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b. 1948, USA

B. Wurtz Biography

B. Wurtz was born in 1948 in Pasadena, California, and lives and works in New York. In 2015 he was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom. In 2016 the exhibition traveled to La Casa Encendida, Madrid. He has had additional solo exhibitions at Kunstverein Freiburg; White Flag Projects, St. Louis; and Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago. His work has been included in group exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon.

B. Wurtz Featured Artworks

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Untitled by B. Wurtz contemporary artwork
B. WurtzUntitled, 201735mm slide in a cardboard mount, ink, wire, thread, wood
12.1 x 11.4 x 4.4 cm
Metro Pictures Contact Gallery
Untitled (relic) by B. Wurtz contemporary artwork
B. WurtzUntitled (relic), 1975Pen on wood
19.1 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm
Metro Pictures Contact Gallery
Untitled by B. Wurtz contemporary artwork
B. WurtzUntitled, 2018Wood, picture wire, screws, tin can, plastic cup, drinking straws, buttons, thread
86 x 21.5 x 21.5 cm
Kate MacGarry Contact Gallery
I'm Popeye the sailor man #1 by B. Wurtz contemporary artwork
B. WurtzI'm Popeye the sailor man #1, 1996–2010Acrylic on canvas, plastic lids, buttons
183 x 179 x 2 cm
Kate MacGarry Contact Gallery
Untitled (Straw) by B. Wurtz contemporary artwork
B. WurtzUntitled (Straw), 2012105 x 40.5 x 16.5 cm Kate MacGarry Contact Gallery
Untitled by B. Wurtz contemporary artwork
B. WurtzUntitled, 2015Paper, styrofoam
28 x 21.5 x 19 cm
Kate MacGarry Contact Gallery
Untitled (Green Dot Hand Towel) by B. Wurtz contemporary artwork
B. WurtzUntitled (Green Dot Hand Towel), 2018Photograph on Polyester silk, wood, metal, staples
44.5 x 43.2 x 8.9 cm
Metro Pictures Contact Gallery
Octave by B. Wurtz contemporary artwork
B. WurtzOctave, 2018Piano parts, speaker, metal, bottle caps, wood, show buttons, buttons
63.5 x 61 x 61 cm
Metro Pictures Contact Gallery

B. Wurtz Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, SHELTER IN PLACE at Metro Pictures, New York
Closed
25 May–1 August 2020 Group Exhibition SHELTER IN PLACE Metro PicturesOnline Only
Contemporary art exhibition, B. Wurtz, B. Wurtz at Kate MacGarry, London
Closed
31 May–13 July 2019 B. Wurtz Kate MacGarryLondon
Contemporary art exhibition, B. Wurtz, Domestic Space at Metro Pictures, New York
Closed
6 September–20 October 2018 B. Wurtz Domestic Space Metro PicturesNew York

B. Wurtz Represented By

Kate MacGarry contemporary art gallery in London, United Kingdom Kate MacGarry London
Metro Pictures contemporary art gallery in New York, USA Metro Pictures New York

B. Wurtz In Related Press

The year in, and beyond, the galleries of New York: A relatively concise chronicle of highlights and a top 10 list Related Press The year in, and beyond, the galleries of New York: A relatively concise chronicle of highlights and a top 10 list 23 December 2016, ARTnews

Not so long ago, it seemed that new galleries would keep sprouting up forever in New York, and that existing ones would keep on expanding. Over the past 12 months, though, some have closed. Growth has slowed, sales are down, and people are nervous, especially in the wake of the disastrous U.S. presidential election. But all of that was belied by...

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