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Top 30 contemporary art artists alive - on Art Report

Find the most established contemporary art artists worldwide, regardless of their preferred medium, such as painting, installation, drawing, sculpture, photography or video - ranked by attention since 2004, as measured by the method of Art Report.



ranking artist's name country lives in birth date born in medium total AR-points
1 Gerhard Richter DE Cologne 1932 Dresden painting 44579
 
2 Bruce Nauman US Galisteo, New Mexico 1941 Fort Wayne sculpture 44334
 
3 Cindy Sherman US New York 1954 Glen Ridge photography 31412
 
4 Lawrence Weiner US New York 1942 New York mixed media 29895
 
5 John Baldessari US Santa Monica 1931 National City mixed media 29500
 
6 William Kentridge ZA Johannesburg 1955 Johannesburg drawing/graphics 29216
 
7 Ed Ruscha US Los Angeles 1937 Omaha painting 27866
 
8 Thomas Ruff DE Düsseldorf 1958 Zell am Hamersbach, BW photography 27812
 
9 Georg Baselitz DE Munich 1938 Deutschbaselitz painting 27436
 
10 Rosemarie Trockel DE Cologne 1952 Schwerte mixed media 26751
 
11 Olafur Eliasson DK Berlin 1967 Copenhagen sculpture 26521
 
12 Isa Genzken DE Berlin 1948 Bad Oldesloe sculpture 26177
 
13 Ai Weiwei CN Beijing 1957 Peking sculpture 26073
 
14 Wolfgang Tillmans DE London 1968 Remscheid photography 25931
 
15 Francis Alÿs BE Mexico City 1959 Antwerp painting 25052
 
16 Fischli & Weiss CH Zurich 1952 Zurich photography 24081
 
17 Franz West AT Vienna 1947 Vienna sculpture 23811
 
18 Anselm Kiefer DE Paris 1945 Donaueschingen painting 23315
 
19 Paul McCarthy US Los Angeles 1945 Salt Lake City photography 22943
 
20 Thomas Schütte DE Düsseldorf 1954 Oldenburg sculpture 22511
 
21 Carl Andre US New York 1935 Quincy sculpture 22486
 
22 Mona Hatoum LB London 1952 Beirut sculpture 22421
 
23 Marina Abramovic New York 1946 Belgrad, Serbien performance 22348
 
24 Erwin Wurm AT Vienna 1954 Bruck an der Mur sculpture 22066
 
25 Yayoi Kusama JP New York 1929 Nagano painting 21936
 
26 Hans-Peter Feldmann DE Düsseldorf 1941 Düsseldorf mixed media 21743
 
27 Richard Serra US New York 1939 San Francisco sculpture 21458
 
28 Anri Sala AL Paris 1974 Tirana, Albania installation 21434
 
29 Douglas Gordon GB Glasgow 1966 Glasgow photography 21283
 
30 Heimo Zobernig AT Vienna 1958 Mauthen, Kärnten painting 21224