'Notre-Dame is one of the most widely recognised 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
Gagosian is pleased to announce an exhibition in honour of the reconstruction of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. In the spirit of the gallery's ongoing commitment to artists and the arts, proceeds will be directed to support the renovation and restoration of the medieval cathedral-an icon for the city of Paris and its people, the French nation, and the world.
The exhibition will include generous donations by many gallery artists, including Balthus, Georg Baselitz, John Currin, Edmund de Waal, Alberto Di Fabio, Roe Ethridge, Urs Fischer, Theaster Gates, Frank Gehry, Katharina Grosse, Andreas Gursky, Michael Heizer, Thomas Houseago, Jia Aili, Y.Z. Kami, Takashi Murakami, Marc Newson, Giuseppe Penone, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Jenny Saville, Richard Serra, Setsuko, Cindy Sherman, Taryn Simon, Patti Smith, Blair Thurman, and Rachel Whiteread, some of whom have created work specially for this exhibition.
All proceeds from this exhibition will be donated via the Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris and its affiliated French entity La Fondation Notre Dame.
For their generous support of this project and their contribution of time and resources, Gagosian wishes to thank Michel Picaud, President of Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris; the shipping companies Brandl, Chenue, Dietl, Helutrans, Hasenkamp, Kortmann, Martinspeed, Möbel-Transport AG, MTEC, and Yamato; Michael Cahn of Cahn Wilson law firm; the set designer Cécile Degos; and the design company Astier de Villatte, for its donation.
Press release courtesy Gagosian.