Wilshire Boulevard’s Miracle Mile is going to become even more art-centric as the stellar London and Berlin-based gallery Sprüth Magers begins renovation of the single-story, stand-alone corner building that is part of the larger 5900 Wilshire property across from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA.)
Art Net News reports that Sprüth Magers already represents several LA artists including Ryan Trecartin, Barbara Kruger, Sterling Ruby, Kenneth Anger, and Ed Ruscha.
Gallery founder Philomene Magers spoke favorably about the LA art scene in an interview with Financial Times in November 2013. Magers compared Los Angeles to Berlin as an “artist’s city” where there is space for artists to live and work and create a strong cultural scene:
“It’s the cultural and intellectual climate of the city that really excites us. And while we already have collectors in the region, we are hoping to meet many more.”
The space is currently being renovated to bring the gallery to Wilshire Boulevard where LACMA, the Page Museum, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, and the Architecture and Design Museum already line the boulevard. LACMA hopes to expand its campus footprint to morph over Wilshire itself, making it a high-density art walk of sorts.
The Sprüth Magers Gallery is expected to open next spring with an exhibit of works by John Baldessari.