How Gagosian’s Blockbuster LA Basquiat Show Happened

On Wednesday afternoon, Larry Gagosian arrived in Los Angeles from New York and went to the Beverly Hills outpost of his global gallery empire, a ride that took slightly longer given the unrelenting rain. “Beautiful day in Los Angeles, huh?” he said, smiling, as he entered. It was 24 hours before the unveiling of a show of classic works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Gagosian entered the gallery wearing a baseball cap from the Blue Parrot, the East Hampton Tex-Mex joint he has invested in. He had last checked in with the LA team a week ago, when only two paintings… Read Full Article