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The gallery's hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 6PM, and Monday by private appointment.
Sperone Westwater welcomes a limited number of groups to view our exhibitions. If you are planning to visit the gallery with a group of 10 people or more, it is necessary to confirm with the gallery at least a day in advance via email. Due to space constraints, the gallery cannot accommodate groups of more than 15 people. To request a group visit, please write an email with the date and time of your visit and number of people in your group to Claudine Chartouni at email@example.com. She will confirm if this is possible. Thank you.
Sperone Westwater Fischer was founded in 1975, when Italian art dealer Gian Enzo Sperone, Angela Westwater and German art dealer Konrad Fischer opened a space at 142 Greene Street in SoHo, New York. (The gallery's name was changed to Sperone Westwater in 1982.) An additional space was later established at 121 Greene Street. The founders' original program showcased a European avant-garde alongside a core group of American artists to whom its founders were committed. Notable early exhibitions include a 1977 show of minimalist works by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd and Sol Lewitt; seven of Bruce Nauman's seminal early shows; eleven Richard Long exhibitions; and the installation of one of Mario Merz's celebrated glass and neon igloos in 1979 – part of the gallery's ongoing dedication to Arte Povera artists, including Alighiero Boetti. Other early historical exhibitions at the Greene Street space include a 1989 group show, "Early Conceptual Works," which featured the work of Robert Barry, Alighiero Boetti, Daniel Buren, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Giulio Paolini and Lawrence Weiner; a 1999 Fontana exhibition titled "Gold: Gothic Masters and Lucio Fontana"; and selected presentations of work by Piero Manzoni. From May 2002 to May 2010, the gallery was located at 415 West 13 Street, in a 10,000-square foot space in the Meatpacking District.
In September 2010, Sperone Westwater inaugurated a new Foster + Partners designed building at 257 Bowery in New York. Today, 40 years after its conception, the gallery continues to exhibit an international roster of prominent artists working in a wide variety of media.
In 2011, the Municipal Art Society of New York presented Foster + Partners (with Adamson Associates, architect of record) their MASterworks Award of Best New Building for Sperone Westwater at 257 Bowery. Organized annually by the Municipal Art Society, the MASterworks Awards recognize projects from the preceding year that exemplify excellence in architecture and urban design, and make a significant contribution to New York’s built environment.
In 2012, The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awarded the building its International Award for architectural excellence.
Sperone Westwater is a member of Art Dealers Association of America. For more than 50 years, the Art Dealers Association of America has appraised works of art for gift tax and estate tax purposes through ADAA's Appraisal Service. The service has been used by collectors and museums to determine the value of important works of art from old master paintings to contemporary art installations.
For more information please contact ADAA Appraisal Service at the following link: https://www.artdealers.org/appraisal-service
GIAN ENZO SPERONE
Director of Press & Special Projects
ROBERT VINAS, JR.