The Market's Hottest Artists

By Ben Steverman - 2012-10-16T15:46:39Z

Photograph courtesy Christie's

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4. Lee Bontecou

Change since 2000: +4,526%

An American sculptor and printmaker, Lee Bontecou became known in the late 1950s and early 1960s for her three-dimensional reliefs. She taught at Brooklyn College for 21 years and now lives in Pennsylvania.

Top sale price: $1.87 million for "Untitled" (left) in May 2010.

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