22 East 80th Street
New York, NY 10075
917 722 2370
5900 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323 634 0600
Sprüth Magers is an international gallery dedicated to exhibiting the very best in groundbreaking modern and contemporary art. With galleries located in Berlin Mitte, London’s Mayfair, the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles (directly across Wilshire Boulevard from LACMA) and New York's Upper East Side, as well as outposts in Cologne, Hong Kong, and Seoul, Sprüth Magers retains close ties with the studios and communities of the artists who form the core of its roster, including John Baldessari, George Condo, Andreas Gursky, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, and Cindy Sherman.
The Story Underneath
September 9, 2022 - October 29, 2022
Sprüth Magers is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition at its New York space, a presentation of over seventy-five of John Baldessari's maquettes dating from the early 1980s to the 2000s, curated by Nana Bahlmann. Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are the global representatives of the Estate of John Baldessari.
Created as preparatory works and sketches for his celebrated large-scale pieces, these dynamic works on paper contain and reveal the artist's original source materials from his vast image archive, from which he freely extracted, combined and thus re-contextualized elements to create his works. Together, the maquettes grant extraordinary insight into Baldessari's inspiring way of seeing and distinct image-making process.
never, never ever, never in my life, never in all my born days, never in all my life, never
August 4, 2022 - October 15, 2022
The gallery is honored to present the first solo show in Los Angeles by Kaari Upson in over a decade, and the first in the United States since her death in 2021. Titled by the artist, the exhibition debuts a remarkable series of sculptures and works on canvas created between 2020 and 2021, in which Upson's stirring characters, symbols and marks materialize through an array of painterly gestures; as well as examples from other recent series and installations that will receive their US premiere. Together, the works demonstrate the artist's unwavering urge to interpret the psyches and psychoses of our complex contemporary lives.
March 19, 2022 - April 16, 2022
Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are pleased to present an exhibition of new and historical works by Barbara Kruger at the Los Angeles gallery, timed with her major exhibition, Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You., on view across Wilshire Boulevard at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (March 20–July 17, 2022).
Six Books on 1968
March 19, 2022 - July 16, 2022
Widely acknowledged as one of conceptual art's founding artists, and a rare woman amid that canon, Hanne Darboven offered a unique and fascinating voice in the turn to structural systems in the art of the late 1960s onward. At the Los Angeles gallery, Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are pleased to present the West Coast premiere of the artist's first film work, Six Books on 1968 (1969), a groundbreaking installation that is key to grasping Darboven's overall process and artistic ethos
October 8, 2021 - December 22, 2021
Cao Fei, based in Beijing and recognized for her groundbreaking work since the mid-1990s, is one of today’s foremost contemporary artists and filmmakers. Across her multimedia projects we witness individuals coming to terms with both the beauty and the perils of a global, industrialized and hyperconnected world. Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are pleased to present a solo exhibition of recent films, photographs and sculptures by Cao Fei at the Los Angeles gallery, the artist’s largest presentation to date on the West Coast.