Do You Really Need an Excuse to Head to Hauser + Wirth?


Returning to the comfort of Hauser + Wirth’s DTLA galleries (including lunch at the fabulous Manuela) was a treat that helped me to feel that the worst of our quarantined days were over. The Amy Sherald show is gone, but another great exhibit is coming in July and – make haste! – only on view for the summer. In Focus: LA Artists is a show that will bring you up to date on some of the most influential artists from Los Angeles. With a multi-media presentation of over 30 artworks, this is on our Must-See list for the summer.

Definitely make a luncheon reservation at Manuela, grab a group of friends, at head to the Arts District as soon as you can. And here’s a hot tip: Hauser + Wirth is opening second location in West Hollywood next year.

Diana Thater, Untitled Butterfly (2008) and Charles Gaines, Numbers and Trees, London Series #1, Tree #10, John Carpenter Street (2021)
Hauser & Wirth will spotlight its Los Angeles artists with a multimedia group presentation of nearly 30 artworks. ‘In Focus: LA Artists’ will showcase the groundbreaking techniques, diverse viewpoints, and intergenerational relationships of the gallery artists who call one of the world’s most creative cities home: Larry Bell, Mark Bradford, Charles Gaines, Richard Jackson, Paul McCarthy, Christina Quarles, Gary Simmons, Henry Taylor, Diana Thater, and the late artists Luchita Hurtado, Mike Kelley, and Jason Rhoades.

On the occasion of Hauser & Wirth’s 5-year anniversary in the Arts District and in celebration of the community that has been integral to its vision for nearly 30 years, the presentation will highlight the lasting contributions of the artists and foreground their influential practices, which have been instrumental in making Los Angeles an international capital of artistic innovation and arts education. 

Highlights will include the West Coast debut of Mark Bradford’s ‘Untitled’ (2020), recently exhibited in the powerful group exhibition ‘Grief and Grievance’ at the New Museum in New York, as well as Bradford’s video work ‘Dancing in the Street’ (2019), which was included in artist’s solo exhibition ‘End Papers’ at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Other highlights will include Mike Kelley’s multimedia sculpture ‘Party Girl’ (1998), Jason Rhoades’ irreverent sculptures from the ‘90s, a visually opulent video work by Diana Thater, a recent Numbers and Trees gridwork by Charles Gaines, and paintings by Luchita Hurtado, Paul McCarthy, and Henry Taylor. 

Hauser & Wirth
901 East 3rd Street Los Angeles CA 90013 Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm