Gagosian has announced the opening of a new London shop located in the historic Burlington Arcade in the heart of Mayfair. The ground-floor boutique will feature an array of offerings including prints and editions, Gagosian publications, rare books, exhibition posters, and artist-designed objects and apparel such as jewellery, sculpture, and decorative items.
Upstairs, on the first floor, a rotation of small exhibitions, artist takeovers, and special collaborations will be presented. Situated just steps from the Royal Academy of Arts, and off of Old Bond Street, the celebrated destination for luxury retail and fine art since the eighteenth century, the space has been designed by Caruso St John Architects, the Stirling Prize-winning architecture firm that collaborated with Gagosian on the Grosvenor Hill and Britannia Street galleries in London, as well as gallery locations in Rome and Paris. The shop will officially launch on March 1st and will be open each week Tuesday through Saturday.
The London shop joins Gagosian’s successful retail location on Madison Avenue in New York and the recently relaunched online shop. Millicent Wilner, a director of Gagosian since 2001, commented,
“We are delighted to extend our presence in London to the historic Burlington Arcade. The jewellike shop offers an exciting opportunity to engage with existing and new collectors outside of our galleries and to present a creative and dynamic group of artworks and objects alongside books from our expansive publishing program.”
The opening will highlight both the artist Cy Twombly and the fifth anniversary of the gallery’s celebrated print and online magazine, Gagosian Quarterly. The ground floor will feature items relating to the artists included in the Quarterly’s fifth-anniversary issue, including Alexander Calder, Chris Burden, and Jasper Johns. Throughout its history, Gagosian has opened new spaces around the world with shows dedicated to Twombly, including Britannia Street and Grosvenor Hill in London, as well as locations in Athens, Rome, and Paris. In keeping with this tradition, a selection of works by the renowned American artist who worked with Larry Gagosian and the gallery for more than thirty years will be exhibited on the first floor of the space.
Burlington Arcade opened in 1819 “for the sale of jewellery and fancy articles of fashionable demand, for the gratification of the public.” Featuring approximately forty-six boutiques, the destination welcomes four million visitors a year and is located at the nexus of Mayfair and St. James, home to many of the world’s most distinguished fine art galleries, booksellers, and auction houses.
GAGOSIAN SHOP Opening March 1, 2022 Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–6pm 28–29 Burlington Arcade, London