Meh. This tweet from @Adev9 summed it up pretty succinctly for me: “Damien Hirst and @Gagosian breaking up: kinda like when two people you don’t care for get divorced, but you find the bitter feud fascinating”
When you have that much success, do you really need the middleman anymore? I think it’s hugely important that artists pay respect to the dealers who discover and champion them, but at this level… jumping must get old. But what do I know?