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Larry Gagosian Opens New Paris Gallery and Project Space

Larry Gagosian New Paris Gallery

This year is turning out to be even busier than usual for Larry Gagosian. On the eve of the opening of the FIAC (the international fair for contemporary art in Paris), the contemporary art dealer unveiled a new gallery—his ninth—in the 8th arrondissement, a stone’s throw from the Elysee Palace.

Fittingly, the inaugural shows are high-wattage. Downstairs, “Camino Real” is a series of five new paintings by Cy Twombley in homage to the “old knights, dreamers and troublemakers” of the 1953 Tennessee Williams play of the same name. Upstairs in the experimental project space: an installation curated by Patrick Seguin and dedicated to Jean Prouvé’s prefabricated architectural designs, featuring photos, videos, scale models, and furniture (shown above). Both shows run through December 23, 2010.

Meanwhile, Jean Prouvé’s Ferembal House, a structure built in 1948 to house the Ferembal offices in Nancy, was renovated and adapted by Jean Nouvel between 2007 and 2010; for this year's edition of FIAC, it was reassembled in the Tuileries, through November 10.

Gagosian will also open two more spaces by year's end—in Geneva and Hong Kong.

Tina Isaac is Travel + Leisure's Paris correspondent.

Photo by Mike Bruce.

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