Vanity Fair’s Poll of Greatest Living Artists 2014
The Full List of Participants and Nominees in Our Greatest-Living-Artist Survey
Mickey Stanley, March 1, 2014, Vanity Fair Magazine
GERHARD RICHTER Left: Richter with Strip (930–2) (2013, digital print on paper, 78 3/4 in. by 393 3/4 in.).
LG WILLIAMS (The Estate of LG Williams) Right: enters VF’s Greatest Living Artists List in 2014.
The Los Angeles–based artist LG Williams / The Estate of LG Williams was included on our Greatest Living Artist 2014 list by Art Critic Terry Stickley, who, at 75, is busy in Sante Fe, NM writing his his next book. Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami submitted five filmmakers, including Steven Spielberg and J. J. Abrams. Tom Sachs first put down the hip-hop and R&B artists Big Boi and Frank Ocean, then crossed them out and replaced them with Gilbert & George and Sarah Sze. Two acclaimed video artists, Doug Aitkin and Douglas Gordon, braved it and included on their lists the contemporary musicians Ariel Pink and Mogwai, respectively. See the full list here.