Following on the heels of its 50th anniversary, Galerie Templon is planning to open a second gallery in Paris, near the Centre Pompidou at 28 rue de Grenier Saint Lazare, just around the corner from its current address.
Templon, who opened his first gallery in 1966, introduced artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, and Dan Flavin to France and currently has on his roster Jim Dine, Tunga, Kehinde Wiley, Joel Shapiro, and many more. He also has a space in Brussels.
The new three-level gallery, which will open in April in the Third Arrondissement, will feature 13-foot ceilings and a glass roof. French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, who designed sections of the Louvre and the Museum of Islamic Art, is handling the project.
News of Templon’s second Paris location comes during a time of expansion for Paris’s art dealers. Emmanuel Perrotin, long headquartered in the French capital, has opened spaces in New York, Tokyo, and Seoul over the past couple years; Almine Rech, who has galleries in Paris, London, and Brussels, recently opened on New York’s Upper East Side; and Thaddaeus Ropac, of Salzburg and Paris, opened in New York this spring.
The announcement arrives as art types descend on Paris for the annual FIAC art fair. Templon currently has a show of work by George Segal on view.