” 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. “


” 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. “


” 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. “


” 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. “


” I don’t think the art market is for everybody. Yeah, of course we have a global gallery. But we’re like the one-tenth of the one-tenth of the one-tenth. OK? Not just who’s buying but who’s really seriously engaged with art. “


” I believe in the popularizing of art. But when you get right down to it, it’s a bit of an elitist world. Not just economically elitist – how many people read poetry? “


” I’ve never been what they call a ‘pure gallerist.’ I find that somewhat pretentious, honestly – I’m an art dealer. I like to show great artists of our time, but I also like dealing. And I think they reinforce each other. “


” Nobody really needs a painting. It’s something you kind of create value for in a way that you don’t with a company. It’s an act of collective faith what an object is worth. Maintaining that value system is part of what a dealer does, not just making a transaction but making sure that important art feels important. “


” Some people buy art because they’re confident that it’ll be a good store value, and this is kind of a recent phenomenon. “


” My gallery represents a lot of figurative artists. “


” San Francisco has always been a great city for art collectors. “


” The more people who look at great art, the better for our culture. “


” Take Damien Hirst out of contemporary art history, and there’s an incredible void. Great artists, like great people, have second acts. “



All 14 Larry Gagosian Quotes about Art in picture


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.
When a great artist gets my attention, I pursue it. If I don
The art market is global now, and there
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The art world is never going to be popular like the NFL, but more people are buying art and I think that
I don
I believe in the popularizing of art. But when you get right down to it, it
I
Nobody really needs a painting. It
Some people buy art because they
My gallery represents a lot of figurative artists.
San Francisco has always been a great city for art collectors.
The more people who look at great art, the better for our culture.
Take Damien Hirst out of contemporary art history, and there

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