In 1983, Thaddaeus Ropac founded his first gallery in Salzburg and showed artists such as Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol, but also with younger, then-emerging artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. Ever since Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has specialized in international contemporary art representing today around 60 artists as well as several renowned estates. From its origin in Salzburg, the gallery now holds three distinctive venues (two of which are located in the Paris region), operates with a team of 80 employees and organizes approximately 30 extensive solo and group exhibitions held per year. In spring 2017, a new gallery will open in London, Mayfair, at the historical Ely House. The gallery runs its own publishing house, producing catalogues and books to accompany exhibitions, inviting prominent international art historians, curators and writers to contribute. Born in 1960 in Austria, Thaddaeus Ropac lives between Paris, London, Salzburg and New York.