Arnold “Arne” Glimcher – Edith Halpert – Larry Gagosian – Klaus Perls – Martha Hopkins Struever –
Jacques Seligmann – John Weber – Paul Durand-Ruel
Duveen Brothers, (Joseph Joel Duveen , and Henry J. Duveen
Theo van Gogh
Joseph Duveen, 1st Baron Duveen
Mary Boone Berthe Weill
These are just a few of the notable art dealers and I will explore their influences on art. In 2003, Gagosian paid $4 million settlement after federal prosecutors accused him and three partners of failing to pay taxes on the sale of 58 works of art.
In the early 1980s he developed his business rapidly by exploiting the possibilities of reselling works of art by blue-chip modern and contemporary artists, earning the nickname “Go-Go” in the process. After establishing a Manhattan New York gallery in the mid-1980s at 521 West 23rd Street Gagosian began to work with a stable of super collectors including David Geffen, Newhouse, Saatchi, and David Ganek. Bidding on behalf of Newhouse in 1988, Gagosian paid over $17 million dollars for False Start by Jasper Johns, a then-record price for a work by a living artist. That record was beaten in 2008, when Gagosian paid $23.5 million dollars at Sotheby’s in November 2007 for Jeff Koons‘s Hanging Heart (an artist who happens to belong to the Gagosian gallery’s stable).
This is just the tip of the way taste is created, manufactured, manipulated and one of the reasons the average person CAN’T RELATE!!!