Few things are as sexy as creativity. The lovely ladies in this gallery all tickle our intellectual fancy. Each has also made a distinct mark on the art world. One subverts traditional craft to bomb the streets. Others paint remarkable images of fragile femininity. And, a few depict hot hookers and porn stars. 

Regardless of subject, it is all smart stuff beloved by many and shown at galleries and museums around the world.

These are the 10 female artists we have a crush on.