Doug Aitken

Here Comes the Night, 2011

LED in lightbox

48 x 67 x 5 inches

Doug Aitken

END, 2012

LED lit lightbox

55 3/4 x 60 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches

Diane Arbus

Mother on a couch with her baby on her lap, Bronx, N.Y., 1966

Gelatin-silver print

9 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches

Daren Almond

Perfect Time (12 x 6), 2012

Digital wall clocks, electro-mechanics, steel, vinyl, computerized electronic controls and components

66 1/8 x 68 1/2 x 5 5/16 inches

Richard Artschwager

Two Clocks, 2007

Acrylic on fiber panel

51 3/4 x 76 1/4 inches

Michael Craig-Martin

TAG Heurer Kirium Formula 1, 2003

Acrylic on canvas

64 x 32 inches

Michael Craig-Martin

Untitled (Watch/Sandal), 2007

Acrylic on aluminum

72 x 68 inches

Hans-Peter Feldmann

Time Series Rosanna, 1975

Set of 36 black and white and color photographs in album

5 x 3 1/2 inches

Lee Friedlander

Aloha, Washington, 1967

Gelatin-silver print

8 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches

Lee Friedlander

Arkansas, 2003

Gelatin-silver print

15 x 14 1/2 inches

Lee Friedlander

Salinas, California, 1972

Gelatin-silver print

12 7/8 x 8 5/8 inches

Philip Guston

Untitled, 1969

Oil on canvas

37 x 40 inches

Philip Guston

Untitled, c. 1969

Pencil on paper

15 15/16 x 19 15/16 inches

Jasper Johns

Face with Watch, 1996


42 x 31 7/8 inches

Karen Kilimnik

Cache, 2002


11 x 14 inches

Karen Kilimnik

Paris Alpine watches, 2002


11 x 14 inches

Vera Lutter

Clock Tower, Brooklyn, XLIV: June 22-23, 2009, 2009

Unique geltin silver print

97 5/8 x 97 5/8 inches

Vera Lutter

Clock Tower, Brooklyn, XXIII: June 4, 2009, 2009

Unique gelatin silver print

53 9/16 x 55 1/8 inches

Richard Prince

Untitled ( Jewels, Watch, and Pocketbook), 1978-79

3 Ektacolor prints 

20 x 24 inches

Robert Rauschenberg

Drizzle, 1967


53 x 30 1/2 inches

Robert Rauschenberg

Intaglio Watch, 1968

Intaglio with embossment

22 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches

Robert Rauschenberg

Soviet/American Array III, 1990


87 3/4 x 54 1/4 inches

Robert Rauschenberg

Soviet/American Array VII, 1991


79 x 51 1/4 inches

Robert Rauschenberg

Waiver (Ground Rules), 1997


55 x 40 3/4 inches

Linda Ridgway

Is, Was, Will Be, 2005

Bronze, unique

11 1/4 x 11 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches

Ugo Rondinone

Red grey blue clock, 2012

Stained-glass window and wire

19 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches

James Rosenquist

The Memory Continues but the Clock Disappears, 2011

Framed lithograph with rotating mirror

39 1/2 x 26 1/4 inches

Ed Ruscha

Falling Sand, Triptych, 1989

Acrylic on paper

30 x 20 inches

Ed Ruscha

Ten Sandwiches, 2009

Acrylic on museum board paper

28 1/8 x 30 inches

Ed Ruscha

The End #10, 1993

Acrylic on paper

24 x 30 inches

Stephen Shore

Room 236, Thunderbird Motel, Bend, Oregon, July 20, 1973, 1973

Chromogenic color print

17 x 21 3/4 inches

Tom McKinley

June First 8:20 P.M., 2013

Oil on panel

38 x 65 inches

Taryn Simon

Folder: Waiting Rooms, 2012

Archival inkjet print

47 x 62 inches

Johannes Wohnseirfer

Waking up in Paris, 2010

10 vintage photographs circa 1940's, unique

23 5/ 8 x 19 5/8 inches each

Tin Ojead

Clock #3, 2012

Black and white photograph

32 1/2 x 27 inches

Linda Ridgway

Longing, 2005

Bronze with patina

14 x 23 x 2 1/2 inches

Press Release

The Time is Now

April 4 - May 4, 2013


John Berggruen Gallery is pleased to present The Time is Now, a group exhibition featuring Doug Aitken, Darren Almond, Diane Arbus, Richard Artschwager, Michael Craig-Martin, Hans Peter-Feldmann, Lee Friedlander, Philip Guston, Jasper Johns, Karen Kilimnik, Vera Lutter, Christian Marclay, Tom McKinley, Tin Ojeda, Richard Prince, Robert Rauschenberg, Linda Ridgway, Ugo Rondinone, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Stephen Shore, Taryn Simon and Lawrence Weiner.


The Time is Now brings together a group of works that acknowledge and contend with the representation of time (past, present and future), and how it is reinterpreted and revealed across diverse media. Through drawing, sculpture, installation, sound and light this exhibition illustrates the continuing human fascination with exploring the concept of time, both in the metaphysical and physical sense. This exhibition evades easy classification, with each artist bringing their own experience to one of the oldest topics that defies the typical social, cultural and political context.


In its most literal sense, the clock serves as a common allegorical image to convey how we calculate the presence of time within our lives. Philip Guston’s colorful, almost whimsical portrait of a timepiece shows the city below, dwarfed and eventually crushed by the presence of a large clock. For a more abstract representation, there is Doug Aitken’s lightbox depicting a beautiful island vista glimpsed simply through the ominous word “END.” Both of these images speak directly to the fear underlying every artist’s curiosity and obsession with the progression of time.


Another interesting element is the effect of the passage of time on the work itself. In 1967, Lee Friedlander was documenting everyday American life, while today his snapshot of a television in “Aloha, Washington,” is an artifact, depicting obsolete technology rendering his image to a specific period within our history. This overarching theme is segmented even further as the work featured stretches from the early 1960’s to present day, created by artists both living and dead born between 1913 and 1982.


Grouped together, all of these images display the impulse to transcend our inevitable circumstances and capture or define the ultimate progression of time, an unstoppable force. The result is a group show that circumnavigates the expectations of typical group shows, turning the viewer into part of the experience, by reminding us all of the importance of each passing minute.


The exhibition will be on view April 4-May 4, 2013 on two floors of exhibition space. John Berggruen Gallery will host a reception on Thursday, April 4th between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.


The exhibit will coincide with Christain Marclay’s film “The Clock” being shown at SFMOMA from April 6th – June 2nd.


For further information and photographs, please contact the gallery at (415) 781-4629 or Gallery hours: Monday – Friday: 9:30 – 5:30pm Saturday: 10:30 – 5:00pm