British duo Gilbert & George are the lucky artists who have been tapped by Jay Jopling, the owner of White Cube, to inaugurate the gallery’s new space in Hong Kong. The gallery announced today that it will open the 6,000-square-foot space, at 50 Connaught Road, on March 2 with a show of the partners’ “London Pictures,” their largest series to date.
For those keeping score at home, Mr. Jopling will have four spaces once the Hong Kong venue opens. The other three are in London, including a 58,000-square-foot behemoth that he opened on Bermondsey Street during last year. That’s still seven less than New York–based dealer Larry Gagosian, who also operates in Hong Kong, but he’s getting there!
Mr. Jopling, whose roster includes Tracey Emin, Julie Mehretu, Damien Hirst and Anselm Kiefer, picked a rather superb time to make the announcement, since much of the international art world’s attention is on Asia at the moment: the Art Singapore fair is up in the eponymous city-state through Jan. 15.