Friday, February 15, 2008

Larry Gagosian

From Christopher Knight's review of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA):
Of 176 works on three floors, 139 are by artists who have shown with the same gallery -- Gagosian, commonly considered today's leading commercial powerhouse. That's nearly 80%. BCAM turns out to be GCAM. Such a narrow vision feels insecure, more investment deal than adventure.

Quality journalism. It'd be interested to see a breakdown of other collections based on institutional / commercial representation over the years. What percentage have been affiliated with Castelli or the Dia Foundation, and so forth?