An American in Paris, Gagosian Gallery

February 12, 2014 by Kay

Until 3rd May 2014

Gagosian Gallery, Paris

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"An American in Paris: Works from a Private Collection" Photo by Zarko Vijatovic

From Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Black Bean Soup of 1962 to Jeff Koons’ Hole III of 2008, An American in Paris presents a panorama of the avant-garde of the past half century. This selection from a bold and discerning American collection highlights pivotal, often large-scale works from contemporary artists who have persistently engaged unexpected subject matter through uncommon media. Richard Prince’s The Housewife and the Grocer (1988)–pink text on a matte gold background–is an archetypal work from his deadpan Joke series; the crusted surface of a black canvas by Damien Hirst is, upon closer scrutiny, comprised by thousands of dead flies. Read more about the exhibition on the Gagosian Gallery website.