While New York art dealers have long followed their wealthy clients to the Hamptons in the summer, curating shows and sometimes opening temporary galleries, Larry Gagosian–as is his custom–is once again taking that strategy to the next level, announcing that he will present a show by Polish artist Piotr Uklański at the end of December in the Caribbean billionaire haven of St. Barts, where the dealer owns a home.
The exhibition is titled “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and is set to run Dec. 21 through Jan. 31, at the Eden Rock Gallery, which in 2007 hosted a Gagosian show of Richard Prince paintings ($150,000 a piece: the price list for that show is still available on the gallery’s website). Eden Rock also hosted a Will Cotton residency and show in collaboration with Mary Boone Gallery in Dec. 2008 and a Jason Bereswill show in conjunction with Tony Shafrazi Gallery in Dec. 2009.
“My grandmother did hard labor in a ceramic factory in Communist Poland,” Mr. Uklański is quoted saying in a news release. “This St. Barths exhibition would be her Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Ours too.