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Rene Magritte
Stills from the Gagosian Gallery iPad app


June 2, 2011

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Gagosian Gallery seems to have everything else, why not stake out some territory in the digital realm as well? The official Gagosian Gallery iPad app launches this month, with a ton of interactive content and gigapixel photography of the gallery artists and exhibitions, which promises to open a truly expansive avant-garde esthetic space on your hand-held devices. Designed by, the free app, available for download on iTunes as of June 8, 2011, pending approval from Apple, is to be updated four times a year.

The first edition includes features on more than 20 artists, including Richard Avedon, John Currin, Kazimir Malevich, Elizabeth Peyton, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Prince and Rudolf Stingel.

The debut of the app features a video of sometime Gagosian Gallery curator John Richardson discussing his current "Picasso and Marie-Thérèse" exhibition, excerpts from the catalogue essay for the recent "Malevich and the American Legacy" show, archival footage of Rauschenberg’s 1966 performance Open Score and a “sketch” feature that depicts "the evolution of an artwork," possibly watching Currin’s process from charcoal sketch to finished canvas.

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Stills from the Gagosian Gallery iPad app
Stills from the Gagosian Gallery iPad app

Stills from the Gagosian Gallery iPad app
Stills from the Gagosian Gallery iPad app


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