- This is an archived proposal. You are probably looking for the current notability guideline on artists, which can be found at WP:ARTIST.
|This is a failed proposal.
This guideline includes special criteria beyond that which is given at WP:BIO. Not all artists are notable. Many of them, both professional and amateur, make contributions without reaching the minimum threshold of notability to justify an encyclopedic article.
1. The notability as an artist is defined by the notability of his/her art. Of course, an artist not notable for his/her art may still be notable because of other achievements as described by Wikipedia:Notability (people) and relevant guidelines.
2. Notable art is:
- a) A piece that has been purchased or displayed by notable expositions (e.g. Documenta, Tate, MOMA, Guggenheim Museum).
- b) A piece acquired by government (national, state or major city) and put on public display (e.g. Zygmunt's Column or Washington Monument) - but excluding vanity images/sculpture of living politicians.
- c) A piece that has been selected as the winner of a notable award (Abd-el-Tif prize, Marcel Duchamp Prize, Carnegie Prize see Category:Art awards).
- d) A piece sold at record value for its field to a purchaser independent from the artist, or that achieved the highest price for a given year if the purchaser is independent of the artist/agent/gallerist.