THE BLOG The 10 Most Overrated Artists of the Decade 12/31/2010 03:26 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011 845 Mat Gleason Art Critic, Art Curator Here are the ten artists who stole the headlines while they held art back this decade.... TEN MOST OVERRATED ARTISTS OF THE DECADE TEN MOST OVERRATED ARTISTS OF THE DECADE 1 of 10 DAMIEN HIRST A cross between Elton John and Myra Hindley, Damien Hirst epitomized the decade that fetishized money as an indicator of artistic quality. Like an intern at Prada, Hirst spots what rich people consider to be a good trophy to award themselves for having money. His September, 2008 auction allegedly raised $200 million . . . and yet with the disappearance of Lehman Brothers the very same day, you have to wonder how many of those sales were really ever completed. Suffice to say, his sculptural output, clinical meditations on mortality at their most generous, never even rise to the sophistication of a Bernie Taupin chorus. Share this slide: AP Follow Mat Gleason on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CoagulaMagazine More: Art Banksy Damien Hirst Art World FOLLOW ARTS facebook twitter GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost Arts HuffPost Arts HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.