The Market's Hottest Artists

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

Photograph courtesy Christie's

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10. Christopher Wool

Change since 2000: +2,482%

Christopher Wool is a painter best known for what the New York Times calls "big, sign-like word pictures that deliver gnomic, vaguely alarming messages." Born in Chicago in 1955, he lives in New York.

Top sale price: $7.71 million for "Untitled" (left) in Feb. 2012.