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Ximena Garrido-Leccaís "The Followers" (detail), Working Rooms Gallery
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LONDON DISPATCH
PART ONE

by Laura K. Jones



The hype was relatively low-key for "Crash: Homage to JG Ballard" at Gagosian Gallery, but it was a blockbuster all the same, mounted 40 years after Ballardís kinky novel about car crashes as a sexual turn-on. Ballard caused a ruckus in 1970 not with his book but with an exhibition that preceded it, for which he put three junkyard cars at the New Arts Laboratory.

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