Gagosian is pleased to announce the opening of a new location in Paris this October. 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.
To mark the opening of the new gallery, Alexander Calder’s monumental sculpture Flying Dragon (1975) will be installed in Place Vendôme as part of FIAC Hors les Murs, which presents artworks in emblematic public spaces throughout the city.
The inaugural exhibition at rue de Castiglione will underscore the unique visual language of Flying Dragon, presenting diverse archival materials related to the sculpture and its original maquette, alongside additional works from 1975.
Selected works will also be presented at the rue de Ponthieu gallery to further emphasize Calder’s visual vocabulary and the interplay between nature and abstraction, stillness and motion, and monumentality and ephemerality in his practice.