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David Zwirner: 25 Years

Foreword by David Zwirner

Published on the occasion of the twenty-five year anniversary of David Zwirner, this book paints a picture of the gallery’s growth and development through the lens of the artists that have shaped it. 

Since its founding in 1993, David Zwirner has above all else been guided by its artist-centric ethos. Beginning with the gallery's early days on Greens Street in SoHo, to its transition and expansion to Chelsea, London, the Upper East Side, and Hong Kong, this book captures David Zwirner's devotion to its inimitable roster of artists and estates. 

The heart of the publication is a wide-ranging, dynamic selection of the gallery's standout exhibitions—in many cases handpicked by David Zwirner himself. Many of these exhibitions highlight the countless works that ended up in major museum and private collections around the world. Also featured is an extensive gallery history that details all of the exhibitions by every artist and estate presented at David Zwirner, accompanied by archival imagery.

With contributions by Richard Shiff and Robert Storr, as well as a foreword by David Zwirner, this publication offers rare insights into the growth of a commercial gallery through its long-term commitment to artists.

“A museum-worthy, sprawling show… a testament to the impressive range and depth of the gallery program.”

– Caroline Goldstein, Artnet News

“It is tough to imagine an idea-spouting, theoretically inclined curator situating such diverse works in the same show, but they fit together wonderfully, and confluences develop.”

– Gregory Volk, Hyperallergic

David Zwirner: 25 Years is “like a highlights reel of sorts, a showcase of standouts from the gallery’s biggest names–a testament to Zwirner that these names are also the biggest in the art world at large.”

– Lilah Ramzi, Vogue

David Zwirner: 25 Years “will take the readers for a journey of revisiting nearly 400 exhibitions that were presented by the gallery since 1993.”

– Andreja Velimirovic, Widewalls