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Top 5 Best-Performing American Artists of 2022

This article shows a selection made by MutualArt of the Top 5 US Artists of 2022 due to their performance in sales and exhibitions of their work. The top performers of 2022 are:

1. Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987)

Andy Warhol was an American Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1928. In 2022 he achieved sales for 570,207,409 USD 

His work is currently being shown at multiple venues like Fondation Beyeler, Basel and will be on exhibit at Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum of Contemporary Art in Berlin on December 17, 2022, among other locations. Numerous key galleries and museums such as Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum of Contemporary Art have featured Andy Warhol’s work in the past. Since 1998 the record price for this artist at auction is 195,040,000 USD for “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” which sold at Christie’s New York in 2022. 

“Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” by Andy Warhol | MutualArt

2. Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 – 1988)

Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1960. In 2022 he achieved sales for 212 ,442,427 USD. 

His work is currently being shown at multiple venues like Albertina Museum in Vienna and will be on exhibit at Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum of Contemporary Art in Berlin on December 17, 2022. Numerous key galleries and museums such as Albertina Modern have featured

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work in the past. Since 1998 the record price for this artist at auction is 110,487,500 USD for “UNTITLED” which sold at Sotheby’s New York in 2017. 

“Untitled” by Jean-Michel Basquiat | MutualArt

3. Mark Rothko (1903 – 1970) 

Mark Rothko was an American Postwar & Contemporary painter who was born in 1903. In 2022 he achieved sales for 198.299.566 USD. 

His work is currently being shown at multiple venues like Albertina Modern in Vienna. Numerous key galleries and museums such as Fondation Beyeler, Basel have featured Mark Rothko’s work in the past. 

Since 1998 the record price for this artist at auction is 86,882,500 USD for “Orange, Red, Yellow” which sold at Christie’s New York in 2012.

“Orange, Red, Yellow” by Mark Rothko | MutualArt

4. Cy Twombly (1928 – 2011)

Cy Twombly was an American Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1928. In 2022 he achieved sales for 165.712.439 USD. 

His work is currently being shown at multiple venues like Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills in Los Angeles and will be on exhibit at Milwaukee Art Museum on February 04, 2023. Numerous key galleries and museums such as Getty Center have featured Cy Twombly’s work in the past. Since 1998 the record price for this artist at auction is 70,530,000 USD for “UNTITLED” which sold at Sotheby’s New York in 2015.

“Untitled” by Cy Twombly | MutualArt

5. Jasper Johns (1930)

Jasper Johns is an American Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1930. In 2022 he achieved sales for 93.333.301 USD. 

His work is currently being shown at multiple venues like AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Numerous key galleries and museums such as National Gallery of Australia have featured Jasper Johns’s work in the past. Since 1998 the record price for this artist at auction is 55,350,000 USD for “Small False Start” which sold at Christie’s New York in 2022.

“Small False Start” by Jasper Johns | MutualArt

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