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Perrotin bucked the trend by opening an outpost somewhere other than Los Angeles.

Perrotin Announces New Dubai Location

Simulation of Perrotin Dubai. Photo: © Altamash Urooj. Courtesy of the artist and Perrotin.

Perrotin announced that it will open a new gallery in Dubai this year, adding to their locations in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, and Shanghai.

'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,' said Emmanuel Perrotin.

'The whole region is developing projects around art, and we want our artists to be able to participate in them,' he said.

Perrotin's new 100-square-metre space will be located in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), not far from Christie's, Sotheby's, and galleries such as Green Art Gallery and Lawrie Shabibi.

They will sell work on the primary market and through the secondary market business founded by Tom-David Bastok, Dylan Lessel, and Emmanuel Perrotin in 2021.

In a statement, Perrotin said the new gallery would strengthen ties with the Arab world built through participation in art fairs in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and projects such as Murakami-Ego at Al Riwaq, Doha, in 2012, and Jean-Michel Othoniel's ALFA installation at the National Museum of Qatar in 2019.

Perrotin bucked the trend by opening an outpost somewhere other than Los Angeles.

Those who announced a new space in L.A. this year include New York galleries Sean Kelly, Sargent's Daughters, SHRINE, and the Hole.

In addition, Pace will take over Kayne Griffin's L.A. gallery in April, Lisson will enter a West Hollywood space previously occupied by gay nightclub Zone in the fall, and David Zwirner will open a three-building complex in the city in January 2023 with an exhibition by Njideka Akunyili Crosby. —[O]

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