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Top female artists in 2017/2018 [03 Aug 2018]

Rank Artist Hammer Price ($) Artwork Sale 1 Cecily BROWN (1969) 6 776 200 Suddenly Last Summer 16/05/2018 Sotheby’s New York 2 Cecily BROWN (1969) 3 983 905 The Skin of Our Teeth 26/06/2018 Sotheby’s Londres 3 Marlene DUMAS (1953) 3 615 000 De gele vingers van de kunstenaar [The yellow fingers of the artist] 16/11/2017 Phillips New York 4 Marlene […]

Top results in Contemporary drawing [06 Jul 2018]

Following our ranking of best results for prints a fortnight ago, this Friday Top article takes another look at the best auction results for Contemporary artworks on paper, ranking the 10 best results over the last 12 months. Rank Artist Artwork Price ($) Sale 1 QIU Hanqiao (1958) Mountain rhyme $5,751,438 07/22/2017, Hangzhou Jiashi Auction Hangzhou […]

Contemporary African Art… a growing segment [03 Oct 2017]

Evidence of the ‘emergence’ of African-origin artists is currently palpable, particularly in France where several major dedicated exhibitions have been organised in recent years. Beauty Congo at the Cartier Foundation (2015) and Art / Africa at the Vuitton Foundation (2017) both managed to show the extraordinary diversity of African art and expand its audience. Carried […]

The African art Top 10 [23 Jun 2017]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. At a time when African contemporary art is making its mark internationally, our Top 10 focuses on African artists and notably on a young female artist who has achieved top sales in just a few months… Rank Artist Hammer Price […]

Big means expensive… [13 Jan 2015]

In the history of human creation, large-scale creations have always fascinated, and artists have long sought to exploit the awe that generous dimensions inspire. From the Lascaux cave drawings to

Contemporary art: the choice of medium [09 Sep 2014]

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.

Contemporary Art in New York: the star lots [06 May 2014]

For Christie’s and Sotheby’s, the May sales represent one of the high points of the calendar year. The two market giants generate at least $500 million in two days of sales and usually post increasingly spectacular auction records. In May 2012, their prestige Contemporary Art sales generated $578.3 million from 102 adjudications – a new record at the time – but quickly buried the following year when the two companies’ combined turnover from the same sales reached $691.7 million, with the

Art Basel lands in Hong Kong. [30 May 2013]

The first edition of Art Basel Hong Kong proved to be a great success with public and dealers alike, attracting 60,000 visitors.

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.

Contemporary Drawing [09 Dec 2011]

Every fortnight Artprice provides you with a new or updated ranking in its Alternate-Friday Top Series. This week we present the top ten auction results in the field of Contemporary Drawing.

Top 10: Women Power! [18 Feb 2011]

Every fortnight Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, the focus is on women artists. The ten best auction results in 2010 for works by Contemporary female artists.

Contemporary Art sales in February: a bold selection with records expected [08 Feb 2011]

The big Contemporary Art sales begin just a few days after the Impressionist & Modern Art sales in London.

Contemporary African art [11 Jan 2010]

The first decade of the new millennium saw the emergence on the global art market of contemporary art from Latin-America, China, Korea, Japan, Russia, Turkey and the Middle-East. By comparison, African art has been very slow to emerge… but for how long?

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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