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Opening reception: Thursday, December 11th, from 6:00 to 8:00pm

I think it's supposed to be about provoking enough of a memory that people take it away and do their own thing with it. For me, artwork... is something that you should be able to take away-you don't have to be present in front of it,  and that's the potency of the artwork when it works.
 -Douglas Gordon

James Ewing
Gagosian New York is pleased to present Douglas Gordon's Phantom (2011), coinciding with "tears become... streams
become...," his large-scale installation on view at the Park Avenue Armory from December 9, 2014-January 4, 2015.

A conjurer of collective memory and perceptual surprise, Gordon's tools include commodities and mechanisms of everyday life. Into a diverse body of work-which spans video and film, sound, photographic objects, and texts-he infuses a combination of humor and trepidation to recalibrate reactions to the familiar. Key examples include 24 hour Psycho (1993), in which he slowed down Alfred Hitchcock's legendary film into a full day's duration, attenuating the horror until any sensation of suspence ceased to exist; and the feature film Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006, with Phillipe Parreno) in which multiple cameras tracked every action and emotion of the French soccer star during a decisive game.

                                                      Feature Film by Douglas Gordon 
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In Phantom (2011), Gordon collaborating with singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, examines grief and longing in a sonic and visual requiem. Expanding upon his use of portraiture as a tool for investigating the human condition, Gordon employs slow-motion film produced with a high speed Phantom camera. The film focuses on Wainright's eye-blackened with make-up, weeping, and glaring back at the viewer, echoing melodramatic performances by stars of the silent screen. On stage in front of the screen, a baby grand piano stands over another piano that has been burnt to ashes-a recurring symbol for Gordon that here might allude to the cyclical nature of life. Meanwhile Wainright's voice, accompanied by resigned piano chords, permeates the space during the daytime, while in the evening his silent gaze looks out plaintively a passersby on Park Avenue. The death of Wainwright's mother inspired the 2010 album All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu, the soundtrack for this installation, and its opening track,"Who Are You New York?," is a direct engagement with visitors and their surroundings. Gordon foregoes any specific narrative for poignant emotional triggers that sharpen over the passing minutes, transforming the gallery into an afflictive mise-scène that resonates differently with the experiences of each viewer.

Douglas Gordon is the recipient of the 1996 Turner Prize, the 1997 Venice Biennale's Premio 2000 award, the 1998 Hugo Boss Prize awarded by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the 2008 Roswitha Haftmann prize, and the 2012 Käthe Kollwitz Prize. The film Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival before screenings at numerous international venues. k.364 premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September 2010,
and Henry Rebel: Drawing and Burning premiered at Art Basel's Art Unlimited in 2012. Gordon's work has been the subject of numerous museum exhibitions, including Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2001); Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (2006); "Timeline," Museum of Modern Art, New York (2006, traveled to MALBA Colección Constantini, Buenos Aires, through 2007); "Pretty much every word written, spoken, heard, overheard from 1989...,"Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy (2006); "Superhumanatural," National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (2006);  "Between Darkness and Light: Works 1989-2007," Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (2007); "Blood,   Sweat,   Tears,"   DOX    Centre   for Contemporary Art, Prague (2009); Tate Britain, London (2010); Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2011); "I am also...," Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2013); Everything is Nothing Without Its Reflection-A   Photographic    Pantomime," Museum Folkwang, Essen Germany (2013); "Phantom," Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2014); "the only way out is the only way in: Douglas Gordon," Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Victoria (2014); Gallery of Modern Art, Galsgow (2014); and "Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now," Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris (2014).

Gordon's major new installation "tears become... streams become..." will be on view at the Park Avenue Armory from December 9,  2014-January 4, 2015. ten collaborative performances by acclaimed pianist Hélène Grimaud are scheduled through December 21.



 Araki Teller

Araki Teller, Teller Araki was published to coincide with the two artist's collaborative exhibition at the Ostlicht Galerie fur Fotografie In Vienna. For more info please click Araki Teller.




We are pleased to present a photo archive by producer Harry Novak. The stills are taken from films such as Mini-Skirt Love, Venus In Furs where we screened earlier this month and many more. Again the photos explore the women domination over men and the desire by men till enslavement. There are images containing soft nudity and special costumes adding interest on the subject / cultural reference. To view the archive please click MOVIE ARCHIVE



 Black Friday

Black Friday is here and we are offering a 10 percent discount in some of the hottest titles in art books /photography and editions.  The discount will continue over the weekend allow you more time to shop those items. Usually there is no discount but we will like you to know us better and get your hands flipping.

