gagosian gallery
new york

In this exhibition, Anatolian and Cycladic idols presage the modernist abstractions and biomorphic forms of Hans Arp, Constantin Brancusi, Alberto Giacometti, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, and Isamu Noguchi. A delicately carved Renaissance head, (once belonging to Andy Warhol,) prefigures the tongue-in-cheek gravitas of Jeff Koons's elaborately crafted (self)-creation myth. The austere geometries of works by Carl Andre, Jenny Holzer, and Marc Newson are echoed in an exquisite painted marble fragment by Brice Marden, providing yet another counterpoint to this rich ensemble.