Power 100

Most influential people in 2022 in the contemporary artworld


Emmanuel Perrotin

Gallerist - Adept at both publicity-seeking and highwire risk-taking

46 in 2022

  • 202246
  • 202152
  • 202050
  • 201952
  • 201854
  • 201740
  • 201644
  • 201552
  • 201460
  • 201358
  • 201262
  • 201151
  • 201054
  • 200964
  • 200864
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
Photo: Tanguy Beurdeley

After catching a performance by the Cirque du Soleil, punters at the Bellagio Resort & Casino can head down to Perrotin’s new print- and bookshop in the Las Vegas entertainment complex. Adept at both publicity-seeking and highwire risk-taking, the gallerist has long been a ringmaster of the artworld circus. After all, his was one of the first Western galleries to set up shop in newly fashionable Seoul. Perrotin opened his first gallery there in 2016, in the historic area of Samcheong-dong, but this year he inaugurated a second, in trendy Gangnam. With a Dubai gallery also due to open, this brings Perrotin’s grand total of addresses to 11 in seven cities (not counting the bookshops). That gives him space to do a Daniel Arsham exhibition in Tokyo and an Aya Takano show in Shanghai, while taking Paola Pivi to New York and inviting Xiyao Wang on her first rodeo with the gallery at home in Paris.

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