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The Most Overrated Paintings of All Time 

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Updated June 15, 2019 9.6k votes 1k voters 47.5k views 20 items

List Rules Critically and publicly acclaimed paintings that are, frankly, just not that great...

This is a list of the most overrated paintings ever created, ranked from most overrated to least overrated. These are the works of art that have been acclaimed despite not being all that great. Because this is a crowdranked list, Ranker visitors can make their own lists and vote on the artwork to help decide where individual paintings belong on the list. Remember, voting up a certain painting means that you think it is overrated, and belongs on the list. Voting against means you like it and don't think that it is all that overrated.
Campbell's Soup Cans is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overrated Paintings of All Time
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Artist: Andy Warhol

Period / Movement: Pop art

Not that great?
2
Valentine
Valentine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overrated Paintings of All Time
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Artist: Keith Haring

Not that great?
3
No. 5, 1948
No. 5, 1948 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Paintings of All Time
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Artist: Jackson Pollock

Period / Movement: Abstract expressionism

Not that great?
Broadway Boogie-Woogie ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Paintings of All Time
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Artist: Piet Mondrian

Not that great?