The Top Ten in Europe. Chapter 6: France
Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week, we reveal the top ten bids ever made in France – a true celebration of modernity.
The Contemporary Art bonanza continues…
At the finish line of the major November sales the American auction company, Sotheby’s, confirmed its leadership of the Impressionist & Modern segment with its best-ever sales total of $422.1 million including fees
Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Sotheby's Top 3 of Modern Art - Christie's Top 3 of Modern Art - Latin American art – watch this space!
Artprice launches technical analysis of the Art Market using Japanese candlestick charts
The Top Ten in Europe. Chapter 5: Spain
Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week we reveal the Top Ten bids in Spain: evidence of a market that has slackened considerably.
November’s prestige sales of Contemporary Art
November is the traditional month for the major sales of Impressionist and Contemporary art in New York. Ahead of our analysis of the results of the Impressionist & Modern art sales in a future article, we take a preview of
Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: The Schieles of November - Christie's in Shanghai - A Giacometti masterpiece at Sotheby's
A cultural centre on the Champs-Elysees… a Foundation dedicated to artistic creation… and now a superb new museum in the Bois de Boulogne just outside Paris, the French LVMH Group has established itself as a leading institution for Contemporary art in France.
Artprice turns the spotlight on FIAC 2014
The FIAC is one of the world’s leading fairs for contemporary art. The 41st edition of this key global event continues its march in the face of increasingly fierce competition.
Top Tens in Europe. Chapter 4: Switzerland
Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week, we reveal the most outstanding bids in the Swiss market.
Who are today's top artists on the Contemporary art market? Who are the most sought-after emerging artists in the world? Where exactly is the market? Where is it beginning to thrive? What are the principal trends on the Contemporary art market… and what determines the price of an artist? Just some of the questions we focus on in this eighth edition of Artprice.com's Contemporary Art Market Guide, based on an in-depth analysis of global auction data (July 2013 through early July 2014).
Essl sales: accretion of over 100% per year!
In many respects Contemporary art has become a new Eldorado for investors wealthy and a source of trophy acquisitions for wealthy collectors around the globe. In less than 20 years the values of certain contemporary artworks have increased by multiples of 5 to 40 times. Some examples of this kind of inflation were visible at the recent “Essl” sale in London.
Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: FIAC is back - Staying with Paris – the FIAC fringe - Paul-Durand Ruel: an art dealer in Paris
Contemporary African art, in France and elsewhere
African art has enjoyed major exhibitions since the late 80s, a higher level of exposure since the early 2000s, the constitution of a number of important collections, the development of local institutions in Africa...
Top Tens in Europe. Chapter 3: Germany
Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week, we look at the artists who have achieved the most outstanding sales on the German market.
The first results of the season…
The art market woke from its summer break in late September, in New York, with the season’s first Contemporary art sales, followed a few days later by major photography sales. The results were good for the mainstays of Modern photography like
Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Japan in Australia - Niki de Saint Phalle in the line of sight - ART.FAIR 2014
Top Tens in Europe. Chapter 2: Belgium
Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten Belgian bids.
New York: capital of photography.
After its Asian week, the Big Apple is preparing for a week of photography sales with more than 1,400 lots being offered between late September and early October. For three days, the “classics” of the photography medium will
Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Erro in Lyon - Sao Paulo - Phillips and London
The Section d’Or… the “other” cubism
Considered an offshoot of Cubism, Section d’Or (Golden Section) artists are not as expensive as the hardcore Cubists like Picasso. While their prices have continued to climb (new record for Juan Gris this year), many works by the major avant-garde artists are still very cheap by comparison.
Top Tens in Europe. Chapter 1: Italy
Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the Top Ten Italian bids
Now, within seconds, a buyer or seller using a smartphone, phablet, tablet or pc can access graphic displays of an artist's price index, the number of works sold per year, his/her annual auction turnover, his unsold rate, the geographic distribution of his sales per country, per price segment or per artistic medium, not to mention an array of more advanced options.
Contemporary art: the choice of medium
Which artistic media are most appreciated by Contemporary art collectors: painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking or drawing? Auctions results clearly reflect the major trends as well as the most sought-after and most profitable artistic categories for auction operators.
Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: the year of Robert Gober - Hokusai in Paris - Rembrandt in London
Global total turnover for the art auction market stood at USD 7.1 billion (excluding fees) after the first six months of 2014. This figure represents a new record for the art market and is a billion more than for the same period a year earlier (H1 2013), and 5.2 billion more than 10 years earlier. So the art auction market has grown 17% in one year and 275% in a decade!
The Top Ten Nudes
Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten bids for nudes.
Art is not always expensive
Nowadays, competition is very much a part of the art market; the major auction houses compete, countries compete to remain or became the global market’s key poles, and artists compete with each other for the limelight and the best results. Hand in hand with this competition, There is intense marketing, the impact of fashions, and hyper-media exposure for certain artists. So where does this leave art prices?
Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Sarkis in Venice - Gold in Miami - Franck Gerhy
Focus on Hans Bellmer
When Hitler came to power, the German artist Hans BELLMER (born March 13, 1902 in Katowice, [part of the then German Federal Empire] and died February 23, 1975 in Paris) engaged in a subversive process that aimed to undermine the myth of anatomical perfection extolled by the Third Reich. He dismembered the body of his doll and rebuilt it in incongruous combinations that evoked a feeling of “uncanny strangeness” described by Freud.