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Galerie Perrotin is a contemporary art gallery founded by Emmanuel Perrotin in 1989. After few years working at Galerie Charles Cartwright, he opens his own gallery at home aged 21. At the forefront of contemporary art, in 1993, Perrotin brought the works of Maurizio Cattelan (still relatively unknown at that time) to the NICAF (Yokohoma contemporary art fair). Perrotin showed Takashi Murakami's work at the Gramercy International Art Fair in New York, becoming the first one to exhibit Murakami's work outside Japan in 1994. It would be a decade later before both artists achieved commercial success. He also exhibits French artists such as Sophie Calle, Bernard Frize and Xavier Veilhan. After success in France, Emmanuel Perrotin opens galleries in New York, Hong Kong and Seoul.

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Maurizio Cattelan creates in 1995 a costume for E. Perrotin who had to wear it a month long, during the exhibition. The costume is a pink rabbit in phallic form suggesting his true nature : a lady killer.
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