ART & DESIGN

Photos: Emmanuel Perrotin: French Connection


Photographer: François Halard

He helped make Takashi Murakami a superstar and launched the career of Damien Hirst. Now the ballsy Parisian dealer has set his sights on New York.

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Photographer: François Halard

Perrotin in the ballroom he’s converting into a VIP viewing space in Paris

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Perrotin dressed in a giant pink penis costume with bunny ears—part of an exhibition by Maurizio Cattelan, at the Perrotin gallery in Paris in 1995. Courtesy of Maurizio Cattelan’s Archive and Galerie Perrotin.

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Perrotin with Paola Pivi’s Who Told You White Men Can Jump?, at the opening of his New York gallery in September 2013. Photograph by Guillaume Ziccarelli; courtesy of Galerie Perrotin.

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KAWS’s “Pass the Blame” show, New York, 2013. Photograph by Guillaume Ziccarelli; courtesy of Galerie Perrotin.

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Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, KAWS, Helen Lasichanh, and Pharrell Williams at the opening. Photograph by BFAnyc.com.

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View of the Perrotin gallery’s 25th anniversary exhibition in Lille, 2013. Courtesy of ADAGP/ Galerie Perrotin.

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Damien Hirst and his With Dead Head, 1991. Courtesy of Galerie Perrotin.