Tate Modern, The Unilever Series: Ai Weiwei, Sunflower Seeds. October 12, 2010 – May 2, 2011
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei tops Art Review’s Power 100 list this year. The richest artist in China is also the most politically outspoken one — a lesson that might be learned by more artists around the world. Art Review’s top 25 power brokers include mega-dealer Larry Gagosian, Whitney Museum director Adam Weinberg, Pace Gallery second-in-command Marc Glimcher, PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach, and Performa director and curator RoseLee Goldberg. Nine high-profile players working with Artspace round out the list: artists Liam Gillick, Anish Kapoor, Takashi Murakami, Gerhard Richter, and Cindy Sherman; gallerists Jay Jopling, Nicolai Wallner, and David Zwirner; and Creative Time director Anne Pasternak.
Visit Marfa by John Waters
Since Marianne Boesky established her first eponymous gallery in 1996 in SoHo, her mission has been to represent and support the work of emerging international artists of all media. Almost right out of the gate she introduced the world to Takashi Murakami, Lisa Yuskavage, Sarah Sze, and Yoshitomo Nara.
Calling the continued success of Andy Warhol’s art in this spring’s auctions “public theater, investment banking, and brothel rolled into one,” New York Magazine‘s chief art critic Jerry Saltz argues that a “herd mentality” is keeping prices going up and up. “You buy these because other people you know buy them,” states Saltz, “and you think they’ll make you look like you know about art and investing.”