Located at 2bis Avenue Matignon, not far from Avenue des Champs-Élysées and the Grand Palais, the 70-square-meter (750-square-foot) space occupies the ground floor of a building constructed in 1900. Matignon marks Perrotin’s ninth space worldwide, joining existing locations in Paris as well as galleries in Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, and Shanghai.
The intimate setting welcomes visitors to discover a selection of works by Perrotin artists. Although the venue is not intended to host exhibitions, there is the possibility of expanding its function in the future.
It will also have an outdoor space to accommodate sculptures. “The general atmosphere of this venue is that of a salon, where I hope you will want to spend time,” says founder Emmanuel Perrotin.
The salon adds to the gallery’s offering in Paris, which currently include 2,300 square meters (approximately 24,800 square feet) of highly frequented exhibition spaces in the Marais district: two floors at 76 Rue de Turenne; the adjacent venue on Impasse Saint-Claude; and the Salle de Bal, in the Hôtel d’Ecquevilly.
With its opening on Avenue Matignon, Perrotin is pleased to expand its presence in Paris beyond the Marais. Rich in history and culturally diverse, the avenue and its surroundings are already home to several renowned galleries, large auction houses, and a community that is both Parisian and international.
Emmanuel Perrotin says, “I am delighted with this new location, which will strengthen and facilitate relationships between the gallery and our collectors.”
The new space is directed by Paris Senior Director Emmanuelle Orenga de Gaffory who has worked with the gallery for fifteen years.
2bis Avenue Matignon