Karen Archey at Art in America: The Full Yard: Changes at Hauser & Wirth

by Karen Archey on September 29, 2009 Blurb + Events

Allan Kaprow in his Environment “Yard,” 1967 Pasadena edition with participants. Photo copyright Julian Wasser, via eluxury.com

AFC Associate Editor Karen Archey’s latest piece at Art in America Online discusses the opening of Hauser & Wirth’s first gallery in New York City. The teaser below.

In 1992, principals Ursula Hauser and Manuela and Iwan Wirth opened Hauser & Wirth in Zurich, focusing primarily on Modernist works with the purpose of entering the secondary market. Naturally, the gallery quickly gained interest in the contemporary market and opened a second location in Westminster, London in 2003. In a speech for press at the Café Le Charlot last week, Iwan Wirth said that New York has always been on the radar, and the site necessary to make Hauser & Wirth a completely “international” contemporary art enterprise (Wirth set up with David Zwirner in 2000, but has disbanded since Hauser & Wirth arrived stateside). Well here it is, with the public opening of the gallery’s Upper East Side space.

To read the full piece, click here.

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