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, including 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 also represents the Estates of Dan Flavin, Gordon Matta-Clark, Alice Neel, Jason Rhoades, Fred Sandback, John McCracken and Al Taylor. In October 2010, David Zwirner announced its exclusive representation of Judd Foundation.
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. 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.
In the secondary market, David Zwirner 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).
525 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
212 727 2070
Angela Choon Partner/ Director