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SPERONE WESTWATER

257 Bowery New York, NY 10002  
T +1 212 999 7337  
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info@speronewestwater.com
 

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VISIT

The gallery's regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 6PM, and Monday by private appointment.

Beginning Monday 20 June, the gallery's summer hours are Monday through Friday, 10AM to 6PM.

facade of 257 bowery in color with the surrounding buildings in black and white

ABOUT

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 On Kawara, Bruce Nauman, Alighiero Boetti, and Joseph Kosuth, among others; 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.

Appraisals

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

STAFF

GIAN ENZO SPERONE 

ANGELA WESTWATER

MAGGIE WATERHOUSE
Senior ​Sales Director
maggie@speronewestwater.com

LAURA LYKTEY
Accountant
laura@speronewestwater.com

NATASHA WOLFF
Director of Press & Special Projects
natasha@speronewestwater.com

 

 

KEVIN CURRAN
Associate Director
kevin@speronewestwater.com

KATHERINE BORKOWSKI
Archivist
katherine@speronewestwater.com

LUKE FULLER
Registrar
luke@speronewestwater.com

ROBERT VINAS, JR.
Preparator
robert@speronewestwater.com

NATALIE SEREDA
Assistant to Angela Westwater
& Digital Projects Director
natalie@speronewestwater.com

CLOE COBBS
Gallery Assistant
cloe@speronewestwater.com

ISABELLA GONCALVES
Gallery Assistant
isabella@speronewestwater.com