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Live Nudes Livened Up Wednesday’s Titillating Whitney Studio Party

Last night’s Whitney Museum gala and studio party drew an eclectic mix of attendees to Midtown Manhattan that included the usual suspects (Larry Gagosian, Chuck Close, Jeff Koons), the Hollywood crowd (Michelle Williams, Sofia Coppola, Lake Bell) and a few randos (Salman Rushdie, Padma Lakshmi). The Whitney gave partygoers a full sensory experience as guests listened to a surprise performance by David Byrne, watched people sketch live nude models atop a pile of giant Louis Vuitton luggage, and ate truffled tater tots. The whole affair was in honor of Ed Ruscha and raised more than $2.75 million for the museum. See photos from the night after the jump.

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Get Ready for Pool Parties on Larry Gagosian’s Upper East Side Roof! (PS. You’re Not Invited.)

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Remember back in January how Larry Gagosian’s mansion on East 75th Street was little more than a giant dirt pit concealed behind an ornate façade? Well, things have apparently been moving along swiftly at the site of the mega-dealer’s new pad, and yesterday its rooftop swimming pool was lifted into place by a giant crane, Curbed reports. (more…)

Gagosian Gives Show to Pratt Students Who Lost Work in Fire

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Larry Gagosian is organizing a week-long show in May for the 44 Pratt students who lost their work when the school’s historic Main Building was ravaged by fire in February, The New York Times reports. Gagosian has drummed up a fittingly strong team. Because his own galleries are booked, his pal Aby Rosen will provide nearly 26,000 square feet of space on the Seagram Building’s eighth floor for the show, which will include mostly new work by the art students, along with some older work and maybe some that were rescued from the fire. Eugenie Tsai, a contemporary art curator at the Brooklyn Museum, has been tapped to make the final selections and Bruce Newman, a Pratt trustee, has donated $50,000 for framing and installation. (more…)

Larry Gagosian and Jan Cowles Reportedly Settle Lawsuit Over Lichtenstein Work

Megadealer Larry Gagosian and longtime collector Jan Cowles have settled their dispute over Roy Lichtenstein’s 1964 enamel-on-metal work “Girl in Mirror.” Wall Street Journal reporter Kelly Crow broke the news on her Twitter feed earlier today, though she has yet to file a story. As ARTINFO reported back in November, the lawsuit revolved around Gagosian’s business practices, and accused the dealer of “conversion, replevin, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and unjust enrichment.”

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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…)

Gagosian Moves to Dismiss Perelman Lawsuit

Larry Gagosian ended his half of the legal duel with Ron Perelman when he dropped his lawsuit against his former friend and client in October. Now, he’s filed a motion to dismiss Perelman’s case against him in the State Supreme Court on Friday, calling the lawsuit “frivolous,” the New York Times reports.

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Larry Gagosian’s Upper East Side Mansion Is Actually an Urs Fischer-esque Crater

Judging by its façade, 4 East 75th Street, the landmarked limestone house owned by mega-dealer Larry Gagosian, looks like your typical Upper East Side mansion. Except that’s all there is: a façade. Gagosian purchased the property for $36.5-million in August 2011, Curbed reports, after its previous owner, J. Christopher Flowers, bought it for $53-million in 2006 and began $4-million of demolition work. (more…)

Peter Brant Talks to Larry Gagosian About Madonna, Collecting, and Being Misunderstood

In last month’s issue of Interview magazine, megadealer Larry Gagosian gives a rare interview to collector Peter M. Brant, who also happens to be the magazine’s publisher. It’s full of fun facts to know and tell. Larry Gagosian was once Michael Ovitz’s secretary; Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth was his framer when he lived in Los Angeles. There are also a few newsy bits: Gagosian’s forthcoming restaurant at 980 Madison will include a small gallery on the second floor devoted to exhibiting the work of younger artists. (Bill Acquavella, the patriarch of nearby Acquavella Galleries, has already reserved his own permanent table in the downstairs dining room.) (more…)

Outtakes From Larry Gagosian’s Recent Deposition

Much has been written this week about Larry Gagosian’s deposition, given last month as part of ongoing negotiations in a lawsuit between the megadealer and collector Jan Cowles. The case revolves around Roy Lichtenstein’s “Girl in Mirror,” which was consigned to Gagosian by Cowles’s son, Charles, without her knowledge or consent. We’ve got a rundown of the case’s wider implications here. But if you’re simply curious about what kind of interesting things Larry Gagosian says under oath, we’ve gathered a few choice quotes for you.

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Documenta 13 Curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev Tops 2012 ArtReview Power 100 List

This morning, for the first time since ArtReview began publishing its Power 100 list of art world movers and shakers more than a decade ago, its top spot was occupied by a woman: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, who curated this year’s attendance record-setting Documenta 13 exhibition — which Modern Painters’s Steven Henry Madoff deemed “the most important exhibition to date of the 21st century” — spanning three continents. (more…)