Kusama
Yayoi Kusama was last year’s top selling woman artist according to data collected by the website MutualArt. Pictured here is one of her works from Omer Tiroche Gallery’s exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Small Pumpkin Paintings which closes today.

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Yayoi Kusama came top of the chart for female artists with works selling for $65.6m (£48.9m). She was 13th highest-seller overall.

Following her, the top-selling women were Louise Bourgeois, Joan Mitchell, Agnes Martin and Barbara Hepworth, all dead 20th century artists. Kusama is 89. Together they accounted for $263m (£175m) of a $3.5bn (£2.6bn) total.

Leonardo da Vinci was at the top of the ranking thanks to the $450m (£337m) sale of Salvator Mundi in New York last November. He was followed by Jean Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly and Roy Lichtenstein.