Sheikha Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani, sister of Qatar’s Emir and chairwoman of the Qatar Museums Authority, tops ArtReview’s 2013 ranking of the art world’s 100 most influential figures, the Power 100, published today.
French billionaire Bernard Arnault and U.S. financier Henry Kravis browsed France’s largest art fair as a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting and a wrecked Ferrari were among early big-ticket sales last night.
What is it about gallery openings? They should be happy occasions -- free alcohol, new art, people you know or might like to know. Why are these events so often harried and draining? Why do people keep going to them?