Three Artists Who Survived the Last Bust
A true art-world intellectual, Gober makes quietly ambitious work that is hardly a quick read, but those who make the effort tend to be convinced.
Her constant playing with identity and popular culture have made her a curatorial and collector favorite.
Master of the media game, he’s prized by fans for redefining artistic practice. Plus it’s hard to resist someone so shamelessly over-the-top.
Three Artists Who Will Survive the Next Bust
Though the market for him took time to develop, Baldessari’s influence on future artists has steadily swelled to living-god status, cementing his spot in art history.
Beyond perfecting the artist-as-entrepreneur role, Murakami has also served as a one-man bridge between Japanese pop culture and Western contemporary art.
Though his images are often less quickly appreciated than those of his Düsseldorf Akademie rival Andreas Gursky, Ruff has relentlessly pushed the boundaries of photography.