In recent years, galleries have been gaining more and more space on the art scene. Through exhibitions and international or national fairs, they ensure the sharing of different works to all art lovers. Between painting, sculpture and other disciplines, they offer a thousand faces to art. With this in mind, here is a ranking of the biggest galleries.
The Gagosian Gallery
The Gagosian empire is the world’s largest art gallery. Opened in 1980 by Larry Gagosian in Beverly Hills, the Gagosian Gallery is now based in New York. It has 16 branches around the world with a total of 16,371 m² of floor space. Among them, two branches are located in the French capital, Paris. One is located between the prestigious avenues of the Champs-Élysées and Matignon and occupies an area of 900 m² established on 4 floors. The other is located on 2 floors and has 1,650 m² at Paris-Le Bourget airport. These two branches in Paris host the most important artists’ exhibitions in the country.
The Pace Gallery
La Pace Gallery is the second largest art gallery in the world with 17,733 m² of space. With seven locations in major cities, the famous American gallery organises numerous art events around the world. From London to Seoul to New York, it hosts fairs, exhibitions and other events. Since its foundation in 1960, it has collaborated with many of the world’s most prominent artists. At the same time, it works hand in hand with new visionary artists to share their work with all art lovers. In other words, Pace wants to facilitate the relationship between the public, artists and collectors.
Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery
The Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery closes the podium of the world’s largest art galleries. Founded by the famous Austrian gallery owner and art dealer of the same name in 1983, it has five branches in Europe. This gives it a surface area of 12,000 m² with its team in Asia. Specialising in contemporary art, it supports more than 60 artists through a wide-ranging programme. It organises several international exhibitions and fairs in Paris, London and Salzburg each year. She also acts as a consultant to major public institutions and museums. This enables her to provide them with expertise in the conservation of works. In addition, Ropac collaborates with historians and writers to contribute to new research.