Artists for ParisAn exhibition for Notre Dame

Gagosian announces a major exhibition
to benefit the reconstruction of the Cathedral.

  “People seem to fear art. Art has always been a word for this thing that can’t be rationalised; when you see or hear something that you struggle to explain. But that’s its strength, of course, that’s what the word ‘art’ is for.”Urs Fischer

“I live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and my studio is in downtown Los Angeles. My daily routine of driving back and forth is always a contemplative time. On these drives I often witness extremely vivid and colorful sunrises and sunsets, yielding horizon lines that transform the urban sprawl into a meditative celestial plane.”Sterling Ruby

Gagosian announced a major exhibition dedicated to one of the most famous examples of gothic architecture, the Cathedral Notre Dame which was severely damaged in a massive fire a few months ago. “Notre-Dame is one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the French nation. I wish to contribute to the reconstruction of this iconic monument after watching, with devastation, as it was engulfed in flames.” Larry Gagosian said.
On this occasion many artists such as Urs Fischer, Theaster Gates, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Takashi Murakami, Cindy Sherman, came together and decided to create artworks in order to support the project. In the spirit of the gallery’s ongoing commitment to the arts, and acknowledging the generous donation of the artists, all proceeds will be directed to supporting the renovation and restoration of the medieval cathedral, an icon not only for the city of Paris and its people but for the world.

The exhibition will be running until July 27th, 2019.