Gagosian Plans Second Paris Gallery, Taps Jean Nouvel for Design

Larry Gagosian. (Courtesy Getty Images)

Larry Gagosian cannot stop opening art galleries! The New York Times‘ Carol Vogel reports today that Mr. Gagosian has a second gallery in the works in Paris, where he first opened in the fall of 2010. This will be the dealer’s 12th gallery, and will be situated at Le Bourget, home to an airport for private planes.

Here’s Ms. Vogel:

The gallery will be in a converted 1950s factory and comprise 5,413 square feet on two levels, with a 1,115-square-foot mezzanine overlooking the main space. The French architect Jean Nouvel is designing it.

“I was interested in getting a bigger space for larger pieces,” Mr. Gagosian said. “All the artists I talked to are very enthusiastic about it. It’s only about 20 minutes from the heart of the city, about the same time it takes to get from the Upper East Side to Chelsea.”

First up in the fall is a painting show and a major sculpture by Gagosian artist Anselm Kiefer, who shows in Paris with Thaddaeus Ropac, who has also been busy expanding his gallery space. It’s getting wild over there in Paris.