October 3, 1986 |
Larry Gagosian kicks off the fall season with yet another exhibition of fake child art from New York. One Jean-Michel Basquiat seems like more than enough, but apparently there are dozens of ambitious rookies slaving away in the dark recesses of Gotham who don't feel that way. Borrowing liberally from the schoolyard style that Basquiat pioneered, most of them fail to add anything of their own to the recipe--but, hey, no sweat. There's no place like the art world for unloading a truckload of Dr.
September 9, 2013 |
A group of 74 photographs by the late Richard Avedon has been donated to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem as part of a joint gift from Leonard Lauder, the Richard Avedon Foundation and art dealer Larry Gagosian. The donation includes portraits of notable personalities as well as a 20-by-8 foot photographic mural of Allen Ginsberg's family. Lauder initiated the gift and brought on board the foundation and Gagosian, who represents the collection, according to the museum. "We believe that Richard Avedon, who was so proud of his Jewish identity, would be very happy to see this important body of work exhibited in Jerusalem," said James Martin, executive director of the Richard Avedon Foundation, in a statement.
June 16, 2009 |
The converted storefront that serves as the West Coast headquarters for Larry Gagosian's art empire is about to get a serious expansion. Richard Meier's architecture firm said Monday it is working on the designs for the expanded Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. The space, on Camden Drive near Santa Monica Boulevard, will nearly double in size to 11,600 square feet. The project is led by architect Michael Palladino, who originally oversaw the opening of the gallery in 1995. Gagosian said in a statement that the expansion will "extend through the building directly to the south."
January 1, 1995 |
Some of them you know. Some you don't. But the following artists, entertainers and executives have one thing in common: We're counting on each to mae a significant impact or difference in their respective fields this year. Sure, there will be thers who make a splash, but after we talked with dozens of people who work in entertainment and the arts, these were the names mentioned most often. You might say that Jim Carrey was a face to watch in '94, and you would be right.
December 14, 2012 |
Their business partnership lasted nearly two decades, but even in the art world, all things must come to an end. Superstar artist Damien Hirst is parting company with his longtime dealer Larry Gagosian. The split, which was first reported Thursday in London's Financial Times, comes several months after Hirst's spot-painting project that took over all Gagosian galleries around the world. The gallery issued a statement Thursday saying that it "has been a great honor to work with Damien over the last 17 years...
December 10, 2011 |
Damien Hirst does not consider himself a serious gambler. He likes to play roulette "because it's easy. " And he tells a story about learning the "fail-safe rules for blackjack" from his London gallerist Jay Jopling, only to lose all of his money at the table within two hours. But when it comes to the art world, Hirst is known for a showy sort of risk-taking, even if at 46 his prime rock-star-style binge partying days are largely behind him. His most famous artworks hinge on a sort of brinkmanship - a shark in formaldehyde anyone?