Skip to main content
  • Source: ARTSY
  • Author: Casey Lesser
  • Date: DECEMBER 15, 2022
  • Format: ONLINE

10 Sought-After Artists on Artsy in 2022


Every day, collectors use Artsy to place bids and inquiries on artworks they desire, and to make purchases directly on the platform. And every year, we find that the artworks generating the most interest are those that reflect the tastes of collectors today, from famed street artists to highly sought-after new talents.
Here, we offer a look at the artists gathering the most attention from collectors on Artsy, divided into two categories: established and emerging. To create these rankings, we looked at the number of bids, inquiries, and purchases for each artist’s work over the course of 2022.

While the established category is not so surprising, featuring some of the artists with the biggest auction records of all time and names with boundless popular appeal, the emerging category reflects artists who have experienced serious career momentum at galleries and auctions this year.

This article is part of The Art Market Recap 2022—a look at the major sales, trends, and artists that made an impact this year.

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones
Violet Dive (study), 2022
Morán Morán

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones
Midnight Voices 4, 2022
Jungle Press
US $9,000

It’s no wonder that Tunji Adeniyi-Jones’s sensuous figurative paintings are among the most desirable on Artsy. The artist, who is represented by a trifecta of tastemaking galleries—White Cube, Morán Morán, and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery—only continued to refine and evolve his style this year. That was more than evident at his most recent solo show at Nicelle Beauchene in New York, which featured new paintings and a series of stone lithographs published by David Zwirner’s Utopia Editions and Jungle Press.

Just a month before that show, Adeniyi-Jones opened his first solo show in Paris with White Cube. His works were also featured in group shows this year at the Dak’art Biennale, the Aïshti Foundation, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and ICA Miami. On Artsy, Adeniyi-Jones’s following grew by 30 percent this year. And in October, a print run available exclusively on Artsy in collaboration with Art for Black Lives completely sold out just hours after it was released.