The Easel

Best Art Books of 2020

Most art book lists feature works that reflect the year’s big themes – recognition of women artists, of artists of colour, and restitution. But there are many additional choices ranging, like the art world itself, from the quirky to the esoteric. For a comprehensive list of accessible books, the New York Times is hard to beat. Lists from the Guardian and Five Books, at five items each, are admirably concise. Christie’s list is admirably eclectic and alluring.