Duino Elegies

Gagosian, Madison Avenue, New York

5 March – 27 June 2020

Edmund De Waal Elegie At Gagosian Gallery New York

A new panel piece, titled elegie, has been made especially for a group show staged by Gagosian, now open in New York. The exhibition traces the resonance of Rainer Maria Rilke’s poetry through artworks spanning the past 150 years.

Rilke’s writing has been a constant touchstone for de Waal. This work is one of his first to use porcelain in liquid form, painted onto wood panel over gold leaf and written into with text.