© Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons: Winter Bears, 1988
Polychromed wood, 48 x 44 x 15-1/2 inches
(121.9 x 111.8 x 39.4 cm)

What's Modern?

Francis Bacon, John Baldessari, Constantin Brancusi, Alexander Calder, Maurizio Cattelan, Paul Cézanne, Salvador Dalí, Willem de Kooning, Marcel Duchamp, Alberto Giacometti, Damien Hirst, Neil Jenney, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Richard Prince, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko, Ed Ruscha, David Salle, Julian Schnabel, Georges Seurat, Frank Stella, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol

Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition, "What's Modern?", a survey of historic and contemporary works that extensively explore the Modernist movement. Scheduled to coincide with the reopening of The Museum of Modern Art's Manhattan location, this show will explore the scope and influence of Modernism beginning with the nineteenth century, and it will follow its transitions through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

"What's Modern?" will highlight the work of twenty-six major artists, celebrating almost two centuries of art created since the explosion of Modernism. From its genesis with Cézanne and Picasso, to the post-war abstraction of de Kooning and Pollock, to the contemporary bearers of Modernism's long lasting influence, this exhibition will seek to investigate the extent to which the notion of Modernism has persisted in the history of art. "What's Modern?" will trace the timeline of Modernism and will explore the means by which artists since the nineteenth century have challenged convention and become "modern" through abstraction, expression and appropriation.

A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

Exhibition: November 6 - December 18, 2004
Gallery hours: Tue-Sat 10 am - 6 pm

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