Earlier in 2022, Perrotin opened a new gallery in Dubai, which marked the debut of the gallery in the Emirates. Gallery is located in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), one of Dubai’s leading financial hubs and a centre of a vibrant lifestyle. It is situated in the heart of city, not far from Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and other galleries. With this new location Perrotin is hoping to create connections and strengthen ties with the Arab world, which have been developed over many years.
Perrotin is the new 100-square-meter space, which is going to present primary market works by artists represented by the gallery and secondary market works – a successful business that continues to grow.
Following the opening Perrotin presents a group exhibition of well-known artists, such as Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Gérard Schneider, and Yayoi Kusama.
Yayoi Kusama is one of the most significant contemporary artists of our time. Several pieces of Kusama’s iconic series of “Infinity Nets” are on display at Perrotin Dubai. “Infinity Nets” (KYKEY) is the artist’s most celebrated series of paintings – captivating mastery of spatial abstraction.
Damien Hirst is presented by works from his most famous series “Spot Paintings” and “Butterflies Paintings”.
Gérard Schneider was a Swiss painter. He is a pioneer of Lyrical Abstraction, a gestural and personal form of abstraction. Critics spoke of “the original, eruptive, richness” of his work. According to Schneider, from gesture “the shape is born, whether lyrical or dramatic, with its colour and technical means, without any reference to external nature”.
American artist Keith Haring played an important role in his generation’s counterculture, creating an immediately recognisable style. He is best known for his iconic motifs, such as barking dogs, crawling babies and flying saucers.
This exhibition is an important art event of the year.
“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.
The exhibition will last until the 28th of January 2023.
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