Which Asian contemporary artists made Artprice auction revenue top 500?

INTERNATIONAL ART MARKET TRENDS ASIAN ARTISTS AUCTION REVENUE

Art Radar Asia has put together a list of this year’s biggest-selling Asian artists, compiled from the Artprice Annual Report (2009/2010). Out of the 500 international contemporary artists named by Artprice, 238 come from Asia.

And with artists like Yifei Chen (China), Anish Kapoor (India) and Takashi Murakami (Japan) topping the list, the results of this report are a testament to the continued growth of the Asian art market.

In terms of list entry, not by dollar value but by inclusion, Chinese artists dominate the list with a staggering 90 entries (between 7th and 500th place). In second place are the 23 artists from Japan (between 25th and 442nd place) and Turkey comes in third with 18 artists (between 140th and 475th place). China and India are the only Asian countries with artists in the top 10 and of the 15 Asian countries represented in the list only artists from China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, Korea and Iran make the top 100.

Click here to read the Artprice Contemporary Art Market 2009/2010 Annual Report (in PDF format), all 76 pages of it. See pages 57-73 for the top 500 list.

CHINA

A painting by Chinese artist Yifei Chen. Image taken from artodyssey1.blogspot.com.

A painting by Chinese artist Yifei Chen. Image taken from artodyssey1.blogspot.com.

INDIA

Indian-British artist Anish Kapoor's 'Cloud Gate', constructed between 2004 and 2006 and located in Chicago's Millennium Park, has been nicknamed "the Bean" by the public. Image taken from bbs.keyhole.com.

Indian-British artist Anish Kapoor's 'Cloud Gate', constructed between 2004 and 2006 and located in Chicago's Millennium Park, has been nicknamed "the Bean" by the public. Image taken from bbs.keyhole.com.

JAPAN

Japanese mega-artist Takashi Murakami stands in front of one of his artworks. Image taken from artadox.com.

Japanese mega-artist Takashi Murakami stands in front of one of his artworks. Image taken from artadox.com.

INDONESIA

Balinese artist I Nyoman Masriadi's painting 'Tragedy' (2010). Image taken from artinfo.com.

Balinese artist I Nyoman Masriadi's painting 'Tragedy' (2010). Image taken from artinfo.com.

TAIWAN

Chen Li, 'Float to Sukhavati', 2002, bronze, edition no. 5/8. Image taken from ravenelart.com.

Chen Li, 'Float to Sukhavati', 2002, bronze, edition no. 5/8. Image taken from ravenelart.com.

IRAN

Farhad Moshiri, 'The Art Critic', 2010, embroidery, acrylic, beads, glue, 12 small individual paintings on 8mm MDF, 315 x 210 x 9 cm. This work was exhibited as part of a solo called "Nothing Serious" held at Austrian gallery Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in May 2010. Image taken from contemporaryartlinks.blogspot.com.

Farhad Moshiri, 'The Art Critic', 2010, embroidery, acrylic, beads, glue, 12 small individual paintings on 8mm MDF, 315 x 210 x 9 cm. This work was exhibited as part of a solo called "Nothing Serious" held at Austrian gallery Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in May 2010. Image taken from contemporaryartlinks.blogspot.com.

KOREA

Do-Ho Suh, 'Paratrooper-I', 2003, linen, polyester thread, cast stainless steel, cast concrete, plastic beads. Image taken from artnet.com.

Do-Ho Suh, 'Paratrooper-I', 2003, linen, polyester thread, cast stainless steel, cast concrete, plastic beads. Image taken from artnet.com.

PHILIPPINES

Ronald Ventura, 'Apocalyptic Channel', 2010, oil on canvas, 153 x 210 cm. Image taken from asiatatler.com.

Ronald Ventura, 'Apocalyptic Channel', 2010, oil on canvas, 153 x 210 cm. Image taken from asiatatler.com.

ISRAEL

Gallery view of Tel Aviv artist Tal R's solo at Contemporary Fine Arts (Berlin), June-July, 2010. Image taken from cfa-berlin.com.

Gallery view of Tel Aviv artist Tal R's solo at Contemporary Fine Arts (Berlin), June-July, 2010. Image taken from cfa-berlin.com.

PAKISTAN

Rashid Rana, 'All Eyes Skyward During the Annual Parade', 2004, digital print, diasec, 250 x 610 cm. Image taken from arttattler.com.

Rashid Rana, 'All Eyes Skyward During the Annual Parade', 2004, digital print, diasec, 250 x 610 cm. Image taken from arttattler.com.

TURKEY

Haluk Akakçe, 'The Dervish (still)', 2010, single channel video, black and white with sound, 3 min. Image taken from likeyou.com.

Haluk Akakçe, 'The Dervish (still)', 2010, single channel video, black and white with sound, 3 min. Image taken from likeyou.com.

THAILAND

Natee Utarit, 'Tales of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow', 2009, oil on linen, 240 x 200 cm. Image taken from timeoutsingapore.com.

Natee Utarit, 'Tales of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow', 2009, oil on linen, 240 x 200 cm. Image taken from timeoutsingapore.com.

RUSSIA

Vlad Dubossarsky & Alex Vinogradov, 'Mixed Fights', 2008, oil on canvas, 195 x 580 cm. Image taken from tranceliquido.com.

Vlad Dubossarsky & Alex Vinogradov, 'Mixed Fights', 2008, oil on canvas, 195 x 580 cm. Image taken from tranceliquido.com.

SYRIA

Safwan Dahoul, 'Reve' 2008, acrylic on canvas. Image taken from iheartmyart.com.

Safwan Dahoul, 'Reve' 2008, acrylic on canvas. Image taken from iheartmyart.com.

LEBANON

Mona Hatoum, 'Conversation Piece', 2009, wire, glass beads, dimensions variable.. Image taken from contemporaryartlinks.blogspot.com.

Mona Hatoum, 'Conversation Piece', 2009, wire, glass beads, dimensions variable.. Image taken from contemporaryartlinks.blogspot.com.

Did you spot any surprises in this list? Was there an artist you expected to be listed who isn’t? Who do you think will continue their success through 2011? Who do you think will drop from the list in the future? We encourage you to leave your comments and thoughts below.

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