Perrotin is pleased to announce the opening of a new gallery in Dubai in 2022.
Now established in seven cities—Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Dubai—the gallery continues to expand its reach with the opening of this new permanent address in the Middle East.
Perrotin Dubai will be operated by both Perrotin Primary Market and Perrotin Secondary Market, founded by Tom-David Bastok, Dylan Lessel and Emmanuel Perrotin.
The gallery is located in the DIFC, the heart of Dubai, not far from Christie’s, Sotheby's and other galleries, and close to many of the city's best restaurants and landmarks.
The new 100-square-meter space will present primary market works by artists represented by the gallery alongside secondary market works, a recently launched and successful business that continues to grow.
Perrotin Dubai will open its doors later this year, once development work is completed.
This new gallery will create connections and strengthen Perrotin's ties with the Arab world, which have been developed over many years to promote its artists in the region; whether through participation in the Dubai and Abu Dhabi art fairs, or with large-scale projects such as Murakami-Ego at ALRIWAQ in Doha or Jean-Michel Othoniel's Alfa installation at the National Museum of Qatar.
"Dubai is six hours by plane from two-thirds of the world's population, and a highly dynamic city that is attracting a new audience. We are always keen to bring our artists’ voices to audiences who do not always have the opportunity to engage with their work. The whole region is developing projects around art, and we want our artists to be able to participate in them." Emmanuel Perrotin
"We are thrilled to be expanding the gallery's secondary market business in Dubai, and more broadly in the Middle East. Dubai is a very exciting and promising place for the art market and for culture in general, and we are happy to be part of this adventure." Tom-David Bastok and Dylan Lessel