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Anish among art world's mightiest 100

The sculptor is ranked 94th in the list brought out by Art Review Magazine.

india Updated: Oct 14, 2006 19:02 IST
HS Rao (PTI)
HS Rao (PTI)

Mumbai-born renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor has emerged as one of the 100 most powerful people in the contemporary art scene in the world.

Fifty-two-year-old Kapoor, who moved to Britain in 1972 and lived there since then, is listed 94 among the 100-strong list brought outon Saturday by Art Review Magazine.

Kapoor, whose soon to be completed works included a memorial to the British victims of 9/11 in New York, was awarded the Premio Duemilla at the 1990 Venice Biennale and a year later he won the prestigious Turner Prize.

Solo exhibitions of his work have been held in the Tate and Hayward Gallery in London, Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland, Reina Sofia in Madrid, the National Gallery in Ottawa, Musee des arts contemporains (Grand-Bornu) in Belgium and the CAPC Museum of Contemporary art in Bordeaux.

His work is collected worldwide, notably by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, Fondazione Prada in Milan, the De Pont Foundation in the Netherlands and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan.

French tycoon Francois Pinault, owner of Gucci, fashion house and leading auctioneer Christies, heads the art power list while Larry Gagosian Dealer, who owns five galleries around the world is second. Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of Tate Modern, leading art museum in London is third.

Anita and Poji Zabludowicz, London-based private collectors, are listed 84.

The annual list of 100 most powerful in the contemporary art scene features collectors, museum directors, artists and Google, leading internet search engine.

First Published: Oct 14, 2006 17:32 IST