Five artists under 50 who are rising up the auction rankings

Five artists under 50 who are rising up the auction rankings:

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The Sick Leaves by Cecily Brown

Cecily Brown – a London-born artist whose works fetched $14.8m last year – up from $613,000 in 2016.

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A la Warhol by Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Njideka Akunyili Crosby – the record price for a work by this Nigerian-born, Los Angeles-based artist, who is in her 30s, reached $3.4m this month.

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye was nominated for the 2013 Turner Prize

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye – a British artist whose portraits of black figures sold for a total of $2.5m last year.

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Jenny Saville – another Brit, she saw her unflinching portraits fetch $11.8m in 2016 and ’17.

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AVERY SINGER

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Avery Singer – Fellow Travelers, Flaming Creatures, 2013

Avery Singer – aged 30, she made the art world take notice when a 2013 work, one of just a handful of her pieces to have come up for auction so far, smashed expectations to sell for $735,000 this month – six times higher than its upper estimate.

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