Month: May 2017

Top 5 Art Galleries In The World

It is kind of difficult trying to explain or define what puts an art gallery in the top five category in the world. Often, those that inevitable rise to the top represent now well-known artist and their estates. These galleries have an international presence through brick and mortar locations and regular number present at art fairs. Beyond the commercial achievement, great art galleries have the ability to frequently face up to the way things have been done in the past. They reinvent what is being done within the gallery walls, what is created outside the walls, supports modern and/ or political works and embrace the development of the accessible and modern mediums.

Art is experiencing an incredible commercial explosion right now and many of the galleries on this list dated back to the 80’s. Although some of this galleries are relatively old, some are also comparatively young and are adapting to the ever productive contemporary atmosphere. There is also room for the introductions of new gallery and discover the next generation of artist who will leave their mark in the art world forever. Here a list of the top five art galleries in the world;

THE LOUVRE MUSEUM: Sitting on the top of this list is the louvre museum situated in Paris, France. The louvre museum is home to the world most famous painting Mona Lisa. It is the oldest and largest museum in the capital of the European country of France. Since its inception in 2007, this majestic art gallery is ranked first on the list of the most visited museums in the world. It houses a pantheon of western art and many well admired pieces of artwork in the history of human civilization. It consists of over 35,000 collection of the best Greek Assyrian and Islamic art collections that has been collected for over five hundred years by the past French governments.

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (NEW YORK): This art gallery was founded by a group of American nationals. It contains works of arts from ancient Egypt and classical antiquity and assets from Asia, Africa, byzantine, oceanic and the Islamic part of the world. It is home to various sculptures and splendid paintings from almost all the European masters along with a wide collection of American and Modern Art.

BRITISH MUSEUM (LONDON): The British museum is one of the world’s utmost art galleries if history and culture. It houses the largest amount of permanent collection of over eight million works. This art works were collected from different continents illustrating the chronicles of human culture from its early stages to the present. The artifacts present in the British museum include those from Babylon, Assyria, Israel, Canaan, and Rome and amongst others.

NATIONAL GALLERY (LONDON): The national gallery is one of the oldest art museums of the world and the U.K. It was established in the year 1824 and located on the Trafalgar square. It is home to antique collections of 2300 paintings from the mid thirteenth century of the 1900s. The works of Botticelli Michelangelo, Rembrandt and other notable contemporary artist can be found in this art gallery.

TATE MODERN (LONDON): The Tate modern was constructed in the 1950s and was closed in 1981 due to increase in oil prices; however, it was reopened in May 2000. It houses a collection of contemporary art from 1900s arranged in theme with every room mixing chronology and periods. The Tate museum is said to accommodate over four million visitor annually

The Richest Painters In The World

Looking for the richest painters in the world can prove a rather difficult mission because many of these artists reveal how much they’re worth. Most of them truly don’t know or care about finding out their own actual wealth,; they’re too busy working on their next artistic masterpiece. Paintings are only listed at a certain price when a buyer inquires about it at a gallery showing, or at some of the most prestigious art museums.
By looking at these figures, you can see the amount of money an artist feels their paintings are worth. Although, these figures don’t tell who has more money than another it does help to validate the claimed wealth of the painters on this list. This list will only look at the richest living painters, as many painters have become famous and wealthy after their death. So as the modern world allows for painters to get rich before their passing, here are some of the richest painters in the world are today.

DAVID HOCKNEY: David Hockney is one of the most prominent and financially successful British artists in history. He is calculated to have an estimated worth of $40 million. He is one painter on this list who has embraced the digital age and has recently shown some of his artwork via IPad. He sold his most recent painting a portrait for $8 million in 2009.

TAKASHI MURAMAKI: Takashi Muramaki is estimated to have a worth of $100 million makes him one of the richest painters in the world. He has over 100 employees working on applying his art to various platforms in order to sell his paintings. He made a famous Kanye West album cover. He has also painted on a variety of Louis Vuitton items through a collaboration that has earned him millions. Takashi is also responsible for Pharrell’s foray into the fashion world and he continues to stretch creative limits with paintings ranging from abstract to cartoonish.

ANDRE VICARI: Vicari is worth over $140 million and is known best for his work on painting portraits for the rich and famous. The Welsh painter has reportedly lost a bit of his value over the years as more paintings have come to the pole position of popularity in the digital age. He was notably known for painting for Kings and Princes and it proved lucrative for him. He was reported to have sold as much as $27 million worth of paintings to one royal family in Saudi Arabia in one sale.

DAVID CHOE: David Choe is estimated at a worth of $200 million. Choe is a graffiti artist who achieved fortune and fame largely due to social media and the internet. The Korean painter is known for his graffiti work and murals, yet he has also expanded his sights into graphic novels as well. He is known to be a bit unconventional as many artists supposedly are and his uniqueness and mystique have helped him turn his passion into wealth.

JASPER JOHNS: With the American Flag being worth $80 million, Jasper John is reported to have an overall net-worth of $300 million. This American painter is best known for painting the American Flag, which he supposedly thought of during a dream. He has long painted different types of maps and flags and has recently gone into trying his luck in the realm of sculptures. While he is one of the richest painters in the world, he does not have the record of others on this list.

DAMIEN HIRST: Damien Hirst, a British artist is estimated to be worth over $1 billion now. In 2008, he raised $198 million for one exhibit. He became popular for a slew of projects showing dead animals preserved in a display case. He is also responsible for creating “spin paintings”, which make things on a flat surface look as though they’re spinning, and has continued to monetize his brand in ways never seen before. Hirst is known to be somewhat of a “sell-out” in the artistic world, as unlike the rest of the painters on this list Hirst promotes his wealth.