Meet the Power Dealers of 2017

Rachel Corbett

David Zwirner Gallery
The directors of David Zwirner gallery. One of six galleries in our 2017 power list. Photo by Jason Schmidt.

What does it mean to have power in the art market today? It isn’t just about money and a blue-chip roster— though that never hurts. These six galleries—big, small, old and new—are redefining what success looks like in 2017.

Clearing | Brussels, New York
From the humblest of beginnings, Clearing has quietly become a formidable force—and one that is on the move.

David Zwirner New York, 21st Street. Courtesy of gallery.

David Zwirner | Hong Kong, London, New York 
With three generations of experience in the art game, the Zwirner family business continues with the young scion, Lucas.

Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles.

Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles. Photo by Joshua Targownik /

Hauser & Wirth | London, Los Angeles, New York, Somerset, Zurich 
After opening a Los Angeles outpost last year that rivals some museum spaces in both scale and scope of content, Hauser & Wirth cemented its position as gallery institution.


Max Hooper Schneider’s 2014 installation at Jenny’s. Courtesy of the gallery.

Jenny’s | Los Angeles
Merging non-profit and commercial gallery models, Jenny’s has become a destination for emerging talent.

An installation view of this summer’s “Figures Toward Abstraction” show at Luxembourg & Dayan.

Luxembourg & Dayan | New York
There’s a heady mix of historical and contemporary art on view, thanks to the power women behind Luxembourg & Dayan.

Installation view of Carole Bove’s Maccaroni (2016) at Maccarone.

Maccarone | Los Angeles, New York
With a firm foot in the foundational work that paved the way for today’s contemporary artists, and a drive to constantly embrace the new, Michele Maccarone is an experimental tastemaker.