What the Art Market has to say about Joan MIRO (1893-1983)

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FRIEZE ART FAIR [16 Oct 2012]

While Art Basel and the FIAC have each been going for 38 and 42 years respectively, the much younger Frieze Art Fair has quickly established itself as a key event on the international agenda.

Top 10: French Artists [12 Oct 2012]

Once a fortnight Artprice draws up a ranking of theme-based auction results. This week our focus is on the ten best results over the past eight months for French artists of all generations.

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.

Best auction results in H1 2012 [31 Aug 2012]

Friday is Top day! Every alternate Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten auctions since January 2012.

Art Market News in Brief! [24 Aug 2012]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news.

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.

Q & A ahead of the Impressionist & Modern Art sales in New York [24 Apr 2012]

On 1 and 2 May, Christie’s and Sotheby’s in New York will be offering 108 works of Impressionist and Modern art.

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.

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.

10th anniversary of Art Basel Miami Beach [06 Dec 2011]

Created in 2002, Art Basel Miami Beach (Florida, USA) has just celebrated its 10th anniversary.

The Surrealists [28 Oct 2011]

Every fortnight Artprice provides you with a new or updated ranking in its Alternate-Friday Top Series. This week, we focus on the Surrealists.

FIAC 2011 – Notes from the fair [25 Oct 2011]

The 38th edition of the FIAC just ended. Nearly 21 countries represented, 168 galleries, close to 70 000 visitors… the 2011 FIAC was a tremendous success.

Art Paris Just Art: 31 March – 3 April 2011 [22 Mar 2011]

Art Paris returns to its usual venue, the impressive Nave of the Grand Palais, where it will welcome around 48,000 visitors over four days. Doors will open to the general public on 31 March.

New York’s Impressionist & Modern sales produce very mixed results [09 Nov 2009]

The two days of Impressionist & Modern auctions in New York saw the art market in full roller-coaster mode: after a very uninspiring evening at Christie’s that generated just $56.8m on 3 November 2009 (vs. $116.9m on 6 November 2008), Sotheby’s posted $102m more than its rival ($158.6m vs. $196.8m on 3 November 2008) the following day and several new records.

The New York miracle [15 May 2008]

The gloomy financial climate of the beginning of the year fuelled fears of a rapid deflation of the speculative bubble the art market has been enjoying over recent years. These fears seemed all the more justified as European art prices contracted by 7.5% in the first quarter of the year.With the dollar weak, it remained to be seen how the New York art market would react -particularly in the high-price segments. Not surprising therefore that the Impressionist & Modern Art sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s of 6 and 7 May, followed, a week later by the Contemporary Art sales, were observed with much interest, particularly by investors who had watched Sotheby’s stock price reduce to less than 30 dollars at the start of the year.

Sotheby’s dominates the ‘impressionist and modern’ art sales in New York [15 May 2007]

Sotheby’s managed, as had been hoped, to outpace its competitor Christie’s in the impressionist and modern art sales held on 8 and 9 May 2007, obtaining results which gave it pole position in this round. However, the lead can’t yet be described as significant: $278,548,000 compared with $236,464,000 for sales under the hammer at Rockefeller Plaza.

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.

Performance of Artprice’s standardised art market place [01 Aug 2005]

By 31 July 2005, just five months after its launch, Artprice’s standardised marketplace had hosted a total of 26,701 works of art offered for sale. Their value, excluding a very large number of major pieces offered by sellers at undisclosed prices, totalled EUR 521,754,069.

Artprice TOP 10 : how do the art market heavyweights measure up in 2004? [03 Mar 2005]

Every year Artprice publishes a ranking of artists on the basis of the sales turnover generated by their works at auctions.

Lots of multi-million lots! [21 Apr 2004]

The prestigious “Impressionist and Modern Art” evening sales in New York on 4, 5 and 6 May 2004 are some of the most sparkling events on the art calendar.

Joan Miro (1893 – 1983) [29 Mar 2004]

The National Museum of Modern Art in Paris is currently hosting a major exhibition of Joan Miró’s pre-1934 work, which brings together the artist’s early pieces. Until 2001, shrinking supply at auctions helped support price levels. But since then, demand has also been slowing and in the last two years, prices across all formats have fallen 16%.

The Pop Art as its Pop Star [19 Aug 2002]

Barely half a century after they were created, the works of Andy WARHOL, Roy LICHTENSTEIN, Jasper JOHNS and Robert RAUSCHENBERG are already seen as collectors’ masterpieces.

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