Caruso St John’s newly completed Gagosian Gallery Paris will officially open next month (20 October) with two inaugural shows, one on French designer Jean Prouvé
Working with Paris-based architect Jean-François Bodin, the practice has converted a former hotel in the 8th arrondissement, between Avenue Matignon and the Champs Elysees into 900m2 of exhibition space split over four levels.
A key feature of the new gallery is its rectangular main gallery measuring 12m by 9m with around 5m height and a skylight of 6.50m by 3.50m.
Larry Gagosian, the Armenian-American art dealer and gallery founder said: ‘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, Gagosian Gallery is specialises in modern and contemporary art. 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 and one in Athens. Architects of the other galleries include Richard Gluckman (New York), Richard Meier (Beverly Hills), and Caruso St John (London).