Martin Kippenberger (German) (1953-1997) who began studying at the Hochschule für bildende Kunst in Hamburg in 1972. He held his first one-man show in 1977. Moving to Berlin the following year, he became the business manager of the legendary S.O 36 bar. Using a wide range of media, his work often mocks both himself and society. His first comprehensive museum exhibition was held at the Hessische Landesmuseum, Darmstadt in 1986, and a retrospective of his work was held in 1997 at the Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain in Geneva and the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Castello di Rivoli in Turin. He has also been the focus of solo exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture garden, Washington D.C, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
His works are rated between $ 10,000 and 140,000.
Jeff Koons (American) (Born in 1955) who went to study at the Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Koon's sculptures and paintings often appropriate subjects from mass culture in order to explore the seductive power and erotics of commercial products and images. He has participated in the 1987 and 1989 Whitney Biennial and the 1990 Venice Bienniale. He was the subject of a major comprehensive exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Jeff Koons lives and works in New York.
His works are rated between $ 100,000 and 1,7 million.
Shiro Kuramata (Japanese) (1934-1991) who studied architecture at the Tokyo technical College in 1956 and began training as a cabinetmaker at the Kuwasawa Institute for Design. Throughout his short but brilliant career, Kuramata focused his energy and seemingly limitless creative imagination onto the design of furniture. The poetic minimalist concepts, which he developed, brought attention to the purity and elegance of Japanese culture and his avant-garde contemporaries in Europe. Kuramata created such innovative pieces as his "furniture in irregular forms Side 2, a set of wooden drawers curved into the shape of an S" and his "Sally 87" side table, which he designed for Memphis, the Italian design group. In his extraordinary armchair and settee "How High the Moon", we see how Kuramata's choice of materials informed his creations. The form of the chair is entirely constructed from a mesh like nickel-plated steel and manages to be both fragile looking and hard-edged at the same time.
His works are rated between $ 30,000 and 100,000.