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Art & Artists: Contemporary

This guide provides resources on contemporary art, artists, movements, theory, and criticism in the contemporary art world. Contemporary is defined as 1970 to the present.

Finding Images of Artist's Work: ARTstor

Finding Images of Artist's Work: ARTstor

One of the best source for images of an artist's work are exhibition catalogs. See the tab "Books" in this guide to find artist's exhibition catalogs.

Art Images: Online

Art Images Online

Google Image Search
This search will find images within web pages on your topic. You will often find the artist's homepage and which museums and galleries carry their works. Search the name of your artist (first name, last name) when searching Google. Example: Kiki Smith, Bill Viola, Ross Bleckner. is a directory of contemporary American artists. Some of the information included on this site includes: gallery holdings and representation, bios, and the record price for work sold at auction. Much information is free, but if you go too far into the image links, you will be asked for a username and password.

WikiMedia Commons
Some images of artist's work may be found on WikiMedia Commons. Be sure to look at each image's license and honor any attribution requests that are made concerning using the images.

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