AKA: Gagosian Art Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

Structure Type: built works - exhibition buildings

Designers: Meier, Richard and Partners Architects, LLP (firm); Richard Meier (architect); Michael Palladino (architect)

Dates: constructed 1994-1995

2 stories

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456 North Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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Gagosian Gallery


Architect Michael Palladino, Principal Designer with the firm of Richard Meier and Partners, Architects, LLP, since 1979, designed the Beverly Hills gallery of Larry Gagosian, who opened his first gallery in Los Angeles, CA, in 1980. This gallery for Gagosian, equipped with a main floor and a mezzanine, opened in 1995. In 2018, Gagosian was probably the top gallery owner in the world, maintaining five galleries in New York, three in London, and one in Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong. In addition, he had Gagosian stores in New York and London.

Building History

Michael Palladino produced this white gallery space for Lawrence Gilbert Gagosian (born 04/19/1945 in Los Angeles,CA), a Los Angeles art dealer whose business and reputation within the art world exploded during the 1980s. According to Gagosian's web site: "Larry Gagosian opened his first gallery in Los Angeles in 1980, specializing in modern and contemporary art. Five years later, he expanded his activities to New York, inaugurating his first Chelsea gallery with an exhibition of works from the Pop art collection of Emily and Burton Tremaine. From 1989–1996 he owned a gallery at 65 Thompson Street in Soho with the renowned dealer Leo Castelli, where they showed Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Bruce Nauman, and other leading artists of the post-war generation." (See Gagosian.com, "About the Gallery," accessed 04/16/2018.) By 2016, Gagosian had opened 16 galleries worldwide, selling approximately $1 billion worth of art. (See Wall Street Journal Magazine.com, "The Art of Larry Gagosian's Empire," published 05/2016, accessed 04/16/2018.) With a direct manner, relentless energy and photographic visual memory, Gagosian has cultivated a who's who of collectors, including David Geffen, Si Newhouse, Ronald Lauder, Charles Saatchi, and Eli Broad. According to the Wall Street Journal Magazine, Broad estimated that about 40% of his 2,000-item collection, now ensconced in its own museum, came from Gagosian's gallery.


Palladino supervised an 5,000-square-foot, two-floor addition to the Gagosian Gallery in 2008-2010.

PCAD id: 454