Exhibition

David Zwirner: 30 Years

23 May 2024 – 31 Jul 2024

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10:00 – 18:00
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10:00 – 18:00
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David Zwirner is pleased to celebrate 30 years with the opening of their new flagship Los Angeles gallery and an exhibition featuring works by all of the gallery’s artists. Opening to the public on May 23, 2024, the exhibition will present new paintings, sculptures, and installations made specifically for the expansive show alongside recent and historic works. 

Titled David Zwirner: 30 Years, the exhibition will feature new works by artists who have been with the gallery since the beginning, including Luc Tuymans and Stan Douglas, and artists who have recently joined the gallery, including Elizabeth Peyton, Michael Armitage, and Emma McIntyre

David Zwirner: 30 Years will inaugurate the gallery’s new flagship building at 606 N Western Avenue in Melrose Hill, designed by Selldorf Architects, and will span the adjacent David Zwirner spaces at 612 and 616 N Western Avenue, which opened to the public in May 2023. The newly constructed three-story gallery has over 15,000 square feet of exhibition space, an outdoor terrace with views of the Hollywood Sign to the north, and a concrete staircase linking the first and second floors reminiscent of the stairs at David Zwirner’s 20th Street gallery in New York. The three adjacent gallery spaces on Western Avenue are all unified with white facades, and the parking area and roofs are designed to give the outdoor spaces an abundant amount of greenery. 

David Zwirner states,“To mark the gallery’s 30th anniversary and to inaugurate the completion of our new Los Angeles building, we are excited to present a very special exhibition that celebrates the artists who have shaped the gallery’s program since its founding. Many of our artists will be in LA for this happy occasion, as we toast to thirty years of exhibitions, books, spaces, and projects, and look forward to all that is to come.”

Over the past thirty years, the gallery has been home to innovative, singular, and pioneering exhibitions across a variety of media and genres, fostered the careers of some of the most influential artists working today, and maintained long-term representation of a wide-ranging, international group of artists. Artists including Stan Douglas, Toba Khedoori, Raymond Pettibon, Jason Rhoades, Diana Thater, Luc Tuymans, and Franz West have been with David Zwirner since the gallery opened its doors in SoHo in 1993. The gallery currently represents over eighty artists and estates. To date David Zwirner has twelve locations across the world, with six in New York (including 52 Walker in Tribeca, which is led by Ebony L. Haynes), one in London, one in Paris, one in Hong Kong, and three now in Los Angeles—all designed by Selldorf Architects. In the spring of 2023, the gallery opened new offices and headquarters at 520 West 20th Street in New York, and next year will open a new building at 533 West 19th Street, also in New York.

In addition to the gallery program and exhibitions, David Zwirner produces content through David Zwirner Online, which launched in 2017 as the first online viewing room by a commercial gallery, and the podcast Dialogues, which premiered in 2018 and is now in its eighth season. In 2021 Utopia Editions, David Zwirner’s publisher of original fine art prints, debuted and has created over twenty prints with contemporary artists. 

David Zwirner Books, the gallery’s stand-alone publishing house, is marking its 10th anniversary, as it was established in 2014. Dedicated to creating the highest quality art publications, from monographs and historical surveys to artist books, collected writings and interviews, and more, the publishing house produces over twenty-five titles per year. Taking the gallery’s world-renowned artists, estates, and exhibition program as a starting point, David Zwirner Books focuses on projects that are artist-led or inspired. The imprint’s commitment to scholarship and new approaches to writing is evident in the celebrated ekphrasis series and in the commissioning of texts by novelists, poets, and journalists in addition to many of the leading voices in art writing today. David Zwirner Books’s titles are distributed internationally in the book trade by Simon & Schuster and Thames & Hudson, and are available in bookstores and museum shops worldwide, in addition to the David Zwirner gallery locations. 

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