Announcing a Temporary Hauser & Wirth Private Viewing Space in Southampton
From July through September 2020, the gallery will maintain a temporary private art viewing space at 1 Hampton Road in the Village of Southampton, on the South Fork of Long Island, New York.
The masonry building at the intersection of Main Street and Hampton Road was chosen for its ability to accommodate artworks in the widest possible range of mediums and scales, and for its proximity to clients and collectors who live in the Hamptons beach communities, as well as gallery artists who maintain studios in the area.
‘Over the gallery’s nearly 30-year history, we have created physical spaces in the locations where our artists and our collectors reside – not only in the large urban centers of London, New York, and Los Angeles, but also in the legendary resort communities and seasonal gathering spots such as Gstaad and St. Mortiz.’—Marc Payot
The temporary space at 1 Hampton Road will permit Hauser & Wirth to continue operating effectively as a business during an extended period of shifting quarantine in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Under the direction of Marc Payot, President of the gallery, this 6,000 square foot space will welcome clients to view artworks by appointment.
Operations at 1 Hampton Road will adhere to all social distancing and safety guidelines.
Marc Payot said:
‘Hauser & Wirth’s foremost commitment is to our team and gallery artists. In this incredibly challenging time, we’re seeking practical and appropriate ways to present and sell works of art in order to protect the livelihoods and wellbeing of the individuals who make up our company and its extended family. Over the gallery’s nearly 30-year history, we have created physical spaces in the locations where our artists and our collectors reside – not only in the large urban centers of London, New York, and Los Angeles, but also in the legendary resort communities and seasonal gathering spots such as Gstaad and St. Mortiz. This is something we have always done. But at this moment, it’s an even more important step. That is why we’ve chosen to complement our vigorous, expanded digital activities with a physical space in the Hamptons, a place that has for so many decades served as a second home to the international art world.’
Appointments for viewing will be available via phone or email beginning in July. [TBC HERE]