Biggest, Best, Weirdest, and Most Important Lists of 2007

I really can’t believe that the end of the year is here already, but I can’t argue with the calendar. I think the earth might be spinning faster each year as the years seem to keep getting quicker!

Anyway, this is the time of the year that the media tries to sum up what has happened in the past 12 months. Rather than putting my own list together, I have put a list of lists together. Most are art lists, but some have very little to do with art..

Also: If you have posted an art list of some kind, mention it in the comments and I might add it to the list below.

  • Jerry Saltz of NY Mag sums up the year in arts with a list of best ofs that include Best exhibition, Best retrospective, Best rediscoveries, and the Biggest stinker of the year (Richard Prince won the stinker award).
  • The New York Times has put together a summary of the year in arts and culture, covering everything from the Sopranos, to Radiohead, to marketing art, and everything inbetween.
  • Parade has a list of the quirkiest stories for the year, with everything from Spencer Tunick photographing naked people on a Swiss glacier, through to a 700 pound block of cheddar cheese sculpture of Mount Rushmore.
  • Forbes put together a list of reports for collectors, which is mostly about looking forward to 2008, but it also talks about 2007.
  • LakeTrees blog has put together a list of 101 artist blogs which is great if you have a few spare hours to browse.
  • TrendHunter blog has put together a list of 20 modern art innovations for the year, which includes 3D illusion chalk drawings, human branding (ouch), sun burning tattoos, espresso art and more.
About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.


  1. Happy New Year to you.

  2. Yes Happy 2008!

    As an aside: I’m off to Aus as my New Year holiday, perhaps Art News Blog might have tips as to which art type places to visit in Sydney?

  3. Hey, thanks Helly and Jafabrit. Happy new year to you both too!

    I have found it a struggle to get started again this year! ;-)

    Helly, I guess the obvious visit would have to be the Art Gallery of Sydney. I’m not sure what is on at the moment and don’t expect it to equal any of the big galleries in Europe and the States.

    There’s a bunch of commercial galleries around that are in walking distance if youre in the CBD of Sydney.

    I always enjoy visiting the Brett Whiteley studio too, but that’s only because I like the artist.

    It’s starting to warm up here too, so I wouldnt worry about bringing too many jackets.

    I’m planning to dissapear for a few days in Sydney in February. When are you coming Helly?


  4. hey Dion…
    thanks for the mention….
    I’ll link back to you and Happy New Year :)

  5. Hi,

    Thanks for the tips re Sydney, I’m visiting in late Jan/ early Feb ie for 2 1/2 weeks or so. If you’re around at the same time, presume you’re on email?

  6. Thanks Kim, Happy new year to you too!

    Helly, I’ll be in Sydney around the middle of February. Will see what happens though.

    And yeah, there’s an email address at the bottom of this page. I try and disguise it as spammers have software to collect emails from the web.

  7. Anonymous says:

    It is a great newyear! Enjoy all the articles and art news. Keep up the good work – I will look for more. Thank you! Monty Ousley Weddell Thee Art Gallery –

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