(my friend Melanie Gerlis from The Art Newspaper sent me this) and I am really excited to read it:
Exposed: Kiss’n'tell on Larry Gagosian
Nicollette Ramirez, who describes herself as the ex-lover of the notoriously discreet dealer, says she’ll reveal all in her memoir
Will Larry be laid bare? There’s rumoured to be fear and trembling at Larry Gagosian Inc over the forthcoming tell-all memoir by art world “It” girl and (supposed) sometime lover of the great man himself, Nicollette Ramirez. Gagosian is known for his utter discretion when it comes to any element of his private life. Ms Ramirez certainly has a colorful past as a poetess who used to babysit for collectors Nina and Frank Moore and then sold rocks for Winick Diamonds on 47th street. Asked about her much-rumoured autobiography, which has the working title Sunshine Girl, Ms Ramirez chuckles knowingly: “It’s only a scandalous rumour until proven true! I suppose it could be considered scandalous but for me it’s just my life.” Yet the author admits Larry will certainly have a prominent part. “Yes, I suppose he might be considered a point of interest for many people and I have ‘insider-access’ so to speak! I don’t talk about his business affairs but I think his personal life is much more interesting and people know much less about it.” And as she happily adds: “If you want to see something really scandalous, watch me starring on the new programme ‘Naked Happy Girls’ on the Playboy channel where I perform with another young lady.” (Nice plug Nicollette…)
and a second note that is now not gossip but “publishable news”, Jonathan Binstock, the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Corcoran, has left and taken an art advisory position at CitiGroup in New York.
“the author” standing with someone and Larry Gagosian