Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. On our Haute 100 New York list is art dealer Larry Gagosian, who transformed the contemporary art world with his galleries.
Company: Gagosian Galleries
What Made Him Haute: Larry Gagosian is a powerful figure in the contemporary arts scene, as he reps Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Richard Serra, among others. The American art dealer, who started his business selling posters near the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, now owns the Gagosian Gallery chain, with locations in New York City, London, Los Angeles, Rome and Athens.
What Makes Him Haute Now: Gagosian has definitely made his mark in the art world and now he’s getting even bigger with his most recent purchase. According to Curbed LA, Gagosian recently purchased an A. Quincy Jones designed mansion for $15.5 million in the Hollywood Hills. The house, which was built in the 1950s, was previously own by Gary Cooper and David Bohnett. The architecture of the house is described as modern and is sure to be filled with Gagosian’s prized art collection that includes works by Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns.
For being recognized as one of the most significant figures in the art world, Gagosian is relatively shy out in public. Now, thanks to an amazing exhibition in Manarat al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi, Gagosian will reveal part of his private collection. This is only the second collection to be shown at the gallery, and it will include some of the most iconic pieces in Gagosian’s massive collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and photography.