Collector’s Guide: 8 Major Contemporary Artworks

If you are starting as a collector, there are some essential contemporary artists you need to know. You might memorize names well and be good at name dropping but you must be able to recognize some major artworks that have shook the contemporary art world.

Jeff Koons, Balloon Dog, 2013

Marlène Dumas, Naomi, 1995

Peter Doig, Canoe Lake, 1997

Nan Goldin, Jimmy Paulette and Taboo ! Undressing, 1991

Louise Bourgeois, Maman, 2005

Andreas Gursky, 99 cent II Dyptich, 2001

Takashi Murakami, Flowers

Tracey Emin, Bed, 1998