Quotes by: Larry Gagosian
I never really took a proper art class in college. I just started reading art magazines and going to galleries. I was really drawn to it.
I'm not in the luxury-goods business. I sell unique objects. I wish I was in luxury goods because then I could just call the factory and say, 'I need 10,000 more of whatever.' But I can't - because then it's not art, it's something else.
Physically, it's getting impossible for me to travel that much. I want to support my artists by showing up at their openings, but I can't always be in Hong Kong one minute and Geneva the next.
The art world is never going to be popular like the NFL, but more people are buying art and I think that's cushioning, to a great extent, our art-market cycles.
When a great artist gets my attention, I pursue it. If I don't, someone else will, you know what I'm saying?
The art market is global now, and there's becoming more of an international consensus about what constitutes good art.
You get to a point where you really can't manage more artists, because representing artists takes a lot of time.
Honestly, I grew up in pretty modest circumstances. We were a middle-class family.