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Top 50 Kick Ass Modern Art Trends in 2009

— December 31, 2009 — Art & Design
If you are ready to have your mind blown, then pop through this countdown of the top 50 modern art trends in 2009. There are several ways to cut this modern art category, so this is my first round of many.

This visual cornucopia of cool is based on our modern art trend database, which now has more than 1,566 modern art trends. Boooooom.

If you are looking for professional modern trend research and patterns, check out Trend Hunter PRO our 2010 Trend Reports, or our FREE Video of the Top 20 Trends in 2010.
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Immoral Artography
Immoral Artography
A Modern Take on the Seven Sins by Anne Smolders
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49
Quirky Summer Photography
Quirky Summer Photography
Juliana Beasley Captures Reptilian Skin in ‘City Heat'
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48
Illusory Shocktography
Illusory Shocktography
Twisted Art from Robert Gligorov
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47
Fake X-Ray Photography
Fake X-Ray Photography
Koen Hauser Mixes Real Models With Fake Organs
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46
Cheerleader Photodocumentaries
Cheerleader Photodocumentaries
Life Magazine Photographer Studies Cutest Cheerleaders
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45
Reality Shocktography
Reality Shocktography
10 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped
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44
Perversely Pretty Photography
Perversely Pretty Photography
Sarah Sitkin's 'Morbid Sense of Humor' Exhibits Just That
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43
Striking Fashiontography
Striking Fashiontography
Francis Hills Has Taken the Photography Scene by Storm
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42
Edible Human Hybrids
Edible Human Hybrids
Photoshop Proves Mom Was Right: You Are What You Eat
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41
Bursting High-Speed Photography
Bursting High-Speed Photography
The Explosive Air Rifle Images of Alan Sailer
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40
Hot Pothole Photography
Hot Pothole Photography
Claudia Ficca & Davide Luciano Glorify Weathered Roads
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39
Contemporary Kids' Rooms
Contemporary Kids' Rooms
Tantrum-Tenderizing Room Themes From Tots to Teens
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38
Awareness Shocktography
Awareness Shocktography
Nils Vilnis' Domestic Violence Set for Amnesty International
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37
Psychedelic Floral Illustrations
Psychedelic Floral Illustrations
Nadia Flower's Exquisite Artwork is An Explosion of Color
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36
Body Fluids, Hurting Yourself & Murder
Body Fluids, Hurting Yourself & Murder
The Eccentric Photography of Christophe Gilbert (II)
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35
Unexpected Situation Photography
Unexpected Situation Photography
Erin Wurm Captures Odd, Awkward Moments
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34
Implausibly Photoshopped Photos
Implausibly Photoshopped Photos
Jan Oliehoek Makes the Impossible Look Realistic
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33
Playful Pin-Ups
Playful Pin-Ups
Fun and Fanciful Retro-Inspired ‘Modern Pin-Up Girls With Animals'
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32
Shocking Animal Sculptures
Shocking Animal Sculptures
Patricia Piccinini's Frightening Hyper-Realist Artwork
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31
Tonguettoos
Tonguettoos
Permanent Lingual Ink is In Vogue
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30
Rear Projection Poses
Rear Projection Poses
‘Vilena-Style' Modeling Goes Viral in Russia
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29
Stunning Surreal Photography
Stunning Surreal Photography
Rankin's Iconic Images Are Slightly Off the Wall
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28
Eye-Popping Photography
Eye-Popping Photography
Benedict Campbell's Vibrant Take on Models & Objects
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27
Fashionable Prosthetics
Fashionable Prosthetics
Una Burke's Constricted Creations Are Inspired by Medical Braces
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26
3D Garbage Portraits
3D Garbage Portraits
Bernard Pras Makes Art from the Most Random Found Objects
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25
Funny Photo Manipulations
Funny Photo Manipulations
Bizarre Hybrid Animal Images by HumanDescent
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24
Reverse Photoshopped Art
Reverse Photoshopped Art
Benoit David Adds Rolls of Flab and Limbs to His Photos
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23
Hallucinogenic Paintings
Hallucinogenic Paintings
The Psychedelic Vision of Alex Grey
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22
Face Corsets
Face Corsets
Paddy Hartley's Face-Altering Masks Mimic Plastic Surgery
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21
5,000 KM Beard Growth
5,000 KM Beard Growth
Christoph Rehage Grows ‘Mighty Long Beard' on Trek Across China
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20
Skinny Badass Motorbikes
Skinny Badass Motorbikes
'Swordfish' is from Mars, 'Stalker' is from Venus
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19
Children as Mini Adults
Children as Mini Adults
Anna Skladmann Portrays Elite Russian Kids in Provactive Poses
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18
Portraits of Crack Addicts
Portraits of Crack Addicts
USER by Tony Fouhse Finds Compassion for the Fallen
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17
Magical Photography
Magical Photography
Lado Alexi's Skilled and Fascinating Photo Manipulation
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16
Surreal Photo Manipulation
Surreal Photo Manipulation
Josh Sommers' Awesome Digital Artwork
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15
Elegant Tattoography
Elegant Tattoography
Brian Cummings' ‘Bodies of Work' is Breathtaking
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14
Surreal Sensual Photography
Surreal Sensual Photography
Rankin Captures Beauty in Kaleidoscopic Girls & Luscious Lips
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13
Surreal Fairytale Photography
Surreal Fairytale Photography
Flux Fotography's 'Alice in Wonderland' Goes Down the Rabbit Hole
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12
Glass-Walled Homes
Glass-Walled Homes
Hollywood Hills Estate Maximizes Stunning Skyline Views
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11
Tattoos of Organs
Tattoos of Organs
Permanent Ink Fit for an Anatomy Lesson
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10
High-Fashion Asian Photography
High-Fashion Asian Photography
The Stunning Work of Chenman, A Chinese Celeb and Style Photographe
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9
Twisted Disney Photography
Twisted Disney Photography
Chenman's Mickey Mouse Ear Fascination is Haunting but Hot
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8
Romantic Fashion Illustrations
Romantic Fashion Illustrations
Delicate Artwork Inspired by Contemporary Designers and Pop Icons
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7
Gothic Wedding Bouquets
Gothic Wedding Bouquets
Black Roses and Calla Lilies for Tradition-Defying Brides
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6
Exotic Tattoos
Exotic Tattoos
Inked Dedications to Wild Animals for Extreme Nature Lovers
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5
Unbelievable Surrealism as Art
Unbelievable Surrealism as Art
Erik Johansson's Remarkable Photoshopping
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4
Scandalous Photography
Scandalous Photography
Nejat Talas Captures Heated Moments
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3
Overtly Violent Art
Overtly Violent Art
Disturbing Photography by Alison Brady Looks Murderous
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2
Gloomy Fashion Illustrations
Gloomy Fashion Illustrations
Cassandra Rhodin's Watercolors Mix 1920s Style and Sadness
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1
3D Floor Murals
3D Floor Murals
10 Incredible Optical Illusion Designs to Floor Your Friends
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