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10 Surprising Facts from Art Review’s 2012 Power 100

It’s time once again to look at a particular metric of art-world success — Art Review‘s Power 100, which gets published annually to tell us just how many people place above us in the supposed pecking order. There still aren’t any bloggers on the list (though, to be fair, writers and editors aren’t allowed), but there are a handful of interesting facts from the 2012 list, which was posted this morning.

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ArtReview’s 2010 Power 100 in Graphs

ArtReview released its annual Power 100 yesterday, a document that makes a spirited attempt at putting the art world into numbers.

The list held a few surprises, but really, what was most un-surprising about the whole affair was how lame and mainstream it was while frontin’ a snarky facade, insider-style. Because really, no one in the art world knew that Gogo had a lot of pull … right?

Here are a few graphs that try to clarify the bullshit and get at what the Power 100 really means.