It’s Good To Be The King

20070601gagosian.jpgLarry Gagosian; photo courtesy Getty Images

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A painter friend tipped me off to Kelly Crow’s article about Larry Gagosian in last Friday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal. It’s chock-full of stupefying amounts of money and the rare moment of clarity. Here’s Dallas collector Howard Rachofsky caught momentarily flinching:

“Sometimes we don’t know if the stuff we’re buying [from Gagosian] is historically significant, but because the prices are so high, we need to believe they’re important.”

Mr. Rachofsky is cruising on faith, don’t you know.

All of which prompts me to drag this piece on big girls and 800 lb. gorillas from out of the archives.

© 2011 Mario Naves

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