Billing itself as a “breakthrough gallery for a new generation of collectors,” the new YellowKorner art space at the recently opened EmQuartier Department Store on Sukhumvit Road brings together iconic photography by famous contemporary and period photographers including Man Ray, Atelier Harcourt, Yann Arthus Bertrand, Gustave le Gray, Eugène Atget, Dorothea Lange, Jean Dieuzaide, Bert Stern, Frank Horvat, Kimbei, Nadar, and Léon Gimpel.
Established in 2006, YellowKorner operates 56 galleries in Europe, eight in America, eight in Asia, two in the Middle East, and one in Africa. This latest outlet in Bangkok – introduced by Jonas Naim-Cohen and Khun Pathompong Charoenwut, the people behind renowned brand BsaB – is set to become a hub for young blood collectors. It is very much in keeping with the ethos of YellowKorner’s founders, which is to champion the greatest photographers from all over the world and to increase the number of copies of their work by making them accessible to as many collectors as possible.
YellowKorner photographs are selected by a committee composed of a dozen experts under the authority of the founders. Each member of this committee is a specialist of a particular photographic genre ranging from the antique prints of the 1880s to contemporary works of the present day. This robust selection process means that several YellowKorner artists who were yesterday’s hopefuls are included amongst today’s most renowned photographers. The gallery also intends to be a springboard for young local photographers.
“YellowKorner is the gallery for aspiring young collectors,” says Jonas Naim-Cohen, a managing director and co-founder of the recently opened outlet in Thailand. “Our main goal is to offer high-quality iconic imagery at friendly prices. In this we aim to be a platform for artistic talent from various photographic genres, with the works of promising local contemporary artists alongside the big names in photography, artists who have agreed to increase the number of prints from a selection of their works in order to offer Bangkokians affordable prices. These prints are exclusive to YellowKorner.”
As a leading exhibitor of accessible art photography, the YellowKorner gallery in Bangkok will also aim to become a forum for creative dialogue between the public and artists. “We want to be a top-of-mind exhibition space, a place of culture where art-loving members of the public can meet with photographers and exchange ideas. To this end we plan to organize regular photo related events, book signings, lectures given by prominent experts in the field of photography, and photographic workshops and masterclasses. We want to encourage photographers and collectors to get together in a spirit of sharing, in a spirit of photographic discovery,” says Pathompong Charoenwut, the other founding partner of the gallery.
In order to offer top quality prints, all YellowKorner photographs are created as silver gelatin prints produced by a professional laboratory and supplied with a certificate of authenticity. This method ensures that the power of the image and the richness of the artist’s work are fully captured. With the artist’s consent, the same photograph is available in one of several formats (20x30cm, 24x36cm, 60x90cm, and 100x150cm).
Visit YellowKorner Bangkok at the fourth floor, EmQuartier Department Store, Sukhumvit Rd, or visit yellowkorner.com for more information.