London's Grandslam Gallery in Hong Kong
From its simple start in May 1993 on the tiny first floor of 44 Duke Street in London’s West End, to its latest exhibition space in Hong Kong’s Connaught Road, collector, art dealer and gallerist Jay Jopling’s empire has grown exponentially with the careers of the now glittering list of alumni discovered and introduced to the world via Duke Street’s White Cube and its three successively larger spaces – Mason’s Yard, Hoxton Square, and the 58,000sq ft Bermondsey site.
Jopling’s roll call of what came to be known collectively as the YBA’s (or Young British Artists), reads now as a stellar list of internationally established contemporary artists like Gilbert & George, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Sam Taylor-Wood, Anthony Gormley, Anselm Kiefer and Tracey Emin.
With over 6000 sq ft of interior space spread over two floors, and a generous wall height of 4.5 metres, White Cube Hong Kong’s brief to bring internationally acclaimed artists into the burgeoning Asian market place for serious collectors, kicked off with 22 artworks from the suitably high-profile Gilbert & George London Pictures series.
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