Gallery Jérôme de Noirmont to Close

After nineteen years in business, Parisian gallery Jérôme de Noirmont will shutter its doors. Jeff Koons, Shirin Neshat, Fabrice Hyber, Valérie Belin, and Benjamin Sabatier were among represented artists. Art Media Agency reports that “the owners explain closing down is necessary in order to continue their activities, to develop their image as a ‘mega-gallery’ with several international anchors such as Gagosian.” Said Jérôme and Emmanuelle de Noirmont: “We need to move to a higher stage in order to ambitiously continue to serve artists amid this tough competition . . . . Surfing on a wave and conserving the gallery in its current state ultimately leads to stopping to serve artists.” The de Noirmonts have yet to announce whether they plan to open another space but note that their future endeavors will always “be geared at putting art and contemporary creation at the heart of a social project, by making new roads by means of targeted actions, both on the professional level as well as in terms of charity.”