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What the Art Market has to say about Yoshitomo NARA (1959)

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Tokyo’s Top Ten [14 Sep 2018]

In our fortnightly series of auction rankings, this week’s Friday Top looks at the best Fine Art auction results hammered in Tokyo since the beginning of the year. Every year, between 12,000 and 14,000 artworks change hands on the Japanese auction market, the 10th largest national market in the world. Although less upmarket than London, […]

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Top 10 in Taiwan [31 Aug 2018]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week we take a look at Taiwan’s Top 10 Fine Art auction results over the past year. A one-hour flight from Hong Kong, the island of Taiwan enjoys a dynamic art market driven by strong sales companies, major local collectors and […]

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Japan: intense activity [05 Sep 2017]

The Japanese Contemporary Art Market has made a substantial and unexpected leap in recent months. The annual volume of turnover from Contemporary artworks on the country’s secondary market increased 48% from $6.7 million to $ 9.98 million between June 2016 and June 2017. Of course $9.98 million is a relatively small total compared with the […]

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Phillips: eclectic taste [21 Feb 2017]

As the major auction firms get ready for their early-March sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art in London, Phillips has published a particularly dense and diverse catalogue for its sale on 10 March 2017. The 180 works in the Phillips catalogue suggest a three-hour session (at least) and include lots of major signatures like […]

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Annual ranking for Japanese artists [23 Dec 2016]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. Discover the most expensive works of Japanese artists, whose prices went through the roof in 2016. Rank Artist Hammer Price Artwork Sale 1 Tsuguharu FOUJITA (1886-1968) $5 082 600 Nu Au Chat 2016-04-03 Sotheby’s Hong Kong 2 Yoshitomo NARA (1959) $3 103 911 “The […]

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Hong Kong’s art market looking stronger [07 Jun 2016]

Hong Kong’s Spring sales were a success with Christie’s posting a total of $364 million from its May sales (which contained a small percentage of non-Fine Art lots) including $59.2 million from its prestige Modern & Contemporary Art evening sale on 28 May 2016.

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Upcoming Hong Kong sales [24 May 2016]

After New York, the art market majors are preparing their prestige sales in Hong Hong, one of the world’s most dynamic art marketplaces. Between 28 and 31 May 2016, Poly Auction, Bonhams, China Guardian, Sotheby’s and Christie’s will be dispersing hundreds of Asian artworks in the city.

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Top 10 Japanese artists [15 Apr 2016]

Top 10 Japanese artists In Artprice’s fortnightly series of auction rankings, this week’s Friday Top looks at the best auction results for Japanese artists between January 2015 and March 2016. The ranking has three obvious leaders whose multi-million dollar results clearly distinguish them from their compatriot artists. These are Yayoi Kusama, Yoshitomo Nara and Kazuo […]

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Top 10 Contemporary drawing results in the West [18 Mar 2016]

In Artprice’s fortnightly series of auction rankings, this week’s Friday Top looks at the best results hammered in the Western art world for drawings by Contemporary artists.

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Overview of key week in NY auction calendar [17 Nov 2015]

Sotheby’s and Christie’s prayers appear to have been answered, at least partially. After one of the most important weeks in New York’s prestige sales calendar (4-12 November),

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Hong Kong opens up to Western Contemporary art [23 Jun 2015]

Sotheby’s is pleased with its Hong Kong sales, especially after the latest (June 11, 2015) entitled Boundless: Contemporary Art, which saw nearly 60% of the lots fetch above their high estimates.

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Flash News: Japan in Australia – Niki de Saint Phalle – ART.FAIR 2014 [03 Oct 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

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Excellent results in Hong Kong [15 Apr 2014]

In the first week of April, Sotheby’s, global no. 2 and Poly, global no. 3 (established in Hong Kong since 2012) held a series of major sales devoted to Modern and Contemporary Asian art. The sales featured lots of works by charismatic artists whose prices are still on an ascending path. Below, some of the highlights of the two days of sales entirely dedicated to Asian art.

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Living Japanese artists in 2012 [15 Feb 2013]

Friday is Top day! Every alternate Friday Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the ten highest bids for living Japanese artists in 2012.

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Repeat sales in Contemporary Chinese art… [29 Nov 2011]

Nearly two months after Sotheby’s, it was Christie’s turn to organise a major sale of Contemporary Asian art in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Art Fair – East and West [31 May 2011]

The ArtHK fair is impressive both in terms of size and diversity (260 galleries on three levels of the Convention & Exhibition Center and 38 countries represented)

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The FIAC opens on Thursday 21 October 2010 [11 Oct 2010]

According to Thierry Ehrmann, founder and CEO of Artprice, against a backdrop of economic crisis and uncertainty, the forthcoming 37th edition of the FIAC (21-24 October 2010) will re-affirm the Parisian fair’s stature as the veritable reference in European Contemporary art, particularly now that the Frieze Art Fair seems to be losing momentum.

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Contemporary drawing prices [22 Mar 2009]

Demand for contemporary drawings started to accelerate in New York at the beginning of this decade before spreading to other cultural capitals.In 2002, the MOMA put on a show entitled Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, a large exhibition bringing together 300 contemporary drawings by 26 prominent European, Asian and American artists including David THORPE, Paul NOBLE, Toba KHEDOORI, Kara WALKER, Yoshitomo NARA, Elizabeth PEYTON, Ugo RONDINONE and Chris OFILI.

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Contemporary drawing [17 Mar 2008]

In France, contemporary drawing is now exhibited widely, having shrugged off its image as a secondary medium. Its new standing is due, in particular, to the establishment of a Drawing Prize by the Daniel and Florence Guerlain Foundation, the creation of the “Paris Capital of Drawing” label by the Contemporary Drawing Fair which is celebrating its tenth anniversary between the 10 and 14 April and the birth of Slick drawing which takes place on the same dates. However, the auction houses are not profiting from the buzz generated by these events to give more space to contemporary drawings in their sales, with no specialist sale being held in France.

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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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International contemporary art driven by Phillips, De Pury & Luxembourg [23 Nov 2003]

The contemporary art market has been doing fairly well of late, and the last big auctions of the year have reaffirmed the trend. The wealthiest US investors are continuing to support new art. Record after record has been falling in New York, and not only for American artists.

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Contemporary art auctions in New York reassure the market with 34 records in three days [24 Nov 2002]

In a tense economic climate, contemporary art auctions in New York are proving stronger than modern art and impressionist art sales. The evening auctions may have been unexceptional. But Sotheby’s and Christie’s still managed some reassuring surprises, generally in the less prestigious later sessions, when prices for some artists showed real growth and some of them turned out to be impressive records.

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