Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Art In The News: Top Twenty Most Powerful People In The Art World.

The ArtReview magazine has released its annual list of one hundred powerful people. Here are the top twenty on the list:

1: Fran├žois Pinault, owner of Gucci and Christies, also owns around 2,000 pieces of contemporary art which he displays in his private gallery in a Venetian palace

2: Larry Gagosian, dealer, five galleries around the world

3: Sir Nicholas Serota, director, Tate Modern

4: Glenn D Lowry, director, Museum of Modern Art, New York

5: Samuel Keller, director of the Art Basel art fair

6: Eli Broad, Los Angeles-based collector and philanthropist

7: Charles Saatchi, collector and gallery owner

8: Matthew Slotover & Amanda Sharp, co-publishers of Frieze magazine and co-directors of Frieze art fair

9: Bruce Nauman, American artist

10: Jeff Koons, American artist

11: Damien Hirst, British artist

12: Brett Gorvy & Amy Cappellazzo, international co-heads of post-war and contemporary art at Christie's, New York

13: Robert Storr, American curator

14: Iwan Wirth, Swiss dealer, part of Zwirner & Wirth

15: Marian Goodman, New York-based gallerist

16: David Zwirner, New York gallerist

17: Gerhard Richter, German artist

18: Marc Glimcher, New York gallerist

19: Jay Jopling, owner, White Cube gallery, London

20: Mike Kelley, American artist

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wow, Mike Kelly? i mean, he's terrific, but i'm nonetheless surprised because his work's content doesn't seem particularly geared toward consistent mass appeal.

Then again, perhaps "mass appeal" in the contemporary art world is defined by a wholey different set of rules...