Gagosian Has Closed Its San Francisco Gallery, Once Seen as a Beacon of Promise for Silicon Valley’s
Larry Gagosian on March 14, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Back in 2016, the arrival of mega-gallery Gagosian in San Francisco was deemed a sign that Silicon Valley’s art market was heating up. Four years later, however, the gallery has officially closed the space, which was located a stone’s throw from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
“To consolidate and strengthen Gagosian’s presence in California, we are concentrating our efforts based in Los Angeles, for the time being,” a spokesperson told Artnet News.
The confirmation follows a December 31 report in the San Francisco Chronicle that the gallery’s phone had been disconnected, its signage had been removed, and the branch information had been removed from Gagosian’s website.
This is not the first blue-chip gallery to close an outpost during the lockdown era. In October, Marian Goodman announced she would shutter her London space after six years.
Gagosian—the largest art gallery in the world—continues to operate 15 other spaces in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong.