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overstockArt.com Unveils 2015’s Top 10 Most Popular Art

Online art gallery overstockArt.com’s annually announced top 10 oil paintings show some new additions for 2015 alongside familiar faces. Holding strong at #1 once again Vincent van Gogh’s masterpiece, “Café Terrace.” Van Gogh is joined by 8 other artists: Renoir, Monet, Klimt, Hopper, Leighton, Thorburn, Redon, and Degas.

Van Gogh had another great year as the only artist taking more than one spot in overstockArt.com’s annual list of the top 10 best-selling oil paintings of the year. “Café Terrace” has been replaced by its upgraded version; overstockArt.com’s Luxury Line proved popular with its hand-embellished gold and silver metallic accents. It’s joined by another fan favorite, “Starry Night”, which has been bumped down to fifth position after a third place finish last year. Renoir’s “Discarded Roses” and Monet’s “Garden Path at Giverny” have taken second and third, each having seen a tremendous surge in popularity.

Top 10 Art for 2015

The full listing of the top 10 oil paintings sold online in 2015 according to overstockArt.com’s statistics are:

  1. Café Terrace at Night (Luxury Line) by Vincent Van Gogh
  2. Discarded Roses by Pierre August Renoir
  3. Garden Path at Giverny by Claude Monet
  4. Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer I (Luxury Line) by Gustav Klimt
  5. Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh
  6. Night Hawks by Edward Hopper
  7. Flaming June by Frederic Leighton
  8. Peacock by Archibald Thorburn
  9. Flowers by Odilon Redon
  10. Star Dancer (On Stage) by Edgar Degas

“Star Dancer” by Degas has managed to hold on to its tenth place spot, though surpassed by several newcomers to the rankings. Another Luxury Line painting has made the list, with Klimt’s “Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer I” replacing his ever-popular “The Kiss” this year.

The CEO of overstockArt.com David Sasson is excited about this years list, he says “There is a lot we can learn from these timeless works of art. There’s a reason people are drawn to them and enjoy them. Perhaps it’s because the artists knew the journey was the destination and enjoyed the process of making art.” Sasson reflects on the reason overstockArt.com was created and adds, “overstockArt.com is more than an online art gallery, it is a gateway that allows people to access the essence of these timeless works of art that is so uplifting and reviving to the human spirit. We believe everyone should be able to enjoy the personal inspiration these artists provide no matter what their budget.”

The Top 10 list is released annually due to popular demand, “Consumers and companies strive to keep up with the latest interior décor trends to maintain a modern appeal,” said Sasson. “Just like they care about Pantone’s annual ‘it’ color, they want to know what décor accessories are hot. Our annual top 10 list makes it easy for consumers to stay on top of the trends and find out which oil paintings are most hip and desirable in the marketplace.”

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Joe Strouth is a photographer and art lover with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. He enjoys reading, minimalist sculpture and music, and documentary photography from the second half of the 20th century. Having lived all over the world, he tries to visit museums any time he travels.