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The Art Lovers: Power Couples of the Art World

The Art Lovers: Power Couples of the Art World
The romantic art duo Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla

Denizens of the art world tend to vibrate on a different frequency than other people, so it's no surprise that love often blossoms in its hothouse-like environs, with artists pairing with artists, dealers with dealers, and all kinds of match-ups crisscrossing the field. This Valentine's Day, we'd like to pay tribute to the art world's power couples, from artists who find each others style irresistable to gallerists who engage in amorous back-room dealings to an assortment of art professionals who just can't keep their aesthetically refined eyes off of one another. 


Jacqueline Humphries and Tony Oursler
Torben Ribe and Maiken Bent
Sam Moyer and Eddie Martinez
Jason Loebs and Carissa Rodriguez
Fred Wilson and Whitfield Lovell
Heather Bursch and Leigh Ledare
Aura Rosenberg and John Miller
Jeanette Mundt and Ned Vena
Susan Rothenberg and Bruce Nauman
Lucie Stahl and Will Benedict
Whitney Clafin and Dave Miko
Liz Magic Laser and Sanya Kantarovsky
Lin Tianmao and Wang Gongxin
Chris Burden and Nancy Rubin
Marian Zazella and La Monte Young
Marianne Vitale and Rudolf Stingel
Lari Pittman and Roy Dowell
Laurie Simmons and Carroll Dunham
Charline von Heyl and Christopher Wool
K8 Hardy and Pati Hertling
Cao Fei and Lim Tzay Chuen
Trisha Donnelly and Nick Relph
Dara Friedman and Mark Handforth
Ann Lislegaard and Joachim Koester
April Gornik and Eric Fischl
Katia Santibañez and James Siena
Jane Dickson and Charlie Ahearn
Jenny Holzer and Mike Glier
Ken Okiishi and Nick Mauss
Gilbert & George
Rachel Feinstein and John Currin
Rob Pruitt and Jonathan Horowitz
Jeremy Deller and Tasha Amini
and Noriko Shinohara
Allora & Calzadilla
Ugo Rondinone and John Giorno
Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchard
Lu Qing and Ai Weiwei
Sheree Hovsepian and Rashid Johnson
David McDermott and Peter McGough
Bharti Kher and Subodh Gupta
Ann Craven and Peter Halley
Ilya and EmiliaKabakov
Andrea Longacre-White and Brendan Fowler
Berlinde de Bruyckere and Peter Buggenhout
Allison Schulnik and Eric Yahnker
Sylvia Plimack Mangold and Robert Mangold
Annette Messager and Christian Boltanski
Sienna Shields
and Chuck Close
Noel Grunwaldt and Richard Prince
and Julia Chiang
Huma Bhabha
and Jason Fox
Jonas Wood
and Shio Kusaka


Maggie Clinton and Leo Koenig of Koenig/Clinton
Jacqueline Tran and Sean Ryan of Matthew Marks
Kaufmann Repetto's Chiara Repetto and Andrew Kreps
Artist/gallerist Margaret Lee and Oliver Newton of 47 Canal gallery
kurimanzutto's José Kuri and Mónica Manzutto
Supportico Lopez's Gigiotto Del Vecchio and Stefania Palumbo
Brooke and CarolynAlexander
Jessie Washburne-Harris and Michael Lieberman
Zieher Smith's Scott Zieher and Andrea Smith
Hauser & Wirth's Manuela Hauser and Iwan Wirth
James Cohan Gallery's Jane and Jim Cohan
Roberts and Tilton's Julie and Bennett Roberts
Mitchell-Innes & Nash's Lucy Mitchell-Innes and David Nash
Vallois Galerie's Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois
Gemini G.E.L.'s Joni and Sidney Felsen
Max Hetzler
and Samia Saouma
Platform China's Sun Ning and Chen Haitao
Misako and Jeffrey Rosen


