TOP GALLERIES HEAD TO HONG KONGJuly 19, 2011
China is now either the first or the second biggest art market in the world, depending on whose data you believe. Gagosian Gallery already has a space in Hong Kong. Now, London’s White Cube is opening its first international gallery in the Chinese island city, and French dealer Emmanuel Perrotin has just told the Art Newspaper that he, too, is looking for a Hong Kong space.
White Cube's 6,000-square-foot Hong Kong gallery is representing the gallery's roster of western artists, including Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Ashley Bickerton, Christian Marclay and Gilbert & George, but a report in the Financial Times says that dealer Jay Jopling is also looking for Chinese artists. Housed in an office building at 50 Connaught Road Central, White Cube China should open early next year.