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.
The Top Ten Duos
Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten auction results for artistic duos.
Focus on Yayoi Kusama
The work of the Japanese queen of polka dots, who is now 85, has never been so much in demand. Yayoi Kusama is in fact the most expensive living female artist in the world, and the third highest ranked Japanese artist behind Takashi Murakami and Tsuguharu Fujita. Born in Matsumoto (Nagano) in 1929, Yayoi Kusama has managed to promote her eccentric and psychedelic universe all over the world.
Christopher Wool - an explosive market
Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Jeff Koons – Takashi Murakami - Sigmar Polke
Georg Baselitz – no creation without destruction…
Born in Saxony in 1938 on the eve of WWII, Georg Baselitz became one of Germany’s greatest Contemporary artists. Né Hans Georg Kern, he adopted the name Baselitz after the Saxon village where he was born (Deutschbaselitz).
The Top 10 of Italian contemporary artists
Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten bids for contemporary Italian artists (born after 1945).
Following publication of the minutes of Artprice's AGM on 27 June 2014 together with a presentation of Artprice's "Future Outlook" (link to the online pdf file at the bottom of this page) that was discussed during the meeting, there had been substantial demand from shareholders and the market for further information.
Female artists and big money results…
Women artists and the art market... Now there’s a difficult subject! For years art critics, historians, art market specialists, museum curators and even art fair directors have denounced the huge gap between the values of artworks produced by women and men.
Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: On Kawara - Jean Dubuffet - Anna-Eva Bergman
5 artists under 30 - Chapter 5: Asia
Our fifth selection of the art market’s “youngstars” looks at Asian artists. Once again, our focus identifies the top 5 most successful artists under 30 on the auction market since January 2013, and this week’s selection underscores the exceptional selling power of young Asian artists.
The Top Ten of contemporary Brazilian artists
Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten bids for contemporary Brazilian artists
5 artists under 30 - Chapter 4: Latin America
This week’s analysis of the global art market’s ‘youngstars’ focuses on Latin America, and once again our search looks at the best auction results over the past 18 months for artists under 30. Although we have identified five young signatures from Latin America, the results are overwhelmingly dominated by one artist who has rocketed to stardom: Oscar Murillo.
Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: How much for a ceramic by Picasso? - Claude Monet's recent $53 million - One Vermeer surely makes a summer…
This week, our tour of the world in search of the art market’s youngest stars takes us to Africa and the Middle East and gives us a selection of five artists under the age of 30 who have posted the best performances at public sales over the past 18 months.
Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: From Brancusi to Saâdane Afif - Francis Bacon - El Greco
5 artists under 30 - Chapter 2: United States
Pursuing our world tour of hot young artists, here is an overview of the US auction market’s five most successful artists under 30 since January 2013. We note that the top-5 young Americans are all male and that the selection reflects two centers of creative activity: New York of course, but also Los Angeles, where Lucien Smith was born and where Parker Ito, Louis Einser and Sam Falls spend much of their time.
Top Ten of Philippine artists
Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten sales of works by contemporary Philippine artists.
5 artists under 30 - Chapter 1: Europe
Potential (and already) stars of the European art market… here is our selection of the top five under-30 artists with the best auction results since January 2013. Artprice proposes a round-the-world tour of successful young artists in several chapters, starting with the five most sought-after signatures in Europe today.
Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Nicolas de Staël - Amedeo Modigliani - Boticelli
Old Masters: three price levels
Old art is generally a less profitable segment of the art market than Contemporary art primarily because the latter segment enjoys the price impact of fashion, speculation and frequent turnover whereas old masterpieces are rare, relatively stable in price and sold much less frequently.
The Top Ten of the 1900s
Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten sales of works from the 1900s.
Highlights of New York sales of Latin American art
The two days of sales on May 28 and 29 offered a total of 464 lots of Modern and Contemporary Latin American artworks. The signatures included Botero, Wifredo Lam, Jesús Rafael Soto, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Milhazes and Meireles.
Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Richard Serra in Qatar - Tintin on top form - $200 for a Dali
Matisse went through Impressionism, Fauvism and Cubism with an overriding leitmotiv that underpinned the limpidity and power of one of the most important oeuvres of the 20th century: “see life through the eyes of a child”.
New York’s prestige sales of Post-War & Contemporary Art on May 13 and 14 generated more than a billion dollars. Christie’s largely overshot its estimates with remarkably strong results.
Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Bruce Nauman - Ilya and Emilia Kabakov - Martial Raysse
The first of New York's two high points in the annual art market agenda ended on the evening of May 7 after the last bid at Sotheby's prestige Impressionist & Modern art sale.