Power 100

Most influential people in 2023 in the contemporary artworld


Larry Gagosian

Gallerist - Global gallerist with ever-growing operation of addresses and roster of celebrity artists

12 in 2023

  • 202312
  • 202220
  • 202125
  • 202029
  • 201927
  • 201822
  • 201715
  • 20166
  • 20156
  • 20148
  • 20134
  • 20122
  • 20114
  • 20101
  • 20095
  • 20082
  • 20072
  • 20062
  • 20052
  • 20041
  • 20034
Courtesy Gagosian

Succession speculation over Gagosian’s empire, which dwarfs all others in terms of square meterage and its estimated $1bn turnover, has been cranking up since he appointed a board of directors to the company (including Delphine Arnault, daughter of LVMH chief Bernard, fuelling much-denied takeover rumours). But the seventy-eight-year-old onetime petrol station attendant dismissed suggestions he was winding down, when profiled by The New Yorker: ‘I don’t know what else to do’, he summed up. This year he brought the estates of Japanese painter Tetsuya Ishida (debuted in one of his New York spaces) and American photographer Francesca Woodman into the gallery; while Carol Bove (who showed in another of Gagosian’s six New York spaces), Cy Gavin (exhibitions in New York and Rome), Derrick Adams (a solo in Beverly Hills) and Nan Goldin also came on the books. Closing one of its three London spaces hardly makes a dent in Gagosian’s programming agenda, what with the gallery about to launch a public art programme in Britain and recently opening an office in Seoul.

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