Popular German artists include painters such as Albrecht Dürer, Caspar David Friedrich and Otto Dix and sculptors such as Joseph Beuys, Johann Gottfried Schadow and Marlene Neubauer-Woerner. As of 2014, some of the most successful living German artists include Gerhard Richter, Georg Baelitz, Andreas Gursky and Thomas Schütte.
Numerous German artists have significantly contributed to the world of art by creating some of the finest pieces of art in the world. In fact, painter Gerhard Richter has become the most valuable living artist in Europe when his Abstraktes Bild, a large oil-on-canvas, sold for $45.3 million during a Sotheby's auction. Other famous works from German artists are "The Fall of Phaeton" by Johann Liss and the pen-and-ink drawing "Praying Hands" by Albrecht Dürer.