Dealer Max Wigram and Celine designer Phoebe Philo
Peinture et Sculpture's Bianca Maria D'Alessandro and artist Christian Andersen
Curator Piper Marshall and artist Liam Gillick
ArtAsiaPacific editor/publisher Elaine Ng and Rossi & Rossi dealer Fabio Rossi
Sikkema Jenkins & Co. dealer Katie Rashid and artist Anton Ginzburg
Dealer Simone Subal and writer/art historian Alexander Dumbadze
Vogue editor-at-large and Gallery Met curator Dodie Kazanjian and New Yorker art scribe Calvin Tomkins
Armory Show director Noah Horowitz and David Zwirner researcher Louise Sorenson
New York Observer culture editor Sarah Douglas and Artifex Press founder David Grosz
MOCA director Philippe Vergne and Pompidou curator Sylvia Chivaratanond
Art Production Fund co-founder Yvonne Force Villareal and artist Leo Villareal
Artist Mary Simpson and curator Fionn Meade
New York Times art critic Roberta Smith and New York art critic Jerry Saltz
Exhibition A co-founders Cynthia Rowley and Bill Powers
Andrea Rosen Gallery dealer Michelle Reyes and artist Sean Landers
Maccarone dealer Ellen Langan and Karma Books founder Brendan Dugan
Art historians Alex Alberro and Nora Alter
Richard Phillips
and Hedi Slimane muse Liza Thorn
Art historians Hal Foster and Sandy Tait
Art historians Irving and Lucy Sandler
Dealer Bridget Donahue and artist Jory Rabinowitz
Artist Rosalind Nashashibi and Artissima's Francesco Manacorda
Gagosian's Sarah Hoover and artist Tom Sachs
SculptureCenter associate director Frederick Janka and Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation director John Connelly
New Museum curator Johanna Burton and the Kitchen director Tim Griffin
Artist Isaac Julien and curator Mark Nash
Artist David Scanavino and Creative Time Reports editor Marisa Mazria Katz
Willem de Kooning biographers Annalyn Swan and Mark Stevens
Auction specialist Tobias Meyer and art adviser Mark Fletcher
Art historian Claire Bishop and critic Nikki Columbus
Art historian Susanne Spicale and artist Anish Kapoor
Art dealer Honor Fraser and collector and Dia Art Foundation patron Stavros Merjos
Artist Billy Sullivan and curator Klauss Kertess
Art consultants Simon de Pury and Michaela Neumeister
Artist Marie Iversen and art historian Lars Bang Larsen
Bloomberg art reporter Katya Kazakina and artist Greg Goldberg
Barbican curator Lydia Yee and artist Christian Marclay
The Kitchen curator Lumi Tan and Triple Canopy editor Peter Russo
Dealer Lisa Cooley and artist Scott Calhoun
Artist Polly Apfelbaum and architect Stan Allen
New York City cultural affairs commissioner Kate Levin and artist Mark di Suvero
Dealer/curator Julia Trotta and artist Davide Balula
Stedelijk Museum director Ann Goldstein and artist Christopher Williams
Dealer Leslie Tonkonow and Phillips Collection curator-at-large Klaus Ottmann
Artist Alison Fox and dealer Zach Feuer
Independent curator Teresa Gleadowe and Tate director Nicholas Serota
Gagosian publishing head Rose Dergan and artist Will Cotton
Artspace columnist Walter Robinson and art restorer Lisa Rosen
Curator Neville Wakefield and artist Olympia Scarry
Sender Collection curator Sarah Aibel and Untitled gallery dealer Joel Mesler
New Yorker art director Françoise Mouly and artist Art Spiegelman
Garage Center impresario Dasha Zhukova and Russian megacollector Roman Abramovich
Lehmann Maupin Gallery co-owner David Maupin and W magazine editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi
High Line curator Cecilia Alemani and New Museum associate director Massimiliano Gioni
Creative Time director Anne Pasternak and artist Mike Starn
Osmos founder Cay Sophie Rabinowitz and MoMA drawings curator Christian Rattenmeyer
Artist Anne Collier and White Columns director Matthew Higgs
Dealer Matthew Marks and Artforum editor-at-large Jack Bankowsky
Dealer Amalia Dayan and Venus Over Manhattan owner AdamLindemann
Artist Sara VanDerBeek and artist/dealer Matthew Dipple
Independent curator Alison Gingeras and artist Piotr Uklański
MoMA curator Laura Hoptman and artist Verne Dawson
Kunsthalle Stavanger founder Hanne Mugaas and artist Cory Arcangel
Artist Hope Atherton and dealer Gavin Brown
Company Agenda co-founder Gina Nanni and stylish art eminence Glenn O'Brien
Artist AA Bronson and architect Mark Jan Krayenhoff van de Leur
Artist Jessica Jackson Hutchins and arty musician Stephen Malkmus
Artist Ryan McNamara and Artforum editor David Velasco
Christie's specialist Laura Paulson and Richard Gray Gallery dealer Andrew Fabricant
Art dealer Amy Gold and Christie's postwar macher Brett Gorvy
Art dealer Sadie Coles and photographer Juergen Teller
Artist Mika Tajima and curator Howie Chen
Art historian Hendel Teicher and artist Terry Winters
MoCA North Miami curator Alex Gartenfeld and artist Matt Keegan
New Museum curator Lauren Cornell and artist Josh Tonsfeldt
Set designer Alba Clemente and artist Francesco Clemente
Artist/architect Maya Lin and dealer Daniel Wolf
Artist Cecily Brown and architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff
Prospect New Orleans
curator Franklin Sirmans and Mark Bradford affiliate Jessica Sirmans
Walker Art Center
director Olga Viso and TheThird Rail founder Cameron Gainer
Gagosian director Kara Vander Weg
andDrawing Center director Brett Littman
Hauser & Wirth director Barbara Corti and Art Unlimited curator Gianni Jetzer


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