Colin Gleadell looks into Richard Green’s operation as it expands into new space. For many years he has quietly been one of the largest dealers in London:
He currently holds some 750 paintings with a book value of more than £100 million. Between 2000 and 2008, his turnover ranged from between £60 million and £90 million each year – second only to Sotheby’s among the UK-based arts and antiques businesses registered at Companies House – and was always in profit. […] With the opening of the new gallery, Green will divide his business between his former flagship gallery, opposite Sotheby’s, where he will show everything from Old Masters to Impressionists, and the new gallery, which will be devoted to international modern art. Encouraged by his sons, Jonathan and Matthew, who will run the new gallery, it will exhibit an ever-expanding rota of British artists from Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth to William Scott and Patrick Heron, as well as international art from Picasso to Gerhard Richter.