Emmanuel Perrotin

Gallerists with branches in Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul and now Tokyo

Fittingly, the gallerist who introduced Takashi Murakami to the West has now opened a gallery in Tokyo. The 130sqm space, which Perrotin inaugurated with an exhibition of recent paintings by the nonagenarian artist Pierre Soulages, follows on from the launch of a Seoul outpost last year (the programme highlight there this year was Daniel Arsham’s exhibition of ghastly coloured teddy bears sculpted in quartz). The real expansion, however, came in New York, where Perrotin opened a new museum-size space across three floors on the Lower East Side, complete with garden and shop (a place from which to retail KAWS limited-edition toys, the same ones that on first release crashed the website of MoMA’s shop). With the renovations half-complete, Perrotin staged a solo by Iván Argote; the space opened fully this month. Back in Paris, Xavier Veilhan (having represented France at the Venice Biennale) had an exhibition in September, alongside simultaneous shows by Klara Kristalova and Chen Fei.