The Wall Street Journal takes a little look at Thadeus Ropac and wonders how he’s doing in Paris when everyone else has their European galleries in London and Berlin:
Mr. Ropac, age 50, has charted an unusual course in the European art market. Other major galleries, like Zurich’s Hauser & Wirth and Cologne, Germany’s Sprüth Magers, have recently chosen to expand or to relocate entirely to Europe’s presumed contemporary art capitals, London and Berlin. But Mr. Ropac, a native Austrian who began in Salzburg in 1983 and seven years later expanded to Paris, has stayed put.
Paris is now “one of the main capitals of contemporary art again,” said Mr. Ropac in a phone interview from Salzburg. The dealer has attracted many of the world’s most important artists, including German painter Georg Baselitz, German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer, and the collaborative duo Gilbert & George.
An Austrian Thrives in Paris (Wall Street Journal)