April 5–May 25, 2018
Coinciding with the first survey of prints by Jonas Wood, at Gagosian 976 Madison Avenue, the Gagosian Shop will present an installation of Wood’s multimedia works, as well as various Shop artworks and editions selected by the artist.
Entering the Gagosian Shop is like stepping into one of Wood’s graphic, patterned paintings. A floor-to-ceiling vinyl mural depicts brightly-colored parrots perched among lush greens and intersecting branches, and the remaining wall space is covered in Wood’s Tennis Ball Wallpaper, printed with tennis ball drawings, and available for purchase. Also on display are the artist’s textile works, silk scarves featuring images from his prints and paintings, and a selection of his books, each cover featuring unique, handmade collage elements.
To accompany these works, Wood has curated a selection of Shop artworks and editions: vintage posters, prints, and works by artists he admires, including Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and others.
Given the fluid situation between Wood’s print survey and the Shop items, the installation acts as a transitional zone between the street and the gallery, offering visitors a glimpse into the artist’s processes and inspirations.
Wednesday, May 30, 5–7pm
On Wednesday, May 30, Gagosian Shop will unveil 100 editions of Jeff Koons’s Puppy (Vase) (1998), available for sale. Koons will be in attendance to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of one of his most popular early editions.
Combining Koons’s interest in domestic objects, classical beauty, and childlike joy, Puppy (Vase) is a glazed porcelain vase in the shape of a small white Highland terrier, its wiry hair expertly articulated. The editions were produced in 1998, only a few years after the completion of Puppy (1992), Koons’s monumental topiary sculpture that is permanently installed at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. More recently, Koons has expanded on the functional utility and pristine workmanship of Puppy (Vase) in large sculptures featuring vivid, blooming flowers, including Bluebird Planter (2010–16) and Woman Reclining (2010–14), a kinetic work in black granite from the Antiquity series.
To attend the event, RSVP to [email protected].
976 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10075