30+ Most popular Artist Watch posts – Dec. 2010


John_Kenn_Escape_Into_Life1 –  John Kenn –  35, 780 views for our two John Kenn posts between 23rd November and 23rd December 2010. Most of these were for the original Artist Watch post, just a little over 1,500 for this  Showcase post | On Stumble Upon there have been 379, 726 hits to date since John Kenn was first posted on 10th May 2010.

Though the continuing popularity of John Kenn is unsurprsing by now, there have been several “new entries” this past month. We hope it will be interesting for you to see who these artists are and to  enjoy some art browsing, perhaps making some new discoveries along the way.

A little note: while we don’t agree with Oscar Wilde that “Everything Popular is Wrong”, neither do we think that what is popular is best.  We aim to post art that is high quality and in some way exceptional, rather than art that will be popular. And if some great artists we posted  go unnoticed and never make it to the popularity charts, that is disappointing and a little sad, but we will continue to post art we think is outstanding regardless.

All the same it is intriguing, the business of keeping an eye on what goes down well, and it is very gratifying when an artist we especially appreciate makes it into these lists.  Like the next two artists below, who started getting attention many weeks after the respective posts first went up.

2 – Tim Simmons –  29, 961 views | S.U. 32, 722 since October 27th 2010

3 –  Peggy Wolf – 17, 333 views | S.U. 20K since 12th September 2010

4 – Fernando Herenu aka Pulpo – 7, 129 views since 6th December 2010

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5 – Sylvia Ji – 5, 643, first posted 18th January 2010

RichardEstes-escape_into_life6 – Richard Estes – 5,159 views |  S.U. 26, 893 since posting on April 8th 2010

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7 – Julie Heffernan – 5,461 in last 30 days| This page went missing from S.U. for many weeks but still a mightily impressive 244, 458 views of this work since 23rd April 2010

The four posts below all had over 2000 hits in the past 30 days:

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8 –  Arthur Rackham’s Alice in Wonderland Illustrations – 3,216 views

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9 – Gallery of Birds – 2,775 views between December 5th and 23rd

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10 – Rene Rickabaugh – 2,561 | on S.U. 37K since 15th May 2010

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11 – Don Hong-Oai – 2, 048, first posted 13th November 2010


This next group of posts all had over 1000 hits

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12 –   Rodney Smith – 1,824 recent views | 53K on S.U. since 8th January 2010

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13 – Stephanie Kubo –  1,747 views in the past 30 days

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14 –  My Name is Black – 1,704, first posted 12th November 2010

escapeintolife_sunxun15 –  Sun Xun – 1,601 recent views | 8,433 on S.U. since 21st November 2009


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16 –  Bene Rohlmann – 1 ,574 views in past 30 days | S.U. 53K since 8th Jan 2010

escapeintolife_doodles17 – Celebrating the Art of the Doodle: 20 Awesome Doodles – 1,392 recent views contribute to a cumulative total of 246K on S.U., since this showcase was first posted on 13th March 2010

escapeintolife_abacon_kidwell18 – Angela Bacon-Kidwell – 1,371 views in the past 30 days

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19 –  David Salle – 1,301,  mainly this past month though first posted April 7th 2010

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20 –  18 Photography Tumblrs that Rock – 1,216

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21  – Eva Eun-Sil Han –  1,195, posted on 14th November 2010

escapeintolife_artanddesigntumblrs22 –  28 Recommended Art and Design Tumblrs – 1,186 recent views

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23 – Vincent Hui – 1,128, posted on 20th November 2010

escapintolife_chunterparker24 – Craig Hunter Parker – 1,103, posted May 4th 2010

escapeintolife_mcraignmartin25 – Michael Craig-Martin – 1,069, posted April 30th 2010 and unnoticed till now

escapeintolife_lalla_essaydi26  –   Lalla Essaydi 1,014 views since posting on 17th December 2010

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27 –  Mario Gomez – 1009, another recent post

escapeintolife_andrewbmyers28 – Andrew B. Myers – 1,002 since first posted on 23rd November 2010

And this last group have each had over 900 hits over the past 30 days

escapeintolife_tim-flach29 – Tim Flach – 996 views, posted  20th November 2010

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30 – Oleg Denisenko – 986 | S.U. 1,211 since 5th June 2010

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31 – Tiffany Bozic – 936 | S.U. 1428 since 2nd Feb 2010

escapeintolife_ihardwickeolivieri32 – Irene Hardwicke Olivieri – 911 views in the past 30 days

Special Mention

This artist has been getting a lot of attention these past few days, but it has not registered on our analytics for some reason.  Nate Frizzell currently has 3,344 hits on S.U.

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