555 W 24th St, New York, NY, United States
NileGuide Expert tip:
The two other Gagosian locations in New York are on Madison Avenue and West 21st Street.
Up-and-coming artists dream of showing at this popular gallery, located in an enormous, cathedral-like warehouse space in Chelsea. With a network of galleries--including three in New York, two in London, one in Los Angeles and one in Rome--owner Larry Gagosian can be considered one of the most influential tastemakers in the art world, and this gallery almost rivals museums in the quality of its work. The inaugural exhibit in this Chelsea space in 2000 was a massive steel installation by Richard Serra; that same year, some 100,000 people visited Gagosian's Damien Hirst exhibition--featuring a three-story-high anatomical model--in 12 weeks.