Owner and Founder of Gagosian Gallery
Gagosian Gallery’s status as one of the biggest money-making entities in the art world remains unchanged. And with the recent announcement of the dealer joining forces with erstwhile rival galleries Pace and Acquavella to form a new entity called AGP that will deal with the sale of big private collections, it appears 2020 hasn’t prompted a pause for the dealer, who represents the likes of Richard Prince, Damien Hirst and the estate of Pablo Picasso.
Indeed, apart from the somewhat surprising strategy of announcing works for sale on Instagram, it seems as though the upheaval of 2020 hasn’t brought about any kind of change to Gagosian’s business at all. The gallery managed to make one of the biggest sales while art viewing (and the world in general) was at a standstill, finding a home for Cecily Brown’s painting Figures in a Landscape 1, 2001, which fetched $5.5 million through the gallery’s online viewing room in early May.