Majority of the artists are criticized for wasting their time in the field and end up living below the poverty line. Well, in this cases we can’t say it! There are very successful artists and I invite you to lose a little of your time to see that it’s worth invest in art!
1. Damien Hirst – Painter/Sculpter | Estimated Worth: $1 Billion
Death is a central theme in this British artists works. Hirst became famous for a series of artworks featuring dead animals (including a shark a sheep and a cow etc.) preserved in formaldehyde and showcased in a clear display case.
2. Jeff Koons– Sculpter | Estimated Worth: $500 Million
American Artist known for his reproduction of balloon animals produced in stainless steal with a reflective stainless steel mirror-like surface.
3. Jasper Johns– Painter | Estimated Worth: $300 Million
American contemporary artists who primarily works as a painter but also dabbles in sculpture and printmaking. He is best known for his painting “Flag” which he painted after having a dream of the American flag. Johns earlier works consist of flags, maps, targets, letters and numbers.
4. David Choe– Muralist/Graffiti Artist | Estimated Worth: $200 Million
Began spray-painting on the streets in his teens- Choe is now an American painter, muralist, graffiti artist and graphic novelist of Korean descent. He achieved his world success with his “dirty style” figure paintings.
5. Andrew Vicari– Painter | Estimated Worth: $142 Million
Welsh painter who established his career by painting portraits of the rich and famous.