2008 Power 100

This year's most influential people in the contemporary artworld

Year
Nationality
Category
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03

Kathy Halbreich

09

Jasper Johns

12
2007
09

Steven Cohen

13
2007
20

Daniel Birnbaum

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

14
2007
07

Charles Saatchi

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

15
2007
12

Brett Gorvy [& Amy Cappellazzo in 2006]

16
2007
18

Tobias Meyer [& Cheyenne Westphal in 2006]

19
2007
26

Richard Prince

20
2007
37

Dominique Levy and Robert Mnuchin

23

Annette Schönholzer, Marc Spiegler

24

Alfred Paquement

30
2007
34

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan

31
2007
25

Dakis Joannou

Collector behind the nonprofit Athens institution the DESTE Foundation

33
2007
19

Richard Serra

35
2007
48

Hans Ulrich Obrist [& Julia Peyton-Jones in 2007]

36
2007
46

Donna De Salvo

37
2007
35

Simon de Pury

38
2007
24

Don and Mera Rubell

40
2007
31

Paul Schimmel

41
2007
39

The Cisneros [Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in 2007]

43

The Mugrabis

44
2007
45

Chris Kennedy

45
2007
52

Bruce Nauman

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

46

Cy Twombly

48
2007
64

Timothy Blum & Jeffrey Poe

49
2007
53

Andreas Gursky

51
2007
16

Harry Blain & Graham Southern

52
2007
57

Jeff Wall

53

Peter Doig

54

Roman Abramovich & Daria Zhukova

55
2007
55

Bruno Brunnet, Nicole Hackert & Philipp Haverkampf

56

Marlene Dumas

59
2007
67

Mitchell Rales

60

Yvon Lambert

62
2007
88

Paul McCarthy

63

Banksy

65
2007
33

William Acquavella

66

Lucian Freud

68

Maurizio Cattelan

Italian artist and notorious prankster

69

Cai Guo Qiang

71
2007
60

Roberta Smith

Senior art critic of the New York Times

72

Peter Schjeldahl

75
2007
41

Robert Gober

77

Richard Armstrong

79
2007
61

Jerry Saltz

Art critic of The New York Magazine

80

Reena Spaulings/Bernadette Corporation

81

Louise Bourgeois

84

Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn

85

Shaun Caley Regen

89
2007
71

Francesca von Habsburg

92
2007
85

Subodh Gupta

93

The Long March Project

94

Paula Cooper

95

Peter Nagy

96

Casey Reas

98
2007
97

Guy & Myriam Ullens

99

Laurent Le Bon

100

Thomas Kinkade