Hauser & Wirth, a world-renowned art gallerist headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, has signed a 10-year lease at 8980 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. Hauser & Wirth will occupy the entire 10,800 square-foot building situated on the southeast corner of LA Peer in the dynamic West Hollywood Design District just east of Beverly Hills.
The space will include an art gallery and restaurant.
This is the second Los Angeles-area outpost for Hauser & Wirth and ArtFarm, a hospitality company owned by Iwan and Manuela Wirth, the co-presidents of Hauser & Wirth. Their first, featuring the celebrated restaurant, Manuela, is located in the Arts District.
Built in 1931, the building is a local icon due to its spectacular bow truss architecture and 30-year history as home to Heritage Classic Cars which has moved its operations online. The charming, architecturally compelling building features 161 feet of glass line, offering high visibility and presence.
“While L.A. has long been an epicenter for the art community worldwide, both artists and art dealers locally are definitely experiencing a very special moment right now,” said Christopher V. Bonbright of Avison Young, which negotiated the deal. “With collectors spending more time at home, L.A. has emerged as the place where many immersed in the art world want to be.”
Bonbright noted that the design and renovation process is underway with a grand opening anticipated for fall 2022.