YBA Damien Hirst and super-dealer Larry Gagosian have settled their differences after a four year hiatus The worlds largest gallery chain have committed their entire space at Frieze New York, in May to solo an overview of works created by Hirst. “It will be a classical presentation—an early shark piece, instrument cabinet, medicine cabinet, butterfly painting…We wanted to present him in the way most people think of Damien,” said Gagosian’s London director Millicent Wilner.
The Gagosian Gallery has an annual turnover of $925m, according to Forbes magazine, while Hirst is the richest artist in the world. He has amassed over £300m and is firmly on The Sunday Times rich list. It is thought that Hirst continued to sell his own work privately and at auction as well as through White Cube his original dealer.
Never say never! In 2012 Gagosian stated; “It has been a great honour to work with Damien over the last 17 years. We wish him continued success for the future.”
The pair originally severed ties for undisclosed financial reasons.