Opera Gallery Celebrates New Home in Palm Court
After more than 14 years in the Bal Harbour Shops, world-renowned Opera Gallery is settling into new digs in the second floor of Miami Design District’s Palm Court. The new, 1,500-square-foot space marks the 12th location for the Parisian-born gallery from founder and chairman Gilles Dyan, who also owns galleries in Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Geneva, Monaco and New York. It’s also the first big US move for the brand he’s hoping to bring to other big cities across the country, including Aspen.
“Our approach relies on a considered strategy to be situated in the world’s biggest cities’ trendy high-end luxury areas,” Dyan recently told Artsy.net about his plans for the Miami Design District and beyond. His end-game is simple: help his clients become confident art collectors, something he knows a lot about. “I started in the art world at age 25, selling prints door to door!”
Because building a collection can often be a daunting process, Dyan stocks his galleries with a varied mix of “entry level” contemporary art and high-end pieces from well-known artists that appeal to all levels of collectors. In the Palm Court location, for instance, you’ll find contemporary works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Marc Chagall and Keith Haring, among others. Judging by the crowds who attended the opening for the new Opera Gallery space, it seems Dyan’s strategy to make collecting accessible is working.
Opera Gallery, Palm Court, 140 N.E. 39th Street, Suite 239, Miami, FL, (305) 868-3337.
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