Sunday, December 28, 2008

Hauser \x26 Wirth

Hauser & Wirth is one of the world's leading contemporary art galleries, with spaces in Zürich and London. In addition to representing over 30 established and emerging artists – including Louise Bourgeois, Christoph Büchel, Martin Creed, Mary Heilmann, Subodh Gupta, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, Roni Horn, Bharti Kher, Paul McCarthy, Pipilotti Rist, Wilhelm Sasnal and Roman Signer – the gallery works closely with the estates of Eva Hesse, Allan Kaprow, Lee Lozano, Jason Rhoades and André Thomkins.

Hauser & Wirth Zürich was founded in 1992 by its principals Ursula Hauser, Manuela Wirth and Iwan Wirth. Since 1996 it has been located in the former Löwenbräu brewery building, along with other contemporary art galleries, the Kunsthalle Zurich and the Migros Museum.

In 2003, Hauser & Wirth London opened on Piccadilly in an historic building designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens as a branch of Midland Bank in 1922. In the autumn of 2006, Hauser & Wirth set up offices and a shared gallery space in Old Bond Street, which has hosted several exhibitions annually, including a show of Francis Picabia nudes and a Henry Moore exhibition designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.

Zwirner & Wirth opened in 2000 as a partnership with New York dealer David Zwirner. The gallery is located on East 69th Street and exhibits modern and contemporary masters.

Hauser & Wirth co-publishes a number of vital and diverse artists' books and monographs each season, realizing artists' instinctive desires on the printed page and distributing the resulting titles internationally.

Hauser & Wirth Zürich London is one of the world's most prominent and active commercial art galleries. In 2008 Artforum magazine wrote: 'Hauser & Wirth has an impeccable reputation for the seriousness and respect with which it handles artists,' while the Financial Times described it as 'a marketplace for ideas'. In a recent survey of artists' opinions for Flash Art magazine's '100 Top International Galleries', Hauser & Wirth was voted number one in Europe and second in the world.

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