The Market's Hottest Artists

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

Photograph courtesy Sotheby's

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14. Richard Prince

Change since 2000: +1,912%

A painter and photographer in upstate New York, Richard Prince practices "Appropriation Art," reusing others' images in his work. In fact, Prince, 63, is appealing a federal court finding that he infringed on another photographer's work for a series of collages called "Canal Zone."

Top sale price: $8.45 million for "Overseas Nurse" (left) in July 2008.