Opened in 1979 in Los Angeles by Larry Gagosian and is considered to be one of the world’s foremost modern and contemporary art galleries.
Gagosian Gallery has dedicated itself to organizing important exhibitions of contemporary art, while presenting earlier works of art from the modern era.
There are 14 galleries worldwide—5 in New York City, 1 in Beverly Hills, 2 in London and Paris, and 1 in Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong. These have been designed by architects including Richard Gluckman (New York), Richard Meier (Beverly Hills), Caruso St John (London), Jean-François Bodin (Paris) and Jean Nouvel (Paris).
"Ryan McGinley: The Kids Were Alright" at MCA Denver closes this Sunday, August 20.
Featured in this survey of Ryan McGinley’s early work is Dan Colen’s "Secrets and Cymbals, Smoke and Scissors (My Friend Dash’s Wall in the Future)" (2004–06/2016). This massive sculpture—the artist’s first—is also a monumental painting. Spanning almost ten feet, the freestanding work is comprised of hundreds of small oil paintings on paper or foam, each a 1:1 trompe l’oeil representation of a corresponding photograph, newspaper clipping, or object that hung in an identical position on Dash Snow’s apartment wall in the early 2000s. The apartment was a gathering place for friends and artists, among them Colen’s childhood friend Ryan McGinley.
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Image: Dan Colen, "Secrets and Cymbals, Smoke and Scissors (My Friend Dash’s Wall in the Future)," 2004–06/2016.