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The Great Vitamin P3 Painting Hunt

The Great Vitamin P3 Painting Hunt
Avery Singer, Untitled, 2015 (installation view)

Since its debut in 2002, Phaidon’sVitamin P series has served as a guiding light for anyone looking to discover the most exciting painters of the day. Compiled by an international pool of curators, critics, collectors, and museum directors and featuring a bevy of emerging or otherwise under-appreciated painters working across a variety of styles and disciplines, the books serve as a veritable who’s-who of contemporary painting, with good reason: many of the artists featured in the first two editions—including Peter Doig, Marlene Dumas, Mickalene Thomas, Tauba Auerbach, and many more—have gone on to achieve remarkable success and recognition. 

Phaidon is at it again in the latest addition to the series, Vitamin P3, which highlights 108 painters from around the world that you need to know (and collect) now. We want to encourage everyone to learn about these important artists for themselves; to help, we’ve organized a little contest. The rules are simple: to start, review the list of the 108 Vitamin P3 painters below. Next, keep a sharp eye out for works by these artists as you scour the Miami Art Fairs, especially Art Basel and NADA. When you find one of their paintings, post a photo of the work in its booth to Instagram and tag @Artspace, @Phaidonsnaps, and the artist’s gallery to be entered into a drawing for a $500 gift certificate on Artspace. The more works you find, the more chances you have to win—plus, you’ll get a crash course in the medium’s newest directions in the process. After all, discovering fresh talent is always more fun if there’s a prize at the end. Happy hunting!

Etel Adnan

Ahmed Alsoudani

Michael Armitage

Lucas Arruda

Math Bass

Sadie Benning

Katherine Bernhardt

McArthur Binion

Zander Blom

Daniel Boyd

Joe Bradley

Sascha Braunig

Sarah Cain

Juan José Cambre

Masaya Chiba

Marieta Chirulescu

Leidy Churchman

Matt Connors

Mary Corse

Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Cui Jie

Valentina D’Amaro

Dexter Dalwood

Julia Dault

Nathan Cash Davidson

David Diao

Peter Dreher

Michaela Eichwald

Jana Euler

Genieve Figgis

Mark Flood

Louisa Gagliardi

Sandra Gamarra

Apostolos Georgiou

Fernanda Gomes

Hulda Guzmán

Zach Harris

Celia Hempton

Helen Johnson

Jennie C. Jones

Jamian Juliano-Villani

Ewa Juszkiewicz

Hayv Kahraman

Sanya Kantarovsky

Emil Michael Klein

Ella Kruglyanskaya

Laura Lancaster

Mernet Larsen

Jane Lee

Lee Kit

Liu Wei

Nate Lowman

Chris Martin


Patrizio di Massimo

Bartek Materka

Hugo McCloud

Elizabeth McIntosh

Prabhavathi Meppayil

Yunhee Min

Donald Moffett

Meleko Mokgosi

Sabine Moritz

Ryan Mosley

Ulrike Müller

Oscar Murillo

Elizabeth Neel

Blessing Ngobeni

Aliza Nisenbaum

Serge Alain Nitegeka

Mairead O’Heocha

Éder Oliveira

Alex Olson

Anna Ostoya

Bruno Pacheco

Nicolas Party

Yelena Popova

Narbi Price

Déborah Pruden

Imran Qureshi

Mary Ramsden

Raúl Recio

K.P. Reji

Marina Rheingantz

Zbigniew Rogalski

Julia Rommel

Michael Simpson

Avery Singer

Arpita Singh

Daniel Sinsel

Christine Streuli

Ryan Sullivan

Maria Taniguchi

Rodel Tapaya

Henry Taylor

Torey Thornton

Caragh Thuring

Rafael Vega

Caroline Walker

Mary Weatherford

Stanley Whitney

Jack Whitten

Michael Williams

Mette Winckelmann

Rose Wylie

Xu Qu

Yu Hong

Yuan Yuan



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