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Frank Uwe Laysiepen (German: [fʁaŋk ˈuːvə laɪˈziːpn̩]; November 30, 1943 – March 2, 2020), known professionally as Ulay, was a German artist based in Amsterdam and Ljubljana, who received international recognition for his Polaroid art and collaborative performance art with longtime companion Marina Abramović. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ulay has received more than 509,269 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Ulay is the 27th most popular artist, the 842nd most popular biography from Germany and the 5th most popular German Artist.

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  • 70.74

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  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

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    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.19

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among artists, Ulay ranks 27 out of 77Before him are Banksy, David Hockney, Josef Albers, Adolph Menzel, Keith Haring, and Émile Gallé. After him are Akira Yoshizawa, Bernt Notke, Edward Burne-Jones, Méret Oppenheim, Barnett Newman, and Ai Weiwei.

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Among people born in 1943, Ulay ranks 53Before him are Michael Mann, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Raffaella Carrà, Lorenzo Sanz, Eduard Limonov, and Mario Botta. After him are Antonio Tabucchi, John Denver, Hanna Schygulla, Helmut Marko, Jean-Louis Tauran, and Wolfgang Overath. Among people deceased in 2020, Ulay ranks 65Before him are Maj Sjöwall, Philip Warren Anderson, Kobe Bryant, Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, Gene Deitch, and Arthur Ashkin. After him are Jiří Menzel, Buck Henry, Lee Kun-hee, Ida Haendel, Clive Cussler, and Bill Withers.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ulay ranks 842 out of 5,289Before him are Kurt Zeitzler (1895), Harald Schumacher (1954), Prince Leopold of Bavaria (1846), Karl Harrer (1890), Ivan Rebroff (1931), and Horst Tappert (1923). After him are Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752), Nina Hagen (1955), Gustav Radbruch (1878), Dietmar Hopp (1940), Hugo Boss (1885), and Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse (1868).

Among ARTISTS In Germany

Among artists born in Germany, Ulay ranks 5Before him are Hans Holbein the Younger (1497), Joseph Beuys (1921), Kurt Schwitters (1887), and Josef Albers (1888). After him are Bernt Notke (1435), Méret Oppenheim (1913), John Heartfield (1891), and Marianne Brandt (1893).