Gagosian taps into the wealth of Russia with October show

August 19th, 2008

Larry Gagosian at the opening of Center of Contemporary Culture Moscow (CCCM) via

Moscow is anticipating a worthy contemporary art scene brought by Larry Gagosian. Building upon the strong review from last year’s first show, Gagosian Gallery is making its presence in Russia. “For what you are about to receive” is Gagosian’s a second exhibition will be held at Red October Chocolate Factory, opening on September 18th until Ocober 25th. Artist Aaron Young will be presenting a motorcycle performance Arc Light for the opening of the show (AO has exclusive video from Aaron Young’s motorcycle show in New York here). This show will exhibit works by well-known contemporary artists such as Jeff Koons, Willen de Kooning, Richard Serra and Takashi Murakami. Curated to explore the conceptual relationship between commercial production and artistic abstraction, the show is intended to engage the viewers with modern materialism.

Gagosian Gallery in Moscow [Artnet News]
Gagosian Gallery
Read more about the exhibition at the Russian art blog IZO here and here.

Baroque Egg with Bow
, Jeff Koons, 2006. via Gagosian Gallery

Untitled, Willem de Kooning, 1987 via Gagosian Gallery

Elevational Mass, Richard Serra, 2006 1987 via Gagosian Gallery