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Marciano to Lease Space to Gallerist Larry Gagosian

The Marciano Art Foundation abruptly closed last year after employees tried to form a union.

Gallerist Larry Gagosian has leased space in the Marciano Art Foundation building, according to

“Gagosian has reached an exclusive occupancy arrangement with the Marciano Art Foundation to program the grand Theater Gallery commencing in January 2021,” a Gagosian representative told Wet Paint, an ArtNews gossip column reported and written by Nate Freeman.

“Sources said the mega-gallery owner will extend his footprint in the City of Angels by turning part of the nearly 90,000-square-foot masonic-temple-turned-museum on Wilshire Boulevard into another Gagosian outpost. It will be Larry Gagosian’s second gallery in LA, complementing the longstanding space in Beverly Hills, and muscling up his presence in the town where he started his career by selling framed posters on the street at $15 a pop,” continued the WetPaint item.

Gagosian, considered one of the most prominent gallery owners in the art world, opened his first gallery for modern and contemporary art in 1980 in Los Angeles. Today, according to his website, Gagosian employs more than 300 people, and has eighteen exhibition spaces across the United States, Europe, and Asia, designed by acclaimed architects.

The Marciano Art Foundation has been closed since November 2019. Recently the Foundation reached a settlement with former workers who had sued after the museum was abruptly closed after employees tried to form a union. As we have previously reported, the property is currently permitted for use as a museum, so this new iteration would fall within the current permitted use of the building and would have to conform to the conditions imposed by the City when it opens.


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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