Eastern Expansion: Lehmann Maupin Heads to Hong Kong

Rachel Lehmann and David Maupin. (Courtesy Lehmann Maupin)

On a sunny afternoon two weeks ago, David Maupin, co-owner of Lehmann Maupin gallery, sat in his Rem Koolhaas-designed office in Chelsea looking over a spreadsheet of Hong Kong real estate listings. Last year his business partner, Rachel Lehmann, spent three months traveling in Asia. In the past five months, Mr. Maupin has gone there three times (no small feat considering that he and his partner, W magazine editor Stefano Tonchi, welcomed newborn twin girls a year ago), gallery partner Courtney Plummer has gone twice and two other employees made trips. “I enjoy it,” said Ms. Lehmann. “Hong Kong is interesting. It’s one of these cities that has this uplifting energy.” They are planning to open a branch in Hong Kong; along with global megadealer Larry Gagosian, they will be among the first New Yorkers to do so. Read More