Ai Weiwei: 221K followers

Ai Weiwei’s Instagram account isn’t just about art, it is a channel for him to spread his word and to make statements regarding the refugee crisis as well as other political issues. Read more about Weiwei here.

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Simon de Pury: 147K followers

Swiss-born art auctioneer, DJ, collector and co-founder of the auction house Phillips de Pury & Company, Simon de Pury is perhaps the world’s best known auctioneer, hailed"the Mick Jagger of art auctions" for his exciting style of auctioneering. His Instagram is just as thrilling as the his gavel-work, as he takes his followers around the globe, visiting both art fairs and auctions.

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Robin Cembalest: 27.3K followers

Just in case you love art, you should be following the journalist, editorial, digital strategist and former ARTnews editor Robin Cembalest. Frequently throughout the day she updates her Instagram with cool paintings and sculptures mostly by contemporay artists.

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Damien Hirst: 93.2K followers

The former YBA artist needs no further introduction. The UK's richest living artist's Instagram will keep you up to date with Hirst around the world.

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Banksy: 152K followers

Banksy is not the most frequent Instagrammer, however, as with his art, his Instagram creates a lot of hype. Ever enigmatic, he uses little or no caption, but that does not stop his followers from using Instagram to search for where his artworks are popping up.

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Laurie Simmons: 80K followers

American-born artist, photographer and film maker Laurie Simmons is famous for her photographs that reference domestic scenes. Her Instagram showcases her favorite photographs and films by other artists as well as her own pieces of art, all with a small glimpse into her daily life.

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Daniel Arsham: 225K followers

New York based artist Daniel Arsham straddles the line between art, architecture and performance and often use his Instagram as the first place to share information about upcoming projects and news. On his Instagram, he shows fantastic pieces of art and  Pharrell Williams, Kanye West and more often feature.

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Jr: 807K followers

The French, anonymous photographer and artist JR combines art and action in his works. He is famous for his large black-and-white photographic images and for projects like ”Face 2 Face”, in Israel and Palestine in 2007. On his Instagram, he posts updates about his ongoing projects such as the Inside out project in which so far 300 000 people are participating in. Hollywood's brightest stars shows up here and there on his account too.

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Saatchi Art: 90.4K followers

One of the most famous art galleries in the world, Saatchi Art is a must-follow. Not only is it full of beautiful art, but also short interviews and visits to artists' studios. Under the hashtag #LiveWithArt people are encouraged to post images of art in their homes.

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Street Art Globe: 1.9M followers

Street art is really is the thing. By following Street Art Globe you get to see fantastic videos and art works of the global phenomenon that is Street art. This is an account you can spend hours scrolling through.

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