Contemporary art gallery Gagosian is apparently expanding again, this time adding on a restaurant and bookstore. And since owner Larry Gagosian reportedly is a regular at Sant Ambroeus, the New York Post reports that Gagosian is actually bringing on Sant Ambroeus owners Gherardo Guarducci and Dimitri Paul to manage the on-site restaurant.
The new eatery will reportedly be underneath the Gagosian gallery on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Previous reports indicated that the restaurant had applied for a liquor license, and will take over the space where Spot Shop used to sell items related to the Damien Hirst show.
Gallerist New York reported the construction permits revealed the restaurant's designer to be Annabelle Selldorf, and the new space will include the restaurant, a bookstore, and additional gallery space. In the meantime, we can't say we're not excited for the possibility of afternoon tea at the Gagosian. Or perhaps a cappuccino and cornetto while appreciating a Cy Twombly?