Install_3_copy6 Install_8_copy3From January 8 – February 21, 2015, Sperone Westwater is pleased to present an exhibition of sculptures by Helmut Lang, the artist’s first New York gallery solo show.

Lang disappointedly left the fashion world and notoriously took the remainder of his fashion archives which consisted of 6,000 to 8,000 items of clothing, and shredded them up for his art.

“I don’t like to throw things away,” he says, “but I also have the ability to end chapters of my life”.

“That all got shredded with an industrial shredder,” he says, “without hierarchy.”

Showing for a limited time at the Sperone Westwater gallery in New York, Lang’s first art show features sculptures made out of repurposed fabric, zippers, and other materials that were salvaged from a fire at his studio in 2010.


Additional reading: 

Sperone Westwater Press Release: Helmut Lang

From Fashion to Art: Helmut Lang’s Second Act