Larry Gagosian Opens Up to the FT, Reveals Hair Obsession

Larry Gagosian
Larry Gagosian. (Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills/©Patrick McMullan/Thursday, February 24, 2011/Photo - CLINT SPAULDING/

This week, gallerist Larry Gagosian opened up to the Financial Times about his personal style.

In the Aesthete column in the Times‘ weekend magazine, Gagosian revealed an obsession with T-shirts, which he collects wherever he goes, a fondness for crew cuts (the Dorchester apparently is the place to go), and a preference for pomegranate seeds on his yogurt for breakfast in deference to his Armenian heritage.

He reads a lot, he says, downloads jazz, and has a John Currin drawing in the bedroom of his home on the beach in Amagansett, Long Island, where he likes to spend weekends. Part Two of the interview, which is only available, online contains further non-revelations such as a reliance on $1.69 nail-clippers from the local pharmacy (he doesn’t have the patience for a manicure) and, again, an obsession with his hair.

When asked what indulgence he could never forego, he replied “an expensive haircut I get about once a fortnight at John Frieda, across the street from my New York gallery.” So that’s how he maintains that chiseled-looking grisaille stubble.

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