GAGOSIAN GALLERY HONG KONG

PLACEText: Kanae Tamase

A leading international contemporary art gallery comes to Asia!

Gagosian Gallery is a leading international contemporary art gallery with twelve exhibition spaces in New York, Los Angeles, London, Rome, Athens, Paris, Geneva and Hong Kong. Established by Larry Gagosian in 1980, Gagosian is widely considered as the most powerful international art gallery for modern and contemporary art, and in January 2011, it opened its eleventh location, and its first space in Asia, in Hong Kong.

Installation view of Damien Hirst: Forgotten Promises at Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong, 2011. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.
Installation view of Damien Hirst: Forgotten Promises at Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong, 2011. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

Gagosian Gallery inaugurated its Hong Kong space with a solo exhibition by Damien Hirst, titled, “Forgotten Promises”. Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong is located on the seventh floor of Pedder Building, an iconic building that was built in 1923. The elegant stone building is in fact the last remaining example of pre-war colonial architecture in the city’s Central Business district. The gallery spans 5,200 square feet, and was designed by London-based architects, Caruso St John.

Installation view of Cy Twombly: The Last Paintings at Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong, June 28 - August 11, 2012. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.
Installation view of ‘Cy Twombly: The Last Paintings’ at Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong, 2012. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

Since it opened, Gagosian Hong Kong has hosted major solo exhibitions with some of the world’s most important living artists, including Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, and Zeng Fanzhi, as well as Contemporary masters including Roy Lichtenstein and Cy Twombly. Thousands of art-lovers from Hong Kong and from around Asia visited “Cy Twombly: The Last Paintings” in August 2012, and also “Flowers & Skulls” by Takashi Murakami, which opened in late November the same year. We should definitely keep our eyes on the upcoming exhibition schedule at this leading international contemporary art gallery.

Gagosian gallery Hong Kong
Address: 7F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 11:00-19:00
Closed on Sunday and Monday
Tel: +852 2151 0555
hongkong@gagosian.com
http://www.gagosian.com

Text: Kanae Tamase

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