As the highly anticipated second edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong
is unveiled, an international audience converges on the fair looking for the
next big artists, and the familiar figures they’ve come to expect. Over the
past week Artsy users have been scouring our preview of the fair, and we present
below the artists who have received the most follows.
10. David Hockney
: A pioneer of
the British Pop Art
in the early 1960s alongside Richard Hamilton
, Hockney is as relevant as
ever today, due in part to his vibrant landscapes created on an iPad.
9. Sam Falls
: Known for
combining photography, painting, and sculpture, Sam Falls explores the
intersection of color, digital imagery, and natural processes; he also tops our
trending artists under 40 list.
8. Pablo Picasso
: As prolific as he was unparalleled, Picasso is
an international art fair staple; at Art Basel in Hong Kong, Beck &
brings a lithograph and an
oil by the 20th-century master.
7. Willem de Kooning
Kooning is one of the most important artists of the 20th century and one of the
few AbEx members to maintain commitment to the figurative tradition.
6. Yayoi Kusama
: Recently in the spotlight at multiple booths
at Frieze New York, and still garnering buzz following her David Zwirner show
last fall, Kusama has been an influential figure
since the 1960s, through her dizzying walk-in installations, public sculptures,
and “Dots Obsessions” paintings.
4. Frank Stella
: An innovator of post-painterly abstraction,
Stella is known as an iconic figure within postwar
American art, and is considered the most influential painter of a generation
that moved beyond Abstract
3. Keith Haring
: During a career that was severely cut short,
Haring bridged the gap between the art world and
the street through his distinct
pop-graffiti style, and spearheaded the New York East Village Art
scene in the 1970s and ’80s.
1. Roy Lichtenstein
: Master of benday dots and champion of
commercial art, Lichtenstein’s iconic paintings began as drawings, which he
would enlarge with a projector. A drawing by the artist, which riffs on
Matisse, is on view at the fair.