Bill Powers is the co-owner of Half Gallery in New York and is a judge on the Bravo reality artist competition series, Work of Art. In addition, Mr.Powers is also a contributing writer for Purple magazine.
Bill Powers’ expertise in art extends from being an avid collector to having written about art and culture for the New York Times, W, Paper, Vanity Fair Details, and Blackbook Magazine, where he was editor in chief until 2005. Mr Powers published his first novel, “Tall Island”, in 2004.
Bill is a father to two daughters. In his free time he enjoys surfing, playing the violin, and collecting art.
Powers has interviewed some of today’s preeminent contemporary artists from around the world, including Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Kara Walker, Ed Ruscha, George Condo, Rashid Johnson, and John Currin.
In addition, Powers is an ardent art collector with an impressive collection of works by Alec Soth, Richard Prince, Elizabeth Peyton, Tom Sachs, Irving Penn, and Dana Schutz, among others. The first piece of art he ever bought was a photograph of ToeJam the Clown by Terry Richardson in 1998.
Powers is currently on the board of the non-profit RxArt, an organization that places contemporary art in hospitals and healing environments.
Hey Bill Powers, can we be BFFs? Dang…I want to be on Bravo’s Work of Art now.