While New York's editors isolate the inclusion of a 1986 Warhol self-portrait as a serious 'argument starter', the real controversy would seem to come from the 2004 entry (emphasis added):
Having opened a 292,000-square-foot space in upstate Beacon, N.Y., the year before, Dia, under director Michael Govan ... unforgivably closes down Dia’s West 22nd Street building. Thus, Govan oversaw the loss of the first space in Chelsea -- one of the most important exhibition sites in the world. This is the most lamentable misstep in New York exhibition history.
Even if you can't get endorse that type of hyperbole, there are still enough great moments to make it worth reading. A choice anecdote from Saltz's 1993:
At a dinner given for Anselm Kiefer, after his opening at Marianne Goodman Gallery, raw food is served to the crème-del-a-crème of the art world as they sit at long white tables atop a floor covered with white sand, as actors mimed dance. The decadent dinner marks the last gasp of 1980s hubris. As we entered the dining hall, artist David Salle looked at me and said, "They’re going to kill us all." And then he left.