London gallery White Cube will be opening a new space in Hong Kong next year according to the London art market web site ArtLyst. This is further validation of the city’s ever-burgeoning art market, following Gagosian’s opening of a branch there in January and Art Basel’s recent takeover of the Hong Kong International Art Fair.
White Cube is one of London’s most influential galleries. They show Damien Hirst and Gilbert & George, among many other artists on an impressive roster. It is possible that the young Hong Kong art scene is already becoming quite contentious. Mr. Hirst is represented by Gagosian in the US and White Cube in the UK. Gagosian Hong Kong’s first show was an exhibition of Mr. Hirst’s work. The artist is quite popular there. There is no word yet on White Cube’s exhibition schedule, but we’d say, expect to see a lot more of Mr. Hirst, Hong Kong!