David Zwirner Art Galleries in NYC

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David Zwirner is a German art dealer. He comes from a family of artists and grew up with an art studio on the ground floor of where he lived.  He opened his first gallery space in the SoHo neighborhood. In total, there are 3 locations in NY – 19th Street, 20th Street, and 69th Street. In Hong Kong, his gallery is on Queen’s Road Central. In London, you’ll find his gallery on Grafton Street, and in Paris, you’ll see the gallery on rue Vieille du Temple.

Zwirner specializes in contemporary art, representing emerging artists as well as historically important artists such as Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Christopher Wool, Jeff Koons, and Gilbert & George. He began re-establishing links with artists of the older generation, including John Baldessari, Robert Motherwell, and Brice Marden, whose work he had first encountered as a student in California.

Moving from New York to London

In 1993 Zwirner left New York to open a second gallery in London. The new space was larger than his old one at 525 West 19th Street, with the potential to display work in six exhibition rooms over 3 floors. By 2002 Zwirner’s London gallery had established a reputation for exhibiting emerging artists including Anselm Reyle, Peter Doig, and Luc Tuymans, as well as more established artists such as Gerhard Richter.

David Zwirner Art Galleries in Chelsea NYC

Two of his three Art Galleries by David Zwirner are located in Chelsea very close to the High Line:

  • 525 W 19th St (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
  • 537 W 20th St (between 10th and 11th Avenues)

Current And Upcoming Exhibits

These are the upcoming exhibitions that you shouldn’t miss:

  • Huma Bhabha: Welcome…to the one who came (February 22 - April 13, 2024 | Location: 537 West 20th Street)
  • Huma Bhabha (February 22—April 6, 2024 | 34 East 69th St)
  • Cauleen Smith: The Wanda Coleman Songbook (January 19—March 16, 2024 | 52 Walker)
  • Steven Shearer: Profaned Travelers (February 22—March 30, 2024 | 533 West 19th St)
  • Raymond Saunders: Post No Bills (February 22—April 6, 2024 | 519 & 525 West 19th St)
  • Bill Traylor: Works from The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation (February 22—April 13, 2024 | 537 West 20th Street 2nd Floor)
  • Joe Bradley (Opening April 11, 2024 | 533 West 19th St)

For more information, visit his website.

Past Exhibitions

This is just a small selection of the exhibitions that have been on view in his New York galleries:

  • “Roma/New York, 1953-1964” (2023)
  • Felix Gonzales-Torres (2023)
  • “Vox Populi, Vox dei” by Tau Lewis (2022-2023)
  • “The Outlands” by William Eggleston (2022)
  • “Practical Effects” by Diana Thater (2022)

What can you do after your visit to the David Zwirner Art Gallery?

After visiting the David Zwirner Art Gallery in Chelsea, take some time to walk around the Chelsea Gallery District. Here you can discover many more art galleries worth seeing. If you’ve been to his gallery on the Upper East Side, I recommend you take a walk through Central Park and then visit one of the museums along the Museum Mile.

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