The Market's Hottest Artists

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

Photograph courtesy Christie's

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12. Yayoi Kusama

Change since 2000: +2,306%

Yayoi Kusama has painted since age 10 and worked in almost every other medium, including film, fiction, sculpture and performance art. Born in Japan, she lived in the United States from 1957 to 1973 before returning to her home country. According to Artnet, she is the world's best-selling living female artist.

Top sale price: $5.79 million for "No. 2" (left) in November 2008.

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