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Art Quiz - Artists of recent times

  1. In 1919, which artist made a parody of the Mona Lisa by painting it with a moustache and goatee?
  2. Which English painter's 1972 work Portrait of an Artist became the most expensive artwork by a living artist in 2018?
  3. Between 1991 and 2016, only artists under what age were eligible to compete for the Turner Prize?
  4. The street artist Banksy first gained recognition in which city's underground scene?
  5. Verity, a 2012 20-metre tall stainless steel and bronze statue created by Damien Hirst, can be found at the entrance to which North Devon town's harbour?

  6. Which American artist is famous for his record breaking balloon animal sculptures produced in stainless steel with mirror-finish surfaces?
  7. Which British filmmaker who directed Fifty Shades of Grey is also one of a group of artists known as the Young British Artists?
  8. Whose 1997 work Everyone I Have Ever Slept With is a tent decorated with the names of everyone this artist had ever shared a bed?
  9. What is the nationality of artist Frida Kahlo?
  10. The Son of Man is a 1964 painting by which surrealist painter?
  11. A work of art produced between 1961 and 1962 by Andy Warhol consisted of thirty-two canvases of which product?
  12. Which artist holds the record for rejecting British honours including a knighthood in 1968?
  13. Which American artist was widely known for his "drip technique" of splashing or pouring liquid household paint onto a horizontal surface?
  14. Whose first solo exhibition, "What a Farm Wife Painted", opened in New York in October 1940?
  15. What is the title of Salvador Dali's most famous painting depicting limp melting watches?
  16. Which American modernist artist has been called the "Mother of American modernism"?
  17. Whaam! and In the Car are famous works by which artist who died in 1997?
  18. Which English contemporary artist born in 1960, is known for his tapestries, ceramic vases, and cross-dressing?
  19. Which British artist, famous for his portraits and self-portraits, was the grandson of a groundbreaking psychologist?
  20. Painting 1946 is a painting by which Irish-born artist?
  21. Which 1937 painting by Pablo Picasso is regarded by many art critics as the most moving and powerful anti-war painting in history?


  1. Marcel Duchamp
  2. David Hockney
  3. Fifty
  4. Bristol's
  5. Illfracombe
  6. Jeff Koons
  7. Samantha Taylor-Johnson
  8. Tracey Emin
  9. Mexican
  10. Rene Magritte
  11. Campbell's Soup cans
  12. L. S. Lowry
  13. Jackson Pollock
  14. Grandma Moses
  15. The Persistence of Memory (1931)
  16. Georgia O'Keeffe
  17. Roy Lichtenstein
  18. Grayson Perry
  19. Lucian Freud
  20. Francis Bacon
  21. Guernica

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