The New York Observer is on to dealer Larry Gagosian’s plot sell his artists to Russian buyers. It all centers around not having a booth at an art fair:
Larry Gagosian didn’t even bother to rent a booth at either of the fairs, but sold out his Chelsea show of works by Rudolf Stingel and had perhaps the week’s swankiest party for the opening of his spectacular Kazimir Malevich (and friends) show uptown. The Malevich show came with a savvy sales pitch: It argues that the Russian Constructivist master was a key influence on such artists as Ed Ruscha and Cy Twombly. This is a very good way to sell Ruschas and Twomblys to deep-pocketed Russians.
The Bare Essentials of Armory Art Week (Observer.com)