan”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2013-05-03 - 2013-06-08

    Beauty requires a counterpart. And in thinking about this flaw, the other flaw occurred to me as well: the Morgenthau Plan. For it too ignored the complexity of things. —Anselm Kiefer Gagosian Gallery...More »

  • poster for Helen Frankenthaler "Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959"

    Helen Frankenthaler "Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-03-08 - 2013-04-13

    The only rule is that there are no rules. Anything is possible. ... It's all about risks, deliberate risks. --Helen Frankenthaler Gagosian Gallery, in cooperation with the Estate of Helen Frankenthaler,...More »

  • poster for Henry Moore "Late Large Forms"

    Henry Moore "Late Large Forms"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2012-11-20 - 2013-01-19

    Everything I do, I intend to make on a large scale... Size itself has its own impact, and physically we can relate more strongly to a big sculpture than to a small one. —Henry Moore Gagosian Gallery,...More »

  • poster for Douglas Gordon "The End of Civilisation"

    Douglas Gordon "The End of Civilisation"

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    • Media: Installation - Film
    • 2012-09-08 - 2012-10-13

    I wanted to do something with a piano in a landscape of some significance and I suppose, as a Scotsman, there's nothing more significant than the border. I thought it was beautiful to look from one country...More »

  • poster for Richard Avedon "Murals & Portraits"

    Richard Avedon "Murals & Portraits"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-05-04 - 2012-07-27

    Gagosian Gallery presents an exhibition of Richard Avedon's legendary photographic murals and related portraits. The exhibition has been drawn from the collection of and developed in collaboration with...More »

  • poster for Georg Baselitz Exhibition

    Georg Baselitz Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2012-02-28 - 2012-04-07

    I don't want to create a monster, I want to make something which is new, exceptional, something that only I do....something that references tradition, but is still new. --Georg Baselitz Gagosian Gallery...More »

  • poster for Damien Hirst "The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011"

    Damien Hirst "The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-01-12 - 2012-02-18

    I was always a colorist, I've always had a phenomenal love of color... I mean, I just move color around on its own. So that's where the spot paintings came from-to create that structure to do those colors,...More »

  • poster for Andreas Gursky Exhibition

    Andreas Gursky Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-11-04 - 2011-12-17

    Gagosian Gallery presents a major exhibition by Andreas Gursky. At the 21st Street gallery, Gursky will premiere Bangkok, a new series of large-scale works, in tandem with the majestic Oceans of 2010,...More »

  • poster for Andy Warhol "Liz"

    Andy Warhol "Liz"

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2011-09-16 - 2011-10-22

    She was unquestionably gorgeous. I can think of no other word to describe a combination of plentitude, frugality, abundance, tightness. She was lavish. She was a dark unyielding largesse. She was, in short,...More »

  • poster for "Picasso and Marie-Thérèse L’amour fou" Exhibition

    "Picasso and Marie-Thérèse L’amour fou" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-04-14 - 2011-07-15

    You have an interesting face. I would like to do your portrait. I have a feeling we will do great things together.--Pablo Picasso Following the critical and popular success of Picasso: Mosqueteros in...More »

  • poster for Francesco Vezzoli Sacrilegio”

    Francesco Vezzoli Sacrilegio”

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    • Media: Painting - Other - Installation
    • 2011-02-05 - 2011-03-12

    Whatever great artist or thinker we choose to look at, they’ve all used whatever weapon they might have to attract interest to their thoughts. I don’t see anything wrong with using celebrities to make...More »

  • poster for Robert Rauschenberg Exhibition

    Robert Rauschenberg Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2010-10-29 - 2011-01-15

    The thing that’s been a constant over all these years is that I believe that art is communication so that the message has to change with time… If I can possibly show to anyone that the world belongs to...More »

  • poster for Marc Newson “Transport”

    Marc Newson “Transport”

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Product
    • 2010-09-14 - 2010-10-16

    As a kid obsessed with designing and making things, post-war Italian design was a huge source of inspiration. I was amazed by the seamless ability of designers and industry to produce every conceivable...More »

  • poster for Claude Monet "Late Work"

    Claude Monet "Late Work"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-05-01 - 2010-06-26

    The instantaneity of Monet, far from being passive, requires an unusual power of generalization, of abstraction… Monet declares: here is nature, not as you or I habitually see it, but as you are able to...More »

  • poster for Alexander Calder Exhibition

    Alexander Calder Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2010-02-26 - 2010-04-10

    People think monuments should come out of the ground, never out of the ceiling, but mobiles can be monumental too. --Alexander Calder Gagosian Gallery presents an exhibition of large-scale sculptures...More »

  • poster for Richard Serra "Blind Spot" and "Open Ended"

    Richard Serra "Blind Spot" and "Open Ended"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2009-10-27 - 2009-12-23

    Gagosian Gallery presents two important sculptures by Richard Serra. Related in both form and scale, Blind Spot (2002-2003) and Open Ended (2007-2008) entail similar concentric structures, each consisting...More »

  • poster for Pablo Picasso "Mosqueteros"

    Pablo Picasso "Mosqueteros"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-03-26 - 2009-06-06

    "Picasso: Mosqueteros" is the first exhibition in the United States to focus on the late paintings since "Picasso: The Last Years: 1963-1973" at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1984. Organized around...More »

  • poster for Hiroshi Sugimoto "Seven Days / Seven Nights"

    Hiroshi Sugimoto "Seven Days / Seven Nights"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-11-06 - 2009-02-14

    Gagosian Gallery announces "Seven Days / Seven Nights," an exhibition of fourteen photographs from the Seascapes series by Hiroshi Sugimoto in an architectural setting of his own design. For more than...More »

  • poster for "Retrospective" Exhibition

    "Retrospective" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2008-06-20 - 2008-08-22

    The retrospective exhibition, conceived and realized by a museum institution, is perceived as a watershed in any artist's career. This exhibition looks at various ways in which contemporary artists mine...More »

  • poster for Piotr Uklański " Bialo-Czerwona"

    Piotr Uklański " Bialo-Czerwona"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2008-03-27 - 2008-05-31

    Gagosian Gallery presents BIAŁO-CZERWONA, an exhibition by Piotr Uklański. This is the artist's first solo exhibition with the gallery. "Biało-Czerwona" (white-red), referring to Poland's bi-colored flag,...More »

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