Sprüth Magers to Reopen London Branch in 2017
The gallery will remain in the same Mayfair location after all.
The gallery Sprüth Magers has announced that it will remain in its London premises, reopening in 2017.
The London-branch of the gallery, sited on 7A Grafton Street held its last exhibition there in March-April of this year, a solo show devoted to the artist Sterling Ruby.
With their lease coming to and end, the gallery then closed, planning to subsequently move to 29 Sackville Street, a prime location a few meters away from Hauser & Wirth and the Royal Academy of Arts.
The gallery, however, was recently given the chance to take the lease of the entire 18th century building on Grafton Street, with its unique shop front with original architectural features.
“We’re really happy that we were presented with the opportunity to extend our lease at Grafton street and, what’s more, that we will be taking over the entire building. This is what we have always wanted,” Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers told artnet News.
The gallery will reopen with a solo of new works by Gary Hume.
Remaining in the same (yet expanded) Mayfair venue feels like the smart choice for the gallery. Grafton Street turns into the affluent Dover Street, with both roads hosting a dense configuration of top galleries, from David Zwirner and the forthcoming branch of Thaddaeus Ropac, slated to open in spring 2017; to Robilant+Voena, the newly opened Cardi Gallery, and the exclusive and historical Arts Club, only accessible to members.
Sprüth Magers has recently expanded across the pond, launching a Los Angeles branch, adding an American location to its original Berlin venue, London branch, and offices in Hong Kong and Cologne.
The gallery’s LA branch opened in February 2016 with a solo show of new works by John Baldessari.
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