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The essential artists of 2017

Specially for you, Artsper created a list of the artists who were a sensation during 2016 whose artwork you should not miss this new year.

Zao Wou-ki, was the artist who had the highest number of sales among Chinese artists of his generation, his work was exhibited at the Asia Society Museum in New York, he donated as well his private collection to the Musée de l’Hospice Saint-Roch d’Issoudun in France. Takashi Murakami, the “Japanese Warhol” with his acidulated pieces, exhibited his work at the Perrotin Gallery while French street artist JR did his monumental works for the Olympic Games in Rio. The return of scandalous artist Maurizio Cattelan to the artistic scene was accompanied by an exhibition of his work at the Monnaie de Paris. From his part, Christo published his latest extravaganza called “Floating Piers” and invited the public to take a walk along Lake Iseo in Italy. Tate Britain and the Centre Pompidou, finally, will pay tribute to the colorful and insolent art of British artist David Hockney in 2017.

All the artists not to be missed in 2017 you can find them in Artsper!

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Alex Katz, Moose, Print

Alex Katz

Moose, 2013
53 x 75 cm
Print

€7 500

David Hockney, IPad drawing lilies, Print

David Hockney

IPad drawing lilies, 2010
44 x 33 cm
Print

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Javier De Juan, Radio Oyentes, Print

Javier De Juan

Radio Oyentes, 1991
98 x 63 cm
Print

€650

Jacques Villon, Composition, Print

Jacques Villon

Composition, 1927
78.7 x 61 cm
Print

€3 812

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JR, The Wrinkles of the city, Oeil froissé 5, Drawing

JR

The Wrinkles of the city, Oeil froissé 5, 2011
86 x 65 x 8 cm
Drawing

€24 000

Tanner Rhines, Spaces, Painting

Tanner Rhines

Spaces, 2016
102 x 76 cm
Painting

€8 500

David Hockney, Portrait of Stanley, Drawing

David Hockney

Portrait of Stanley, 1955
180.3 x 121.9 x 2.5 cm
Drawing

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Philippe Bonan, Christian Boltanski, Photography

Philippe Bonan

Christian Boltanski, 2010
50 x 40 cm
Photography

€900

Takashi Murakami, When I Close My Eyes I See Shangri La, Print

Takashi Murakami

When I Close My Eyes I See Shangri La, 2016
68 x 68 x 1 cm
Print

€1 350

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Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorse D, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorse D, 1990
78 x 112 x 1 cm
Print

€1 850

Janol Apin, Nuage, Photography

Janol Apin

Nuage, 2015
50 x 75 x 3 cm
Photography

€299

Massimo  Vitali, Marina di Carrare Torre Fiat, Photography

Massimo Vitali

Marina di Carrare Torre Fiat, 1995
70 x 90 cm
Photography

€3 800

Gérard Schneider, Composition, Print

Gérard Schneider

Composition, 1969
42 x 35 cm
Print

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Alexander Calder, Le portrait de Constantin, Print

Alexander Calder

Le portrait de Constantin, 1974
83.8 x 68.6 cm
Print

€3 812

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Marc Le Guen, Lunta, Sculpture

Marc Le Guen

Lunta, 2016
40 x 40 x 8 cm
Sculpture

€1 800

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Patrick Villas, Panthère sur le rocher, Sculpture

Patrick Villas

Panthère sur le rocher, 2016
33 x 63 x 20 cm
Sculpture

€10 000

LeRoy Neiman, Femlin with golf ball for playboy, Drawing

LeRoy Neiman

Femlin with golf ball for playboy, 1965
50.8 x 43.2 x 2.5 cm
Drawing

€21 176

Boshra Coste, Le marchand de sable / The sandman, Painting

Boshra Coste

Le marchand de sable / The sandman, 2016
118 x 90 cm
Painting

€8 000

Gerry Cranham, Still Cassius Clay I, Photography

Gerry Cranham

Still Cassius Clay I, 1963
40 x 60 x 2 cm
Photography

€3 000

In time for Christmas
Charlotte Falcini, Double hélice, Sculpture

Charlotte Falcini

Double hélice, 2013
18 x 47 x 20 cm
Sculpture

€1 800

In time for Christmas
François Morellet, 2 trames de chevrons-positif, Print

François Morellet

2 trames de chevrons-positif, 1960
62 x 62 cm
Print

€1 500

In time for Christmas
Vivian Maier, Wilmette, IL (Boy with Pipe at Shoreline), Photography

