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Kamel Mennour to Open London Gallery Despite Brexit Fears

Parisian contemporary art dealer Kamel Mennour has announced that he will open a small London gallery in October, Cristina Ruiz of the Art Newspaper reports.

“My London gallery is extremely intimate,” Mennour said. “I always said I would never open another branch abroad but then this opportunity came up and it was too good to pass up.” He will inaugurate the 60-square-foot space located at 51 Brook Street with a show of works by Moroccan-born artist Latifa Echakhch.

“Of course we are all worried about Brexit, but London is an extremely visited city and it is a second home for me,” Mennour said. “I visit two or three times a month—it’s so easy to get to from Paris—and I love the idea of the interconnection between these two big cities.”

In addition, dealer Almine Rech will open a new showroom at Grosvenor Hill in Mayfair on October 4 and New York dealer Per Skarstedt will open a new 4,000-square-foot space at 8 Bennet Street in St. James.