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What the Art Market has to say about Gerhard RICHTER (1932)

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Phillips’ Top Results in Q1 [19 Apr 2019]

In Artprice’s fortnightly series of auction rankings identifying the Art Market’s primary trends – this week’s Friday Top article looks at the top 10 results hammered by Phillips during the first quarter of 2019. Richter, Lichtenstein, Kippenberger, Basquiat, Brown, Wool and Kaws … Phillips is increasingly taking a leading position on the Contemporary Art market […]

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Top 10 results so far in Post-War and Contemporary Art [22 Mar 2019]

Every other Friday, Artprice posts a “Top” ranking that provides insight into the Art market’s major trends. This week, we look at the artists who have generated the best auction results in Post-War and Contemporary Art so far this year. The prestige sales held during February and March this year highlight four works which each […]

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London. Year’s first results… and upcoming sales [05 Mar 2019]

With the value of sterling contracting against the dollar over the last two years in reaction to Brexit, buying art in London has become slightly more attractive for a market whose principal language is the dollar. While Sotheby’s is claiming that its latest Impressionist & Modern Art sale attracted the most international list of registered […]

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London / Paris [16 Oct 2018]

An astonishing start to the new auction season in London has brought the vibrant Contemporary Art market back into the limelight. During the first fifteen days of October, London was the centre of the art world, with top-level events including Frieze London, Frieze Masters and the high-quality and eclectic Design fair, PAD. The city also […]

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Flash News! Art Karlsruhe – Corot – Raden Saleh [02 Feb 2018]

Art Karlsruhe 2018 The exhibition halls of the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre will once again host the KARLSRUHE art fair from 22 to 25 February. This edition is special, since the show celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. 215 galleries from 15 countries will gather under the banner “Art.Space.Emotion.” to give visitors the opportunity to […]

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The best sales in Germany [29 Sep 2017]

Long live Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, Artprice analyses the best results recorded in Germany. The highest German auction results are far behind those of the United States, China and the United Kingdom, where some works sell for more than ten million dollars. However, Germany remains a stronghold […]

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Top 10 sales at Christie’s Hong Kong [09 Jun 2017]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, let’s look at the results of the recent sales at Christie’s Hong Kong, which set a new record for the prestigious auction company. At the end of May, Christie’s made several major sales in Hong Kong, generating a […]

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The best sales of the first quarter [07 Apr 2017]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. Our weekly ranking unveils the world’s 10 best auction sales in the first quarter of 2017. In the Top 10 of the first quarter, two auction houses obtain results ranging between $17 and $59m: Christie’s and Sotheby’s, for sales in […]

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Contemporary art in London [14 Mar 2017]

After an excellent start to London’s season with Christie’s and Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art sales at the end of February/beginning of March, the overall climate for the Contemporary Art sales last week was substantially less foreboding than it was back in March 2016. To maintain the suspense and keep the adrenaline flowing, the relatively […]

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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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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 […]

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The best auction sales since September [27 Oct 2016]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, Artprice reveals the ten best auction sales worldwide since the beginning of September 2016. Which art works have attained the highest prices in the past two months? Where in the world are the highest auction prices? The ranking […]

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Zeng Fanzhi, twenty years after his debut in Beijing [27 Sep 2016]

Zeng Fanzhi, twenty years after his debut in Beijing Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art has opened a retrospective show for one of the most country’s most famous Contemporary artists, ZENG Fanzhi. The exhibition will run until 19 November 2016 and covers around 25 years of work, including his Hospital and Masks series that made […]

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Contemporary abstract art: Rothko, and company [02 Aug 2016]

Today’s prices of American Abstract Expressionist art illustrate the country’s dominance of the global market, with works by Mark ROTHKO, Clyfford STILL, Jackson POLLOCK and Sam FRANCIS easily fetching more than $50 million at auction.

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Top 10 German artists [04 Mar 2016]

Another Friday Top! Every other Friday Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, we focus on the 10 German artists who performed best at auction in 2015,

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Tribute to the Bechers [20 Oct 2015]

The Bechers, as we now call them, were a couple of photographers who immortalized industrial architecture in pictures that treated each edifice as if it were an “anonymous sculpture”.

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A forward look at prices at the high end of the upcoming Contemporary art sales in London [16 Jun 2015]

London’s major Contemporary art sales are looming closer. The three evening sales – for which the auctioneers reserve their most prestigious lots – will be held from June 29 to July 1 at Phillips, Christie’s and Sotheby’s, in that order.

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Top auctions of 2014 at the Phillips auction house [13 Mar 2015]

Fridays are the Best!Every other Friday, Artprice offers you a themed auction ranking. This week, the leader of information on the Art Market discusses the most costly auctions of 2014 at the Phillips auction house.

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Contemporary art in London: the first results of the year [17 Feb 2015]

$188.2 million (incl. fees) at Sotheby’s on February 10, and $177.8m at Christie’s the following day. The two auctioneers were delighted to encounter such strong and wealthy demand.

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The Art Basel effect [09 Dec 2014]

Riddled with private and institutional side-shows, the Miami Beach edition of Art Basel now has a whole collection of parallel fairs, turning the week into a veritable marathon for tens of thousands of art lovers from all over the world.

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Essl sales: accretion of over 100% per year! [21 Oct 2014]

In many respects Contemporary art has become a new Eldorado for investors wealthy and a source of trophy acquisitions for wealthy collectors around the globe. In less than 20 years the values of certain contemporary artworks have increased by multiples of 5 to 40 times. Some examples of this kind of inflation were visible at the recent “Essl” sale in London.

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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

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Christopher Wool – an explosive market [05 Aug 2014]

$23.5 million for the canvas Apocalypse Now in November 2013 and $21 million for If You in May 2014, Christopher WOOL is today one of the essential signatures in Contemporary art sales, on the same level as Jeff KOONS and Gerhard RICHTER.

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One billion dollars of Contemporary Art in two evenings [20 May 2014]

New York’s prestige sales of Post-War & Contemporary Art on May 13 and 14 generated more than a billion dollars. Christie’s largely overshot its estimates with remarkably strong results.

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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

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Flash News : Matisse at the Tate Modern – Lucio Fontana in Paris – Contemporary Art in New York [02 May 2014]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Matisse at the Tate Modern – Lucio Fontana in Paris – Contemporary Art in New York

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A billion dollars for three artists… [25 Feb 2014]

In 2013 the art market reached an unprecedented level of dynamism with its best-ever year-total in terms of auction revenue. The market’s increasingly prosperous high end is dominated by a small number of “trophy” signatures that sell for astronomical prices.

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Flash News [13 Dec 2013]

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

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Sotheby’s: 40 years in Asia [08 Oct 2013]

An auction house – even one that has existed for 200 years – celebrates its birthday like everyone else, with irrational spending, a big party, compulsive shopping, and lots of alcohol!

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Contemporary Art: ascending price indexes [01 Jul 2013]

London’s prestige Contemporary Art sales on 25 and 26 June (Contemporary Art Evening Auctions) generated

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