The 10 Most Popular Artworks of the Summer

“Summer is a great time to visit art museums, which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools—only instead of cool water, you immerse yourself in art.”Jerry Saltz

The ten most popular artworks of the past three months (based on the Favorites of Artsy users) paint a glorious picture of the summer art-conscience. Artworks featured in some of the summer’s favorite exhibitions—Maurizio Cattelan at Fondation Beyeler, James Turrell at the Guggenheim, even Sebastião Salgado at Peter Fetterman Gallery—make their way into the countdown, along with pieces that evoke the long days of the hottest season: lolling nudes, flowers and pastels, cool waters… and even the sun itself in the form of an Anish Kapoor sculpture.