Everyone knows the big names that are driving and financing the international contemporary art world—if you need a refresher, check out our Top 200 list.
But most of those power players have had decades to establish themselves, while the younger generation of collectors, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs are just beginning their careers as art world movers and shakers.
Some, like Paddle8's Alexander Gilkes, helm companies that are changing the way people purchase and interact with art. Others, like Maria Baibakova, have become known for their philanthropic endeavors. They might not all be household names yet, but just wait. In the next few years, these up and comers may really show their mettle.
1. Taymour Grahne
The gallerist and collector landed a spot on Larry List's Top 10 Young Art Collectors thanks to his extensive trove of contemporary Middle Eastern art, which he also shows in his eponymous Tribeca space.
At just 26 years old, Grahne has carved out an impressive niche for himself as both a buyer and a seller with a great deal of business savvy. "I look up to several people in the art world, both younger and older. In today's world, age is no longer so important," he told Canvas magazine.