In the art world, the upfront visual punch of the work is obviously paramount. It’s hard (or maybe pointless) to look past the art itself, including the signatures of the artists. But behind the scenes in this industry, there are so many more people who make things happen, who help create the work, who negotiate the world of international free speech laws, and who curate, collect, and construct. For the curious, it’s worth looking on the back of the canvas to see whose hand may have played a part—here are 10 Behind-The-Scenes Art World Insiders You Should Know.

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