Mungo Thomson, May 1, 1978 (Gesley Kirkland), 2016, acrylic enamel on yupo, 13 × 10 inches; 33 × 25.4 cm, 13½ × 10½ inches; 34.3 × 26.7 cm (framed)
Mungo Thomson in Artist Plate Project Gala Auction
Friday November 4, 2022, 8pm
148 Green St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Honoring Virgil Abloh
Benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless
For more than 25 years, ARTWALK NY has united New York’s foremost artists, activists, and philanthropists behind the Coalition for the Homeless’ mission to end mass homelessness in New York City and bring immediate relief to homeless individuals and families. Each year, supporters have come together to celebrate the important work of the Coalition and honor the most influential artists of our times – such as Brice Marden, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Katherine Bernhardt and Marina Adams & Stanley Whitney.
Read more HERE
Mungo Thomson, November 29, 1976 (Robert Rauschenberg), 2022, enamel on low iron mirror, poplar, aluminum, 74 × 56 inches; 188 × 142.2 cm
Mungo Thomson in the ArtCrush 2022 Auction
at the Aspen Art Museum
Friday, August 5 at 8pm MT
Every August, the Aspen Art Museum hosts three days of performances, talks, and celebrations of art, culminating in our annual ArtCrush summer gala. Aspen ArtWeek honors those whose creativity and vision have the greatest impact on the field of contemporary art. Sotheby’s is honored to host the iconic ArtCrush 2022 auction to benefit the Aspen Art Museum. The auction will take place both online and in person at the Aspen Art Museum’s annual summer gala, ArtCrush, on Friday, August 5 at 8 PM MT.
Read more HERE
Negative Space (STScI-2015-02), detail by Mungo Thomson for future Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill Station
Mungo Thomson in conversation with subject experts for
Underground Astronomy: Art, Geology and Cosmology
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 6:30 pm PDT via Zoom
Tuesday, July 19 at 6:30 pm PDT, join artist Mungo Thomson and subject experts for Underground Astronomy: Art, Geology and Cosmology, a free, virtual public conversation on Zoom about the unlikely but real crossovers between geology and cosmology.
Hosted by Metro Art, the artist will share his upcoming artwork Negative Space (STScI-2015-02), recently installed in anticipation of future passengers on the subway platform hundreds of feet underneath downtown Los Angeles as part of the Regional Connector Transit Project Art Program.
Register and read more HERE.
Mungo Thomson, Time Life, Karma, New York, 2022, installation view
The New Social Environment #514: Time Life: Mungo Thomson
Monday, March 14, 2022 at 1pm ET
Artist Mungo Thomson joins Rail contributor Andrew Woolbright for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Joshua Mehigan.
Register and read more HERE
New Edition Launch
Thursday, February 17, 2022
at FELIX Art Fair, Los Angeles
A new edition by Mungo Thomson, Encyclopedia of Flowers and Flowering Plants, 2022, is launching tomorrow with White Columns at Felix Art Fair, Los Angeles.
Read more HERE
On the occasion of the launch of Mungo Thomson’s new book, Mail, he will be in conversation with Tosh Berman this Saturday, August 15th at 3pm PST / 6pm EST.
This online event has been organized by Artbook at Hauser & Wirth LA. Mail is available for purchase from our Bookstore, here.
Snowman, 2020, Painted bronze, 32 × 21 × 18 1⁄4 inches
Mungo Thomson at Frieze Projects
Frieze Los Angeles 2020
Paramount Pictures Studios Back Lot
5515 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
February 14-16, 2020
Saturday, February 15: 11am–7pm
Sunday, February 16: 11am–6pm
Making use of a list of mediums too lengthy to enumerate, Mungo Thomson (b. 1969, Woodland; lives in Los Angeles) aligns himself with the droll and heady legacy of California conceptualism.
Thomson borrows from design worlds (graphic and product) to contemplate human existence vs. geological time. He has isolated the font on the Times magazine masthead in an ongoing series of paintings on mirrors (Time through the ages) and slowed down the lilting tunes of new age musician William Ackerman (the long play record ’It Takes a Year’ actually takes 365 days to hear).
Snowman recasts the seemingly ubiquitous cardboard delivery box into a bronze monument for our age. Recasting also is an appropriate term for the transformation of these disposable (but environmentally damaging) cardboard boxes into the durable, mineralogical bronze. Thomson seizes the everyday, too easily cast off consumer objects of our day and produces anthropological relics for the future.
Frieze Projects 2020 is co-curated by Rita Gonzalez (Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art, LACMA) and Pilar Tompkins Rivas (Director, Vincent Price Art Museum).