‘The process of making a book is in many ways comparable to creating an exhibition. In both, we try to provide artists with the instruments necessary to make concrete their ideas.’

Iwan Wirth

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About Publishers

In keeping with Hauser & Wirth’s artist-centric vision, Hauser & Wirth Publishers works to bring readers into the universe of artists and behind the scenes of their practices. From publishing artists’ writings and exceptional exhibition-related books to commissioning new scholarship and pursuing the highest levels of craft in design and bookmaking, Hauser & Wirth Publishers creates vital, lasting records of artists’ work and ideas, forging critical gateways to the cultural discourse they inspire.

Through its Oral History Initiative, Hauser & Wirth Publishers is building an enduring record of artists’ voices for future generations. Additionally, the imprint publishes Ursula magazine, a bi-annual print and digital periodical that features essays, profiles, interviews, original portfolios, films and photography by thought-provoking writers and artists from around the world.

Bookstores

Across its dedicated bookstores in the U.S. and Europe, Hauser & Wirth Publishers complements and amplifies the artist’s voice by hosting a robust slate of special programs, including talks, panels, readings and learning initiatives that engage a variety of audiences and communities.

Publishing has been a cornerstone of Hauser & Wirth’s activity since the gallery’s founding in 1992. Its publishing activities steadily flourished through partnerships with imprints such as Hatje Cantz, JRP|Ringier, Snoeck, Steidl, Thames & Hudson, and Yale University Press before the establishment of Hauser & Wirth Publishers, with headquarters in New York and Zurich.

Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ titles are distributed worldwide via Distributed Art Publishers, Interart and Buchhandlung Walther König.

For distribution or wholesale enquiries, please contact: books@hauserwirth.com

Ursula Magazine

Ursula is the art magazine of Hauser & Wirth, published by Hauser & Wirth Publishers. Across its digital and bi-annual print magazines, Ursula features essays, profiles, films, interviews, original portfolios, and photography by some of the most thought-provoking writers and artists in the world.

Book Labs

The Hauser & Wirth Book Lab is an initiative devoted to exploring the important place that books and prints occupy in the practice of artists. Building upon Hauser & Wirth’s curatorial and publishing activities, the Book Lab presents thematic installations, displays, and programming that invite reflection, creative thinking, and further conversation about the world of printed matter and its connection to artists’ ideas and objectives.

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Community & Learning

Book Donation Program Hauser & Wirth Publishers annually donates a selection of our most recent publications to a select number of major public institutions, universities, and research libraries around the world. We wish to share our artists’ work, and our gallery’s books, to promote scholarship and allow for further academic study. 

Library Starter Kit Hauser & Wirth Publishers offers research libraries, artists residencies, and academic institutions looking to begin or build up their book holdings or libraries a one-off donation of our core titles. 

Desk & Examination Copies Examination and desk copies are available by request. Examination copies for instructors seeking to review titles for possible course adoption will be provided as PDFs. Physical desk copies will be provided fee of charge for adopted books.

Please email publishers@hauserwirth.com for further information.