Gagosian Gimlet, Anyone? Gagosian Plans ‘Restaurant Concept,’ Will Serve Alcohol, May Open This Fall

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Gagosian at 976 Madison

The tasty morsels keep coming from the kitchen of Larry Gagosian.

In an interview with Gallerist’s sister publication The Commercial Observer today, restaurant consultant Steven Kamali, who is working on the the dealer’s forthcoming space at 976 Madison Avenue, on the ground floor of the 980 Madison building, said that it could be a restaurant, and not simply a cafe, as Gallerist had previously reported.

“I can tell you we are consulting with the Gagosian Gallery, and we’re helping him curate a restaurant concept for their venue at 980 Madison Avenue,” Mr. Kamali told The CO. The only other detail he would reveal is that the project has applied for a liquor license from the local community board.

Meanwhile, Gallerist stopped by the Landmarks Preservation Commission last week for a look at what Mr. Gagosian and his architect Annabelle Selldorf have planned for their new space. Read More


Chez Larry? Gagosian Considering Cafe to Replace Spot Shop at 980 Madison

Chez Larry? (WetJetSet)

For the past month, fashionable New Yorkers and art world connoisseurs have been streaming through a storefront at the 980 Madison Avenue building to pick up spotty souvenirs from a Gagosian-branded “spot shop” that was opened to coincide with the globe-spanning 11-gallery “Complete Spot Paintings” exhibition by Damien Hirst. With the spot show upstairs closing in less than two weeks, the Upper East Side may soon trade spots for espresso as Larry Gagosian is in talks with his landlord, Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty, to open a cafe in the space (call it Cafe Gilbert). Read More