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LOUISE BOURGEOIS — PAPILLONS NOIRS

The black fabric heads Louise Bourgeois created in her final decade are now on view at Hauser & Wirth’s new exhibition space in Switzerland.

LOUISE BOURGEOIS—PAPILLONS NOIRS

Through February 10.

Hauser & Wirth St. Moritz

Via Serlas 22, St. Moritz.

Top: Louise Bourgeois in New York City in 1998. Photograph by Mathias Johansson.

Above: Louise Bourgeois, Untitled, 2003. Fabric and stainless steel.

Below: Louise Bourgeois, Cell XXIV (Portrait), 2001. Steel, stainless steel, glass, wood, and fabric.

THE WORLDS OF STEPHEN SPENDER

The poet, journalist, novelist, and editor Stephen Spender is the subject of an exhibition at Frieze London, presented by Hauser & Wirth and Moretti Fine Art.

The project explores Spender’s progressive ideas and artistic friendships, and features work by artists he personally knew and/or collected, including Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, David HockneyLucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Henry Moore, Giorgio Morandi, Pablo PicassoSerge Poliakoff, and Yannis Tsarouchis.

A beautiful exhibition catalogue—edited by Ben Eastham and formatted in the style of Horizon, the journal Spender, Cyril Connolly, and Peter Watson founded in 1939—includes artwork reproductions, poems by Spender, and essays on his deep affinities with art, literature, and political activism in the 1930s. “On Censorship” by Caroline Moorehead addresses Spender’s connection with its subject through the journal he co-founded, Index on Censorship.

(In the early 1990s, Spender himself prevailed on the court system to prevent the publication of While England Sleeps, David Leavitt’s novel that appropriated stories from Spender’s autobiography World within World and added scenes of gay erotica, which he dismissed as “pornography.” Spender married twice—Natasha Spender was his widow and he was the father of Matthew and Elizabeth—but, as disclosed in his New Selected Journals and letters to Christopher Isherwood and others, Spender’s emotional and sexual life was marked by numerous same-sex relationships.)

THE WORLDS OF STEPHEN SPENDER

Thursday, October 4 through Sunday, October 7.

Frieze London—Hauser & Wirth, Booth D01, Regents Park, London.

The Worlds of Stephen Spender catalogue.

From top: Henry Moore, Portrait of Stephen Spender, 1934. © Henry Moore Foundation. Image credit: Hauser & Wirth.

Exhibition catalogue image credit: Hauser & Wirth. Book design by Fraser Muggeridge studio.

A 1929 photograph of Spender’s German friend Franz Büchner on the cover of the novel The Temple, written in the late 1920s and finally published in 1988. Image credit: Faber and Faber.

Below: W.H. Auden (left), Stephen Spender, and Christopher Isherwood in 1931.

PORTABLE ART AT HAUSER & WIRTH

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Organized by Celia Forner, Hauser & Wirth presents the Portable Art Project in Los Angeles, an exhibition of wearable objects commissioned from a range of artists, including Louise Bourgeois, John Baldessari, Phyllida Barlow, Stefan Brüggemann, Subodh Gupta, Mary Heilmann, Andy Hope 1930, Cristina Iglesias, Matthew Day Jackson, Bharti Kher, Nate Lowman, Paul McCarthy, Caro Niederer, Michele Oka Doner, Pipilotti Rist.

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PORTABLE ART, through August 12.

HAUSER & WIRTH LOS ANGELES, 901 East 3rd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

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From top, work by Phyllida Barlow, Mary Heilmann, John Baldessari (2), and Stefan Brüggemann.

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THE SPIDER, THE MISTRESS, AND THE TANGERINE

LOUISE BOURGEOIS—THE SPIDER, THE MISTRESS, AND THE TANGERINE, a film by Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach, will screen on Monday at Hauser & Wirth in the Arts District.

“Featuring a series of interviews with the artist from 1993 to 2007, the critically acclaimed film offers an intimate look into Bourgeois’s life and imagination, shaping a powerful portrait of one of the most influential artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.”*

 

LOUISE BOURGEOIS—THE SPIDER, THE MISTRESS, AND THE TANGERINE, Monday, March 19, at 7:30 pm.

LOUISE BOURGEOIS—THE RED SKY, through May 20.

HAUSER & WIRTH LOS ANGELES, 901 East Third Street, Los Angeles.

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Louise Bourgeois with Spider IV in 1996. Photograph © Peter Bellamy. Art: © The Easton Foundation/VAGA, NY.

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LORNA SIMPSON AT ARCO

In a exhibition inspired by the phrase “Those who dance are thought to be insane by those who cannot not hear the music,” Hauser & Wirth will show the work of Lorna Simpson, Geta Brătescu, Louise BourgeoisStefan Brüggemann, Martin Creed, Philip Guston, Paul McCarthy, Fausto Melotti, Djordje Ozbolt, Lygia Pape, Pipilotti Rist, Dieter Roth, David Smith, and Philippe Vandenberg this month at ARCO Madrid.

 

ARCO MADRID, February 21 through 25.

IFEMA, Feria de Madrid, Booth 7B04, pavilion 7, Avenida del Partenón, 5, Madrid.

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Lorna Simpson, Portrait, 1988. Image courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

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