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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 2017 total AR-points
1 Andy Warhol US New York 1928 Pittsburgh painting 4.7% 62231
 
2 Joseph Beuys DE Düsseldorf 1921 Kleve sculpture 4.1% 46472
 
3 Gerhard Richter DE Cologne 1932 Dresden painting 9.9% 44579
 
4 Bruce Nauman US Galisteo, New Mexico 1941 Fort Wayne sculpture 3.9% 44334
 
5 Pablo Picasso ES Mougins bei Cannes 1881 Malaga painting 6.8% 41314
 
6 Cindy Sherman US New York 1954 Glen Ridge photography 5.9% 31412
 
7 Sigmar Polke DE Cologne 1941 Oels painting 5.9% 30785
 
8 Lawrence Weiner US New York 1942 New York mixed media 10% 29895
 
9 John Baldessari US Santa Monica 1931 National City mixed media 4.3% 29500
 
10 William Kentridge ZA Johannesburg 1955 Johannesburg drawing/graphics 7.9% 29216
 
11 Louise Bourgeois FR New York 1911 Paris sculpture 7.9% 28761
 
12 Ed Ruscha US Los Angeles 1937 Omaha painting 7.3% 27866
 
13 Thomas Ruff DE Düsseldorf 1958 Zell am Hamersbach, BW photography 10.4% 27812
 
14 Georg Baselitz DE Munich 1938 Deutschbaselitz painting 7.1% 27436
 
15 Rosemarie Trockel DE Cologne 1952 Schwerte mixed media 5.6% 26751
 
16 Olafur Eliasson DK Berlin 1967 Copenhagen sculpture 8.5% 26521
 
17 Robert Rauschenberg US Captiva 1925 Port Arthur painting 12.9% 26452
 
18 Isa Genzken DE Berlin 1948 Bad Oldesloe sculpture 7.2% 26177
 
19 Ai Weiwei CN Beijing 1957 Peking sculpture 14.4% 26073
 
20 Wolfgang Tillmans DE London 1968 Remscheid photography 15.2% 25931
 
21 Sol LeWitt US New York 1928 Hartford sculpture 5.2% 25833
 
22 Francis Alÿs BE Mexico City 1959 Antwerp painting 5.8% 25052
 
23 Mike Kelley US Los Angeles 1954 Detroit painting 4.3% 24325
 
24 Fischli & Weiss CH Zurich 1952 Zurich photography 6% 24081
 
25 Franz West AT Vienna 1947 Vienna sculpture 5.8% 23811
 
26 Marcel Broodthaers BE Cologne 1924 Brussels mixed media 8.8% 23369
 
27 Anselm Kiefer DE Paris 1945 Donaueschingen painting 4% 23315
 
28 Paul McCarthy US Los Angeles 1945 Salt Lake City photography 4.7% 22943
 
29 Roy Lichtenstein US New York 1923 New York painting 5.7% 22746
 
30 Nam June Paik KR New York 1932 Seoul video / film 6.2% 22567