ART & DESIGN

Photos: Who’s Who in the Art World

W salutes some of the fabulous folks who make up the art world—here, there, and everywhere.


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Larry Gagosian, gallerist.

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Oscar Murillo, artist.

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Maja Hoffmann, founder, Luma Arles, and collector.

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Rem Koolhaas, architect.

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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.”

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Lawrence Weiner, artist.

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

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Matthew Higgs, chief curator and director, White Columns.

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

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Adam Lindemann, collector and gallerist.

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Amalia Dayan, gallerist.

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Pawel Althamer, artist.

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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.”

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Mickalene Thomas, artist; David Maupin, gallerist.

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Francesco Vezzoli, artist.

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Dan Colen, artist.

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Lisa Phillips, director, New Museum.

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Richard Armstrong, director, Guggenheim Museum.

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

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Francesco Bonami, curator.

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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.

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Clarissa Dalrymple, curator.

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Annabelle Selldorf, architect. “The biggest misconception about my work is that I don’t like curves.”

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

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Iwan Wirth, gallerist.

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Samantha Boardman and Aby Rosen, collectors.

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Gao Ying, artist Ai Weiwei’s mother.

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Dakis Joannou, collector and founder, DESTE Foundation.

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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!”

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Marian Goodman, gallerist.

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Tobias Meyer, auctioneer; Mark Fletcher, art advisor.

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Cindy Rachofsky, collector.

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Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, gallerist.

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Gordon VeneKlasen, gallerist.

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Gavin Brown, gallerist; Hope Atherton, artist.

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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.”

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Cecilia Alemani, director, High Line Art.

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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.”

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, artist.

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Glenn Lowry, director, Museum of Modern Art.

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Beatrix Ruf, director, Stedelijk Museum.

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David Adjaye, architect.

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

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Elizabeth Peyton, artist.

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Rirkrit Tiravanija, artist.

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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.”

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

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Ryan McGinley, artist.

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Chuck Close, artist.