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It was a whirlwind 2019 for Alex Israel, with the release of the second season of As It Lays, the captivating and discomfiting celebrity interview show that he hosts; a doubleheader of exhibitions at Reena Spaulings and Greene Naftali in New York; and a luggage collaboration with RIMOWA. As the new decade begins, he will alight at powerhouse Gagosian with a series of new works, including the paintings that he makes in the shape of his own head. Is Israel, who is precisely attuned to the rhythms of social media and celebrity, our Warhol? The suggestion drives his critics mad. But he just keeps on chugging.