Top 200 20th Century Artists?

The Times and Saatchi gallery have compiled 1,461,523 votes from the public to come up with a list of the 200 top artists of the 20th Century. It’s a method that has flaws as some artists will be missing and other artists will get more attention than they really deserve, but any list compiled by anyone is flawed as lists are an art rather than a science. They’re not meant to be taken too seriously.

1 Pablo Picasso 21587

2 Paul Cezanne 21098

3 Gustav Klimt 20823

4 Claude Monet 20684

5 Marcel Duchamp 20647

6 Henri Matisse 17096

7 Jackson Pollock 17051

8 Andy Warhol 17047

9 Willem De Kooning 17042

10 Piet Mondrian 17028Continue Reading

Who is Your Favorite 20th Century Artist?

The Times Online and the Saatchi gallery have put together a list of 200 twentieth century artists and is asking visitors to vote for their favorite. They include famous painters, sculptors, photographers, video and installation artists.

You can vote for your favorite artist/s on the TimesOnline website.

I was boring and voted for Pablo Picasso, but painting would also be less interesting without the likes of Paul Cezanne, Francis Bacon, Marc Chagall, Lucian Freud, Alberto Giacometti, Philip Guston, Wassily Kandinsky, Anselm Kiefer, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and a few others.

There’s quite a few artists on the list that I have never heard of. Here’s the list of 200 artists arranged alphabetically..Continue Reading

Saatchi Gallery Online

The Saatchi Gallery seems to be working hard to create a useful online resource for artists, with a new service popping up everytime I visit their website. I haven’t used the site much, but I did set up an artist profile when they first started morphing into an art portal.Continue Reading

Charles Saatchi Buys an Exhibition

The British art collector Charles Saatchi has made news after he bought a whole exhibition by the Royal Academy art student James Howard.

The art of success: Saatchi buys student’s entire show
“Such is Mr Saatchi’s standing as a collector that he can make or break an artist, raising profiles and prices. Having made the names of Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and other young British artists whose works now command six and seven figures, his activities are viewed as a barometer of the market.” Times OnlineContinue Reading

The New Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

The American photographer Luis Gispert has reinterpreted Pablo Picasso’s ground breaking work, the Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.

There are similarities apart from the positions taken by the models too. Picasso painted prostitutes from a French brothel, and Gispert hired his models from a popular soft porn website ( Reading

Saatchi Gallery Online

The Saatchi Gallery website has recently started an online gallery that is open to all artists. It is free to add your portfolio and allows you to display up to 8 works, your biographical details, your website address, and exhibition announcements.
I haven’t added mine yet, but it looks like a lot of others have already added theirs, with more than 700 artist profiles now online. If you’re not adding your profile, it’s also a great way to use an hour or two browsing through the artists online already.Continue Reading

Saatchi Gallery Debts

According to this report by the Guardian newspaper, the company that was set up to run the Saatchi Gallery in South Bank, London has has found itself in court for not paying a debt of £1.8 million.Continue Reading

The Triumph of Painting – Saatchi Collection

“The Triumph of Painting” exhibition from the Saatchi Gallery is opening another chapter of its six part showing, at the Leeds City Art Gallery (running from the 25th of January through to the 12th of March).

“The Triumph of Painting showcases an international line-up of contemporary painters and sets out to show how today’s artists, and audiences, can still be intellectually and emotionally engaged by a form of art (painting) often declared defunct and outmoded in a technological and digital age.”Continue Reading

Saatchi’s Triumph of Painting

Contemporary British art collector and gallery owner Charles Saatchi has cleared out his dead sharks, cow heads in glass, dirty beds, and anything of a conceptual nature, to replace them with good old fashioned paintings on canvas, hanging on walls, and sometimes with frames on them.Continue Reading

The Physical Impossibility Of Death In The Mind Of Someone Living

damien hirst shark

Damien Hirst’s shark (The Physical Impossibility Of Death In The Mind Of Someone Living) is migrating across the ocean to the United States from it current UK homeland. The dead shark floating in formaldehyde is an iconic work that symbolizes the Britart movement and won Hirst a Turner prize nomination in 1992.

British art collector and advertising whiz Charles Saatchi has sold the work for more than 6.2 million pounds to an American collector that will donate it to the Museum of Modern Art in New York.