Opening of Hauser & Wirth’s 18th Street Gallery

Arriving last night at Hauser & Wirth’s new expansive space on West 18th Street, it was wonderful to be greeted by Martin Creed’s cheerful, permanent site-specific installation. It consists of 2 inch wide vertical stripes of adhesive tape adorning the walls, going up to the second floor.  Annabelle Selldorf designed this roughly 25,000 square feet column-free space, supported by black steel trusses. This elegant venue will be ideal for Matthew Day Jackson’s upcoming exhibition. 

Martin Creed, ‘Work No. 1461’, 2013 


The inaugural exhibition “Dieter Roth, Bjorn Roth” includes installations, sculpture, video and prints by the father and son duo. Roth has inspired many of the artists in the gallery’s stable whose practice is process-oriented and collaborative.


Dieter Roth, Bjorn Roth, ‘Self Tower’, 1994/2013
The most intriguing of all was the “Self Tower”, a large column of busts made out of chocolates and stacked on glass shelves in a metal frame. The aroma of baked chocolate pervaded the area.  Yummy…
Don’t miss the Bjorn Roth/Oddur Roth/Einar Roth New York Bar…a mixed media installation with video which remains permanently in the gallery.