Stephen Towns Painting Is One of Artsy’s Top 10 In-Demand Works of the Week

Stephen Towns, Two Roses, 2021

A painting by Stephen Towns, Two Roses (2021), is among the top 10 most sought after works on Artsy this week along with works by Joan Mitchell, Kara Walker and Nicolas Party.

In its weekly series, 10 In-Demand Works on Artsy This Week, Artsy’s curatorial and editorial teams look at the stats and offer a look at the artworks that are currently gaining traction among collectors on their platform. This week, the work by Towns, which is a featured work in our EXPO Chicago presentation, made the list.

“Uploaded for EXPO CHGO Online, this luminous work by the Baltimore-based artist Stephen Towns is already attracting a significant number of inquiries,” write authors Beatrice Sapsford and Shannon Lee. “Towns was recently mentioned in a profile Artsy ran on the collector Carla Shen, whose dynamic Brooklyn-based art collection also includes works by Mickalene Thomas, Derek Fordjour, Susan Chen, and Vaughn Spann, to name a few. Earlier this week, it was announced that Towns was among the 66 recipients of the 2021 Maryland State Arts Council Independent Arts Award.”

How do they do it? Looking at internal data, Artsy combines a top 10 list of works that Artsy members are engaging with through inquiries, page views, and saves, from both auction houses and galleries. 

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