VANITY FAIR'S SIX GREATEST LIVING ARTISTS
Vanity Fair brought together a hundred judging panelists, from exhibition curators to prominent artists to critics to gallery owners, to pick out the definitive six greatest artists that still work among us today. The result? Drumroll, please...
Gerhard Richter topped the list with twenty-four votes. Jasper Johns comes next with 20 votes, followed by Richard Serra with 19. Bruce Nauman (17), Cindy Sherman (12), and Ellsworth Kelly (10) complete the top six. John Baldessari, Jeff Koons, William Kentridge, and Ai Weiwei each received five votes. David Hammons, Brice Marden, Ed Ruscha, James Turrell, and Kara Walker received four votes.
Read more about the fascinating process, motivation, and problems behind putting together such an iconic list on Vanity Fair online.