Another month has come and gone, and with the arrival of the sun and short sleeves comes our 2016 artist rankings. Before we let the facts speak for themselves, we dove right into the data and highlighted a few of the artists that have jumped in the ranks over the past year. American artist Sherrie Levine, for example, is a newcomer to the Top 100, gaining 20 points this year alone to advance to number 94. French-native François Morellet and Spanish painter Antoni Tàpies also had a busy year- jumping 14 and 9 points respectively. Post-mortem fame can propel a career forward years after death, and the case of Antoni Tàpies is a perfect example. After his death in 2012, his popularity soared and just as quickly dropped. The numbers would suggest he’s on the rise once again. On April 26th, he will be featured in an exhibition at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Salvador Dalí, a name which conjures images of grandeur and whim, has not been so lucky. This year he fell 8 points and is ranked at number 105. Oh, how the mighty have fallen, and according to Mr. Dalí‘s chart, have continued to plummet.
Our selection is just the tip of the iceberg. To see the rest of the rankings and discover which of your favorite artists are rising quickly, visit ArtFacts.Net. Updates are available for view on Saturday, April 9th.
We’ve also included a list of the Top 100 Living Artists according to our updated 2016 ratings, and to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of ArtFacts on the web. See if your favorites made the list below.