The Art Angle Roundup: 2023’s Ins And Outs

From anthropecene-based art to Hoka sneakers, we rounded up some of the biggest trends that came and went out of fashion this year.

MSCHF's 'Big Red Boots' are most definitely out. Photo courtesy of a tipster.

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At the end of the year, it’s become something of a tradition for people in all corners of the Internet to review the last 12 months and take a look to the future with a sort of “micro-forecast.” The original idea of an “Ins and Outs” list began at the Washington Post in the 1970s, and is now a global sensation.
Here at Artnet, we decided to try our hand at a sort of list of our own, and tapped senior editor Kate Brown, national art critic Ben Davis, and columnist Annie Armstrong to weigh in on some of the more polarizing trends that came and went in 2023. Our biggest takeaway? There’s not a whole lot of consensus out there, but we did our best. From the state of the art market to the new brand of shoes everyone seems to be wearing in our little corner of the art world, here’s our take on the much beloved tradition.

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