Jay Jopling

Founder of White Cube, the home of the YBAs, now with galleries in London and Hong Kong

Jopling’s White Cube continues its resurgence after a period marked by lingering associations with the British artists who came to prominence during the 1990s. This is reflected in an increasingly international and critically engaged exhibitions programme: the gallery has recently hosted artists including Beatriz Milhazes, He Xiangyu, Seung-taek Lee and Minjung Kim across its two spaces in London and its outpost in Hong Kong. This last remains the gallery’s only location outside the UK, though the intention to make inroads into the US market was signalled by the recruitment from Sotheby’s of Eric Shiner as artistic director of the New York office, which opened this year, and an offsite project during Art Basel Miami Beach. In September it was announced that the estate of hard-edge American painter Al Held (1928–2005) would be represented by the gallery, picking up on a trend among blue-chip galleries that has become increasingly pronounced over the past year.