David Zwirner seems to following in Larry Gagosian’s footsteps as he plans to open his first overseas space in London in October. Located at 24 Grafton Street in Mayfair, the space is an 18th-century Georgian townhouse, the Times’ Carol Vogel reports. Zwirner has another new location already under construction one block north of his current 19th Street compound in New York. Located at 537 West 20th Street – the site of a former three story parking garage – the gallery will be designed by architect Annabelle Selldorf. The space is reported to be 30,000 square feet on five floors, with a 6,000-square-foot column-free space and 18-foot-high ceiling. It is set to open in November with Dan Flavin and Donald Judd. On Tuesday night at the opening of the ADAA Art Show, Zwirner told Gallerist that he also now has a representative in Hong Kong, Charlie Spalding, formerly of Pace’s Beijing outfit. David Zwirner gallery has experienced much success this last week, selling all the works at the ADAA’s Art Show (a series of paintings by Suzan Frecon) even before the opening, and then at the Armory Show booth, all the Michael Riedel posters it had on display were sold within half an hour of the fair opening.
Larry Gagosian runs 11 galleries around the world, Zwirner said that “Larry has a global model that seems to work.” He also said, “I have thirty-five artists. So that’s thirty-five reasons to be in London.”