Hauser & Wirth Paris to Open
We are pleased to announce our plans to open a new gallery in Paris, situated on the right bank of the River Seine close to the Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement. Occupying an entire hôtel particulier dating from 1877, the gallery at 26 bis rue François 1er will cover 800 square meters over four floors. The neo-classical building formerly housed La Maison Decour, a decorative arts gallery, until the 1940s. The conversion of the space will reinstate the double-height, six-meter-tall ground floor gallery with a further exhibition space on the first floor. As in Hauser & Wirth’s existing locations, we will establish meaningful partnerships to create an inclusive learning program as an integral part of the gallery’s program in Paris.
‘The city has been part of Hauser & Wirth’s life—and its plans—since our earliest days three decades ago, but even more than this it’s a font of inspiration and exchange for our artists.’—Marc Payot
Hauser & Wirth continues a longstanding commitment to supporting the cultural and architectural heritage of the communities where it is present. Our new Parisian space will be designed by Paris-based architect Luis Laplace, a principal of Laplace, who has worked closely with the gallery since 2013 on several projects that have sensitively restored architecturally significant buildings. Collaborations between Hauser & Wirth and Laplace include the current creation of a new London flagship gallery in the former Thomas Goode building in Mayfair, the creation of an art center on Isla del Rey in Menorca from disused former naval buildings and the conversion of a listed 18th-century farmstead into Hauser & Wirth Somerset that opened in 2014.
‘We’re thrilled to finally be moving ahead with our longtime dream to create a truly special space in Paris,’ said gallery president Marc Payot in an interview with ARTnews. ‘The city has been part of Hauser & Wirth’s life—and its plans—since our earliest days three decades ago, but even more than this it’s a font of inspiration and exchange for our artists.’