Emmanuel Perrotin

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Emmanuel Perrotin (born May 1968),[1] is a French art dealer specializing in contemporary art. He owns the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin chain of art galleries, with two in Paris, one in Hong Kong and one in New York City as of 2013.

Life and career[edit]

At the age of 17, Mr. Perrotin left school and started working as assistant to the young dealer Charles Cartwright in Paris.[2][3] He opened his first gallery when he was only 24 years old in his own apartment.[1] He became famous in France by promoting international avant-garde artists such as Takashi Murakami, Maurizio Cattelan, Wim Delvoye and Elmgreen and Dragset. He also works with French artists such as Xavier Veilhan, Sophie Calle and Bernard Frize.[citation needed]

In 2001, he opened a gallery, rue Louise-Weiss in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. This street is now considered to be one of Paris' most famous places for modern art.[citation needed]

In 2012, he opened a gallery in Hong Kong. The same year, he opened another gallery in one of Paris' main localizations for art galleries, Le Marais.[citation needed]

The Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin co-organized exhibitions in the Palace of Versailles for Xavier Veilhan (2009) and Takashi Murakami (2010).[citation needed]

In 2013, the gallery opened a new space on Madison Avenue, New York.[citation needed]

In 2014, The Guardian named him in their "Movers and makers: the most powerful people in the art world".[4]

In May 2014, Pharrell Williams curated an art show named after his album, “G I R L,” at the Perrotin's Galerie Perrotin in Paris, France. The show included 37 artists including Takashi Murakami, JR, Daniel Arsham, and Marina Abramovic among others.[5]

Artists represented by Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin[edit]


  1. ^ a b Le Monde, 7 December 2004
  2. ^ "A French Art Dealer's Risk Is Paying Off". The New York Times. 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2015-12-18. 
  3. ^ Bagley, Christopher (2014-03-10). "Emmanuel Perrotin: French Connection". W Magazine. Condé Nast. Retrieved 2015-12-18. 
  4. ^ Farago, Jason (8 May 2014). "Movers and makers: the most powerful people in the art world". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Gassmann, Gay (2014-05-27). "Art and Fashion Stars Toast a Pharrell-Curated Exhibition in Paris". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 2015-12-18. 

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