It is the first time a movement and not a person has received this accolade.

In a first, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has claimed the number one spot in an annual power list that ranks movers and shakers of the contemporary art world. The Top 100 Most Influential Art list is compiled annually by ArtReview. They named the BLM as the most influential art topic as it has had a global unprecedented effect on how artists convey their message of solidarity. “It had brought and accelerated change at every level in the art world whether by statue toppling, raising the visibility of black artists, appointments or “the rush by galleries to diversify their rosters … in museums rethinking who they represent and how they do it,” they said.