The artists below all made a difference in one way or another be it from activism, artifice, politics or innovation. While we’re all influenced by different things, these select artists stand above and beyond the rest as the most influential of 2011.
Perhaps some of the most influential artists in the world are those who have changed the world by their artistic innovations. Others influenced the way we found art, but not from a painting but rather from drawing, performance and video. These influential artists all brought something different to the table but provided us with hours of enjoyment.
Whether it was from their innovation, their entertainment or simply their willingness to persist through adversity, each of the artist on this list were the most influential of 2011. We are all inspired by different artists so tell us who was influential to you during the year by adding your own list of the most influential artists of below!