We are deeply saddened that Keith Sonnier has passed away. With his passing we lose a wonderful artist, friend and companion.
Keith Sonnier was an extraordinary personality, and the passion for his work filled him despite his illness until very recently. Häusler Contemporary has been closely connected with Keith Sonnier since the 1990s through collaboration in projects and exhibitions in our galleries. Presentations such as in the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin (2002), the Kunsthaus Bregenz (1999) or the Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain in Nice (2015) were created in cooperation with Häusler Contemporary. With his consistent dedication to a new materiality, especially neon light, Keith Sonnier has been one of the pioneers of a new concept of sculpture since the 1960s.