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The iconic artists changing the way we understand art

From what some may call vandalism to showcasing their work on the world stage, the best street artists of our times have come a long way. In 2020, British street artist Banksy’s Show Me The Monet – his take on Monet’s Bridge over a Pond of Water Lillies – fetched £7.5 million (HK$80,296,500) at an auction in London. The latest in a series of high-end auctions of works by the street artist, it was Banksy’s second-most expensive artwork ever sold. And he is not the only street artist raking in the big bucks at auctions. French artist Invader’s Vienna – a mosaic of black and blue tiles – sold...

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The most famous Asian contemporary artists of all time

Asia has probably produced some of the biggest talents when it comes to contemporary art. Cai Guo-Qiang, Pacita Abad, Tiffany Chung and Ai Weiwei are some of the famous names who have used this art form — which emerged in the late 20th century — to bring focus to the issues of our times ranging from personal matters such as isolation to socio-political causes such as migration. From everyday things like pins, chairs, tables and even fireworks, to videos and paintings, these artists use common objects as a form of expression. In fact, Ai’s recent 2020 documentary Coronation made headlines for...

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