We’re just 48 hours shy of Art Basel Miami Beach, and to prep for the art fair I’ve compiled a list of contemporary artists that has been rising on my radar after this year’s exhibitions and gallery crawls. Highlighting some iconic art work starting with Ai Wei Wei and his signature middle-finger flick, to the phallic and playful sculptures of Haas Brothers, down to utilitarian installations of Andrea Zittel. Catch my A to Z below . If you happened to miss my #Art101 briefing, take a look at last year’s post.

A: Ai Wei Wei

B: Bridget Riley
C: Cy Twombly

D: Doug Aitken
E: Ellsworth Kelly

F: Frank Stella

G: Glenn Ligon 

H: Haas Brothers

I: Isa Genzken
J: Jenny Holzer

K: Kerry James Marshall

L: Louise Bourgeois

M: Mark Bradford

N: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

O: Brian O’Doherty

P: Pierre Huyghe

R: Robert Irwin

S: Sophie Calle

T: Takesada Matsutani

U: Urs Fischer

V: Adriana Varejão

W: Wolfgang Tillman

X: Xu Zhen

Y: Katsuhiro Yamaguchi 
Z: Andrea Zittel