Lichtenstein’s 1969 painting “Study for Peace Through Chemistry,” a Pop Art riff on the Cubism of Fernand Léger, was the most expensive confirmed sale at the 16th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, which closed Dec. 10. The Switzerland-based dealership Galerie Gmurzynska sold the canvas to an American collector for an undisclosed price above $10 million, according to Mathias Rastorfer, co-owner of the gallery. Consigned from a private source, the work had not been seen in public since 1973, and images of it were not distributed electronically before the art fair, as is now so often the case.
- Scott Reyburn, The New York Times, December 22, 2017


Three generations of art-mad women have led Zurich’s Galerie Gmurzynska to the forefront. Last year during Art Basel, one of the hottest shows stood apart from the rest. […] More significantly, it wasn’t held in Basel, but at Galerie Gmurzynska, an hour away by train. Nevertheless, a parade of the world’s top curators and collectors made the pilgrimage to the space in Zurich’s historic city center, where the late architect Zaha Hadid, in what turned out to be one of her final projects, had reconfigured the interiors with a series of dramatically swooping Schwitters-inspired walls.
- Christopher Bagley, W Magazine, Summer Issue - June 2017

 


Galerie Gmurzynska's Zurich show explores the artists' formal similarities and spiritual differences. To see this magnificently odd couple displayed with such intelligent concision is unmissable. Meanwhile the catalogue is a collector's item in its own right.
- Rachel Spence, Financial Times, June 13, 2017

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"Three generations of art-mad women have led Zurich’s Galerie Gmurzynska to the forefront. Last year during Art Basel, one of the hottest shows stood apart from the rest. […] More significantly, it wasn’t held in Basel, but at Galerie Gmurzynska, an hour away by train. Nevertheless, a parade of the world’s top curators and collectors made the pilgrimage to the space in Zurich’s historic city center, where the late architect Zaha Hadid, in what turned out to be one of her final projects, had reconfigured the interiors with a series of dramatically swooping Schwitters-inspired walls."
- Christopher Bagley, W Magazine, Summer Issue - June 2017

"Galerie Gmurzynska’s Zurich show (Judd/Maleich) explores the artists’ formal similarities and spiritual differences. To see this magnificently odd couple displayed with such intelligent concision is unmissable. Meanwhile the catalogue is a collector’s item in its own right."
- Rachel Spence, Financial Times, June 13, 2017

"Eye-popping architecture by the late Zaha Hadid set Gmurzynska’s exhibition “Kurt Schwitters: Merz” apart. The sinuous, unearthly shapes were in homage to Schwitters’s Merzbau, his Hanover home, which he transformed into a forerunner of installation art. The distinctive merging of subject matter and display served as a model for creative
exhibition-making."
- Artnet News, December 22, 2016