Cy Twombly

Three Notes From Salalah
December 15, 2007 - March 15, 2008

Cy Twombly - Three Notes From Salalah

CY TWOMBLY
Note II (detail), 2005–07
Acrylic on wood panel
96 x 144 inches  (243.8 x 365.8 cm)

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GAGOSIAN OPENS NEW GALLERY IN ROME

On December 15, 2007, Gagosian will inaugurate a new gallery in Rome with “Three Notes from Salalah,” an exhibition by Cy Twombly.


Cy Twombly (b.1928) has lived and worked in Rome and Lexington, Virginia since the late 1950’s. In 2001 he was awarded the Golden Lion at the 49th Venice Biennale. Twombly, who has made many significant exhibitions with Gagosian Gallery, will be the subject of a retrospective survey at Tate Modern in 2008. 

Gagosian Gallery Rome is situated in the very center of the city between the Via Veneto and the Spanish Steps. It occupies 750 square meters on the ground and mezzanine levels of a former bank, built in 1921. One of its outstanding features is an oval space measuring 23 meters by 13 meters with a ceiling height of 6 meters.

The gallery has been designed by Rome-based architect Firouz Galdo in collaboration with the London-based practice, Caruso St John. The renovation has transformed the space into a state-of-the-art contemporary gallery while retaining its distinctively Roman character.

Larry Gagosian comments: “I am delighted to open a gallery in Rome, a powerful source of inspiration for artists of all times. We look forward to becoming part of the cultural life of this extraordinary city.”

Opened in 1979 in New York by Larry Gagosian, Gagosian Gallery is considered to be one of the world’s foremost modern and contemporary art galleries. With the addition of the Rome gallery, there are now seven galleries worldwide, including three in New York, one in Beverly Hills and two in London. Architects of the other galleries include Richard Gluckman (New York), Richard Meier (Beverly Hills), and Caruso St John (London).

Gagosian Gallery has organized important exhibitions by many leading international artists including Francis Bacon, Joseph Beuys, Georg Baselitz, Jean Michel Basquiat, Alighiero e Boetti, Cecily Brown, Francesco Clemente, Walter De Maria, Alberto Giacometti, Douglas Gordon, Marc Grotjahn, Richard Hamilton, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Mike Kelley, Anselm Kiefer, Willem de Kooning, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Mario Merz, Pino Pascali, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Anselm Reyle, Ed Ruscha, Jenny Saville, Richard Serra, David Smith, Philip Taaffe, Robert Therrien, Cy Twombly, Piotr Uklański, Francesco Vezzoli, Andy Warhol, Franz West, Rachel Whiteread, and Christopher Wool.

Exhibition opening December 15, 2007, 4–8pm

Press Enquiries
International:
Erica Bolton/Jane Quinn
T.  +44.20.7221.5000
E.  erica@boltonquinn.com

Italy:
Antonella Fiori
T.  +39.0334.360.3625
E.  antonellafiori@mondomostre.it

For all other information please contact the gallery at +39.06.4208.6498 or at roma@gagosian.com.


GAGOSIAN INAUGURA GALLERIA A ROMA

Il 15 dicembre 2007, Gagosian inaugurera’ una nuova galleria a Roma con la mostra “Three Notes from Salalah” di Cy Twombly.


Cy Twombly (1928), vive e lavora tra Roma e Lexington, Virginia dalla fine degli anni 50’. Nel 2001 ha ricevuto il Leone d’Oro alla 49th Biennale di Venezia. Twombly, che ha gia’ collaborato in maniera significativa con Gagosian, sara’ il protagonista di una retrospettiva alla Tate Modern nel 2008.

La galleria si trova nel centro della citta’ tra Via Veneto e Piazza di Spagna. Occupa circa 750 metri quadri ai piani terra e rialzato di un edificio del 1921 utilizzato in precedenza come banca. Una delle caratteristiche salienti dello spazio e’ una straordinaria sala ovale lunga 23 metri, larga 13 e con soffitti alti 6 metri.

Il progetto e’ stato affidato all’architetto romano Firouz Galdo con la collaborazione dello studio inglese Caruso St John. La ristrutturazione ha trasformato lo spazio in una galleria per l’arte contemporanea dai contenuti tecnologici e di design di ultima generazione pur mantenendone il carattere storico.

Larry Gagosian afferma: “Sono felice di aprire una galleria a Roma, da sempre una fonte di ispirazione insostituibile per gli artisti. Ci auguriamo di diventare parte della vita culturale di questa citta’ straordinaria.”

Aperta nel 1979 da Larry Gagosian, Gagosian Gallery e’ considerata una delle principali gallerie di arte moderna e contemporanea del mondo. Con l’aggiunta della galleria di Roma, gli spazi diventano sette: tre a New York, uno a Los Angeles e due a Londra. Gli architetti che hanno lavorato agli altri spazi sono: Richard Gluckman (New York), Richard Meier (Los Angeles), Caruso St John (Londra).

Gagosian Gallery ha organizzato mostre dei principali artisti contemporanei internazionali tra i quali: Francis Bacon, Joseph Beuys, Georg Baselitz, Jean Michel Basquiat, Alighiero e Boetti, Cecily Brown, Francesco Clemente, Walter De Maria, Alberto Giacometti, Douglas Gordon, Marc Grotjahn, Richard Hamilton, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Mike Kelley, Anselm Kiefer, Willem de Kooning, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Mario Merz, Pino Pascali, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Anselm Reyle, Ed Ruscha, Jenny Saville, Richard Serra, David Smith, Philip Taaffe, Robert Therrien, Cy Twombly, Piotr Uklański, Francesco Vezzoli, Andy Warhol, Franz West, Rachel Whiteread, and Christopher Wool.
Inaugurazione: 15 dicembre 2007, ore 16-20

Ufficio Stampa
All’estero:
Erica Bolton/Jane Quinn
E.  erica@boltonquinn.com
T.  +44.20.7221.5000

In Italia:
Antonella Fiori
E.  antonellafiori@mondomostre.it
T.  +39 0.334.360.3625

Per tutte le altre informazioni si prega di contattare la galleria a +39.06.4208.6498 o roma@gagosian.com.