Artists for New York

Artists for New York is an initiative organized to raise funds in support of a group of pioneering non-profit visual arts organizations across New York City that have been profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Partner Organizations include: Artists Space, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Dia Art Foundation, The Drawing Center, El Museo del Barrio, High Line Art, MoMA PS1, New Museum, Public Art Fund, Queens Museum, Sculpture Center, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Swiss Institute, White Columns. Additional charitable recipients include: The New York programs of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and The Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA).

Presented online and at our 22nd and 69th Street galleries, the project brings together works committed by artists from both within and outside of the gallery’s program, sold to benefit institutions that have played a significant role in shaping our city’s vibrant cultural history. Net proceeds from the initiative will be allocated among the fourteen visual arts organizations and two non-profit charitable partners serving the city’s wider communities.

Giving back to a community

New York is one of the most dynamic cities in its share of nonprofit institutions founded to broaden the boundaries of art. These institutions have almost always operated on narrow financial margins and now, the artists are joining together to support the spaces that have nurtured them and formed the backbone of the City's contemporary art scene. This major initiative involves the sale of over 100 works by some the world’s most prominent artists to raise money in support of the recovery needs of these key institutions.

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Many of the artworks in this presentation will also be on view to the public at our two New York gallery spaces at West 22nd Street and 69th Street from 6 October through 22 October 2020. ‘Artists for New York’ is the first project presented at the gallery’s new 36,000 square foot space at 542 West 22nd Street in the West Chelsea Arts District. Designed by Selldorf Architects, it is Hauser & Wirth’s first purpose-built, ground-up building.

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We are incredibly grateful to all the artists who have very generously donated works for this initiative.

Additional in-kind support for the production of ‘Artists for New York’ is being provided by Baobab Frames, Bohrens Fine Art Transportation, Dietl International, Downing Frames, Maquette Fine Arts Services, NixonPeabody LLP, Top Notch Graphics, and UOVO.

We would also like to thank the galleries of the participating artists, including 303 Gallery, Miguel Abreu Gallery, Alexander and Bonin, Blum & Poe, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, CANADA, Galerie Gisela Capitain, James Cohan, Sadie Coles HQ, Pilar Corrias Gallery, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Thomas Dane Gallery, Empty Gallery, Peter Freeman, Inc., Stephen Friedman Gallery, Gagosian, Gladstone Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Grimm Gallery, Hales Gallery, Hyphen, JTT, Karma, Sean Kelly Gallery, KÖNIG GALERIE, David Kordansky Gallery, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Lehmann Maupin, Galerie Lelong& Co., Luhring Augustine, Matthew Marks Gallery, Miles McEnery Gallery, Monique Meloche Gallery, Metro Pictures, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, neugerriemschneider, Pace Prints, Perrotin,Petzel Gallery, P.P.O.W., Regen Projects, Cristea Roberts Gallery, Salon 94, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Rachel Uffner Gallery, Venus Over Manhattan, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Michael Werner Gallery, White Cube, and David Zwirner.

Hauser & Wirth is foregoing any fee or commission on the sales, and all artists have agreed to donate their artwork so that at least half of the sale proceeds go to the identified New York nonprofits. After deduction of any share of proceeds to be retained by artist, and the reimbursement to Hauser & Wirth for its nominal fundraiser administration costs all proceeds will be donated to the identified New York nonprofits.

Image at top: Courtesy of Artsology