I see that Damien Hirst is # 41. How can he influence me? Fill me with formaldehyde? His money isn’t much of a influence on me, but boy can he spin art.
So how on earth are these “power” lists generated? Pick names clipped from articles and art ads out of a hat? Seriously, what sort of power does Cindy Sherman have? What can she do? Can she make it rain? Can she close the show? Can Larry Gogosian ruin my career by talking shit about me? And what can Pussy Riot do on the run? Get interviewed on NPR and the BBC? Power is a bit of magic produced by the light reflected off the faces of the willing.
MATTHEW ROSE / http://matthewrosestudio.net/
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