[Updated 8/14, 10AM]
In no particular order, but the order I thought of them:
1. Richard Prince — 960 Tweets including:
2. Vito Acconci — 1 Tweet:
Vito Acconci is now following you on Twitter.
— Vito Acconci (@VitoAcconci) November 16, 2009
Superfamous, but alas it’s unlikely that it’s Acconci who made the clever account. He hasn’t owned up to it that I know of. Maybe I’ll ask him at this.
3. John Lurie — 3,201 tweets including:
“We are dying. But we won’t all die, just enough so that you all die. Then we will come back. That is our plan.” best, The Bees
— John Lurie (@lurie_john) June 8, 2013
John Lurie just kicks ass. Example Example
I wanted an example from a Jim Jarmusch movie, but there weren’t even clips on YouTube. Someone tweet me something great and I’ll add it.
Here’s a great John Lurie clip:
4. Marilyn Minter — 410 tweets including:
Two paintings of mine from the 70s! Yikes! pic.twitter.com/K5cuCI0Xkp
— Marilyn Minter (@MinterMarilyn) February 27, 2013
How awesome is that? I thought I knew Marilyn Minter’s work pretty well, but I’d never seen anything like this before.
5. Hank Willis Thomas — 8,142 tweets including:
— Hank Willis Thomas (@hankwthomas) July 10, 2013
This guy is prolific in his art and prolific on social media. Mostly tweets about his own work, but his work is great so we forgive him.
6. Raymond Pettitbon — 9,860 tweets including:
Greg Ginn sued me: copyright infringement. Settled ouyt of court: cuyt ‘the bars’ off my dyckk.2 pounds of revenge.
— Raymond Pettibon (@RaymondPettibon) August 10, 2013
Road Deconstructioyn Ahead, Post Posited. Better Read Than Dead, Wrote Poet. BURMA SHAVE
— Raymond Pettibon (@RaymondPettibon) August 13, 2013
Have fun deciphering! I once spent about an hour with a friend working on one of these. It’s like cryptic crossword clues in the London Times. BURMA SHAVE!
7. Yoko Ono — 5,630 tweets including:
You are water. I’m water. We’re all water in different containers. That’s why it’s so easy to meet. Someday we’ll evaporate together.
— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) January 27, 2012
8. Queen Latifah — 921 tweets including:
Sending Peace and Love to everyone today! be Blessed!
— Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) July 22, 2013
(Kidding, but does anyone read past the first couple?)
8. Nayland Blake — 6,434 tweets including:
Felt weird so I made myself a pbb&j. The extra b is for bourbon.—
Nayland Blake (@naylandblake) October 30, 2012
(That was the real 8 for those paying attention.)
9. Bo Bartlett — 3,318 tweets including:
— Bo Bartlett (@theBoBartlett) July 8, 2012
(And now I’m just shouting myself out. Shameless.) Bo’s rad though. Paintings all over the US in
probably a dozen twenty-three (23) museums and public collections. His sweet and lovely wife Betsy Eby is also great on Twitter! I’d have included her outright, but Bo’s more famouser. For now.
10. William “G.E.N.I.U.S.” Powhida — 19,564 tweets including:
— William (@Powhida) August 8, 2013
(Bill’s famous, right?)
10. AA Bronson (What? I had two 8′s, I can have two 10′s.) — 582 tweets including:
Nello Balan of Nello's, the restaurant on Madison, mistook Mark and me for ZZ Top, resulting in flash bulbs popping and wine at the bar.—
AA Bronson (@AA_Bronson) November 18, 2012
Hasn’t tweeted for a month or so since arriving in Germany, but he’s definitely super famous from when he was in that bluesy American rock band from Houston with Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard.
Update 1 – 2am-ish.
Who am I missing? So far, I’ve gotten a few suggestions on Twitter. Still editing. Maybe.
Update 2 – Added blurbs about Marilyn Minter, Raymond Pettitbon, Hank Willis Thomas, and Bo Bartlett. Other famous artists will be in a forthcoming 10 (More) Famous Artists on Twitter if you put them in the comments, I’ll credit you! I’ve definitely got to add Mickalene Thomas, Tom Sachs, and others…