BUILT 1912
FOR A CARRIAGE MANUFACTURING COMPANY
WEST CHELSEA
LIKE A GREAT WORK OF ART, THE HOPKINS HAS POWERFUL PROVENANCE.
LIKE A GREAT WORK OF ART, THE HOPKINS HAS POWERFUL PROVENANCE.

What began as a manufacturing building in 1912 became a dynamic incubator of ideas that galvanized New York City. In a bold move, DIA Center of the Arts acquired the site in 1987. Focusing on the individual artist, DIA used each floor of the warehouse for unforgettable solo shows that produced blue-chip artists and put Chelsea on the map.

The setting’s light and scale created an ideal canvas for artists like On Kawara, Robert Whitman and Bridget Riley. Works by Robert Irwin, Jenny Holzer and Dan Flavin were site specific – energizing public perception of how art and space interact. Joseph Beuys’ iconic installation of four stone columns still graces the pavement in front of the building.

Over the course of 17 years this experimental space catalyzed into the nucleus of New York’s art scene. Since DIA, the building has continued its tradition of creativity – housing the celebrated Independent Art Fair, hosting brilliant cultural events, and welcoming one of the world’s top art galleries Hauser & Wirth, who enlisted Selldorf Architects to adapt the space.

Incubator of ideas. Canvas for creativity. Facilitator for the future. THE HOPKINS.

What began as a manufacturing building in 1912 became a dynamic incubator of ideas that galvanized New York City. In a bold move, DIA Center of the Arts acquired the site in 1987. Focusing on the individual artist, DIA used each floor of the warehouse for unforgettable solo shows that produced blue-chip artists and put Chelsea on the map. Read more

The setting’s light and scale created an ideal canvas for artists like On Kawara, Robert Whitman and Bridget Riley. Works by Robert Irwin, Jenny Holzer and Dan Flavin were site specific – energizing public perception of how art and space interact. Joseph Beuys’ iconic installation of four stone columns still graces the pavement in front of the building. Read more / Back

Over the course of 17 years this experimental space catalyzed into the nucleus of New York’s art scene. Since DIA, the building has continued its tradition of creativity – housing the celebrated Independent Art Fair, hosting brilliant cultural events, and welcoming one of the world’s top art galleries Hauser & Wirth, who enlisted Selldorf Architects to adapt the space. Read more / Back

Incubator of ideas. Canvas for creativity. Facilitator for the future. THE HOPKINS. Back

 

 

 

REINVISIONED
2017
OPEN SPACES
15.5 FT CEILINGS
LOFT SPACES
OPEN WORK SPACES
ROOFTOP
MODERN ADDITION
6TH FLOOR VIEWS