Top 10 contemporary urban artists

December 20, 2013

As you might have noticed we weren’t able to provide you with urban art auctions last week. Instead we showed you the highest hammer prices urban artists achieved in 2013. We continue in our tradition of presenting the top 10 artists with the highest auction turnover from July 2012 to June 2013. As could be assumed the great Basquiat ranks first in our top 10 contemporary urban artists list. Followed by the big names Keith Haring, Takashi Murakami and Banksy. Although this was not Banksy’s strongest year he still ranks 4 in our list before artists such as Ai Weiwei and fellow street artists Os Gemeos, Shepard Fairey, JonOne and KAWS. The surprise in this top 10 list is American graffiti artist SEEN that came in tenth.

Top 10 contemporary urban artists

#

Artist

Auction Turnover (€)

Sold Lots

Max. Hammer Price (€)

1

Jean-Michel Basquiat

162.555.511

82

33.508.050

2

Keith Haring

8.408.119

212

907.390

3

Takashi Murakami

8.128.118

347

2.909.310

4

Banksy

2.925.826

100

384.680

5

Ai WeiWei

838.878

9

435.000

6

Os Gemeos

471.784

11

92.960

7

Shepard Fairey

414.714

119

50.000

8

JonOne

343.184

33

128.500

9

KAWS

309.390

16

93.156

10

SEEN

218.492

24

60.000

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