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ART ROYALTY

 

In current art markets a new wave of contemporaries proves to be making names for themselves and setting new records with sales reaching over 100 million dollars for single lots of art.

 

Damien Hirst

Known as the godfather of contemporary art, British born Hirst has amassed a considerable fortune as one of the worlds richest living artists with an internationally recognised including fine art, a museum, merchandise, fashion, jewellery and restaurants.

 

Jeff Koons

With a fun and kitsch selection of impressive sculpture and painting, New York based artist Jeff Koons proves to be a loved and loathed character in the art scene. Yet with much speculation over Jeff Koons role as an artist employing a significant team of assistants and his high priced art fetching tens of millions of dollars one thing is for certain his work proves to bring out the inner child in all of us.

 

Marc Quinn

With a series of billionaire collectors and an extensive body of work spanning over his life as a successful artist, works by Quinn have included a famous gold sculpture of Pamela Anderson and the controversial pregnant mother sculpture on display at the Venice Art Biennale. His success has proved to have catapulted over the past decade with his recent collaboration with French Fashion House Dior featuring a limited edition collection of small leather accessories. The collection reinterprets the famous Lady Dior Bag creating an important statement about the human relationship with nature and beauty. The collection marked the opening of Dior’s largest UK store and an exciting new venture of the British artist.

 

Takashi Murakami

Recognised as one of Japan’s most prolific contemporary artist’s, Takashi Murakami has made a name for himself with the reinterpretation of the superflat artistic movement using it to argue how the differences in social class and popular taste has produced a culture with little distinction between ‘high’ and ‘low’. Murakami’s successful career was heightened following collaborations with music artists such as Kanye West and Pharrell Williams as well as most notably his role in redesigning the iconic Lois Vuitton monogram.