Vivian Maier

Wilmette, IL (Boy with Pipe at Shoreline), 1968
30 x 30 cm
Photography

€2 900

Alain Longeaud, Sans titre 08, Photography

Alain Longeaud

Sans titre 08, 2015
53 x 68 x 2 cm
Photography

€1 200

Roy Lichtenstein, Red Apple and Yellow Apple from Seven Apple Woodcuts, Print

Roy Lichtenstein

Red Apple and Yellow Apple from Seven Apple Woodcuts, 1983
83.8 x 106.7 cm
Print

€21 176

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Zao Wou-Ki, Composition, Print

Zao Wou-Ki

Composition, 1992
89 x 60 cm
Print

€4 800

Vincent Tagliabue, Benoit XVI, Painting

Vincent Tagliabue

Benoit XVI, 2011
200 x 250 x 3 cm
Painting

€7 000

Tom Wesselmann, Claire sitting with robe half off, Print

Tom Wesselmann

Claire sitting with robe half off, 1993
162.6 x 132.1 x 7.6 cm
Print

€27 105

Sol Lewitt, Vertical Lines not Touching (Black) from Conspiracy: The artist as Witness, Print

Sol Lewitt

Vertical Lines not Touching (Black) from Conspiracy: The artist as Witness, 1970
43.2 x 58.4 cm
Print

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Jef Aérosol, Geisha, Print

Jef Aérosol

Geisha, 2012
69 x 42 x 2 cm
Print

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Joan Miró, Preparatifs d'Oiseau, Print

Joan Miró

Preparatifs d'Oiseau, 1963
71.1 x 81.3 cm
Print

€10 164

Hervé Di Rosa, La rue, Print

Hervé Di Rosa

La rue, 2015
105 x 51 cm
Print

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Li Lihong, Apple - Or, Sculpture

Li Lihong

Apple - Or, 2013
18 x 16 x 16 cm
Sculpture

€600

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Zao Wou-Ki, Composition, Print

Zao Wou-Ki

Composition, 2007
56 x 76 cm
Print

€2 800

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Maurice Renoma, Acte pulsionnel - M18, Photography

Maurice Renoma

Acte pulsionnel - M18, 1994
100 x 70 cm
Photography

€4 500

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Mel Ramos, Fantomas, Print

Mel Ramos

Fantomas, 2009
90 x 65 cm
Print

€2 100

Jean Dubuffet, L'homme au chapeau, Print

Jean Dubuffet

L'homme au chapeau, 1961
83.8 x 68.6 x 2.5 cm
Print

€21 176

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Bambi Artist, Madonna - Purple, Print

Bambi Artist

Madonna - Purple, 2012
61 x 50 x 5 cm
Print

€2 000

Li Wei, Dream Like Love, Photography

Li Wei

Dream Like Love, 2003
90 x 90 x 2 cm
Photography

€6 000

Damien Hirst, Psalm: Beatus qui intelligit, non-glitter, Print

Damien Hirst

Psalm: Beatus qui intelligit, non-glitter, 2015
45 x 45 cm
Print

€9 000

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Albert Ràfols-Casamada, La Tardor 3, Print

Albert Ràfols-Casamada

La Tardor 3, 1990
56 x 38 cm
Print

€500

In time for Christmas
Li Wei, On the surface of the earth, Photography

Li Wei

On the surface of the earth, 2004
100 x 100 cm
Photography

€8 000

Yoram Chisin, Untitled, Painting

Yoram Chisin

Untitled, 2015
100 x 140 x 5 cm
Painting

€5 400

Damien Hirst, Minnie, Drawing

Damien Hirst

Minnie, 2016
86.4 x 68.6 cm
Drawing

€24 987

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Max Ernst, Sans titre 1, Sculpture

Max Ernst

Sans titre 1, 1970
41 x 24 x 2 cm
Sculpture

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In time for Christmas
Erró, À moi, Print

