Most influential artists
We all know artists such as Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons (our Moco Masters). They belong to the category of influential artists. Some of them have influenced the view on art while others influenced the way of thinking in society. Whether you make art with big plastic sculptures, or make inspirational paintings, influential artists are all over the world.
The most influential artists of the past
One of the most influential artists of the past is Claude Monet. He was one of the founders of Impressionism. One of his paintings (Impression, Sunrise) was used to name the new art movement. Monet has been an influencer for artists as Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko. Even on this day he still influences many artists.
Another influential artist of the past was Andy Warhol. He had cemented his place in the art community and had a big international audience. Warhol became an illustrator for Glamour magazine which placed him as a leading figure in the Pop Art movement. He gathered international attention for his unique art.
The most influential artists of this time
Yayoi Kusama is one of the most influential artists working today. The famous ‘Infinity Rooms‘ caused big popularity. The career of Kusama began with hallucinations when she was young. The experiences of fields of dots and flashes of light provided her inspiration for her work. She is an inspiration for many.
Banksy is an influential artist from this time we all know. In October 2018 was ‘Balloon girl’ sold in an auction in London. Short after the work was sold the picture was shredded within the frame. After this happened Sotheby released the statement “Banksy didn’t destroy an artwork in de auction, he created one”. With art like ‘Kissing Coppers’ and the shredded ‘Balloon girl’ Banksy has been an influence for many artists.
For more talented influential artists of this time you can visit come and visit The Moco museum. In the Moco garden you’ll find fascinating sculptures such as a huge red gummy bear by the artist Whisbe. You can also see inspiring art inside the museum. The works displayed here include famous names such as Banksy, KAWS and Yayoi Kusama.