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Top 30 contemporary art, all artists - 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 name nation lives in born born in medium gain 2016 total AR-points
1 Andy Warhol US New York 1928 Pittsburgh painting 10.3% 62181
 
2 Joseph Beuys DE Düsseldorf 1921 Kleve sculpture 7.3% 46522
 
3 Bruce Nauman US Galisteo, New Mexico 1941 Fort Wayne sculpture 4.9% 44382
 
4 Gerhard Richter DE Cologne 1932 Dresden painting 8.4% 44159
 
5 Pablo Picasso ES Mougins bei Cannes 1881 Malaga painting 11.3% 41234
 
6 Cindy Sherman US New York 1954 Glen Ridge photography 7.7% 31362
 
7 Sigmar Polke DE Cologne 1941 Oels painting 7.5% 30785
 
8 Lawrence Weiner US New York 1942 New York mixed media 7.7% 29845
 
9 John Baldessari US Santa Monica 1931 National City mixed media 4.9% 29498
 
10 William Kentridge ZA Johannesburg 1955 Johannesburg drawing/graphics 9.8% 29136
 
11 Louise Bourgeois FR New York 1911 Paris sculpture 8.4% 28641
 
12 Ed Ruscha US Los Angeles 1937 Omaha painting 9.7% 27816
 
13 Thomas Ruff DE Düsseldorf 1958 Zell am Hamersbach, BW photography 10.9% 27732
 
14 Georg Baselitz DE Munich 1938 Deutschbaselitz painting 11% 27339
 
15 Rosemarie Trockel DE Cologne 1952 Schwerte mixed media 5.9% 26751
 
16 Olafur Eliasson DK Berlin 1967 Copenhagen sculpture 4.4% 26441
 
17 Robert Rauschenberg US Captiva 1925 Port Arthur painting 11.8% 26282
 
18 Ai Weiwei CN Beijing 1957 Peking sculpture 14.7% 25993
 
19 Wolfgang Tillmans DE London 1968 Remscheid photography 6.7% 25899
 
20 Isa Genzken DE Berlin 1948 Bad Oldesloe sculpture 10.5% 25881
 
21 Sol LeWitt US New York 1928 Hartford sculpture 6.9% 25783
 
22 Francis Alÿs BE Mexico City 1959 Antwerp painting 6.5% 24542
 
23 Mike Kelley US Los Angeles 1954 Detroit painting 4.6% 24291
 
24 Fischli & Weiss CH Zurich 1952 Zurich photography 6.1% 24081
 
25 Franz West AT Vienna 1947 Vienna sculpture 5.5% 23731
 
26 Anselm Kiefer DE Paris 1945 Donaueschingen painting 10.1% 23315
 
27 Marcel Broodthaers BE Cologne 1924 Brussels mixed media 14.7% 23144
 
28 Paul McCarthy US Los Angeles 1945 Salt Lake City photography 7.3% 22893
 
29 Roy Lichtenstein US New York 1923 New York painting 8.7% 22696
 
30 Nam June Paik KR New York 1932 Seoul video / film 5.6% 22675