Thaddaeus Ropac opened his first gallery in Salzburg, Austria after having met and been inspired by Joseph Beuys in Berlin and having become acquainted Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Robert Mapplethorpe while in New York. He expanded to Paris in the depths of the global art market recession in 1990. In 2012, Ropac expanded in Paris; and, again, in 2017, he opened in London. Along the way, Ropac began to represent Georg Baselitz, Alex Katz, Anselm Kiefer and dozens of other artists and estates. Most recently, Ropac completed the circle by taking over representation of the Beuys estate.