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Top 8 Artists with most Momentum: (last 90 days)

Monthly ranking of artists by momentum over last 90 days.

Artists are ranked by momentum, which reflects a combination of the absolute 3-month media  index gain with the media share gain. This allows us to normalize the momentum of blue chip artists and momentum of emerging artists on the same scale.

The “*” denotes holdover from the previous month’s Top 10 list. 

Rank #1: Paula Rego *

Media-Index: 8883
Momentum: 28.35%
Featured In:
The Brooklyn Rail: Paula Rego
Hyperallergic: Paula Rego’s Raging Women
The New Yorker: The Fury and Mischief of Paula Rego

Rank #2: Shahzia Sikander

Media-Index: 2742
Momentum: 22.72%
Featured In:
Hyperallergic: Shahzia Sikander Draws the Immeasurability of Women
The Brooklyn Rail: Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities
The New York Times: Shahzia Sikander’s Exquisite, Entangled Worlds

Rank #3: Daniel Arsham

Media-Index: 17254
Momentum: 16.98%
Featured In:
Artnet News: Daniel Arsham Just Reimagined Tiffany’s Iconic Blue Box For the Release of the American Jewelry Brand’s New Knot Collection
Le Monde: Le plasticien Daniel Arsham sauve un écrin précieux des eaux
HypeArt: Daniel Arsham to Release ‘Eroded Carrera RS’ Sculptures

Rank #4: Amoako Boafo

Media-Index: 5236
Momentum: 9.59%
Featured In:
Face2Face Africa: Meet Amoako Boafo, the Ghanaian painter whose art just launched into space on a Jeff Bezos rocket
The Value: Amoako Boafo | African artistic star’s paintings are launched on Jeff Bezos’ new space project
ARTNews: Amoako Boafo’s Paintings Launched into Space on a Bezos Rocket

Rank #5: Dindga McCannon

Media-Index: 606
Momentum: 8.68%
Featured In:
The New York Times: The World Catches Up With Dindga McCannon
Artnet News: Price Check! Here’s What Sold—and for How Much—During the 2021 Armory Show in New York
Artsy: What Sold during Armory Week 2021

Rank #6: Helen Frankenthaler

Media-Index: 13739
Momentum: 8.68%
Featured In:
The Arts Desk: Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty, Dulwich Picture Gallery review – adventures in print
The Telegraph: Helen Frankenthaler, Dulwich Picture Gallery, review: beautiful, but not so radical
Widewalls: A Look at Helen Frankenthaler’s Woodcuts

Rank #7: April Bey

Media-Index: 324
Momentum: 3.69%
Featured In:
Los Angeles Times: Love of a Black planet: Artist April Bey’s Atlantica soars beyond Wakanda
LA weekly: APRIL BEY AND SANFORD BIGGERS WEAVE POWERFUL STORIES AT CAAM
Miami Herald: New public art is popping up all over downtown Miami and the Design District. Here’s why

Rank #8: Mircea Suciu

Media-Index: 312
Momentum: 2.6%
Featured In:
Artnet News: Spotlight: Romanian Artist Mircea Suciu’s Ghostly New Paintings Reimagine Art-Historical Masterpieces
Ocula: Mircea Suciu Captures the Psychological Undercurrents of Now
Modernism: EXPOZIŢIA DE GRUP „MIRROR, MIRROR? – CONTEMPORARY SELFHOOD IN ROMANIAN ART”: ALEX MIRUTZIU, DAN BEUDEAN, CIPRIAN MUREŞAN, GEORGE CRINGASU, HORTENSIA MI KAFCHIN, MARCEL RUSU, MIRCEA SUCIU, MIRELA MOSCU, NORBERT FILEP, PAVEL GROSU, RADU OREIAN, TINCUŢA MARIN @ GALERIA DE ARTĂ CFHILL, STOCKHOLM

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