An Art Dealer in the Spotlight

Artist Rene Magritte and gallerist Alexander Iolas - December 16 1965. Photo: Steve Schapiro-Corbis

In 2011, at Sotheby’s, L’Aubade, a 1967 painting by Pablo Picasso sold for $23 million. In recent years, Picasso’s late works have taken center stage, with giddy results at auction and thronged exhibitions at Gagosian Gallery. It wasn’t always thus. The late works were undervalued for years by all but a perspicacious few. One of Read More


Here’s More on Virginia Dwan, Who’s Giving 250 Works to the National Gallery

Dwan in 1969. (Courtesy the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

As you may have read in Carol Vogel’s column in The New York Times today, the storied art dealer Virginia Dwan is planning to give 250 works she owns to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Ms. Dwan showed many of the pioneers of Minimal, Conceptual and Earth Art at her gallery in Los Angeles, then New York, from 1959 to 1971,

“I want the collection to have the largest audience of people possible, not just art world types who have a to-do list,” she told Ms. Vogel. Which is classy. Read More


Larry Gagosian on Jazz, Selling Posters, One of His First Art Buys

Gagosian. (Getty Images)

People like to say that Larry Gagosian almost never gives interviews, but recently he has granted them to various international publications fairly regularly. In the past few years he’s chatted with The Financial TimesAbu Dhabi’s The National, The Wall Street JournalParis Match, Le Figaro, British Vogue and Interview with Peter Brant, letting slip that his forthcoming Upper East Side restaurant will serve waffles and chili. (Really looking forward to that, for the record.) Read More


Howard Greenberg’s Photography Collection Will Go on View at European Museums

Greenberg. (Courtesy PMC)

More than 100 photographs from the collection of New York dealer Howard Greenberg are heading to Europe for stops at two museums over the next eight months. The first stop for the works will be the Musée de l’Elysée Lausanne, in Switzerland, from Sept. 21, 2012, to Jan. 6, 2013. Nine days later, the exhibition will open at the Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson, in Paris, and run through April 28. Read More


Business Writer Visits Larry Gagosian to Learn ‘The Art of the Sale’

Mr. Gagosian. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan Company)

Larry Gagosian’s Upper East Side office has “the calm of a private papal chamber,” according to author Philip Delves Broughton. He visited the dealer back in 2000 for an article in the Daily Telegraph on the occasion of the opening of the first Gagosian Gallery in London, on Heddon Street. Mr. Delves Broughton has drawn on that interview for a section of his new book, The Art of the Sale, which profiles a number of high-profile deal-makers in various industries. Read More