We got a sneak peek at the new Gagosian retail space which is set to open in the next week in New York City. Designed by Dan Rowen Architect/MNDesign in collaboration with Gagosian Gallery, the spare, bright space successfully feels more retail than gallery.
The space focuses primarily on the publications, posters and accessible artist editions that the powerhouse gallery creates from its many shows at its galleries around the world. For those looking for something more exclusive, a few tempting items are also available: A 1953 Bibliotheque from the Maison de la Tunisie, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris by Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé, Sonia Delaunay and Nicolas Schöffer and a few pieces from Marc Newson's incredible marble furniture series.
There is also a small lounge which features video art and a complete archive of the gallery's publications which will be available to the public. Downstairs is the only U.S. location of Other Criteria, the London-based art house created by Damien Hirst, Hugh Allan and Frank Dunphy and Jason Beard that makes accessible limited-edition books, posters, accessories, t-shirts and more.