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Parsing Gagosian: The Six Best Quotes From NYMag’s Epic Profile of the Art World’s Richest Dealer

Larry Gagosian’s power might be waning (maybe), but the mystery surrounding the infamously press-shy dealer is as appealing as ever — particularly as he fights numerous of legal battles and faces almost a full stable of defecting artists. Eric Konigsburg published a lengthy, in-depth look into the life and career of the art world’s most dominant dealer in New York Magazine this weekend, which will appear in the January 28 print issue. (more…)

Let’s Rewatch the Late Critic Robert Hughes Ripping Apart Supercollectors

The late art critic Robert Hughes was nothing if not outspoken, and he continued to be to the end. While his most famous accomplishment may have been “The Shock of the New,” his exhilarating eight-part documentary charting the history of modernism, it’s worth rewatching this much-remarked-upon excerpt from “The Mona Lisa Curse,” Hughes’s 2008 BBC documentary on the rise of the art market, to remember just how fearlessly combative he could be. (more…)