Hurst led the ranking of the most influential people in the arts

titleAnnual ranking of the most influential people in the art world, published by ArtReview magazine in 2008 topped the British Damien Hirst. The artist has left behind the most influential gallerists and collectors.The Telegraph notes that "brand" Hirst is so expensive that easily stays afloat even in the days of the global financial crisis: a personal Sotheby's auction held in September, brought the artist $ 206 million.Second place in the ArtReview given to Larry Gagosian, the new York gallerist. In third position was Katie Halbreich (Kathy Halbreich), co-Director of the new York Museum of modern art MoMA, and former Director Waterusage art center (Minneapolis). In fourth place is sir Nicholas Serota, Director of London's Tate gallery. Fifth place was taken by Ivan Wirth (Iwan Wirth), co-owner galleries Hauser & Wirth in London and Zurich.French billionaire, owner at Christie's and the owner of the richest modern art collection of Francois Pinault, for two consecutive years led the ArtReview, in 2008 only takes 8th place. Charles Saatchi, who is Damien Hirst owes his fame, was not included even in the top ten: he was listed at number 14.In ArtReview in 2008 was quite a lot of artists, including Jasper Johns (9th place), Jeff Koons (11), Gerhard Richter (18), Richard Prince (19), Takashi Murakami (28), Richard Serra (33), CY Twombly (46), Peter Doig (53), Banksy (63), Lucian Freud (66), Louise Bourgeois (81).Among the most influential collectors came from Roman Abramovich and Daria Zhukova (54th place), Paul McCartney (62), Victor Pinchuk (67). Source: Hurst headed the ranking of the most influential people in the arts.

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