DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY: NEW YORK : LONDON
The gallery will be closed August 12 through August 23. It will reopen on Monday, August 26.
519, 525 & 533 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011
View Google map here t: 212 727 2070 f: 212 727 2072
Summer hours: Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM
The gallery will be closed the week of August 19, and on Monday, August 26 (bank holiday). It will reopen on Tuesday, August 27.
24 Grafton Street, London W1S 4EZ View Google map here
t: +44 203 538 3165 f: +44 207 409 3075
Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM Monday by appointment
Artists Represented: Marlene Dumas, Chris Ofili, Karin Mamma Andersson
For two decades, David Zwirner has set the standard for showing contemporary art, from important Minimalist works to time-based media. They fostered the careers of some of the most important artists working today, such as Luc Tuymans and Neo Rauch. Although this blue-chip gallery carries big names that demand big prices, they also recently helped raise $13.7 million for Artists for Haiti.
Representing forty-three artists and estates, David Zwirner is a contemporary art gallery active in both the primary and secondary markets. Since opening its doors in 1993, it has been home to innovative, singular, and pioneering exhibitions across a variety of media and genres. The gallery has helped foster the careers of some of the most influential artists working today, including Luc Tuymans and Neo Rauch, who had their U.S. debut exhibitions at the gallery (in 1994 and 2000, respectively), and has maintained long-term representation of a wide-ranging, international group of artists. During the 1990s, the gallery began representing Michaël Borremans, Raoul De Keyser, Stan Douglas, Marcel Dzama, On Kawara, Toba Khedoori, Jockum Nordström, Raymond Pettibon, Thomas Ruff, Katy Schimert, Yutaka Sone, Diana Thater, and Christopher Williams.
The gallery’s relocation from SoHo to West 19th Street in New York’s Chelsea district in 2002, and its expansion from 10,000 to 30,000 square feet in 2006, has allowed multiple full-scale exhibitions to be mounted simultaneously. Since 2000, more artists have subsequently joined the gallery, including Adel Abdessemed, Tomma Abts, Francis Alÿs, Karin Mamma Andersson, R. Crumb, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Marlene Dumas, Suzan Frecon, Isa Genzken, Chris Ofili, Daniel Richter, Michael Riedel, James Welling, Yan Pei-Ming, and Lisa Yuskavage.
The gallery also represents the Estates of Dan Flavin, Gordon Matta-Clark, John McCracken, Alice Neel, Jason Rhoades, Fred Sandback, and Al Taylor. In 2010, David Zwirner announced its exclusive representation of Judd Foundation. In 2011, the gallery announced its representation of Carol Bove in partnership with Maccarone, New York. In 2012, Doug Wheeler joined the gallery, followed by Yayoi Kusama in 2013.
In October 2012, David Zwirner expanded into Europe. The gallery opened in an 18th-century Georgian townhouse on 24 Grafton Street in the heart of London’s Mayfair district with a solo exhibition of new works by Luc Tuymans. After a renovation overseen by architect Annabelle Selldorf of Selldorf Architects, the building has almost 10,000 square feet throughout five floors, with main exhibition spaces on three levels.
Further expansion continued in New York with a new five-story building at 537 West 20th Street, also designed by architect Annabelle Selldorf. The 30,000 square foot gallery opened in February 2013 and will become the first commercial art gallery to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The inaugural exhibition was by Dan Flavin and Donald Judd.
In the primary sector, the gallery covers a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic practice, from seminal Minimalist works to large-scale installation and time-based performances and video work. In the secondary market, the gallery has become known for presenting historically-researched exhibitions and publications devoted to the work of modern and contemporary artists.From 2000 to 2009, David Zwirner was a partner with Iwan Wirth in Zwirner and Wirth, a gallery on New York’s Upper East Side, which focused on private sales. The collaboration yielded a series of significant exhibitions, including Gerhard Richter: Early Paintings (2000);Bruce Nauman (2001); Cy Twombly: Letter of Resignation (2002/2003); Claes Oldenburg: Early Work (2005); David Hammons (2006); Joseph Beuys: Sculpture and Drawing (2007);Dan Flavin: the 1964 Green Gallery exhibition (2008); and Selections from the Collection of Helga and Walther Lauffs (2008). Following the move of David Zwirner’s part of the business to Chelsea, highlights have included Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions (2009), an ambitious survey of the artist’s work in fluorescent light; Edward Kienholz: Roxys, which presented a seminal installation by the artist; and Primary Atmospheres: Works from California 1960-1970, a critically-acclaimed survey of West Coast Minimalism (both 2010). These types of art historical surveys will now make up the exhibition programing in the gallery’s new West 20th Street location.
David Zwirner also maintains a complete publishing program, partnering with Steidl, Radius Books, Ludion, Rizzoli, Abrams, Aperture, and others, to produce exhibition catalogues, monographs, and artist’s books.
Installation view of Adel Abdessemed Décor at David Zwirner, 2011-2012
Razor wire, Four elements, each: 88 x 68 1/2 x 16 inches
LAZARIDES RATHBONE GALLERY : LONDON
Opening Hours : Gallery : Tuesday–Saturday 11am–7pm. Admission is free
Office : Monday–Friday 10am–6pm
11 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR Phone : +44 (0) 207 636 5443 Email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Closest Tube Stations: Tottenham Court Road (5min walk)
Artists Represented: Banksy, Ron English, Antony Micallef
Lazarides has taken over spaces in London that were formerly brothels, sex shops, and bars, changing the interior, but not the attitude. Dealing in contemporary Outsider Art, they are best known for representing some of the biggest names in guerrilla street art, but they are also home to multi-media photographers, sculptors, and even taxidermists.
Lazarides Rathbone is the flagship gallery of Lazarides Limited. Set in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia, the extensive space exhibits compelling talents who thrive outside of established art industry structures. Unusually for a commercial gallery it is open to visitors six days a week and operates an open-door policy. This unorthodox yet inclusive vision has resonated with major art collectors and the general public alike.
While the gallery is considered the international market leader in what is dubbed urban art, many of the artists on display defy categorisation. Contemporary figurative painting features heavily on the exhibition schedule, but works have also included interactive installations, sculptures, and even historical propaganda. In the grand tradition of artistic movements, the gallery maintains strong connections with wider culture, especially the spheres of music, fashion and film.
An ambitious exhibition schedule includes major exhibitions in the ground floor space. Boutique shows and unveilings take place on the first floor private viewing area. The top floor presents a revolving edit of premium works from the company’s emerging art division. The gallery is involved in extensive off-site activity including one-off shows in New York and Los Angeles and major art events such as the acclaimed Hell’s Half Acre, The Minotaur and Bedlam spectaculars at London’s Old Vic Tunnels.
A former gin palace built in the era of William Hogarth’s Gin Lane, Lazarides Rathbone opened in May 2009. Artists exhibiting and represented include Antony Micallef, Artists Anonymous, Conor Harrington, David Choe, Doug Foster, FAILE, Ian Francis, Invader, Jonathan Yeo, JR, Todd James, Vhils, Zevs and 3D.