2009 Power 100

A ranked list of the contemporary artworld's most powerful figures

Year
Nationality
Category
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01
2008
35

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Co-director of the Serpentine Galleries, and the initiator of numerous international art projects and exhibitions

03
2008
04

Sir Nicholas Serota

Director of Tate Modern

04
2008
13

Daniel Birnbaum

Curator of the attendance record-breaking Venice Biennale in 2009 and now Director of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm

08

Anton Vidokle, Julieta Aranda & Brian Kuan Wood

10
2008
45

Bruce Nauman

Mexico-based artist, winner of the Golden Lion prize in last year's Venice Biennale

22
2008
12

Steven A. Cohen

One of the world’s most active art collectors

23

Dominique Lévy & Robert Mnuchin

26

Amy Cappellazzo & Brett Gorvy

27

Cheyenne Westphal & Tobias Meyer

29

Matthew Higgs

British, American-based Curator, artist, critic, publisher, and… auctioneer

39
2008
62

Paul McCarthy

46

Diedrich Diederichsen

47
2008
19

Richard Prince

52

Joel Wachs

58
2008
33

Richard Serra

60

Kasper König

Director of Cologne’s Museum Ludwig

61
2008
71

Roberta Smith

Senior art critic of the New York Times

65
2008
72

Peter Schjeldahl

69
2008
90

Karen & Christian Boros

70

Isabelle Graw

71
2008
68

Maurizio Cattelan

Italian artist and notorious prankster

72
2008
14

Charles Saatchi

Collector and recently the author of an art-school reality show contest

73
2008
79

Jerry Saltz

Art critic of The New York Magazine

74
2008
09

Jasper Johns

75
2008
81

Louise Bourgeois

77

Mera & Don Rubell

78
2008
73

Thelma Golden

79

Sarah Morris

82
2008
40

Paul Schimmel

83

Jose, Alberto & David Mugrabi

90

Maria Lind

93

Rirkrit Tiravanija

95

Long March Space

97
2008
51

Harry Blain & Graham Southern

99
2008
95

Peter Nagy

100

Glenn Beck