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.
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.
1. China returns to the leader position as the world’s largest art marketplace with a +18% increase 2. Hong Kong posted H1 growth of 10% 3. Market liquidity has been guaranteed by transactions volumes up 3.2%
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The auction company Phillips has become a leading specialist in the sale of Latin American art. Today considered a reference in the field, it provides strong competition to Christie’s and Sotheby’s for control of this lucrative segment which regularly throws up important works by major artists
After New York, the art market majors are preparing their prestige sales in Hong Hong, one of the world’s most dynamic art marketplaces. Between 28 and 31 May 2016, Poly Auction, Bonhams, China Guardian, Sotheby’s and Christie’s will be dispersing hundreds of Asian artworks in the city.
Traditionally a crucial month for big auction houses, May sees the art market’s major dealers and collectors converge on New York for the Frieze (5-8 May 2016), which acts as a prelude to the much anticipated prestige sales of Modern and Contemporary art
All regular stars of the Contemporary art market’s top bracket, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, Peter Doig, Christopher Wool, Andy Warhol, Mike Kelley, Robert Gober, Cy Twombly, Joan Mitchell are just some of the signatures in New York’s spring Contemporary art sales