Banksy Tops Pollock, Koons, Johns, Bacon, Monet, Degas, Van Gogh on Christie's Top 100 List!

Banksy ranks #2 Rank on Christie's Top 100 List.

According to Christie's, Banksy is the second most important Artist, ahead of Marc Chagall, Frida Kahlo, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Japser Johns, Vincent Van Gogh, Alexander Calder, Edgar Degas, Robert Rauschenberg, Winslow Homer, David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Cy Twombly, Jim Dine, Paul Gauguin, etc.
  • Marc Chagall (3)
  • Frida Kahlo (4)
  • Pablo Picasso (5)
  • Claude Monet (8)
  • Vincent Van Gogh (10)
  • Jackson Pollock (11)
  • Francis Bacon (15)
  • Jeff Koons (21)
  • Jasper Johns (36)
  • Robert Rauschenberg (40)
According to Christie's, Banksy is now more important than every other Artist except Andy Warhol?

Come on!

The Top 100 Christie's List indicates that Damien Hirst is more important than:
  • Mary Cassat (29)
  • Jasper Johns (36)
  • Paul Gauguin ( 53)

How did Christie's decide that Gerhard Richter is less important than Andy Goldsworthy (24)?

Did you know that John Currin (73) is less important than Andrew Wyeth (13) and more important than Toulouse Lautrec (100)?

Can it really be true that George Braque (99) is the second least important Artist on Christie's Top 100 Artist List?

The introduction of this absurd List is demonstrates that just because an Auction House such as Christie's or Sotheby's makes an announcement, it is often not accurate.

This shows up consistently when an Auction House overstates Condition, and/or overestimates a Work of Art.

See the Christie's Top 100 List for yourself as it exists today, as we are certain Christie's will soon correct this gross error.
Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

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