Artists to Watch in 2019

2 trames de chevrons-positif, François Morellet

2 trames de chevrons-positif

François Morellet

Print - 24.4 x 24.4 inch


Kashi, John Kenny


John Kenny

Photography - 26.4 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch


De la série ”A travers…15", Erró

De la série ”A travers…15"


Print - 12.2 x 9.1 inch


Le nez Fr, Sophie Calle

Le nez Fr

Sophie Calle

Print - 27.6 x 19.7 inch


Caura-4, Carlos Cruz-Diez


Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 23.6 x 27.6 inch


La rue, Hervé Di Rosa

La rue

Hervé Di Rosa

Print - 41.3 x 20.1 inch


Aimé, Bernard Frize


Bernard Frize

Print - 27.6 x 19.7 inch


Hansuben, John Kenny


John Kenny

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Extension 2, Bernard Frize

Extension 2

Bernard Frize

Print - 27.6 x 19.7 inch


Room with a view En, Sophie Calle

Room with a view En

Sophie Calle

Print - 27.6 x 19.7 inch


Rami, Bernard Frize


Bernard Frize

Print - 27.6 x 19.7 inch


Marilyn. Classic Gold Roses (1962), Bert Stern

Marilyn. Classic Gold Roses (1962)

Bert Stern

Photography - 18.9 x 13 x 0.4 inch


Etude Du Corps Humain D'après Ingres, Francis Bacon

Etude Du Corps Humain D'après Ingres

Francis Bacon

Print - 34.6 x 23.8 x 0 inch


Psychedelic Cowboy, Jef Aérosol

Psychedelic Cowboy

Jef Aérosol

Print - 27.6 x 45.3 x 0.4 inch


JR au Louvre, La Pyramide, Paris, France, 2016, JR

JR au Louvre, La Pyramide, Paris, France, 2016


Print - 14.2 x 18.1 inch


Composition, Zao Wou-Ki


Zao Wou-Ki

Print - 22 x 29.9 inch


Untitled, 21.9.68.IV., Pablo Picasso

Untitled, 21.9.68.IV.

Pablo Picasso

Print - 12.6 x 15.4 x 0 inch


S Miroir, Kumi Sugaï

S Miroir

Kumi Sugaï

Print - 29.9 x 24.4 x 0.4 inch


ST 11, Gauthier Bruel

ST 11

Gauthier Bruel

Painting - 38.2 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch


Fish and Pyramids, Alexander Calder

Fish and Pyramids

Alexander Calder

Print - 23 x 31 x 0.4 inch


Radio Oyentes, Javier De Juan

Radio Oyentes

Javier De Juan

Print - 38.6 x 24.8 inch


Nuage, Janol Apin


Janol Apin

Photography - 19.7 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch


Desformes #12, Luca Izzo

Desformes #12

Luca Izzo

Photography - 35.8 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch


La lumière est, Robert Combas

La lumière est

Robert Combas

Print - 43.3 x 32.7 inch


Composition IV, Gérard Schneider

Composition IV

Gérard Schneider

Print - 25.6 x 19.7 inch


Triptych, Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon

Print - 35.4 x 24.4 inch


Seated figure, Francis Bacon

Seated figure

Francis Bacon

Print - 40 x 28 inch


Artists to Watch in 2019

Artsper presents its selection of artists in the spotlight in 2019. You still have a few months left to check out this year's best artists.

Were you moved by the paintings of Francis Bacon or Bernard Frize at the Centre Pompidou? Why not treat yourself to an artwork by these multi-talented artists? 

In other news, the Picasso Museum showcased the work of two of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso. Masterpieces by these timeless artists were honored in the exhibition.

For the Louvre Pyramid's 30th anniversary in March, Jean-René, or JR, revealed a new side to it in an incredible trompe l'oeil entitled 'Le secret de la grande Pyramide' (the great Pyramid's secret). To do so, he designed an enormous photographic collage (his largest to date). The entire Napoleonic court was covered over, including the fountains and mini Pyramids. This Herculean work marked the artistic year; ephemeral but immortalised in sublime photographs.

Now for some highlights in the art market this year, the FIAC once again broke its attendance record and featured the work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama on the legendary Place Vendôme! Meanwhile, Banksy's 'Devolved Parliament' canvas was sold for the modest sum of 11.1 million euros. In the context of Brexit, this highly engaged painting depicts the British Parliament occupied by chimpanzees. Banksy certainly shows no signs of slowing down.

One of the many attractions of the contemporary art market is that it is constantly evolving. This year, some trends have emerged in the art world. Up first, women's art and gender equality. Mainly dominated by men, the art market is opening up to parity, as illustrated by the success of several visual artists such as Jenny Saville, Julie Mehretu, Rachel Whiteread, Carole Feuerman, Sophie Calle, Charlotte Falcini and Satr. The second trend: African art. It is no coincidence that the fair Also Known As Africa (AKAA) was such a huge success this year: all eyes are on this emerging art. And last but by no means least, street art. For several years now, urban art has been appearing all over the walls of the world's capitals and artists' canvases. Some of the most famous names? Banksy, Shepard Fairey (Obey), M. Chat, JonOne, L'Atlas, JR and Miss Tic; all very popular amongst collectors.

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