For his recently published picture book Freckles (Splice Pictures Publishing), the Swiss photographer Reto Caduff has taken pictures of freckled women all over Europe. His pictures prove: freckles are beautiful.
Ernesto Neto, Brazilian sculptor and all-around awesome guy. I saw his exhibit at SLAM years ago and it was awesome. Nylon fabric filled with spices and stretched from the ceiling to the floor. The smell was amazing.
Mark Rothko has been a favorite ever since I saw two of his paintings in a Newsweek article. I love their fog-like mystery based entirely on color. Here is "Untitled - Navy and Black, -> colourfield painting