Why Gagosian is the Starbucks of the art world – and the saviour

Art dealer Larry Gagosian pushes the best work – Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, Richard Wright, Urs Fischer – and fills the gap in our public galleries with real taste and belief.Is the Gagosian empire like the Starbucks of contemporary art? A megalomaniac attempt to corner the art market?

It may seem so, but this chain store of aesthetic delights is one of the best things happening to art right now. Gagosian is a force for good. This wealthy and powerful commercial enterprise acts as a genuine patron of the best in 21st-century art. Gagosian has standards, and they are impressively high. If you want to see the most serious art of today, it’s a good bet you will find it in your local Gagosian.

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