September 6, 2010

New Gagosian Gallery Paris opening in October 2010

GAGOSIAN OPENS A NEW GALLERY IN PARIS                                                         

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On October 20, 2010 Gagosian will inaugurate a new gallery in Paris. Gagosian Gallery Paris is located in the 8th arrondissement, between Avenue Matignon and the Champs Elysées, in what is known as the “Triangle d'or”.

Occupying 900 square meters on four levels, over 350 square meters is dedicated to public exhibition space on two floors. The second floor will function as a project space where special exhibitions and collaborative projects will be presented. An outstanding feature is the rectangular main gallery that measures 12 meters by 9 meters and approximately 5 meters in height, with a skylight of 6.5 by 3.5 meters.

The gallery was designed by Paris-based architect Jean-Francois Bodin, in collaboration with London-based architects Caruso St. John. The renovation has transformed the hotel particulier into a state-of-the-art contemporary gallery while retaining its distinctive Parisian character.

Larry Gagosian comments: "I love the city of Paris and am delighted to be opening a gallery here.  It is an historical capital of art and is reclaiming its position within the international art circuit through its high quality museum exhibitions and a growing art market."

Opened in 1979 in Los Angeles by Larry Gagosian (born 1945, California), Gagosian Gallery is considered to be one of the world's foremost modern and contemporary art galleries. With the addition of the Paris gallery, there are now nine galleries worldwide, including three in New York, one in Beverly Hills, two in London, one in Rome since 2007 and one in Athens since 2009. Architects of the other galleries include Richard Gluckman (New York), Richard Meier (Beverly Hills), and Caruso St John (London).