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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Sonia Delaunay, Fleurs, Painting

Sonia Delaunay

Fleurs, 1928
42 x 40 x 4 cm
Painting

5 000 €

Erró, À moi, Print

Erró

À moi, 2015
76 x 56 x 2 cm
Print

1 200 €

Zao Wou-Ki, Composition, Print

Zao Wou-Ki

Composition, 2007
56 x 76 cm
Print

2 800 €

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 €

Li Wei, Dream Like Love, Photography

Li Wei

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

6 000 €

Blek Le Rat, David, Painting

Blek Le Rat

David, 2006
254 x 149 x 5 cm
Painting

17 000 €

Massimo  Vitali, Marina di Carrare Torre Fiat, Photography

Massimo Vitali

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

3 800 €

Charlotte Falcini, Double hélice, Sculpture

Charlotte Falcini

Double hélice, 2013
18 x 47 x 20 cm
Sculpture

1 800 €

Marc Le Guen, Lunta, Sculpture

Marc Le Guen

Lunta, 2016
40 x 40 x 8 cm
Sculpture

1 800 €

Egon Schiele, L'aguicheuse / The Seductive Girl - 1918, Print

Egon Schiele

L'aguicheuse / The Seductive Girl - 1918, 2007
50 x 64 cm
Print

565 €

Bert Stern, Marilyn. Classic Gold Roses (1962), Photography

Bert Stern

Marilyn. Classic Gold Roses (1962), 2013
48 x 33 x 1 cm
Photography

4 665 €

Gerry Cranham, Still Cassius Clay I, Photography

Gerry Cranham

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

3 000 €

Miguel Guía, Amitié 2, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Amitié 2, 2009
22 x 20 x 6 cm
Sculpture

189 €

Stani, Zero gravity, Painting

Stani

Zero gravity, 2016
65 x 50 x 3 cm
Painting

Sold out

Linde Ergo, Les passants, Sculpture

Linde Ergo

Les passants, 2016
29 x 18 cm
Sculpture

Sold out

JonOne, Hati, Painting

JonOne

Hati, 2012
100 x 65 x 3 cm
Painting

Sold out

Arman, Manches de violons bleus, Print

Arman

Manches de violons bleus, 1987
46 x 42 cm
Print

450 €

Jean Cocteau, Mythologie blonde, Drawing

Jean Cocteau

Mythologie blonde, 1958
37 x 28 cm
Drawing

Sold out

Maxime Plancque, N°205, Sculpture

Maxime Plancque

N°205, 2016
218 x 25 x 25 cm
Sculpture

Sold out

Victor Vasarely, Terur, Print

Victor Vasarely

Terur, 1990
120 x 90 cm
Print

2 800 €

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 €

Takashi Murakami, Flowerball, Scenery with a Rainbow in the Midst, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flowerball, Scenery with a Rainbow in the Midst, 2016
71 x 71 x 1 cm
Print

1 380 €

Gérard Schneider, Composition, Print

Gérard Schneider

Composition, 1969
42 x 35 cm
Print

Sold out

Julien Calot, Indécision, Drawing

Julien Calot

Indécision, 2016
80 x 60 x 5 cm
Drawing

Sold out

Robert Combas, Sans titre, Print

Robert Combas

Sans titre, 1996
38 x 56 x 1 cm
Print

750 €

Patrick Villas, Panthère sur le rocher, Sculpture

Patrick Villas

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

10 000 €

Arman, Yang and Bang, Print

Arman

Yang and Bang, 1979
91.4 x 71.1 cm
Print

1 277 €

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

Sold out

Yoram Chisin, Untitled, Painting

Yoram Chisin

Untitled, 2015
100 x 140 x 5 cm
Painting

5 400 €

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Comandante 4 Marcos, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Comandante 4 Marcos, 2002
65 x 51 x 2 cm
Print

Sold out

Tanner Rhines, Andromeda, Painting

Tanner Rhines

Andromeda, 2016
91 x 122 cm
Painting

11 500 €

Tanner Rhines, Spaces, Painting

Tanner Rhines

Spaces, 2016
102 x 76 cm
Painting

8 500 €

Gaspard Mitz, Vertigo, Sculpture

Gaspard Mitz

Vertigo, 2014
30 x 30 x 6 cm
Sculpture

600 €

Joan Miró, Preparatifs d'Oiseau, Print

Joan Miró

Preparatifs d'Oiseau, 1963
71.1 x 81.3 cm
Print

10 214 €

Max Ernst, Sans titre 1, Sculpture

Max Ernst

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

Sold out

Li Lihong, Apple - Or, Sculpture

Li Lihong

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

600 €

Mel Ramos, Martini Miss, Print

Mel Ramos

Martini Miss, 2004
86.4 x 58.4 x 2.5 cm
Print

8 299 €

Philippe Pasqua, Vanité, Sculpture

Philippe Pasqua

Vanité, 1998
180 x 40 x 40 cm
Sculpture

25 000 €

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 €

David Hockney, IPad drawing lilies, Print

David Hockney

IPad drawing lilies, 2010
44 x 33 cm
Print

Sold out

Kumi Sugaï, S Miroir, Print

Kumi Sugaï

S Miroir, 1990
76 x 62 x 1 cm
Print

550 €

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 €

Ralph Gibson, Vertical horizon #1, Photography

Ralph Gibson

Vertical horizon #1, 2016
111.8 x 81.3 cm
Photography

8 000 €

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 €

Ben, Portrait de Ben en caleçon long, Painting

Ben

Portrait de Ben en caleçon long, 1990
73 x 65 x 8 cm
Painting

15 000 €

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

27 236 €

Vincent Tagliabue, Benoit XVI, Painting

Vincent Tagliabue

Benoit XVI, 2011
200 x 250 x 3 cm
Painting

7 000 €

Steve McCurry, Flower Seller, Dal Lake, Srinahar, Kashmir, Photography

Steve McCurry

Flower Seller, Dal Lake, Srinahar, Kashmir, 1996
61 x 50.8 cm
Photography

8 700 €

John Kenny, Kashi, Photography

John Kenny

Kashi, 2014
67 x 45 x 2 cm
Photography

1 150 €

Juergen Teller, Erin O'Connor in Paris, Photography

Juergen Teller

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

1 500 €

Jef Aérosol, Geisha, Print

Jef Aérosol

Geisha, 2012
69 x 42 x 2 cm
Print

Sold out

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

21 279 €

Miss Tic, Soyons heureuses en attendant le bonheur, Print

Miss Tic

Soyons heureuses en attendant le bonheur, 2011
50 x 65 cm
Print

Sold out

Damien Hirst, Minnie, Drawing

Damien Hirst

Minnie, 2016
86.4 x 68.6 cm
Drawing

25 109 €

Arman, Mi-Siren, Sculpture

Arman

Mi-Siren, 1996
28 x 28 x 19 cm
Sculpture

6 000 €

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 €

Philippe Bonan, Christian Boltanski, Photography

Philippe Bonan

Christian Boltanski, 2010
50 x 40 cm
Photography

900 €

Jacques Villon, Composition, Print

Jacques Villon

Composition, 1927
78.7 x 61 cm
Print

3 830 €

Alexander Calder, Le portrait de Constantin, Print

Alexander Calder

Le portrait de Constantin, 1974
83.8 x 68.6 cm
Print

3 830 €

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorse D, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

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

1 850 €

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

Linde Ergo

Belgium

Sonia Delaunay

Ukraine

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

Egon Schiele

Austria

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

Pez

Spain

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