new york: gagosian store opening

with several branches in both the u.s. and europe, gagosian gallery is an established name in the contemporary arts scene, featuring shows of a string of leading contemporary artists. as if to bring its riches to a greater audience, it has entered the retail arena and softly opened the gagosian store in manhattan's upper east side. the new 2,500 sq.ft. two-level store features a wide range of art and design items, including books, furniture, special-edition posters, prints, wallpaper by artists such as marc newson, ed ruscha and jean prouvé. additionally, damien hirst's design venture other criteria will occupy the lower level, the only outpost stateside. the official opening is set for tue - oct 6. location: 980 madison avenue [upper east side]. © gagosian