Ira Wright passed on March 8, 2024 in Santa Fe. He was 90.
We all miss him. His work can still be purchased at the Wright Contemporary Gallery.

The Wright Contemporary
627 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, New Mexico

“I loved his work!! This guy knows how to paint & how to tell a story.” — Larry Bell


"I was astonished when I first saw the works of Ira Wright in the summer of 2019. Here was a true original whose bite and strangeness reminded me of artists like John D. Graham and Ralph Steadman (you might even go back further in time and think of James Ensor). You can call his work “Art Brut”; you can call him an “Outsider Artist” or “self-taught”; but like many with a commanding voice that seems too long suppressed, Ira Wright has a lot on his mind and what he has to say will probably spook you in the best possible way."