Iwan and Manuela Wirth Top Art Review Power 100

October 22nd, 2015

Iwan and Manuela Wirth, via BBCDealers Iwan and Manuela Wirth have topped ArtReview’s annual power rankings as the most powerful figures in the art world, primarily for “what they have done to change the model of selling and promoting art.”  “The Wirths’ increased influence stems in part from what they have done to change the model of selling and promoting art,” the website reads.  “As big art dealers are becoming ever better at selling art for high prices, and as collectors want to see themselves as more than just anonymous purchasers, the husband-and-wife-team understand that selling art objects isn’t the whole story – the well-off want to be sold a lifestyle.”

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