What the Art Market has to say about Kazuo SHIRAGA (1924-2008)

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Highlights expected at Christie’s at the beginning of December [27 Nov 2020]

December’s art sales will mark the last salvo of what has been – despite everything – an extraordinary year on the art auction market. Artprice takes a quick look at the most eagerly awaited works on offer as the year’s end approaches. Christie’s Hong Kong… 2 December Visits started on 21 November in New York […]

The Paris art market gains in quality [10 Dec 2019]

Sotheby’s stands out from its competitors in Paris. A month after the records hammered at its Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne sale – 100% of the lots sold and the highest total for a Sotheby’s sale in Paris (€91.3 million versus an estimated high total of just 23 million!) – the company has ended the year […]

Japan’s dynamic art market – and – Art Fair Tokyo [12 Feb 2019]

A number of Japanese collectors are highly active on the world’s major art marketplaces. Cultured and informed, they are interested in Western Art’s key historical figures (especially the Impressionists and Moderns) but also provide strong support for their compatriots. And, although these collectors spend a lot on Western masterpieces (acquired in London, New York or […]

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, […]

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 […]

Hong Kong sales marathon continues [23 Aug 2016]

Compared with the deceleration of mainland China’s art market, Hong Kong is still looking buoyant. In 2015, it was the only Chinese city to post an increase in annual auction turnover on Fine Art and this year the city has consolidated its status as an international platform — a strategic crossroad — resisting the current […]

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.

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 […]

Flash News: Paris – Moroccan art – Hong Kong – Wifredo Lam [02 Oct 2015]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Paris: showcase for Moroccan art – Signs of hope in Hong Kong – Rétrospective Wifredo Lam à Paris

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