Do you know the most famous artists and painters who are alive today? No? Then you really need to read this article! Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. History is full of painters and sculptors who were hardly making their ends meet because their works were far ahead of their time, so they ended their lives in misery only to be glorified afterward. Fortunately, the situation couldn’t be more different for famous artists today and their work.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the most famous artists and painters who are alive today from their list.
The first one is Kara Walker. Ms. Walker is an American artist from California. The very first work that got in the public eye was a mural titled Gone, An Historical Romance of a Civil War as It Occurred Between the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart. It is almost as big as its title – the dimensions are 3.96 m x 15 m. It was made of paper and shows a number of silhouettes. Her typical topics include issues of race and sex. At present, she’s working on the MFA faculty at Colombia University. The second artist is Jasper Johns. If you aren’t familiar with this name, here is something you will easily remember. False Start, $80 million. That’s the name of one of his works done in 1959. As it is reported, Johns, one of the most famous artists and painters who are alive today, holds the title for the creator of the most expensive painting by a living artist. Another famous piece is his depiction of the American flag. The third one is Gerard Richter. This German visual artist is one of the most expensive to purchase, i.e., his works are among the priciest. That’s why he is number nine on the list of the richest artists. He is no stranger to selling paintings for 20 or 30 million dollars, and in February 2015 his painting Abstraktes Bild was sold for $44.52 million in London at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale. Impressive. The third artist is Damien Hirst. Despite ArtNews unfavorable review of his latest exhibition in Venice, Damien Hirst’s place in our list of 15 most famous artists and painters who are alive today is more than well-deserved. After all, every publicity is good publicity, right? This English painter and sculptor has 1 billion reasons to be happy after all. Yes, that is his estimated worth: one billion dollars. It seems there is something in his huge sculptors that both shocks and inspires people.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 15 most famous artists and painters who are alive today.