Emmanuel Perrotin (born May 1968), is a French art dealer specializing in contemporary art. He owns the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin chain of art galleries, with two in Paris, one in Hong Kong and one in New York City as of 2013.
At the age of 17, Mr. Perrotin left school and started working as assistant to the young dealer Charles Cartwright in Paris. He opened his first gallery when he was only 24 years old in his own apartment. He became famous in France by promoting international avant-garde artists such as Takashi Murakami, Maurizio Cattelan, Wim Delvoye and Elmgreen and Dragset. He also works with French artists such as Xavier Veilhan, Sophie Calle and Bernard Frize.
In 2001, he opened a gallery, rue Louise-Weiss in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. This street is now considered to be one of Paris' most famous places for modern art.
In 2012, he opened a gallery in Hong Kong. The same year, he opened another gallery in one of Paris' main localizations for art galleries, Le Marais.
The Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin co-organized exhibitions in the Palace of Versailles for Xavier Veilhan (2009) and Takashi Murakami (2010).
In 2013, the gallery opened a new space on Madison Avenue, New York.
In 2014, The Guardian named him in their "Movers and makers: the most powerful people in the art world".
In May 2014, Pharrell Williams curated an art show named after his album, “G I R L,” at the Perrotin's Galerie Perrotin in Paris, France. The show included 37 artists including Takashi Murakami, JR, Daniel Arsham, and Marina Abramovic among others.
The following artists are represented by Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin: