Incase You Missed It: The Best Art of the Year

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Best Contemporary Art

As 2017 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of our favorite pieces from throughout the year. From abstract painting and drawing to installations and sculptures, here are our 10 favorite contemporary artworks from 2017.

Best Pop Art

Pop art featured big-name artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Even if you’re not a fan, it can be hard to ignore works that appear in major cities around the world or on your favorite celebrities.

Best Abstract Expressionism Paintings

As 2015 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite artworks that were created during these last 12 months. From Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock, who pioneered abstract expressionism in New York City during the 1940s and 1950s, to contemporary artists like Wangechi Mutu and Anish Kapoor who push its boundaries today, here are eight paintings that represent everything you need to know about modern abstraction.

Best Neo-Expressionism Paintings

Neo-expressionism is a modern art movement in which artists reinvigorated classic incase art styles by borrowing from late 19th-century Expressionist and Fauvist styles. Here are seven paintings that best exemplify neo-expressionism’s biggest contributions to contemporary art.

Most Powerful Street Art Pieces

street art continues to gain popularity and it’s not hard to see why. Some pieces grab our attention with their bold colors, while others make us stop in our tracks with their powerful messaging. Here are six of our favorite pieces from around the world in 2018—you may have missed some, but that just means you have something exciting to look forward to next year!

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Most Visually Striking Murals by Leading Street Artists in 2018

2018 has been a very exciting year for street art, with many talented artists continuing to bring their unique styles and messages to their murals and walls. From striking murals by Bansky in New York City to ouji fashion on derelict walls by artsy collectives, here are some of our favorite works from around North America. Click through to see all five!

New York Based Museum Exhibitions

If you missed these museum exhibitions, you’re in luck—these are still going on (at least as of December 2018). You can catch them until January 2019. Here’s a quick run-down on each one (since I didn’t see any reviews for two of them)…

Japanese Public Sculptures

One doesn’t have to look hard in Tokyo to find public art. Over 20 sculptures from different artists are displayed throughout Shibuya Ward. His work is very much inspired by traditional Japanese culture, which makes sense given that he grew up in a small village on Japan’s main island, Honshu. it is especially prevalent in Tokyo where he has been living for over 30 years now.

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