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Contemporary art Top 10 [30 Sep 2016]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, the ten most expensive art works are in the spotlight. This year, six artists share the Top 10 of the highest auction prices in the world for contemporary art (recorded since summer 2015). Six Western artists – as […]

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Zeng Fanzhi, twenty years after his debut in Beijing [27 Sep 2016]

Zeng Fanzhi, twenty years after his debut in Beijing Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art has opened a retrospective show for one of the most country’s most famous Contemporary artists, ZENG Fanzhi. The exhibition will run until 19 November 2016 and covers around 25 years of work, including his Hospital and Masks series that made […]

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Flash News: Herb Ritts – David Bowie / Collector – William Kentridge exhibition in London [22 Sep 2016]

Herb Ritts under the spotlight… Work by one of fashion photography’s major figures, the Californian Herb RITTS (1952-2002), is on show in a retrospective exhibition at the Maison Européenne de la photographie in Paris until 30 October 2016. A master in exalting body lines and skin textures, Herb Ritts brought sensuality and finely composed sophistication […]

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Sale of Claude Berri’s collection… Part 1 announced [20 Sep 2016]

The art market news this autumn 2016 is dominated by sales of collections. These include works acquired by David Bowie, the presidential couple Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Daniel and Eliane Brollo and Prince Yusupov. There will also be a series of five sales to disperse the works of French film director and producer Claude Berri […]

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The best sales in Spain [16 Sep 2016]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, the ten best results recorded in Spain during the first half of 2016 are reviewed. The best sales in Spain Rank Artist Hammer Price Artwork Sale 1 Joaquín SOROLLA Y BASTIDA (1863-1923) $421,989 Monte Ulía, san Sebastian (1917) […]

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The paradoxes of the German market [13 Sep 2016]

Twenty years ago Berlin was internationally recognised as an eldorado for art galleries and artists. The city radiated an atmosphere of tremendous vitality and incommensurate freedom and with lots of huge spaces for artistic expression. The Berlin of the 1990s is remembered as an unparalleled creative laboratory… a sort of giant uninterrupted party with a […]

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Flash News: Hergé – Grand Palais – Positions Berlin – Marc Riboud [09 Sep 2016]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Hergé at the Grand Palais. Positions Berlin. Marc Riboud… a humanist photojournalist. Hergé at the Grand Palais Tintin fans will be delighted! Ten years after an exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of Hergé’s birth at the Centre Pompidou, the Belgian creator is returning […]

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Transavanguardia, blowing the dust off Italian painting [06 Sep 2016]

The Italian Transavanguardia rehabilitated painting in Contemporary art during the second half of the 20th century. Today, artists like Marco Bagnoli, Sandro Chia, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino enjoy international fame but do not seem to be appreciated by the market. Reconciliation of Contemporary art with painting The Transavantguardia was a pure invention […]

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Top Spanish artists [02 Sep 2016]

In Artprice’s fortnightly series of auction rankings, today’s Friday Top article looks at the 10 most successful Spanish artists at auction over the past decade. In the global ranking of national Fine Art auction marketplaces, Spain has descended to 23rd position with an annual turnover of $21 million last year. It is therefore behind Hungary, […]

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Pierre Soulages, France’s leading abstract artist [29 Aug 2016]

In France, abstract art emerged and expressed itself in many respects via a movement known as the Paris school. Like the Nice School, the Paris School was not exactly a « school » – a formula artificially created by art historians – but rather just a group of abstract artists who worked in France between 1940 and […]

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Flash News: Tino Sehgal – Palais de Tokyo – Wifredo Lam – Tate Modern – Christian Boltanski [ [25 Aug 2016]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Tino Sehgal – Palais de Tokyo – Wifredo Lam – Tate Modern – Christian Boltanski Tino Sehgal at the Palais de Tokyo British-German artist Tino SEHGAL (1976) began his career as a dancer working with experimental choreographers Jérôme Bel and Xavier Le Roy. […]

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Hong Kong sales marathon continues [23 Aug 2016]

Compared with the deceleration of mainland China’s art market, Hong Kong is still looking buoyant. In 2015, it was the only Chinese city to post an increase in annual auction turnover on Fine Art and this year the city has consolidated its status as an international platform — a strategic crossroad — resisting the current […]

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The Top Ten contemporary sculptures [19 Aug 2016]

It’s Top Ten Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice ranks the most important pieces ever sold at auction. This week the ranking focuses on the most desirable contemporary sculptures of the last 12 months. The Top Ten contemporary sculptures Rank Artist Hammer Price Artwork Sale 1 Maurizio CATTELAN (1960) $17,189,000 Him (2001) 2016-05-08 Christie’s New York […]

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Cy Twombly: a market bulls-eye [16 Aug 2016]

The Centre Pompidou in Paris is preparing a large-scale Cy TWOMBLY exhibition that will run from 30 November 2016 to 24 April 2017, with around 140 works.

