This former Wall St. broker’s force in the art world is undeniable, and whether you consider his large-scale steel balloon animals garish or grizzly, his power produces dollars.
CO-SIGNED BY: BMW, Google, Kiehl’s, Swizz Beatz
CURRENT PRICES: Upwards of $20 million at auction (down 30 percent since ’08)
NOTABLE COLLECTORS: Los Angeles real estate developer Eli Broad, Norwegian collector Hans Rasmus Astrup (“Michael Jackson and Bubbles”, $5.6 million), Greek tycoon Dakis Joannou, Chi-town collector Stephan Edlis, Christie’s owner Francois Pinault