Ai Weiwei, Pussy Riot on art world power list

The activists have been deemed among the top 100 most influential figures in the art world


Associated Press
October 18, 2012 4:52PM (UTC)

LONDON (AP) -- Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and jailed Russian punks Pussy Riot are among artists, curators and collectors on a list of the 100 most influential figures in the art world.

Top spot on Art Review magazine's annual Power 100 list is taken by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, who runs the Documenta 13 art fair in Kassel, Germany.

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Other entrants include gallery owners Larry Gagosian, Iwan Wirth and Jay Jopling and Tate director Nicholas Serota.

Ai is the highest-rated artist, at No. 3, ahead of figures including Gerhard Richter and Damien Hirst.

Pussy Riot, in 57th spot, is a new entry on the list, compiled by an international jury and released Thursday.

Two of the all-female group's members are in prison for staging an anti-government performance in a Moscow cathedral.

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