Monday, October 16, 2006

ArtReview's TOP 100 in the art world

a piece by Piotr Uklanski from the Pinault collection

Art Review has announced it's 100 list of the most powerful people in the art world. It features gallerists, museum directors, artists etc. No 1 in the list is the French collector Francois Pinault (check my Sep archive for his Venetian collection). I dont understand the criteria though. For example why Jeffrey Deitch is on the 40th position and Andreas Gursky is on 22nd?!...is he more influential? Suprisingly low ( no 100) is the website that is responsible for the art we search and see on the web, i.e Google. See below the top 10

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

Click here to check the rest (source the Guardian)

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