William Pope.L, Sketch for "Yard Reinvention" at Hauser & Wirth New York, 2009. Ink on paper. Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth. © William Pope.L
- On September 23, Hauser & Wirth will open its first gallery in the United States with a reinvention of Allan Kaprow’s 1961 environment Yard by artist William Pope.L. Described as “a veritable mountain of black rubber auto tires and tar paper-wrapped forms through which visitors jumped and crawled,” the installation/happening will take place at 32 East 69th Street in Manhattan, the site of the work’s original creation and the address of the new Hauser & Wirth Gallery. Josiah McElheny (Season 3) and Sharon Hayes will each create their own versions of Yard at public sites in downtown Manhattan and Queens.
- A 2007 black-and-blue collage by Arturo Herrera (Season 3) is one of the many pieces from the collection of the defunct firm Lehman Brothers that will soon go on auction.
- The weekend of August 15-16, get a sneak peak of the publication Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra (Taschen Books) at the Norman Mailer Writer’s Colony and The Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Ford (Season 2) is being honored by both organizations. The popular edition release of the artist’s book will be available nationwide on September 10.