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...
Brussels attracts artists and galleries from neighbouring countries. Its ideal location between France, the Netherlands, the UK and Germany (Paris can be reached in just over an hour, London, Cologne and Amsterdam in about two hours) is not its only asset ...
Under the humble title “Les Rencontres de la Photographie”, the annual festival of photography in France’s southern town of Arles represents one of the largest events dedicated to photography in Europe.
Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: William Wegman, "Sometimes it’s the dog who makes the picture" - A work from Pascale Marthine Tayou blown up - Marlène Dumas, The Image as Burden.
Trained at the Beijing Academy for Cinema, AI Weiwei has always believed that the most exciting way to make art is to criticize concrete problems. Militant, dissident and politically active, Ai Wei Wei has become a genuine pioneer on the international art scene.
Fridays are the Best! Every other Friday, Artprice offers you a themed auction ranking. This week the ranking reveals the world’s 10 most popular Still Lifes and recognizes Western modern art as the most valued period.