‘Galerie Perrotin’ Opens at Orchard Street’s Beckenstein Building Tomorrow

Posted on: April 26th, 2017 at 5:04 am by

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Over at 130 Orchard Street, gone is the plywood and daily train of dumpsters at curbside. This gallery is ready to roll.

Only partially complete – construction has been ongoing since the fall – the ambitious new outpost of Galerie Perrotin debuts tomorrow at the Beckenstein building on Orchard Street. The ground floor of the five-level showroom will be inaugurated with an exhibit by Colombian artist Ivan Argote, “La Venganza Del Amor” (The revenge of love).

DelShah Capital acquired the property in August 2015 for $28 million. The stores were liquidated several months before news dropped that the Paris-based gallery signed on for a mind-blowing 25,000 square-feet. What amounts to eight times the size of its uptown location – the massive floor area spans five levels, and sports ceilings up to 12 to 20 feet high. The brick-and-mortar is a Lower East Side return, as Galerie Perrotin previously hosted a two-week pop-up exhibit that explored artist JR’s permanent residence at the abandoned Ellis Island ruins.

It’s also worth noting that the architect behind the Galerie Perrotin transformation is also attached to a similar project on Grand Street. As previously reported, Peterson Rich Office is behind the eight-story “gallery condo” development that will effectively erase 200-year-old Federal-style houses.

 

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