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Gagosian in Paris: the largest art gallery in the world opens a third gallery in the French capital

Gagosian in Paris: the largest art gallery in the world opens a third gallery in the French capital

Jean Dubreil | Sep 16, 2021 2 minutes read
 

Gagosian, the world's biggest art gallery, will open a new location in Paris. Historic Hotel Lotti will host the brand's newest gallery location. Gagosian's other Paris locations will simultaneously have a new Calder show and two monumental pieces on display.

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9 rue de Castiglione in Paris (France)

A new address at 9 rue de Castiglione for the Gagosian gallery

The world's biggest art gallery, Gagosian, with 17 exhibition spaces in cities around the globe, will open a new location. In Paris's first arrondissement, on 9 rue de Castiglione, the gallery will open next month. Gagosian's third Paris location is a unique space. Gallery founder Larry Gagosian described the new gallery as "an important center for modern and contemporary art in Paris, and this space will complement the important efforts of museums and foundations in the City of Lights."

Tribute to Alexander Calder for the inaugural exhibition

Paris's historic Hotel Lotti, built-in 1910, will host the brand's newest gallery location, which will open on October 19th, days before the city's annual FIAC art fair. (Rémi Tessier, an architect, supervised the retrofitting.) To honor the work of Alexander Calder, FIAC's inaugural exhibition will feature the monumental sculpture Flying Dragon (1975), which will be installed nearby at Place Vendôme as part of the program “Hors les Murs.” Visitors will also be able to see other pieces from 1975, including preliminary drawings and a maquette for Flying Dragon. Gagosian's other Paris locations will simultaneously have a new Calder show and a new Richard Serra steel sculpture titled Transmitter will be at the gallery's Le Bourget location.

London's position as a center of the European art market being called into question following Brexit

A decade ago, Paris made a comeback as an art capital with the help of Gagosian. As London's position as a European art market center is in question following Brexit, the city's more recent art-market activity has been heightened. Following a few years of Perrotin, Kamel Mennour, and Almine Rech opening outposts in Paris, Gagosian, the long-established NYC gallery, opened its first French location on Avenue Matignon. It was joined by Galleria Continua, Mariane Ibrahim, and Massimo De Carlo. In a statement, Gagosian's Paris director Serena Cattaneo Adorno said, “The beautiful arcades along with Rue de Castiglione, with its proximity to Place Vendôme and some of the world's most important museums, is a wonderful location for both artists and estates to present their works.”


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