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Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian to Collaborate in Miami, NY Times

You don’t immediately think of Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian as collaborators.

Indeed, the two were historically competitors, dealers who represented some of the same artists at different points in their careers.

But these art world heavyweights — both protégés of the dealer Leo Castelli — have known each other for years and decided for the first time to collaborate. The result is an ambitious exhibition on figurative painting and sculpture in Miami in December.

“Larry and I have wanted to do a project together for some time,” Mr. Deitch said. “Everything came together.”

The show, “Unrealism,” opens on Dec. 1 in a 20,000-square-foot space in the Moore Building in the Miami Design District and will remain through the week of Art Basel Miami Beach (Dec. 3 through 6). Craig Robins, the developer who spearheaded the district, offered Mr. Gagosian the space, and Mr. Gagosian said he thought of Mr. Deitch.

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