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What the Art Market has to say about Miquel BARCELO (1957)

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The best sales in Spain [16 Sep 2016]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, the ten best results recorded in Spain during the first half of 2016 are reviewed. The best sales in Spain Rank Artist Hammer Price Artwork Sale 1 Joaquín SOROLLA Y BASTIDA (1863-1923) $421,989 Monte Ulía, san Sebastian (1917) […]

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Flash News: El Anatsui – Miquel Barcelo – Fabio Mauri [30 Apr 2015]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: El Anatsui, Golden Lion award at Venice Biennale – Barcelo exhibiting at Taddhaus Ropac –

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The Top Ten in Europe. Chapter 5: Spain [07 Nov 2014]

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.

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Contemporary art in Paris [19 Aug 2013]

Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top 10 auction sales of contemporary art in Paris from July 2012 to June 2013.

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Art Paris Art Fair – 29 March / 1 April 2012 [27 Mar 2012]

The first rendez-vous of the Parisian art calendar in 2012 is Art Paris Art Fair which will open its doors to the public on March 29 with a number refreshing new features. Nearly 48,000 visitors are expected during the 4-day event.

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Antoni Tàpies – Poet of materials [21 Feb 2012]

Considered one of the last great artists of his generation, Antoni Tàpies died aged 88 on 6 February 2012.

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This week on the art market [14 Feb 2012]

The opening of ARCO Madrid, the Impressionist and Modern London sales, the death of Antoni Tapies and Mike Kelley : Artprice wraps up this week on the art market.

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Cy Twombly (1928-2011) – subliminal creation. [12 Jul 2011]

Cy Twombly died on 5 July in Rome. The American artist had lived the last 60 years of his life in Italy.

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Contemporary art 2011: a new lease of life! [21 Feb 2011]

The austerity imposed by the crisis has been relegated to a distant memory. Collectors are back in the market, not just as observers but as active participants.

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Miquel Barceló – back to the matter [25 Jul 2007]

There is something timeless about Miquel BARCELO’s work. The Spanish artist explores fundamental themes: the passage of time and organic metamorphosis. He grinds up matter, plays with impastos, makes gashes in the pictorial surface to which he adds heterogeneous materials. Barceló was fascinated by André Breton, whose idea of ‘rencontre fortuite’ or ‘chance encounter’ (of objects and ideas) certainly inspired his incongruous combinations of paint and sand, ash and remains…

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Contemporary art market: results from the spring/summer season of 2006 [02 Oct 2006]

This month the European art market will gyrate to the rhythm of the contemporary art fairs, with the Frieze Art Fair starting 12 October in London and then the Paris FIAC on 26 October and Art Cologne on 1 November. At the same time, the auction houses will capitalise on these events by organising major concurrent sales of contemporary art.Before the fall season begins, Artprice here provides a brief overview of the ebullient contemporary art market so far this year.

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TÀPIES & BARCELÓ – Two generations of Spanish “materialists”. [03 Aug 2006]

Antoni TAPIES and Miquel BARCELO have much in common, besides their Spanish origins. Both artists instil their works with an unusually powerful physical presence, through the density of the pictured surface which is scored, uneven, thickened, stained or overlaid with disparate materials.While Joan MIRO encouraged Tàpies to exploit the widest possible range of materials, Barceló was fascinated by André BRETON whose idea of the fortuitous meeting (of objects and ideas) perhaps inspired his experimental quest that led him to incorporate sand and ash, ceramic and bone into his art.

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Is France’s contemporary art market in crisis? [07 Jun 2005]

On 9 May 2005, François Pinault abandoned his plans to turn Renault’s old factory site in Boulogne-Billancourt into a contemporary art foundation. Worn down by bureaucratic obstructions, he opted instead to take his collection to Venice’s Grassi Palace. It was one of precious few cultural projects in France not to rely on public subsidy and would have created a rival for London’s Saatchi gallery and a great opportunity to promote French contemporary art.

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French contemporary art market under pressure [10 Sep 2003]

FIAC, France’s biggest contemporary art fair, runs from 9-13 October 2003, with 174 galleries and an estimated 70,000 collectors expected to attend. With doors due to open in a few days, Artprice takes the pulse of one of the market’s most volatile segments.

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Miquel Barceló (1957) [29 Jan 2003]

The precocious Miquel Barceló has already conquered the auction market with his taste for mixing materials

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Contemporary art makes the running in 2002: auction trends [01 Oct 2002]

After a pause in 2001, contemporary art prices have taken off again. And yet, prices for the big-hitters have not experienced a spectacular explosion. During the first auction season 2002, prices for major league works were down on last year,

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Contemporary art market: collectors favour local artists at auctions [24 Sep 2002]

The art market is undeniably international. Works are being created and traded world-wide. And increasingly prices are tempting producers and purchasers alike to cross borders.

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Nine contemporary artists make their mark in London [14 Jul 2002]

In the art market history is made every day. Any auction could see an artist’s work sell for a new all-time high. This year, in three days from 26 to 28 June, we saw no less than 71 record prices set for artists around the world. Nine of these were at the sales of contemporary art held by Sotheby’s and Christie’s in London.

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