Art+Auction's Power 2012 Recap: Week 1

Art+Auction's Power 2012 Recap: Week 1

This week ARTINFO published the first five parts of Art+Auction’s annual Power List, naming the individuals who have impacted the art world the most in the last 12 months.

Part 1 focused on “Auction Power,” and included Wang Yannan, Director and President of China Guardian, and Michael McGinnis, CEO and founding head of contemporary art at Phillips de Pury & Company.


Part 2, “Power of Tradition,” cited people whose connections to the art world represented ongoing innovation within long chains of legacy, like newly formed veteran-dealer team Connery, Pissaro, Seydoux, as well as Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben Janssens, owner of the eponymous Oriental Art dealership based out of London and champion of the ever-expanding TEFAF Maastricht.

The year’s super-collectors were the focus of Part 3, and included Bowmont Art founder and West Coast collector Dean Valentine, and newcomer to the postwar and contemporary art scene, George Economou.

The most innovative minds in design from 2012 were highlighted in Part 4, from Chinese contemporary art dealer Pearl Lam to French architect Rudy Ricciotti.

Lastly, Part 5 ranked 2012’s power dealers. One of Chelsea’s first pioneers, Andrea Rosen branched out and acquired new talent, while French gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin geared up to launch two new locations.

Stay tuned for the second half of Power 2012, which will name the year’s biggest patrons, players, personalities, and artists to watch.

For full coverage of the Power 100, visit the page here.