Galerie Hauser & Wirth was founded in Zurich in 1991 by its principals Ursula Hauser and Iwan Wirth. The gallery represents Louise Bourgeois, David Claerbout, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, David Hammons, Mary Heilman, Richard Jackson, On Kawara, Rachel Khedoori, Guillermo Kuitca, Maria Lassnig, Paul McCarthy, John McCracken, Raymond Pettibon, Jason Rhoades, Pipilotti Rist, Anri Sala, Wilhelm Sasnal, Christoph Schlingensief, Roman Signer, Tony Smith, Diana Thater, and the estates of Eva Hesse and André Thomkins. Galerie Hauser & Wirth has presented exhibitions with the works of Egon Schiele, Nam June Paik, Francis Picabia, Bruce Nauman and Gerhard Richter, and has published numerous catalogues and monographs.
David Zwirner's downtown gallery, open since 1993, represents a stable of artists including Franz West, Stan Douglas, Diana Thater, Luc Tuymans, On Kawara, Neo Rauch, Yutaka Sone, Toba Khedoori, Jason Rhoades, Thomas Ruff, Raymond Pettibon and the estate of Gordon Matta-Clark. David Zwirner has exhibited the work of Sigmar Polke, Georg Baselitz, Gerhard Richter and in conjunction with Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Francis Picabia and Marcel Broodthaers.
Zwirner & Wirth exhibits modern and contemporary masters, with past exhibitions by Martin Kippenberger, Gordon Matta-Clark, Bernd & Hilla Becher, On Kawara, Gerhard Richter, Dan Flavin, Bruce Nauman, John McCracken, Thomas Ruff, as well as group shows showcasing German painting, surrealism in the 20th century, minimalism from the 60s and 70s, and european contemporary artists.
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