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.
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
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).
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.
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