GALLERY HOPPING: UES / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of Hauser & Wirth

Image courtesy of Hauser & Wirth

Our favorite cold weather activity is calling our name, and we’ve got our eye on the Upper East Side. This season, we’re taking a look at our favorite art destinations in a brand new series of spotlights, starting with Swiss import Hauser & Wirth.

16 years ago, original owners Iwan Wirth and David Zwirner opened the doors to their collaborative modern gallery on 69th and Madison, preceded by Wirth’s original Zurich outpost and followed by spaces in London, Somerset, and the latest, a Los Angeles gallery slated to open this year. A second NYC location opened in 2013, but our heart remains loyal to the original Upper East Side townhouse.


Dubbed by The Financial Times as ‘the marketplace of ideas,’ Hauser & Wirth has evolved over the years into an institution for both established and emerging artists. It’s the revolutionary nature of past and present exhibitions, installations, and concepts that have propelled the gallery to cult stardom, and 69th Street’s upcoming exhibition is a perfect example -- launching on February 3rd, “Larry Bell: From the ‘60s” will be entirely devoted to innovative American artist Larry Bell, the perceptual icon who sculpted the minimalism movement (pun intended) into what it is today.

Contact your Attaché for exhibition details.