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Hauser and Wirth Signs Sterling Ruby

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Los Angeles artist Sterling Ruby has flipped galleries once again, this time landing at Hauser & Wirth after going nearly a year without New York representation. He has previously worked with Foxy Production, Metro Pictures, and, most recently, Pace, which had more or less touted him as the face of the gallery’s new generation. That relationship ended in January, after less than a year. His first exhibition with Hauser & Wirth will be in London this spring.

The move seems like a good fit, particularly in light of the gallery’s new 25,000-square-foot space in Chelsea — sizable enough to house Ruby’s large-scale “Stalagmites,” ceramics, and installations. (Ruby himself has expanded in recent months, opening a new 90,000-square-foot studio, according to the Financial Times.)

“Hauser & Wirth is delighted to be working with Sterling Ruby, who now is among a group of internationally significant Los Angeles artists represented by the gallery,” said director Marc Payot in an email. “There is fantastic new work in the studio and the Hauser & Wirth team looks forward to presenting it publicly.”

Ruby continues to be represented by Sprüth Magers and Xavier Hufkens in Europe.

— Rachel Corbett

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