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Gagosian empire extends to Rome

A new office opens in the Palazzo Borghese

US dealer Larry Gagosian has recently opened a 60 square-metre office in the Palazzo Borghese in central Rome which occasionally doubles up as an exhibition space. Currently on show in the Roman venue is Ed Ruscha: new drawings (until 6 August) to coincide with the US artist’s installation in the US pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale. A spokesperson for the Rome office said: “We do not however have plans for regular exhibitions”. The Gagosian gallery is also funding a new catalogue raisonné of “Cy Twombly: works on paper”, whose author, Nicola Del Roscio, lives in Rome. The catalogue is scheduled to be published in 18 months time.

Appeared in The Art Newspaper Archive, 160 July 2005