Some of the titles are
Robert Mapplethrope
Ari Marcopoulos 
Lele Saveri and many more please visit here.
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Maria Goodman Gallery

John Baldessari: Movie Scripts / Art, 2014

October 22 - November 22, 2014
Opening reception: Wednesday, October 22nd, 6-8 pm

Maria Goodman Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new work by John Baldessari, Movie Scripts / Art, 2014 which will open to the public on Wednesday, October 22nd, and rub through November 22nd.

Baldessari's relationship to words and pictures, his pairing of photography and language, was first brought into the realm of art in the Text paintings and Photo-text paintings of the 1960s. Later, his characteristic pairing of image and text, selecting and contrasting unrelated objects, paved the way for a pictorial system assembled of incongruent elements that interact and correlate with each other, allowing for subtle shifts of meaning and context. In later series, such as the National City works, Goya series, Elbows Tetrads, Prima Facie and onwards, Baldessari broke the canvas into sections representing ways of constructing imagination and the world. This doubling could entail two words, two images, or word and image: it was the bringing of two or more things together that was key ... "get(ting) them close enough so there's some sort of synapse and something new is created - it could ... be Dr. Frankenstein-like or it could be meaningful. I do like when a third meaning is created. I find quite interesting."

A Rare Poster By John Baldessari available IN STORE.

More recently, the Doubles series reinvented this coupling, placing art historical images with texts and disparate titles from film noir or popular songs, asking the viewer to fashion new meaning from old masterpieces. The recent Storyboards (in 4 Parts), and Morsels and Snippets, similarly culled material from newspapers and magazines, placing it with on the hand, text and color charts, or on the other, high-end food entries, as a commentary on narrative sequencing as well as our cultural preoccupations.

In the current exhibition Movie Scripts/ Art 2014, Baldessari goes one step further, selecting fragments of received art historical images and editing the images down to a detail in order to conceal their art historical lineage, pairing them with texts from movie scripts. This continues a process which he began in Scene/Take...(2014), however here Baldessari applies a chance method to the scripts themselves and chooses to modify his pairings with an inventive collage of both found and fabricated texts - 'movie scripts' -- in relation to illustrative of his chosen image:

"The idea was to take fine art and put it into the location of the movie scripts. The script itself is collage - some of the lines come from actual movies and I've written others to make the text work with the found image. In this way, the details of old dead guys' paintings (from the collection of the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, where this work will be exhibited in relation to the historical paintings) become illustrations of the movie scripts. I found this mélange of high art and Hollywood amusing."
- John Baldessari 2014

Posters by John Baldessari available here.

John Baldessari's recent solo exhibitions include Your Name in Lights at Monnaie de Paris, which was on view in September/October, as well as John Baldessari: 1+1=1 at the Garage for Contemporary Culture in Moscow which ended last November. Forthcoming shows include an exhibition at Städel Museum, Frankfurt in the Fall 2015.

Baldessari's work is currently included in Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since the 1950s which premiered at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C in the Fall of 2013, traveling to MUDAMMusée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg this past Summer/Fall, and will open on November 14th at Kunsthaus Graz, Austria.

John Baldessari has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the 2012 Kaiserring Award by the city of Goslar, Germany (past recipients have included Matthew Barney, David Lynch and Rosemarie Trockel). He was awarded the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. In 2008 he received the Biennial 

Award for Contemporary Art the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht.

He was the subject of recent retrospective, "John Baldessari: Pure Beauty," that retraced his career from 1962 to 2010. Organized by the Tate Modern, London, the exhibit traveled to MACBA Barcelona; LACMA, Los Angeles and the Metropolitan Museum of New York from 2010-2011.

Yale University Press has recently published two volumes of John Baldessari:

Catalogue Raisonné: the first in 2012, titled John Baldessari: Catalogue Raisonné:
Volume One: 1956-1974 which covers his unique works during the years 1956-1974; and the second, John Baldessari: Catalogue Raisonné: Volume two: 1975 - 1986 in 2013. Forthcoming in 2015, Volume Three: 1987-1993 is due to be published.