3. Damien Hirst

Hirst never falls too far out the news. The TATE recently announced a career retrospective, meaning Hirst will represent England's art scene in a major way during the London Olympics of 2012.

Hirst is also preparing to show all of his spot paintings in a global exhibition, The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011, with Gagosian Galleries (installing at each of the power broker's eleven global locations). Who else can pull off something so outrageous?

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