Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has added a London gallery to his four extensive spaces in Paris and Salzburg with a major new exhibition space in the heart of Mayfair.

Ely House, a grand Georgian mansion in Dover Street, was built in 1772 as the London residence of the Bishop of Ely.

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

“For me it is not attractive to have a gallery in every place in the world, each one has to have its own soul, its own history,” he says. “I don’t want people to be overwhelmed by a single gigantic space, or have a series of white boxes so every gallery looks the same.”

Designed by Annabelle Selldorf, for whom Westgreen first worked on Gagosian’s acclaimed Picasso exhibition in 2010, Ely House’s elegant historic interiors have been meticulously refurbished and tweaked into showcases for modern and contemporary art.