Contemporary art is art produced from the 70’s up until this very minute.
At this present point in time, art that has been and continues to be created during our lifetimes.
In other words, contemporary to us.
Usually the artists are alive and still making work.
Some of contemporary techniques may turn out to be more important than others.
I believe that for the most part we are dealing with incidental contemporary matters and materials.
Here are some of the worlds most important contemporary artists.
German Gerhard Richter
The above painting, Abstraktes Bild by Gerhard Richter sold for $20,802,500
British Damien Hirst
The world’s richest living artist.
Damien Hirst secured international headlines when some years ago he sold a diamond-encrusted human skull for 50 million British pounds (US$100m).
Titled For the Love of God, the skull cast in platinum from an original skull of a person who lived in the 18th Century.
It is encrusted with 8601 diamonds, the largest of which Hirst says cost around 4 million pounds.
One of the most sought after and expensive contemporary artists.
Sculpture Pink Panther by Jeff Koons sold for $16,882,500
Andy Warhol & Michel Basquiat
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