Hauser + Wirth is bringing three works by John Chamberlain that have not been shown before highlighting the gallery’s new role representing the artist’s estate worldwide:
Hauser & Wirth’s presentation at Art Basel spans the breadth of the gallery’s program, showcasing the very best work from contemporary artists, as well as masterpieces of the early 20th century from estates and prominent international collections, including: Hans Arp, Max Bill, Joan Miró, Francis Picabia, and Georges Vantongerloo, as well as a seminal Martin Puryear work from the Panza Collection.
The booth will have a focus on American powerhouse artists who were working at the forefront of abstraction, including Philip Guston, Jack Whitten, and Arshile Gorky, whose first Italian retrospective is currently showing at Ca’Pesaro in Venice.
To mark a special interest in Italian art, the booth will include major works by Alberto Burri, Enrico Castellani, Piero Manzoni, Medardo Rosso, and an important Cut Painting by Lucio Fontana.
2019 represents Hauser & Wirth’s largest-ever presence in the Unlimited sector, and includes installations from six artists: Larry Bell, Zoe Leonard, Fausto Melotti, Mika Rottenberg, Franz West, and Paul McCarthy, whose virtual reality experiment represents the first time the gallery has presented an artwork in VR at an art fair.