Virginia Dwan

and Dwan Gallery


This book on Virginia Dwan and her galleries in Los Angeles and New York tells for the first time the unique story of a fundamental actor on the global art scene, which has rarely been explored.


ISBN: 9788857222493 Category:

Germano Celant


The Dwan Gallery opened in Los Angeles in 1959 and showed works by artists such as Arman, Yves Klein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely, becoming a West Coast point of reference for international art. In 1965, Virginia Dwan also opened a gallery in New York where she exhibited pieces by the protagonists of Minimal and Conceptual Art. Through a rich collection of images and rare testimonies published for the first time, as well as a detailed chronology, in this volume Germano Celant recounts the years 1959-71 in the Dwan Gallery, whose shows were as important as those organized by personalities such as Leo Castelli and Ileana Sonnabend, also focusing on earlier and subsequent events in Virginia Dwan’s career up to the present.

Additional information

Weight 1265 g
Dimensions 16.9 x 24.7 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 1 February 2017
Number of pages 404
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 16.9 x 24.7 cm
Weight 1265 g


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