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The Most In-Demand Artists on Artsy in September

The chart above shows the artists who had the biggest increases in the number of collectors inquiring about their work on Artsy in September, month over month. Among them is , the Nagano-born, Brooklyn-based artist who is perhaps best known for his riotously colorful portrayals of poodles. Last month at The Armory Show, Jack Hanley Gallery sold the four new paintings by Kamijo in its booth for $45,000 apiece. His work is also garnering increasingly competitive bidding on the secondary market, with all of his top five auction results coming in the past year. Most impressively, his painting For Your Love (2020) sold for $93,750—more than six times its high estimate—when it went under the hammer to benefit RxArt at a Christie’s sale in May. A month later, at Phillips, the 2018 work on paper Chasing sold for $94,500, eking out a new auction record for Kamijo.
Works by the Seattle-born, Queens-based painter also saw a dramatic, nearly fourfold uptick in collector demand on Artsy last month. This may have been driven in part by appearances at a slew of recent fairs, including in Galerie Marguo’s booth at Art Paris in September, The Hole’s presentation at Enter Art Fair in late August, and Hesse Flatow’s booth at Intersect Aspen earlier that month. Her distinctively stylized and kaleidoscopically patterned compositions winsomely meld the traditional still-life genre with a fantastic range of painting techniques.
Benjamin Sutton is Artsy’s Lead Editor, Art Market and News.
Thumbnail image, from left to right: Susumu Kamijo, “The Champion Never Sleeps,” 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Maki. Amanda Baldwin, “Descending Lilac Clusters,” 2021. Courtesy of the artist and Deanna Evans Projects.