The Top 300
It’s finally here! Our highly anticipated list of the top 300 most popular modern and contemporary artists around the world.
A Season for Auctions
With over $2 Billion worth of art going under the hammer in the next few days, take a sneak peek at what’s on offer at Sotheby’s extravagant Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Pablo Picasso
One of the most prominent and innovative artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso was born on this day in 1881 in Málaga, Spain.
Held in the highest regard during his lifetime, he is celebrated for his lengthy and prolific career working in several modernist idioms, as well as for co-founding Cubism. In 1973, Picasso died in Mougins, at 92 years old, and is renowned today as one of the pioneering and most influential forces of 20th-century modernism.
Happy birthday to Pablo Picasso, born on this day in 1881, whose artistic genius continues to inspire artists and collectors around the world.
After Frieze Week and FIAC, we’re dashing across the pond to hit Canada’s only Modern and Contemporary art fair, Art Toronto. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the fair kicks off this week with over 100 galleries, special projects, exhibits, and a full VIP program. Not to be missed is the Art Toronto Opening Night Preview, October 24, benefiting the Art Gallery of Ontario.
"I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality… to protect myself."
Alberto Giacometti was born on this day in 1901 in Borgonovo, Switzerland. In explaining his work, the artist once said that he rendered people the way he believed they ought to be seen by others.
Though his artwork is uneasily categorized, Giacometti was among the most influential of all Modern artists, creating expressive paintings, sculptures, and lyrical drawings which continue to inspire artists and collectors alike.
Fall is in the air; the heat wave has subsided, Labor Day Weekend has come and gone, and EXPO CHICAGO is right around the corner. Taking place on Chicago’s historic Navy Pier, EXPO CHICAGO will feature international galleries and offering a curated blend of Contemporary and Modern Art galleries from Miami to Munich.
Here’s our guide to EXPO CHICAGO, which runs from Sept 19-22, 2013.
In Spanish, a "Maja" is a flashy young woman who is a flirt.
This enormous etching by Modern master Joan Miró certainly has flair- measuring over four feet in length. The arcs are reminiscent of Miro’s famous Moon Bird Sculpture that sits in the the garden of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Nature Morte à la Pastèque
Still Life with Watermelons captures the warmth of the South of France in the town of Vallauris where Pablo Picasso created this masterpiece. He beautifully infuses the cherries and watermelon slice with jewel-like colors that contrast against a dramatic black background and the crosshatched tablecloth.
We are thrilled to offer an exceptional group of prints by Modern masters such as Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, and Pablo Picasso. These artists’ graphic works are an integral part of their oeuvres, and are highly sought-after by collectors worldwide.
The Most Popular Artists
Andy Warhol has been dethroned. The most famous Pop artist worldwide has fallen from #1 to #7 in our list of the top 300 most popular artists around the world.
James Turrell now claims the first spot, closely followed by David Hockney and Pablo Picasso.
In 1946, Pablo Picasso, who spent his summers on the French Riviera, visited the nearby Madoura ceramics factory in Vallauris. He initially found that working with clay was a relaxing summer respite from the more strenuous demands of painting. The Spanish artist began with utilitarian objects, but proceeded to create more ambitious forms as his career progressed.
Now, we are very excited to introduce Picasso Ceramics, our online auction featuring a beautiful selection of works by Pablo Picasso, dating from 1946 to 1971. The works create a fascinating overview of the artist’s final creative burst in sculptural form.
Picasso Ceramics in now open for online bidding.
Most Popular Artists
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A master of the landscape, Paris-born Alfred Sisley is one of the founders of the French Impressionist style, and his works are counted alongside Monet and Renoir for their magnificent interpretations of the natural world.
Take a few minutes (or hours ..) and browse Impressionist and Modern Art.