What the Art Market has to say about Wassily KANDINSKY (1866-1944)

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Flash News: El Greco – Pandolfini masterpieces – Da Vinci at the Louvre [13 Sep 2019]

A major El Greco exhibition Grand Palais, Paris: 16 October 2019 – 10 February 2020 Spectacular, colorful and sensual, the paintings of El Greco (Domenikos EL GRECO, 1541-1614) represent – according to Charlotte Chastel-Rousseau, curator of Spanish and Portuguese painting at the Louvre Museum – the “final bloom” of the Renaissance. And yet, neither the […]

2017 in numbers… part 2 [19 Dec 2017]

During the month of December, Artprice looks back at some of the art market’s key figures in 2017. This week we focus on May and June which saw particularly dense activity on the high-end market and lots of new records. $57.36 million: new record for Constantin Brancusi On 15 May 2017, Constantin BRANCUSI’s superb golden […]

The London Top 10 [08 Dec 2017]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. The Top 10 this week focuses on London, where the best sales of Impressionism and Modern art take place. The London art market is one of the most active in the world. Not only do tens of thousands of artworks change hands […]

Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art sale: up +485% yoy [04 Jul 2017]

One week after Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art sale in London, it was Christie’s turn to test the same market at its 27 June sale in King Street. And like its rival, the event produced a resoundingly positive result… The latest auction results from London are very encouraging after the sharp falls in turnover last […]

​ London posts healthier totals [27 Jun 2017]

After a dramatic fall in revenue at their London sales in June 2016 (-47% at Sotheby’s and -39% at Christie’s), Sotheby’s 2017 figures are somewhat better and include a couple of major new auction records… On the supply side, the trend we saw last year at London’s prestige Impressionist & Modern Art sales was confirmed […]

Flash News: Focus on Guggenheim Bilbao – Richard Serra – Hermann and Margrit Rupf – Francis Bacon [06 Jan 2017]

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, one of the five museums of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, located in the Spanish Basque Country. Famous for its flexible architecture in glass and titanium designed by Frank Gehry, the museum attracts visitors both for the quality of its monumental […]

Buoyant results at New York’s high-end… [22 Nov 2016]

In the month of November, Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips all have a lot at stake with prestige sales of Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art. This year, with the big New York sales programmed for what turned out to be an extremely tense post-election week, the art market was in need of serious reassurance… The […]

Flash News: Frieze / London – Carlos Cruz Diez / Paris – Philippe Parreno / Tate Modern – Art.Fair Cologne 2016 – Johan Creten / Crac / Sète [07 Oct 2016]

Get ready for Frieze London! The first big art event of the autumn, Frieze London opens from 6th to 9th October 2016. This London fine art fair is continuously expanding. Building on its success in the contemporary art market, Frieze London has now been divided in two, with Frieze Masters, a space dedicated to the […]

Flash News: FIAC is back – Staying with Paris – the FIAC fringe – Paul-Durand Ruel: an art dealer in Paris [17 Oct 2014]

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

Impressionist & Modern Art sales in London: trends [24 Jun 2013]

Judging by the unsold rates (16% and 18%) the two sales in London on 18 and 19 June produced honourable results. These rates reflect a buoyant level of global demand with

Impressionist & Modern Art sales in London: a number of resales… [17 Jun 2013]

On 18 and 19 June in London, Sotheby’s and Christie’s are holding their Impressionist & Modern Art sales. Frequented by the world’s most important dealers and collectors,

High-end Modern Art in New York [13 Nov 2012]

On 7 November 2012, while New York was still cleaning up the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy and Barack Obama was announcing his re-election, the prestigious auction house Christie’s held one of the most important sales of the year: its Impressionist and Modern Art sale.

The best Abstract Art results this year [06 Nov 2012]

Finding museum quality paintings by the historical masters of abstract art such as Frantisek Kupka, Robert Delaunay, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian and Kasimir Malevich is a major challenge. The best pieces are in museums or private collections from which they rarely depart.

The best of New York: Picasso, Kandinsky, Monet [30 Oct 2012]

The art world’s biggest collectors will be gathered together on 5 and 7 November for the prestigious New York Impressionist & Modern Art sales.

September sales: French collections [18 Sep 2012]

In a few days the Paris branches of Christie’s and Sothey’s will each be hosting sales of important art collections of French art. On 24 September, Sotheby’s will be offering 100 works from Marcel Brient’s Contemporary art collection and three days later Christie’s will be selling Hélène Rochas’ carefully selected collection.

Top 10: Modern abstract Paintings [14 Sep 2012]

Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the ten highest bids for modern Abstract painting over the past twelve months.

The major London sales [19 Jun 2012]

Impressionist and Modern

On 19 and 20 June 2012, Christie’s and Sotheby’s will be holding their evening sales of Impressionist and Modern Art, followed, the day after, by sales of more affordable works from the same periods.

Munch’s The Scream raises market ceiling and overturns art media hierarchy [04 May 2012]

Wednesday, May 2, the art market acquired a new all-time record for the sale of an artwork at a public auction when Sotheby’s New York sold of MUNCH’s The Scream for $107m ($119.9m including fees).

Latin American Contemporary artists [27 Apr 2012]

Another Friday Top. Every fortnight Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten auction results in 2011 for Contemporary Latin American artists.

Christie’s sale: a quick look at some of the results [13 Mar 2012]

On 7 March 2012, Christie’s in New York held a major Contemporary Art sale. The catalogue contained 252 lots of which 78% sold (196) generating $8.7m in revenue.

Russian artists [11 Nov 2011]

Every fortnight Artprice provides you with a new or updated ranking in its Alternate-Friday Top Series. This week we present the 10 best auction results generated by Russian artists in 2010 – June 2011..

Russian art: a tidal wave in April [12 Apr 2010]

Between 2005 and 2008 the number of Russian artists generating 7-figure USD sums at auctions dramatically increased as wealthy collectors exercised a new appetite for a body of work that was relatively cheap compared with the stratospheric prices being fetched by European art. In price terms, the primary beneficiary of this new focus on Russian art during the last decade was 19th century Russian art.

Wassily Kandinsky – Munich, Paris, New-York [20 Apr 2009]

Painter, music-lover, teacher, art theorist and founder of abstract art, Wassily KANDINSKY succeeded in revealing painting, freeing it from objects in order to achieve an immaterial art.The title of his first conceptual work on abstract art – “Concerning the spiritual in art and painting in particular” – has painting elevated to a metaphysical level by the sheer expressive force of shapes and colours.

Overly high estimates at Sotheby’s [03 May 2005]

The Impressionist & Modern Art auction at Sotheby’s yesterday was not as successful as predicted. The atmosphere was not as festive as last year, following the sale of Picasso’s « Garçon à la Pipe ». In fact, the sale raised only USD 91 million, almost USD 100 million less than last year and USD 26 million below the combined low estimates.

Sotheby’s unveils the highlights of its upcoming « Impressionist & Modern Art » auction [28 Mar 2005]

Like its competitor Christie’s, Sotheby’s holds its biggest sale every year in early May. The prestigious « Impressionist and Modern Art » evening sale will take place on 3 May 2005 in New York. The same thematic auction last year, which included 34 works from the Whitney Collection, proved a huge success and generated USD 190 million in turnover.

Sotheby’s and Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art evening sales fail to dazzle [05 Nov 2004]

The verdict is out: Sotheby’s took USD 194 million (4 November 2004) and Christie’s USD 128 million (3 November 2004). Although these results are still very respectable, in the case of Sotheby’s they fall short of even the most cautious predictions.

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