On the occasion of Art Basel Miami Beach, David Zwirner is pleased to present a Viewing Room of works by nine artists, chosen by local Miami collector Jason Rubell. Drawings, paintings, and sculpture by gallery artists Tomma Abts, Oscar Murillo, Neo Rauch, Jason Rhoades, and Franz West are placed in dialogue with significant paintings and sculpture by Tomm El-Saieh, Aaron Fowler, Martha Jungwirth, and Kaari Upson. For Rubell, these works share a particular 'power,' with 'an incredible intensity, vitality, and need to exist.'
Rubell, whose family founded their world-renowned collection in 1964 and opened it to the public in 1994 in Miami, has been immersed in art his whole life. A longtime friend of the gallery, he was excited to bring together a selection that reflects his own approach to collecting work by a wide range of international artists, from young and underseen pioneers to major masters, and his own passion for provocative, purposeful art that continues to resonate long after first view. 'It’s the kind of work where it’s a real privilege that you can collect it and live with it,' Rubell says, 'because your engagement with it grows as time goes on.'
Press release courtesy David Zwirner.