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Gagosian Announces New Paris Gallery

More than a decade after Gagosian opened its first location in Paris, I am delighted to announce the opening of a new gallery near Place Vendôme. Paris is an important center for modern and contemporary art, and this space will bring a new dimension to Gagosian’s presence there, while complementing the important efforts of museums and foundations in the City of Lights.
—Larry Gagosian

Gagosian is pleased to announce the opening of a new location in Paris on October 19, 2021. Situated at 9 rue de Castiglione, in the 1st arrondissement, the space is part of the historic Hotel Lotti development, built in 1910. The location is steps from Place Vendôme, where Leo Castelli and René Drouin opened the storied Drouin Gallery in 1939, and within walking distance of the Musée du Louvre, Musée de l’Orangerie, and Musée d’Orsay. The architectural design of the gallery was led by Rémi Tessier and features elevated ceilings and 15.5-meter windows that provide a view of the gallery’s interior from the historic arcades.

The inaugural exhibition at rue de Castiglione will underscore the unique visual language of Alexander Calder’s monumental sculpture Flying Dragon (1975), which will be installed in Place Vendôme as part of FIAC Hors les Murs.

Download the full press release in English (pdf) or French (pdf)

The exterior of Gagosian’s new gallery at 9 rue de Castiglione, Paris. Photo: Thomas Lannes

The exterior of Gagosian’s new gallery at 9 rue de Castiglione, Paris. Photo: Thomas Lannes

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Alexander Calder’s monumental sculpture Flying Dragon (1975) will be on view at Place Vendôme in Paris beginning October 19. The installation marks the opening of Gagosian’s new gallery at rue de Castiglione and is part of FIAC Hors les Murs, which presents artworks in emblematic public spaces throughout the city.

Flying Dragon (1975)—which exemplifies Calder’s capacity to invest a powerful visual dynamism in his work regardless of scale—is among the last of the monumental works he made. While static, the striking sculpture transforms when viewed from different angles. Constructed from sheet metal, it is physically weighty but appears delicate due to its limited points of contact with the ground.

Alexander Calder, Flying Dragon, 1975 © 2021 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Darren James Photography

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To receive a PDF with detailed information on the works, please contact the gallery at inquire@gagosian.com. To attend the fair, purchase tickets at fiac.com.

Download the full press release in English (PDF) or French (PDF)

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To receive a PDF with detailed information on the works, please contact the gallery at inquire@gagosian.com. To attend the fair, purchase tickets at artbasel.com.

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