If one thing is certain about the past 10 years, it is that the intersection of arts and products has become more transparent. We're a generation spurred by collaboration and charged up by the potential of visual arts to better almost every idea. Remember the Bird's Nest, Beijing's Olympic Stadium? Even that famous building was a collaborative effort between architect and conceptual artist.
Influence is a tough thing to pinpoint. However, we can easily celebrate the people that enriched our aesthetic options and made us think. Some of these folks created new products, others challenged gallery installations. We don't one type of art making over any other. Instead, we tip our hats to all who brought distinct and exciting visions to our daily lives.
In short, these are the artists who have shaped our vision of world over the past 10 years.
The 100 Most Influential Artists Of The Complex Decade.