Top 100 Artists

As with all the "Top 100" lists I've compiled or am compiling, this is just my personal favorites, it's not intended as an 'absolutely objective' list of artists who're 'unquestionably GREAT'. Obviously, I'm not familiar with all the work of all artists & what I like &/or love is based on personal criteria as well as during what period of my life I was exposed to the work that will differ from the criteria & exposure period of other people interested in the subject.

ALSO, there are bound to be people not on this list simply because I'm 'not feeling them' today. Other days I might feel differently.

My main criticism of the below list for the moment is just how off-the-top-of-my-head it & how erratic it is in relation to various movements & disciplines. That may be corrected someday.

I don't include my own work here even though it's as least as good if not better by my standards than anyone on the list. This is because I eschew the context of "art" in favor of more original contexts.


- March 26, 2019 note from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE


001. Acconci, Vito

002. Arcimboldo, Giuseppe

003. Bellmer, Hans

004. Bosch, Hieronymus

005. Boyle, Mark

006. Bruegel, Pieter

007. Burden, Chris

008. Carrington, Leonora

009. Catlin, George

010. Cavellini, Guglielmo Achille

011. Christo & Jeanne-Claude

012. Coleman, Joe

013. Dali, Salvador

014. Duchamp, Marcel

015. etta cetera


017. G.A.A.G (Guerrilla Art Action Group)

018. Grey, Alex

019. Haacke, Hans

020. Hsieh, Teching

021. Johns, Jasper

022. Kaprow, Alan

023. Ladda, Justen

024. Lucier, Mary

025. Magritte, René

026. Matta-Clark, Gordon

027. Neter, August

028. Oldenburg, Claes

029. Ono, Yoko

030. Oppenheim, Dennis

031. Piper, Adrian

032. Rauschenberg, Robert

033. Tinguely, Jean

034. Welz, Heinrich

035. Wodiczko, Krzysztof









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