Emmanuel Perrotin


photograph : Karl lagerfeld
Emmanuel Perrotin founded his first gallery in 1990 at the age of twenty-one. He has since opened over eighteen spaces, with the aim of offering increasingly vibrant and creative environments in which to experience art. He has worked closely with his roster of artists, some for more than twenty-five years, to help fulfill their ambitious projects. Perrotin has galleries in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, and Shanghai, totaling approximately 7,000 square meters (75,000 square feet) of exhibition space across its various locations.

Located since 2005 in an eighteenth-century mansion, Perrotin has three gallery spaces totaling approximately 1,600 square meters (17,000 sq. ft.) in the Marais district of Paris. Two years after it opened, the original Paris gallery expanded into the space next door. In 2014, Perrotin opened a 700-square-meter (7,500 sq. ft.) showroom known as “La Salle de Bal” in a former ballroom in the Hôtel d’Ecquevilly, a seventeenth-century hôtel particulier. In their entirety, the Parisian spaces amount to approximately 2,300 square meters (25,000 sq. ft.).

In May of 2012, Perrotin opened its Hong Kong gallery on the seventeenth floor of 50 Connaught Road Central (650 square meters / approx. 7,000 square feet), overlooking Victoria Harbor.

From 2013 to 2016, Perrotin New York was housed in a historic building on the Upper East Side’s iconic Madison Avenue. After three successful years there, the gallery expanded in April of 2017 to a 2,300-square-meter (25,000 sq. ft.) space, relocating to 130 Orchard Street in New York City’s most dynamic arts neighborhood, the Lower East Side.

In 2016, Perrotin inaugurated a 240-square-meter (2,600 sq. ft.) space in Seoul, which includes a bookshop featuring unique editions and books published by the gallery. Perrotin Seoul is located in the heart of Jongno-gu district, the city’s museum and gallery district, in close proximity to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Daelim Museum and just in front of the Blue House, the official residence of the President, and Gyeongbok Palace.

In June of 2017, Perrotin opened a space in Tokyo, occupying 130 square meters (1,400 sq. ft.) on the ground floor of the Piramide Building. The gallery is located in the center of the Roppongi area, a vibrant cultural neighborhood that is home to a large number of museums, including the Mori Art Museum, Suntory Museum of Art, and National Art Center, as well as many well-established galleries.

In 2018, Perrotin launched a gallery in Shanghai, in the heart of the city’s Bund quarter. Perrotin Shanghai occupies the top floor of a historic three-story brick building known as the Amber, Building, a former warehouse built in 1937, used by the Central Bank of China during the Republican period. Totaling 1,300 square meters (14,000 sq. ft.), the gallery space includes a mezzanine and several exhibition rooms. In keeping with the building’s modernist elegance, original 1930s elements have been preserved, including the wooden beam ceiling, which is 6 meters (20 ft.) in height.

Perrotin participates in twenty major international art fairs each year, including Art Basel in Basel, Miami, and Hong Kong; Frieze London and New York; FIAC, Paris; the Dallas Art Fair; Art Cologne; Untitled, Art, San Francisco; Art Stage Jakarta; Expo Chicago; Independent New York; TEFAF New York and Maastricht; ART021 Shanghai; West Bund Art & Design, Shanghai; Art Fair Tokyo; and Zona Maco, Mexico.