It’s been a hectic week for Larry Gagosian. In addition to exhibiting an eighth of the value of Art Basel 2012 by his lonesome, he’s also been hard at work stealing the thunder of Paris-based dealer Thaddaeus Ropac, who Georgina Adams of the FT reports is not happy about the recently announced Anselm Kiefer show at Gagosian’s soon-to-open second Paris space. Why, do you ask? Because Ropac also has a new gallery opening in the City of Lights this fall, and he’s also going to be showing Kiefer.
Reports Adams: “‘It’s unbelievable,’ [Ropac] says. ‘I have been planning my new space for two years, and I announced my Kiefer show about six weeks ago.'”
Of course, Gagosian is playing for keeps. A spokesperson from the gallery told the FT, “‘Kiefer is one of the gallery artists. He will be making all new work for our show.'”