Hauser & Wirth have announced that the gallery will now exclusively represent the Estate of Philip Guston, worldwide, following the closure of the McKee Gallery earlier this year. David and Renée McKee began working with Guston in 1974, and will continue to work closely with Hauser & Wirth, the artist’s daughter Musa Mayer and the Estate in an advisory capacity.
Hauser & Wirth looks forward to its first exhibition of Guston’s work, which will be curated by Paul Schimmel and take place in New York in 2016. Philip Guston’s paintings, drawings and prints have been the subject of solo exhibitions and retrospectives at many of the most admired museums in the Western world and his works are included in outstanding public and private collections. The gallery will work to further Guston’s legacy and deepen understanding of and engagement with his work in the United States and internationally, thro ugh major exhibitions, public programs and new research and publications.
Iwan Wirth, President, Hauser & Wirth says, ‘We are greatly honored that our gallery has been selected as the new home for the Estate of Philip Guston. We look forward to building an even closer relationship with Musa, and learning from her innate and deep understanding of her father’s work. The McKee Gallery will be a tough act to follow, given the outstanding job that David and Renée have done over the past 40 years for this exceptional artist. We will do our utmost to continue to serve Guston’s legacy.’