Hauser & Wirth

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Hauser & Wirth was founded in 1992 in Zurich by Iwan Wirth, Manuela Wirth and Ursula Hauser, who were joined in 2000 by Partner and President Marc Payot. A family business with a global outlook, Hauser & Wirth has expanded over the past 27 years to include outposts in Hong Kong, London, New York, Los Angeles, Somerset, Gstaad and St. Moritz. The gallery represents over 75 artists and estates who have been instrumental in shaping its identity over the past quarter century, and who are the inspiration for Hauser & Wirth’s diverse range of activities that engage with art, education,...Read More
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  • Art Fairs
    June Art Fair to partner with Hauser & Wirth

    Ellen de Bruijne Projects and Stigter van Doesberg presenting works by Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen. BASEL.-June Art Fair announced that its second annual edition will take place online from August 20-31, in collaboration with ArtReview and international gallery Hauser & Wirth, which will host the fair on its website. A special, dedicated microsite featuring additional content that supports each participating gallery will be available on The first edition of June Art Fair, debuting during Basel Art Week in 2019, was set inside a concrete bunker transformed into an exhibition space by Pritzker Prize winning architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. Providing an alternative to a conventional art fair viewing experience, this new addition to the Basel Art Week calendar was distinguished by a highly-selective, intergenerational group of participants presenting projects in an open format more akin to a meticulously curated, collaborative, public exhibition. Other notable attributes of the June Art Fair included its modest scale and convenient site located in close proximity to the Messeplatz and Art Basel. Founded as an independent project by galleries VI, VII (Oslo) and Christian Andersen, (Copenhagen), June Art Fair is an initiative led by pioneering galleries working at the forefront of contemporary art. The event was conceived as as a platform to promote the work of emerging artists and to encourage rediscovery of more established but under-recognized figures. Participants of the 2020 edition include: VI, VII, Oslo • The Breeder, Athens • Christian Andersen, Copenhagen • Croy Nielsen, Vienna • Document, Chicago • Embajada, San Juan • Empty Gallery, Hong Kong • Green Art Gallery, Dubai • The Green Gallery, Milwaukee • Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna • Misako & Rosen, Tokyo • Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt • Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam • XYZ collective, Tokyo *List in formation “We are super excited to be collaborating with ArtReview in supporting June Art Fair this summer. By hosting the fair on our digital platform we aim to increase the exposure and audience for the participating galleries. New digital endeavours are challenging the art landscape and redefining how we can all connect.” --Neil Wenman, Partner, Hauser…

  • Art Fairs
    First virtual New York art fair brings low energy but solid prices

    “Distanced Figures 3” by George Condo was a perfect match for an art fair forced online by the coronavirus. George Condo/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; via Hauser & Robin Pogrebin NEW YORK(NYT NEWS SERVICE).- There were no air kisses. No celebrity sightings. No Champagne flutes in the VIP lounge — in fact, no VIP lounge at all. But Frieze New York, the city’s first test of whether a virtual art gathering forced by the pandemic could survive online, wound down Friday with surprisingly strong results, suggesting that the schmooze-centric art market may never be the same. Reported sales from the fair were solid, compared with those of last year, when the event took place under a large white tent on Randalls Island — at least for mega galleries, defying conventional wisdom that online prices can’t match those in person. Dealers said that George Condo’s “Distanced Figures 3,” for example, sold for $2 million at Hauser & Wirth; El Anatsui’s “Metas III,” for $1.5 million at Acquavella; and Alice Neel’s “Veronica,” for $550,000 at David Zwirner. “We were very surprised by how successful we were,” said Marc Payot, a co-president of Hauser & Wirth. “We have to focus on other creative ways of connecting with our audiences and this pushes the online part of our business forward.” At the same time, the online experience lacked an essential human element, others say — the energy of collectors, dealers, curators and art advisers communing and kibitzing in one space. “You lose the essence of what an art fair is about,” said the collector Richard Chang. “It’s an event.” While visitors often spend a whole day or more moving from booth to booth at a fair — greeting one another as much as looking at the art — the online format made it more challenging to sustain interest. “After you start looking through for 20 minutes, are you bored?” said Samantha Glaser-Weiss, the senior director and partner of Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. “It’s one thing if you’re going through a fair, it’s another thing if you’re sitting at your computer.” And there…

