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The Ten Most Popular Works at Artissima

As opening day for Turin’s Artissima fair approaches and some 200 galleries prepare to unveil their booths this Friday, we pulled the top 10 trending artworks from the fair preview, and found a diverse selection of works ranging from charcoal and ink drawing to levitating text art to conceptual sculpture incorporating an actual human skull. Including works by three Italian artists, and from galleries in Vienna, Athens, Berlin, Mexico City, and Copenhagen, this list is a testament to the international spirit of the fair. The mix of established names, including , , and , with up-and-coming artists, such as and , captures Artissima’s commitment to being on the front-lines of the cutting edge, while still remaining mindful of the past. Considering this year’s most popular works in line with the trends we predicted and observed leading up to the fair, process-oriented pieces do indeed seem to be on the upswing, be it in the heavily layered abstract painting by or the carefully composed, long-exposure photography of .
10. , Vestiti di bianco, 2014, at Galleria Continua  
9. , Hell Clock (Tick Tock), 2014, at Brand New Gallery 
8. , Llevando una pepita de oro a la velocidad del sonido #2, 2014, at MARSO 
7. , Untitled, 2014, at Last Resort 
6. , Il bacio al piede, 1976-2013, at Galleria Continua  
5. , Untitled, 2014, at KOW 
4. , FOLGEFONNBREEN, Norway, 2000, at Giacomo Guidi Arte Contemporanea  
3. , Untitled (Tiberias), 2014, at Eleni Koroneou  
2. , Nackt auf Sigmund Freuds Couch, 2006, at Christine König Galerie 
1., Disinter/ Reconfigure, 2014, at Lia Rumma 
Kate Haveles