Seoul emerging as Asia art hub at the expense of Hong Kong, where law’s heavy hand is increasingly felt and rents are high

//Seoul emerging as Asia art hub at the expense of Hong Kong, where law’s heavy hand is increasingly felt and rents are high

Seoul emerging as Asia art hub at the expense of Hong Kong, where law’s heavy hand is increasingly felt and rents are high

For years, Austrian art dealer Thaddaeus Ropac had planned to open his first Asian gallery in Hong Kong. The veteran gallerist, who represents the estates of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, says conventional wisdom was that the Asian market was concentrated in Hong Kong and galleries “wanted only to be in Hong Kong”.This autumn, he is opening the first Asia branch of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, and it will be in Seoul.The South Korean capital has been gaining popularity as the beachhead market…

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