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The Contemporary Art market in France [09 Aug 2016]

In pure supply terms, France’s Contemporary Art market is one of the broadest, deepest and most diverse market’s on the global art map with nearly as many Contemporary works sold at auction as in the US, and more than in the UK.

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Contemporary abstract art: Rothko, and company [02 Aug 2016]

Today’s prices of American Abstract Expressionist art illustrate the country’s dominance of the global market, with works by Mark ROTHKO, Clyfford STILL, Jackson POLLOCK and Sam FRANCIS easily fetching more than $50 million at auction.

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Artprice.com: Defying all forecasts: China upped 18%, dominated the global Art Market in the first half of 2016 [25 Jul 2016]

1. China returns to the leader position as the world’s largest art marketplace with a +18% increase2. Hong Kong posted H1 growth of 10% 3. Market liquidity has been guaranteed by transactions volumes up 3.2%

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Pierre Molinier the ‘shameless’, or the art of self-reinvention [19 Jul 2016]

Creator and ‘creature’, Pierre Molinier was born on a Friday 13 in 1900 and took his own life 76 years later. Known primarily for the scandalous nature of his works,

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London’s art market stands firm [12 Jul 2016]

Once again, the art market is proving its remarkable capacity for resistance in contexts of political and economic turmoil.

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Flash News: Vincent Van Gogh – Francis Bacon – Monaco [08 Jul 2016]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Vincent Van Gogh: finally, a retrospective in Arles. Francis Bacon in Monaco.

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François Morellet, order and disorder [05 Jul 2016]

The great François MORELLET died on 10 May. We take a look back at the career of an outstanding figure of Geometrical Abstract art and an artist who inspired many of Minimalism’s seminal ideas.

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Top results for portrait paintings [01 Jul 2016]

In Artprice’s fortnightly series of auction rankings, today’s Friday Top article looks at the most expensive portraits in auction history.

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The results of London’s latest major Impressionist & Modern Art sales [28 Jun 2016]

The results of London’s latest major Impressionist & Modern Art sales

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Flash News: Contemporary Art – London – Victor Vasarely – “Defense de mourir” – Centre Pompidou [24 Jun 2016]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news:Major Contemporary Art sales in London next week… Triple celebrations for Victor VASARELY’s 110th anniversary. “Defense de mourir” at the Centre Pompidou.

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Auction Houses: some down, some up! [21 Jun 2016]

The turnover figures posted by auction houses around the world reflect the art market’s general state of confidence as well as the broader economic and financial conditions in the countries concerned. Thus last year we saw Chinese operators particularly impacted by the country’s financial crisis with a number of its majors posting halved business volumes.

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Top Filipino artists [17 Jun 2016]

In Artprice’s fortnightly series of auction rankings, today’s Friday Top looks at the strongest auction results for Filipino artists in 2015 after the relatively recent emergence of international demand for some of the country’s 20th century artists.

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Josef Sudek, the “Poet of Prague”, at the Jeu de Paume [14 Jun 2016]

The superb pictorial world of Joseph Sudek can be experienced in an exhibition of 130 photographs at the Jeu de Paume in Paris until 25 September 2016. « Le monde à ma fenêtre » is an opportunity to rediscover this highly singular and intensely discreet artist

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Flash News: Melik Ohanian – Centre Pompidou Paris – Georgia O’Keefe – Tate Modern – Tunga [10 Jun 2016]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Melik Ohanian at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Georgia O’Keefe at the Tate. Tunga…

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Hong Kong’s art market looking stronger [07 Jun 2016]

Hong Kong’s Spring sales were a success with Christie’s posting a total of $364 million from its May sales (which contained a small percentage of non-Fine Art lots) including $59.2 million from its prestige Modern & Contemporary Art evening sale on 28 May 2016.

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Strongest auction debuts [03 Jun 2016]

In Artprice’s fortnightly series of auction rankings, this week’s Friday Top looks at the strongest price evolutions of artists new to the auction market.

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