Hauser & Wirth is an internationally acclaimed gallery of contemporary and modern art.
The first gallery was founded in Zurich in 1992.
Hauser & Wirth opened its first London gallery on Piccadilly in 2003 with an installation by Los Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy and, in 2010, the gallery opened a second permanent space on London’s Savile Row. The Savile Row gallery’s inaugural exhibition was the critically acclaimed ‘Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works’ curated by Germano Celant.
Hauser & Wirth has been a major presence in the London art scene: with three spaces in the city over time—Hauser & Wirth Piccadilly, Hauser & Wirth Old Bond Street and Hauser & Wirth Savile Row. In addition to these permanent spaces, Hauser & Wirth also opened an enormous temporary project space in London’s East End in 2005. Hauser & Wirth Coppermill showed exhibitions by Martin Kippenberger and Dieter and Björn Roth, Christoph Büchel, and Martin Creed before it closed in July 2007.
In October 2010, Hauser & Wirth London opened their new gallery, designed by Selldorf Architects, at 23 Savile Row with the exhibition, ‘Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works’.The new gallery offers 15,000 square feet (1,400 m2) of exhibition space and an additional 7,000 square feet (650 m2) on the first floor for new offices and an extensive library and archive. In December 2013, Hauser & Wirth closed their Piccadilly gallery permanently.
‘Lee Lozano. Pulling out the Stops’ in its final week at Museo Reina Sofia (@museoreinasofia), Madrid, Spain. –
The survey exhibition tracks this development from the highly erotic drawings and paintings produced between 1961 and 1963, merging body organs and work utensils in aggressive and devouring hybrid forms, to the starker palettes and surfaces, the industrial tools and symbolism of works from 1964 full of ambiguous contours and sexual connotations, to the abstract and minimalist focus of her later ‘energy pantings’ presenting geometric planes, optical effects, spatiality and exploring mathematics and electromagnetic waveforms.
Lozano’s art, produced over the course of little more than a decade, is striking for its breadth and energy, and admired for its daring physicality and tirelessness in investigating the body and issues of gender. In short, Lozano’s oeuvre comprises a search for a truly authentic form of expression. Standing apart from the detached and rarified conceptual art of her time, Lozano merged art and life, images and ideas together, in works characterized by a unique use of paint, language, and action.
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1. Lee Lozano, Ream, 1964
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin Gift of Mari and James A. Michener, 1968
2, 3. Installation view, ‘Lee Lozano. Pulling out the Stops’, Museo Reina Sofia (@museoreinasofia), Madrid, Spain, 2017.
Photo: Joaquín Cortés / Román Lores
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Last chance to view ‘Paul McCarthy. WS Spinoffs, Wood Statues, Brown Rothkos’ today at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, the gallery’s first exhibition in Los Angeles devoted to the provocative and influential work of acclaimed LA-based artist Paul McCarthy. –
This exhibition presents ‘spinoffs’ from White Snow, a major ongoing project within the artist’s multidisciplinary practice that subverts the beloved 19th century German folktale ‘Schneewittchen’ (Snow White) and the modern interpretation of that story in Disney’s 1937 animated classic ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’ Never before exhibited in Los Angeles, the works on view – nine monumental carved black walnut sculptures of Snow White, the Prince, and Dopey, alongside arresting wall hangings – seek to disrupt traditional notions of art and culture, while introducing viewers to McCarthy’s tireless exploration of mediums.
Also on view at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, ‘Monika Sosnowska’ and ‘Building Material: Process And Form In Brazilian Art’. #PaulMcCarthy #WSSpinoffs #WoodStatues #BrownRothkos #SnowWhite #Disney #WhiteSnow #Figurines #Spinoff #Sculpture #BlackWalnut #ContemporaryArt #HauserWirthLosAngeles #DTLA #ArtsDistrict #HauserWirth #LosAngeles #HWLosAngeles
Image: Installation view, ‘Paul McCarthy. WS Spinoffs, Wood Statues, Brown Rothkos’, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 2017