David Zwirner Expands His Reach to Paris
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David Zwirner Expands His Reach to Paris

James Estrin/The New York Times A good art dealer finds a way to combine earnestness with polished savvy, and the success of the German-born gallerist David Zwirner demonstrates the potency of such a mixture. Now representing more than 60 artists and estates, David Zwirner Gallery has grown significantly since its 1993 debut in New York City, where Mr. Zwirner, who attended N.Y.U., has been based ever since. This month, timed to the yearly FIAC art fair, he opens his first Paris gallery , in a historic Marais district space. Mr. Zwirner has three galleries in New York — a fourth , in Chelsea and designed by the architect Renzo Piano, is slated to open in two years — and one each in London and Hong Kong. But Mr. Zwirner, 54, is ambivalent about being described as a mega-dealer, especially when he is lumped in with other large and influential galleries. Mr. Zwirner held forth about the perils of Brexit, the charms of Paris and how to get an artist to sign on to a gallery, in an interview that has been edited and condensed. So Paris is next for you — but you don’t have as many branches as […]

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