Saturday, October 22, 2011

Top to tail

We’ve posted on Art Review's annual Top 100 most influential people in the art world before. This year, instead of art dealer Larry Gagosian, the number one spot is taken by an artist, the Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei. A woman takes the number two spot (Serpentine Gallery Director Julia Peyton-Jones) and 19 women are represented in the top 50. Damien Hirst, once the leader and darling of the list, continues his slide, another nine places, to number 64. And spare a thought for the bottom five. They are: Johann König, Nicolai Wallner, Franco Noero & Pierpaolo Falone, Leonid Mikhelson and Gregor Podnar.