Peter Brant interviews Larry Gagosian for Interview magazine. The whole interview is worth reading for a variety of interesting asides, though you’ll get no stunning revelations. Here’s a good example of one of the small vignettes:
I’d seen a photograph of a David Salle painting in a magazine. It was a 1978 painting from when he was just starting, where he’d overlay images. I thought it was really beautiful, so I called Annina [Nosei] and she said, “Oh, I know David Salle. We could go to his studio.” Salle was living in Brooklyn at the time, so we went to his studio, and he had seven or eight of these paintings from the same series. On the spot, I said to Annina, “Let’s do a show in the loft,” and that was the first show I did in New York. It got reviewed in Art in America. Bruno Bischofberger bought a painting. Charles Saatchi bought one. The de Menil family bought one. A lot of people came to see the show, so it was a nice way to get a little traction in the art world in New York. I think the paintings were about $2,000 each. I kept one. I still have it.
Larry Gagosian by Peter Brant (Interview)