artnet news | Eileen Kinsella:

Even the art world has its One Percent, it seems. For the second year in a row, contemporary artists Damien Hirst and Anish Kapoor are the only artists to land on the Sunday Times Rich List 2017, which tracks the fortunes of the UK’s wealthiest 1000 people.

Further, the net worth of both is trending up, the data show. Even though Hirst’s rank dipped slightly, to number 422 from a slot at 418 in 2016, his worth is up by a hefty £20 million to £270 million (the entry level into the Rich List’s top 1,000 this year has risen to £110 million, double the threshold of 2009). And now that the former enfant terrible… read more

Image | Artist Damien Hirst poses at the Tate in 2012. Photo by Oli Scarff |Getty Images: