I didn't want to write about art, I never wanted to make pictures, but my feeling about them all made it absolutely obvious to me that being an art dealer was being myself.1

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Any work of art can be thought of not only horizontally, as a link in a chain of development, but also vertically, in depth, in its relations to the technical resources used and to all the people involved … who conceived it, made it, paid for it, adapted it, selected it and brought it before the public, got it known and finally absorbed and enjoyed it.2

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A gallery is several things at once: an architectural space, a curatorial project, a business enterprise, a set of social relations.3 To enter a gallery is to encounter not only the current exhibition, but a particular view of how works should be shown: in what kind of space...

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