Christian Larsen opened his first gallery in 1996 in Stockholm, Sweden. Over the last two decades, the gallery has built a reputation for its dedication to artists and presenting a dynamic and rigorous exhibition programme of both emerging and established artists from Scandinavia and Internationally. Over this time the gallery has fostered close and cooperative relationships with museums and curators in both Scandinavia and worldwide.
The inaugural exhibition in 1996 took place at Christian Larsen’s first gallery, located in the Östermalm district of Stockholm, with work by renowned American artist Sally Mann. Exhibitions with major international and Swedish artists followed including shows by Louise Lawler, Ross Bleckner, William Wegman, Tracey Moffatt, Lynn Davies and Miriam Bäckström’s debut exhibition.
In 2007, Christian Larsen moved to a 3,500 sq. feet location in the Stockholm gallery district on Hudiksvallgatan with an exhibition of work by renowned Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno. Since then, the gallery has continued to forge an ambitious program of exhibitions with both Swedish artists such as Joakim Ojanen, Mårten Medbo, Anton Alvarez, Anna Camner, Karin Broos, Christine Ödlund, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Matti Kallioinen, Charlotte Gyllenhammar and Max Book, and international artists, many of them exhibiting in Sweden for the first time. These include exhibitions by Rose Wylie, Frank Bowling, John Körner, Gavin Turk, Robert Mangold, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sam Samore, Kasper Sonne and Horst P. Horst,
In the summer of 2018 Christian Larsen opened a second space in Falsterbo, Sweden with the group exhibition One Summer Night. This second home for the gallery presents smaller more focused exhibitions at selected times throughout the year and creates an exciting additional outlet for the galleries growing programme.
In September 2019 the gallery relocated to Östermalm near Stockholm city centre. This coincided with an exciting new chapter for the gallery with owner Christian Larsen and director Darren Warner choosing the opening of Sturegatan 28 to foster a closer collaboration, with the gallery name changing to Larsen Warner.