  • Art Industry
    The Art Coming Out of a Pandemic – Part II

    Online Exhibits by George Condo and Rashid Johnson, presented by Hauser & Wirth, Reflect on Social Distancing Two contemporary artists have opened up about making art during the ongoing coronavirus lockdowns. Both George Condo and Rashid Johnson are creating works that reflect the anxiety and social isolation emblematic of this time. Hauser & Wirth, a gallery with locations in New York, London, and Zurich, recently opened online exhibitions of the art that Condo and Johnson have been working on over the last few weeks. The shows add to the growing wave of art directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Johnson is an African-American Conceptual artist positioned at the front of the post-Black art movement. His work explores the legacy of slavery and racism in America, which he relates to his own identity using materials such as shea butter, funk albums, and black-eyed peas. His new series, Untitled Anxious Red Drawings, was made while under quarantine using an oil stick on a cotton rag. An expansion of his Anxious Men series, these paintings reflect the new reality of social distancing. Rashid Johnson, Untitled Anxious Red Drawing, 2020. Image from Hauser & Wirth. “The overall experience of being removed from society as a whole, removed from the touch of other human beings, has really taken something from me in the way that I see the world,” Johnson said in a video for Hauser & Wirth. “This is an incredibly anxious time, but it’s also a time that feels really radical, as if there’s a real urgency in it. And nothing feels more urgent than a red.” Johnson will donate 10% of the proceeds from his paintings to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. That percentage is not insignificant, particularly given the artist’s recent history at auction. A piece executed in black soap on ceramic tiles was recently offered in Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale in November of 2019. The realized price for Untitled Anxious Audience was USD 879,000, well above the high pre-sale estimate of $300,000. It shows the same strained faces as those in Johnson’s…

  • Exhibitions
    Hauser & Wirth Opens An Online-Only Exhibition Of Drawings By Louise Bourgeois

    Louise Bourgeois, Untitled, 1970. Pencil and ink on paper, 74.9 x 104.8 cm / 29 1/2 x 41 1/4 in. Photo: Christopher Burke. © The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY. Courtesy The Easton Foundation and Hauser & Wirth. NEW YORK, NY.- For their inaugural online exhibition, Hauser & Wirth brings directly to your screen a selection of drawings by the celebrated French American artist Louise Bourgeois. Drawing was a daily ritual throughout Bourgeois’s seven-decade career, used as a necessary tool to record and exorcise her memories and emotions. The works in this presentation capture her inner psyche through undulating marks in ink, watercolour and pencil. ‘Louise Bourgeois. Drawings 1947 – 2007’ coincides with the launch of ‘Dispatches’, a new series of original video, online features and experiences that connects you with our artists as we continue to navigate our shared reality together. ‘Drawings are thought feathers,they are ideas that I seize inmid-flight and put down on paper.’  Louise Bourgeois Born in 1911, Bourgeois began drawing at a young age – as a girl, her skills allowed her to assist at her parents’ tapestry restoration business, where she helped design and draw templates for fabrics in need of repair. Years later, drawing became a way of chronicling her inner thoughts and anxieties. Like her clothing, which Bourgeois considered a kind of diary marking significant events from her past, so too her drawings were a record, over time, of feelings and reactions to the world around her. Sometimes these were highly conscious exercises in controlling and quieting her anxiety, at other times they were more visceral meanderings and repetitions of mark and line. Her creative process has always been fueled by an introspective reality, often rooted in cathartic re-visitations of early childhood trauma and frank examinations of female sexuality. For her, drawing was a way to pinpoint and alleviate psychic tension: ‘When I draw it means that something bothers me, but I don’t know what it is. So it is the treatment of anxiety’. The works in this online presentation articulate different states of Bourgeois’s emotional terrain: love, happiness, fear, anger, and despair, as well…

  • Exhibitions
    Art Cologne Adds Exhibitors to Its Strong Roster of International Modern to Contemporary Art Galleries

    Stand: Laurent Godin, Halle 11.2 200 globally renowned galleries from 28 countries will gather in Cologne, Germany, from April 26-29, showing works by around 2,000 artists The 51st ART COLOGNE promises to be the best yet, presenting 200 of the most important galleries of the international art world, including renowned new participants like Gagosian, David Kordansky, Daniel Templon and WHITE CUBE. The range of offerings extends from Modern and Postwar Art to Contemporary Art in the sector GALLERIES. The NEUMARKT section, composed of two areas, will celebrate its premiere in the coming year, presenting a new focus on young galleries and on selected curated projects between galleries in the NEUMARKT COLLABORATIONS section. Stand: Werble, Halle 11.3 ART COLOGNE 2017 gathers together the most relevant galleries from the international and German art scenes including 39 newcomers. Particularly worthy of mention in the contemporary section are Hauser & Wirth, David Zwirner, Sprüth Magers, Thaddaeus Ropac, Hans Mayer, OMR, Pearl Lam, Max Hetzler, Karsten Greve, Daniel Buchholz as well as high quality newcomers like Gagosian, David Kordansky, Daniel Templon and White Cube amongst others. New exhibitors participating in the Modern and Postwar section include Le Minotaure (Paris), Thole Rotermund (Hamburg), Derda Berlin (Berlin) and Zlotowski (Paris), who join long term exhibitors Thomas (Munich), von Vertes (Zurich) as well as Ben Brown Fine Arts (Hong Kong, London). Stand: Klaus Benden, Halle 11.1 Numerous young French galleries are participating in the NEUMARKT section for the first time, including Samy Abraham (Paris), Antoine Levi (Paris) and Joseph Tang (Paris) along with other leading cutting edge galleries such as ESSEX STREET (New York), LambdaLambdaLambda (Pristina), Project Native Informant (London), Deborah Schamoni (Munich), The Journal Gallery (New York), Teminkova & Kasela (Taalin), Max Mayer (Dusseldorf) and Jan Kaps (Cologne).