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