Power 100

Most influential people in 2023 in the contemporary artworld


Iwan Wirth, Manuela Wirth & Marc Payot

Gallerists - International gallerists who continue to expand and pivot to high-end lifestyle

14 in 2023

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Photo: David Needleman/August. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

More artists, more square meterage, more former institutional bodies on the Hauser & Wirth payroll. Among those newly gracing the gallery’s 20 addresses globally are Venice Golden Lion-winner Sonia Boyce, Firelei Báez, Flora Yukhnovich, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Daniel Turner and the late Cathy Josefowitz, who spent a lifetime representing dance in paint. The extra gallery walls include Galerie Knoell in Basel, a takeover that encompasses its founder, Carlo Knoell; a prints space in New York, which will also feature a bar inspired by Dieter Roth and designed by the artist’s son; a gallery in New York’s SoHo district (to be joined by a restaurant the Wirths are opening next year); and a gallery in Paris, its first French space inaugurated with a show of over 30 works by American painter Henry Taylor, titled From Sugar to Shit. Ingrid Schaffner, formerly of the Chinati Foundation, and Kate Fowle, former MoMA PS1 director, are among those getting fresh business cards in the US; meanwhile the gallery has announced a forthcoming space in Hong Kong, to open next year.

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