The room was packed for this historic sale and the atmosphere was electric…at least, at the start of the bidding, which often lost its momentum somewhat prematurely, leading to a certain amount of anxiety.
Each year, the FIAC (Paris’s International Contemporary Art Fair) is becoming denser. With its Officielle, Art Elysées, Slick, Cutlog, Yia, Outsider Art Fair, Asia Now and the Zurcher Salon among others,
Before they are offered for sale in New York, the works in the collection accumulated by Alfred Taubman are being exhibited in world’s major art marketplaces. The Sotheby’s teams responsible for advertising the merits of each masterpiece
Contemporary art has become the primary driver of the global Art Market, a role historically played by Modern Art. This reality – analysed and explained by Artprice in its most recent semi-annual report (August 2015) – has been confirmed by our latest data sets for the Contemporary art market.
After September’s planning preparations, auction sales will resume in October with, among others, a round of New York sales dedicated to photography. For these sales, the two market leaders, Christie's and Sotheby's, have adopted very different strategies
Art does not fall obediently into the categories we have created; in fact, it tends to evaporate as soon as its name is uttered, preferring to travel incognito. Its best moments are when it is unconscious of being art.
Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Yoko Ono: “The world’s most famous unknown artist” - Adrian Villar Rojas, Marian Goodman’s rising star - Ancient art and Art Nouveau – the past and the future
‘Unconcerned, but not indifferent’ (so reads his epitaph)... irreverent, poetic and inventive, Man Ray was the most “multi-media” artist of the international avant-garde. Living on both sides of the Atlantic, he revolutionised art in France and made a strong impression in American.
Art has always held a mirror to society, questioned its own limits and provoked varying degrees of outrage. This past year, the art world spawned a generous crop of polemical reactions; we take a brief look at some of them...