The Gagosian App for iPad

September 21, 2011

The Gagosian App for iPad -

An interactive table of contents organizes
the exhibitions and features within the application.

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GAGOSIAN GALLERY’S FREE iPAD APP, DESIGNED BY AWARD-WINNING FIRM @RADICAL.MEDIA, TAKES USERS ON AN IN-DEPTH JOURNEY WITH GAGOSIAN’S ARTISTS AND EXHIBITIONS

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Some Special Features: Gigapixel Photography and Archival Videos; More Than Twenty Artists Showcased; First Issue of Quarterly Edition 

Artists Highlighted in Issue #1: John Chamberlain, John Currin, Vera Lutter, Kazimir Malevich, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Prince, and Rudolf Stingel


NEW YORK—Gagosian Gallery announces the launch of an application for the iPad, now available as a free download from the iTunes store. The app will be updated four times per year, providing content that features recent, current, and future Gagosian artists, exhibitions, and projects. The artists presented in edition #1 include Richard Avedon, Cecily Brown, John Currin, Vera Lutter, Kazimir Malevich, Elizabeth Peyton, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Prince, and Rudolf Stingel. 

The app offers unprecedented access and in-depth knowledge of Gagosian Gallery's artists and exhibitions, presented through visually stunning, richly informative and innovative features, and both moving and still imagery. Art lovers who have yet to see the current exhibition of Picasso’s portraits of his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter (Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L’amour fou, April 14–July 15, 2011, New York), can explore a touch-sensitive “sketch” view revealing twenty states of Picasso’s etching of his muse. In addition they can watch video excerpts of the renowned art historian John Richardson, a Gagosian curator, discussing the exhibition.

Admirers of John Currin’s opulent portraiture will revel in the app’s gigapixel digital exposé of a recent painting, as well as a 2010 lecture by the artist. Other projects include an interview with writer James Frey about his 2011 novel, The Final Testament of the Holy Bible, published by Gagosian Gallery. The app also offers excerpts from scholar Aleksandra Shatskikh’s catalogue essay for the historic exhibition Malevich and the American Legacy (March 3–April 30, 2011, New York). 

Viewers can relive a key moment in art history by watching archival footage of Rauschenberg’s 1966 performance, Open Score; or follow a tour by curator Francesco Bonami of Rudolf Stingel (March 4–April 16, 2011, New York). 

The free iPad app provides essential information about Gagosian Gallery’s global network of galleries in New York, Los Angeles, London, Rome, Athens, Paris, Geneva, and Hong Kong, through its worldwide exhibition schedule, a map of all locations, biographies and reviews of artists, a list of current events, gallery news, and a link to Gagosian Shop. 

Larry Gagosian comments, “In representing the most renowned modern and contemporary artists in the world, we are always seeking innovation. @radical.media is a great partner on this project as they utilized new technologies as a means of presenting, examining, and giving access to our artists in entirely new ways that were previously unavailable.” 

The Gagosian iPad app is developed and designed by @radical.media, the award-winning firm that created the ONE app, and the Medicá app. James Spindler, Chief Creative Officer of @radical.media, explains, "This app lies at the intersection of design, storytelling, and technology. Gagosian Gallery's breadth of content and expertise, coupled with our focus on producing narrative based projects, made this an ideal partnership for creating something that’s unprecedented in the art world." For more information about @radical.media, visit www.radicalmedia.com.

For more information about the Gagosian iPad app and updates, visit www.gagosian.com, and join the conversation on Facebook and twitter. 

Media Contact for Gagosian
Meg Blackburn
FITZ & CO
212-627-1455, ext. 225
meg@fitzandco.com

Media Contact for @radical.media
Aaron Gannon
Sunshine, Sachs, & Associates
212-691-2800

Gagosian App Reader FAQs:

How do I get the iPad app?
Download the app from the iTunes App Store. The app is compatible with iOS 4.2 or later. Please be sure to upgrade your software before downloading if necessary. 

How much does the app cost?
The app is free.

What content will be included in the app?
The app provides an overview of exhibitions, projects, and events at Gagosian Gallery worldwide, including excerpts from recent related publications, as well as videos and additional content created uniquely for this interactive art experience.

Does the quarterly issue expire?
No. Once you download an issue you will have access to it on your iPad for as long as you keep the app.

How do I know if there is an issue update?
Please check the App Store for updates.

When is the next issue available?
Issues will be released quarterly

Can I subscribe?
Subscriptions are not available at this time.

Is the Gagosian app available for the iPhone or iPod touch?
The Gagosian app has been created specifically for the iPad.


For any more questions or comments about the Gagosian app, please email ipad@gagosian.com.