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  • Who's Who in the Art World - Larry Gagosian
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Oscar Murillo
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Maja Hoffmann
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Rem Koolhaas
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Kara Walker
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Lawrence Weiner
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Michael Slotover and Amanda Sharp
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Matthew Higgs
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Nancy Spector
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Adam Lindemann
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Amalia Dayan
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Pawel Althamer
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Ragnar Kjartansson
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Mickalene Thomas David Maupin
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Francesco Vezzoli
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Dan Colen
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Lisa Phillips
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Richard Armstrong
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Casey Freemont, Doreen Remen, and Yvonne Force Villareal
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Francesco Bonami
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Bjarne Melgaard
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Michael Govan
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Clarissa Dalrymple
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Annabelle Selldorf
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Hans Ulrich Obrist, Diana Widmaier Picasso, Klaus Biesenbach
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Iwan Wirth
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Samantha Boardman and Aby Rosen
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Gao Ying
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Dakis Joannou
  • Who's Who in the Art World - RoseLee Goldberg
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Marian Goodman
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Tobias Meyer, Mark Fletcher
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Cindy Rachofsky
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Gordon VeneKlasen
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Gavin Brown, Hope Atherton
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Massimiliano Gioni
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Cecilia Alemani
  • Who's Who in the Art World - John Waters
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Glenn Lowry
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Beatrix Ruf
  • Who's Who in the Art World - David Adjaye
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Mark Leckey
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Elizabeth Peyton
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Rirkrit Tiravanija
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  • Who's Who in the Art World - Maurizio Cattelan
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Ryan McGinley
  • Who's Who in the Art World - Chuck Close
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    Larry Gagosian, gallerist.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Oscar Murillo, artist.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Maja Hoffmann, founder, Luma Arles, and collector.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Rem Koolhaas, architect.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Kara Walker, artist.
    "The weirdest thing I get all the time is 'I thought you'd be shorter.' I think it's because I put a lot of small, childlike bodies in my work: not-quite-to-scale caricatures enacting terrible power games. Some folks see the figures and assume they're based on me."

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Lawrence Weiner, artist.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Michael Slotover and Amanda Sharp, cofounders, Frieze Art Fair.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Matthew Higgs, chief curator and director, White Columns.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Nancy Spector, chief curator and deputy director, Guggenheim Museum.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Adam Lindemann, collector and gallerist.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Amalia Dayan, gallerist.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Pawel Althamer, artist.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Ragnar Kjartansson, artist.
    "I decided to wear a suit all the time around my 30th birthday. I was just so scared of turning into a middle-aged mammal in fleece."

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Mickalene Thomas, artist; David Maupin, gallerist.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Francesco Vezzoli, artist.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Dan Colen, artist.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Lisa Phillips, director, New Museum.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Richard Armstrong, director, Guggenheim Museum.

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    Casey Freemont, Doreen Remen, and Yvonne Force Villareal, Art Production Fund.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Francesco Bonami, curator.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Bjarne Melgaard, artist.
    "The craziest comment I've overheard at one of my openings: Do you think he killed someone?"

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    Michael Govan, director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Clarissa Dalrymple, curator.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Annabelle Selldorf, architect.
    "The biggest misconception about my work is that I don't like curves."

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Hans Ulrich Obrist, curator and codirector, the Serpentine Galleries; Diana Widmaier, art historian; Klaus Biesenbach, director, MoMA PS1.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Iwan Wirth, gallerist.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Samantha Boardman and Aby Rosen, collectors.

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    Gao Ying, artist Ai Weiwei's mother.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Dakis Joannou, collector and founder, DESTE Foundation.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    RoseLee Goldberg, founder, Performa.
    "Everyone is coming round to understanding that performance has been an integral part of art history for more than a century, and that the designation of art as painting and sculptures is way out of date!"

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Marian Goodman, gallerist.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Tobias Meyer, auctioneer; Mark Fletcher, art advisor.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Cindy Rachofsky, collector.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, gallerist.

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    Gordon VeneKlasen, gallerist.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Gavin Brown, gallerist; Hope Atherton, artist.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Massimiliano Gioni, curator and associate director, New Museum.
    "I used to think of the art world as a family. But now it feels incestuous and inbred, and I'm not sure I want to be related to so many people."

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Cecilia Alemani, director, High Line Art.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    John Waters, artist and filmmaker.
    "Joining the art mob is kind of like hooking up with the People's Temple—if you were on Jim Jone's side and didn't have to drink the flavor aid."

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, artist.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Glenn Lowry, director, Museum of Modern Art.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Beatrix Ruf, director, Stedelijk Museum.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    David Adjaye, architect.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Mark Leckey, artist, with his daughter, April Lumen Leckey.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Elizabeth Peyton, artist.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Rirkrit Tiravanija, artist.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Tracey Emin, artist.
    "The craziest comment I've overheard at one of my openings: 'She's definitely dead. That work is called Everyone I Have Ever Slept WIth From 1963 to 1995."

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Maurizio Cattelan, artist.
    "The biggest misconception about what I do? Well, the misconception started with me being an artist."

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Ryan McGinley, artist.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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    Chuck Close, artist.

    Photography by Anna Bauer

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Who's Who in the Art World

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