The New York Daily News’s Frank DiGiacomo speculates that Larry Gagosian is using his Abu Dhabi exhibition as a tool to woo Christopher Wool into his stable of artists. That would be believable except for the convoluted logic presented here:
How badly does art dealer Larry Gagosian want Christopher Wool in his stable? […] one New York-based art insider notes that all of the living artists in the show are represented primarily by Gagosian save for Wool, whom the dealer has pursued in the past. So, our source wonders, is it coincidence that, according to the review, Wool’s work is “consigned to a small annex of a room which those reeling from” a previous room packed with major Warhols “could easily miss”? Wool clearly means enough to Gagosian to be included, but, our insider says, the message could be, “If you were one of my artists, I’d treat you better.” Gagosian’s rep and a rep at Wool’s gallery, Luhring Augustine, declined to comment.
Gate Crasher (NY Daily News)