|Robert Therrien, No title (pallet), 2007|
Oh to be in California! I ususally confine myself to listing UK shows, but The Floor Show: Gravity and Materials at Gagosian, Beverly Hills looks to be such a splendid exhibition, I couldn't resist giving it a mention. An exhibition that includes work by Andy Warhol, Carl Andre and Richard Serra is, I think, something worth knowing about. The piece by Robert Therrien (above) is new to me but is destined to enter my personal canon of great works. Other featured artists include, Richard Long, Rachel Whiteread, Mike Kelley, Robert Morris, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Tom Sachs, Lynda Benglis, John Chamberlain and Barry Le Va - watch a video of the 'smashing' installation of Le Va's piece (below), here. The exhibition continues until 28 July.
|Baryy Le Va, Set I A placed B placed; Set II A dropped. B dropped.; Set III A placed. B dropped.; Set IV placed, 1968|
|Andy Warhol, Dance Diagram, 1962|
|Richard Serra, Malmo Roll, 1984|
|Rachel Whiteread, Black Bed, 1991|
|Tom Sachs, 4' x 8' Sheet of Plywood, 2011|
|Installation view of Floor Show: Gravity and Materials, with work by (left to right), Lynda Benglis, Richard Serra, Richard Long and Felix Gonzalez-Torres|