Two years after opening a Paris branch, Gagosian, the world’s biggest commercial gallery network, this week inaugurates a big space in Le Bourget -- on the grounds of a Paris airport where private jets land.
The lethal-looking jet fighter, almost 15 feet long and welded together from thick sheets of lead, is too big to be a toy. With its corroded surfaces marked by drips and dings, it looks like an archaeological find from a long-ago battlefield.
Last year, Marc Kaye suffered a cash shortage. He had tuition to pay at three colleges -- including Harvard and Columbia -- and his insurance business wasn’t generating enough commissions to cover the bills.