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A lackluster photography market [19 Apr 2022]

After the very mixed results from Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips’ latest sales dedicated to photographic art, there is a very clear question mark hanging over the segment: has it run out of steam completely… or it is just on pause? In February, Sotheby’s sold a superb work by Ansel Adams titled Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico […]

Eli Broad: the unreasonable collector [25 May 2021]

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man » George Bernard Shaw. Eli Broad made this maxim his own; he even alluded to it in the title of his autobiography / success manual published in 2012, […]

The photography market’s top sales… from Paris to New York [22 Nov 2019]

Every November Paris hosts a multitude of special events dedicated to photography. This year the core fair, Paris Photo, was accompanied by numerous “off” fairs and auction sales, as well as a whole series of special exhibitions at Parisian cultural institutions. The result was a rich and highly diverse program attracting a record number of […]

Flash News: Wols “the mysterious” at Sotheby’s – Cindy Sherman in London [05 Jul 2019]

Wols “the mysterious” at Sotheby’s Among the 42 lots in Sotheby’s London sale of Post-War & Contemporary Art on 26 June last, there was a painting by Otto WOLS (1913-1951) titled Vert Strié Noir Rouge (Green Stripe Black Red) (1946-47). Little is known about this German artist who worked in France and who died at […]

The Top 20 female artists in the global Art Market during 2018 [22 Jan 2019]

Although women account for half of the world’s population (and therefore half of the world’s intelligence, sensitivity and inspiration…), they are still substantially under-represented on the global Art Market. Looking back, women did not become a regular part of art history’s narrative until the end of the 19th century. However, today’s secondary art market is […]

The top-selling photographs… not necessarily by photographers [07 Feb 2017]

The past 20 years has seen a profound change in the art photography market, particularly in economic terms with the segment’s total auction turnover rising from $16 million for just over 3,000 photos to about $130 million in 2016 (in the West). Although photography represents a fraction of global Fine Art auction turnover (roughly 2%) […]

Top photography results [29 Apr 2016]

In Artprice’s fortnightly series of auction rankings, this week’s Friday Top looks at the best auction results in the art market’s photography segment.

After London, Contemporary art sales in New York [23 Feb 2016]

After the year’s first major sales in London – with a number of new auction records – New York is currently preparing its prestigious Post-War & Contemporary Art sales

The Contemporary Art bonanza continues… [18 Nov 2014]

At the finish line of the major November sales the American auction company, Sotheby’s, confirmed its leadership of the Impressionist & Modern segment with its best-ever sales total of $422.1 million including fees

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.

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

Hyperrealism… past and present [20 Aug 2013]

At roughly the same time as the emergence on the American scene of Pop art, with its appropriation of the codes of a ravenously consumerist society, a number of their fellow countrymen started

Art Market News in Brief! [05 Apr 2013]

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

Coming soon: a major week of photography in New York [19 Mar 2013]

Today, paintings are by far the most profitable segment of the Western art market (unlike in China, where calligraphy and drawing dominate).

Top 10 : Photography [23 Nov 2012]

Every fortnight Artprice presents a theme-based auction ranking. This week, the 10 best auction results for photographs between January and November 2012.

New 7-figure record for Jeff Wall [14 Aug 2012]

In May 2012, Jeff Wall’s Dead Troops Talk generated his latest auction record when it went under the hammer for the equivalent of $3.2 million. This sum would appear to indicate that the market is now willing to honour an artistic career and a critical spirit spanning 40 years.

30 under 30: photography [24 Jul 2012]

This summer Artprice will be presenting the future stars of the art market in the form of a weekly ranking of the thirty top-selling artists aged under 30 in each artistic medium: this week we focus on photography.

Photographs [17 Apr 2012]

Sotheby’s photography sale on 6 April last year (2011) was particularly successful, generating a sales revenue of $4.5 million (excluding fees) and 82% of the works sold.

Highlights of the sales at Sotheby’s and Phillip’s de Pury & Company. [20 Mar 2012]

On 8 and 9 March, Phillips de Pury & Company and Sotheby’s held their prestige Contemporary Art sales in New York.

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.

Art market news in brief… [24 Feb 2012]

Starting today, Artprice will be publishing a fortnightly overview of art market news in just a few words and figures.

Contemporary art defies the market… [15 Nov 2011]

The art market is proving its extraordinary capacity for surprise. After the very disappointing Impressionist & Modern sales in New York, the outlook for the Contemporary and Post-War Art sales was not particularly good

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 Taipei / 26 – 29 August 2011 [23 Aug 2011]

Now in its 18th year, Art Taipei is the oldest art fair in Asia. This year it opens on 26 August, presenting 124 galleries at the World Trade Center of Taipei.

Contemporary Photography [19 Aug 2011]

Every fortnight Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week’s TOP identifies the ten best auction results generated in the Contemporary photography segment.

Richard Prince – No copyright [07 Jun 2011]

Richard Prince draws on the culture of his age, as Andy Warhol did previously.

Prestige sales in New York produce mixed results [17 May 2011]

Although generally considered safer (and less volatile) investments, the Modern Masters failed to generate the estimated results at Christie’s and Sotheby’s May sales in New York, generating a combined total of just $285.65m from their Impressionist & Modern Art sessions.

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.

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