Erró

À moi, 2015
76 x 56 x 2 cm
Print

€1 200

In time for Christmas
Carlos Cruz-Diez, Caura-4, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-4, 2015
60 x 70 cm
Print

€4 500

In time for Christmas
Maurice Renoma, Acte pulsionnel - 042, Photography

Maurice Renoma

Acte pulsionnel - 042, 1999
70 x 50 cm
Photography

€4 500

Alexander Calder, Bird's Nest, Print

Alexander Calder

Bird's Nest, 1975
75 x 100 cm
Print

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Javier De Juan, Escoge un simbolo y muere por el, Print

Javier De Juan

Escoge un simbolo y muere por el, 1991
80 x 61 cm
Print

€520

Blek Le Rat, David, Painting

Blek Le Rat

David, 2006
254 x 149 x 5 cm
Painting

€17 000

In time for Christmas
Peter Klasen, Nu drapé fond rouge / bleu RX, Painting

Peter Klasen

Nu drapé fond rouge / bleu RX, 2003
109 x 90 cm
Painting

€19 500

Catherine Balet, Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #39 (Tribute to Andreas Feininger), Photography

Catherine Balet

Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #39 (Tribute to Andreas Feininger), 2016
30 x 25 x 4 cm
Photography

€900

Kumi Sugaï, S Miroir, Print

Kumi Sugaï

S Miroir, 1990
76 x 62 x 1 cm
Print

€550

Steve McCurry, Mujahideen Stand Atop a Mountain in the Hindu Kush, Photography

Steve McCurry

Mujahideen Stand Atop a Mountain in the Hindu Kush, 1984
61 x 50.8 cm
Photography

€3 900

Tanner Rhines, Andromeda, Painting

Tanner Rhines

Andromeda, 2016
91 x 122 cm
Painting

€11 500

In time for Christmas
Juergen Teller, Erin O'Connor in Paris, Photography

Juergen Teller

Erin O'Connor in Paris, 2004
30 x 25 cm
Photography

€1 500

Arman, Yang and Bang, Print

Arman

Yang and Bang, 1979
91.4 x 71.1 cm
Print

€1 271

In time for Christmas
Arman, Manches de violons bleus, Print

Arman

Manches de violons bleus, 1987
46 x 42 cm
Print

€450

Hans Hartung, Farandole 7, Print

Hans Hartung

Farandole 7, 1971
49 x 74 cm
Print

€1 500

In time for Christmas
Erró, De la série ”A travers…15", Print

Erró

De la série ”A travers…15", 1994
31 x 23 cm
Print

€200

Miguel Guía

Spain

Yoram Chisin

France

Catherine Balet

France

Vincent Tagliabue

Switzerland

Tanner Rhines

United States

Boshra Coste

France

Marc Le Guen

France

Charlotte Falcini

France

Florence Dussuyer

France

Jacques Villon

France

Maxime Plancque

France

David Hockney

United Kingdom

LeRoy Neiman

United States

Janol Apin

France

Gérard Schneider

France

Javier De Juan

Spain

Alexander Calder

United States

Alain Longeaud

France

Victor Vasarely

Hungary

Blek Le Rat

France

Hans Hartung

Germany

Pierre Alechinsky

Belgium

Albert Ràfols-Casamada

Spain

Sol Lewitt

United States

Zao Wou-Ki

China

Kumi Sugaï

Japan

Joan Miró

Spain

Gaspard Mitz

France

Juergen Teller

Germany

Roy Lichtenstein

United States

Vivian Maier

United States

John Kenny

United Kingdom

Steve McCurry

United States

Maurice Renoma

France

Gerry Cranham

United Kingdom

Ralph Gibson

United States

Arman

France

JR

France

Alex Katz

United States

Philippe Bonan

France

Bambi Artist

Ireland

Tom Wesselmann

United States

Damien Hirst

United Kingdom

François Morellet

France

Carlos Cruz-Diez

France

Takashi Murakami

Japan

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

United States

Jacques Villeglé

France

Jean Cocteau

France

Max Ernst

Germany

Philippe Pasqua

France

Stani

Poland

Miss Tic

France

Julien Calot

France

Jean Dubuffet

France

Patrick Villas

Belgium

Robert Combas

France

Erró

Iceland

Peter Klasen

Germany

Mel Ramos

United States