Baldur Helgason


The Chicago-based Icelandic artist Baldur Helgason has built up a passionate collector base with his playful approach to portraiture, which blends elements of caricature with art historical allusions. In the past week, his works have elicited the most dramatic week-over-week increase in inquiries of any artist on Artsy, fueled in large part by his recent solo exhibition on the platform, “Bad Timing,” with London’s Ramp Gallery. Already, the number of collectors who’ve inquired about his work on Artsy this year has nearly doubled the total number for 2020. This surge in demand on the platform comes amid rising overall art market interest in his work in the U.S., his native Iceland, and beyond.