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Sperone Westwater

Sperone Westwater Review

Founded in 1975 in SoHo, and after spending nearly a decade in Chelsea, Sperone Westwater now finds itself a major part of the artification of the Lower East Side. In 2010, the gallery moved into this nine-story building, which it commisioned for itself, a vote of confidence in both its Bowery surroundings and the continued importance of its artists, which have included Bruce Nauman, William Wegman, Gerhard Richter, and a host of blue-chip minimalists. The narrow building, designed by Norman Foster, rivals the New Museum (a few doors down) for crisp poise: in 2011 New York's Municipal Art Society deemed it the best new building of the year. Its Big Red Box, essentially a huge room-like freight elevator, is a major contributor to the building's good looks.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 257 Bowery, between E. Houston and Stanton Sts. Lower East Side, New York, NY 10002
  • Phone: 212/999–7337
  • Website:
  • Subway: 6 to Spring St.; F to 2nd Ave.
  • Location: Lower East Side
Updated: 02-24-2014

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