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10. Yayoi Kusama. 2013 highlight: “I Who Have Arrived in Heaven” makes headlines and selfie-history at David Zwirner.
9. Barbara Kruger. 2013 highlight: Calling out clothing brand Supreme for blatantly stealing her aesthetic.
8. Richard Serra. 2013 highlights: Two simultaneous exhibitions of new sculptures at Gagosian; voting for himself as the greatest living artist.
7. Jeff Koons. 2013 highlights: A summer takeover of Chelsea, an auction record for a work by a living artist, and a flashy collaboration with Lady Gaga.
6. Cindy Sherman. 2013 highlight: Curating a “show within a show” at the Venice Biennale, featuring 30 artists who explore her favorite topic, self-perception.
5. Ai Weiwei. 2013 highlights: The German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, a heavy metal music video, a bicycle takeover of Toronto, a bold op-ed—all despite serving house arrest in Beijing.
4. Takashi Murakami. 2013 highlight: Debuting his first feature film, Jellyfish Eyes, at LACMA.
3. Marina Abramović. 2013 highlights: Tangoing with Jay-Z at his “Picasso Baby” marathon; successfully crowdfunding her eponymous institute (MAI) on Kickstarter.
2. Banksy. 2013 highlight: A one-month “residency” on the streets of New York, whose 30 works made worldwide headlines and were scathingly ranked by Jerry Saltz.
1. Damien Hirst. 2013 highlights: A relatively quiet year for the headline-stealer, despite the first-place finish, but he did unleash high-profile collaborations with Rihanna and Alexander McQueen and get his largest exhibition ever.
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