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Frank Uwe Laysiepen (German: [fʁaŋk ˈʔuːvə laɪˈziːpm̩]; 30 November 1943 – 2 March 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 619,568 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Ulay is the 28th most popular artist (down from 27th in 2019), the 961st most popular biography from Germany (down from 842nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Artist.

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  • 620k

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  • 61.16

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.25

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among artists, Ulay ranks 28 out of 78Before him are Adolph Menzel, Kurt Schwitters, Josef Albers, Banksy, Émile Gallé, and Jeff Koons. After him are Edward Burne-Jones, Ai Weiwei, Akira Yoshizawa, Barnett Newman, Méret Oppenheim, and Bernt Notke.

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Among people born in 1943, Ulay ranks 73Before him are Esma Redžepova, Vint Cerf, Pervez Musharraf, Bernard Tapie, Arthur Ashe, and Jean-Louis Tauran. After him are Mustafa Dzhemilev, George Benson, Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, Wolfgang Overath, Yohji Yamamoto, and Arthur B. McDonald. Among people deceased in 2020, Ulay ranks 54Before him are Kobe Bryant, Mirella Freni, Nexhmije Hoxha, Luis Sepúlveda, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, and Eduard Limonov. After him are Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Clive Cussler, Philip Warren Anderson, James Randi, Jack Steinberger, and Kenny Rogers.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ulay ranks 961 out of 6,142Before him are Erich Auerbach (1892), Max Wolf (1863), Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886), Johann Christoph Bach (1642), Julius Richard Petri (1852), and Nicolaus Zinzendorf (1700). After him are Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873), Friedrich Kuhlau (1786), Harald Quandt (1921), Lothar von Richthofen (1894), Nastassja Kinski (1961), and Robert Huber (1937).

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 Méret Oppenheim (1913), Bernt Notke (1435), John Heartfield (1891), and Marianne Brandt (1893).