What the Art Market has to say about Andy WARHOL (1928-1987)

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Flash News: Keith Haring’s collection coming up for auction – Resistance of Parisian fairs… and cancellations [18 Sep 2020]

Keith Haring’s collection coming up for auction What’s in the collection of one of the most committed New York artivists of the 1980s? Quite simply the most popular artists on the today’s market: Andy WARHOL and Jean-Michel BASQUIAT, of course, but also Roy Lichtenstein, Kenny Scharf, Futura 2000, Jenny Holzer and George Condo, all friends of […]

Pop Art is still popular! [31 Jul 2020]

.. . . Yes indeed… On 10 July last, Christie’s organized its first ever major ‘worldwide’ auction, baptised ONE. Thanks to streaming technology, ONE took place via 4 consecutive sessions in Hong Kong, Paris, London and New York, and it grossed nearly $421 million in just four hours. Although none of the works sold above […]

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 […]

Top 10 self-portraits [02 Nov 2018]

Every other Friday Artprice offers you an auction ranking to help you apprehend some of the primary trends in the Art Market. This week, Artprice takes another look at self-portraiture, one of Art History’s primary subjects. By definition, a self-portrait is an image of oneself created by oneself. It is also a way of figuratively […]

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, […]

New York reveals the art market’s latest trends [22 May 2018]

Francis BACON’s Study for a Portrait (1977) dominated New York’s May sales of Contemporary & Post-War Art with a result of $49.8 million at Christie’s. Although big, it was significantly below the results posted a few days earlier at the Impressionist & Modern Art sales where three works fetched above $70 million. These included of […]

Top results so far in 2018 [27 Apr 2018]

In today’s “Top” article from our fortnightly series of Art Market rankings, Artprice rounds up the world’s best Fine Art auction results since the beginning of 2018… results that bode well for the rest of the year. Traditionally, the most important and prestigious Fine Art auction sales during the early months of each year are […]

Flash News: Paper Positions – The Fondation Carmignac [20 Apr 2018]

Paper Positions kicks off in Berlin Paper Positions – focusing on all forms of creativity on (or in) paper – opens April 26-29 in the superb atrium of the Deutsche Telekom Hauptstadtrepräsentanz. This year the fair will present drawings, collages, cutouts, paper-folding, art books, written works and 3-D creations. Of modest dimensions – just 46 […]

Basquiat… a market idol [09 Jan 2018]

Jean-Michel BASQUIAT’s ascension to the rank of market superstar was rapid. A pioneer of Graffiti and Street Art, Basquiat’s work has become emblematic of the creative vitality of an era. In 1979, works by the young American were shown in a Bronx exhibition alongside works by Jenny Holzer, Kiki Smith and Kenny Sharf. That same […]

The 2017 Top 10 [22 Dec 2017]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. For the last Top 10 of 2017 we look back at the highest sales in the world this year. More than 1 billion dollars The last Top 10 of the year is also the most impressive ever in the auction world, thanks […]

The Hong Kong Top 10 [24 Nov 2017]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, we look at Hong Kong where the high-end market always favours Asian artists, especially those who have gained an international reputation… New York, London and Hong Kong are the only three international trade centres capable of concentrating the best supply […]

November auctions [14 Nov 2017]

Collectors and art professionals consider the autumn a good period for high-end art sales and this has again been confirmed by the inclusion of some extremely rare masterpieces in sales during November in Paris and in New York. Works by Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Francis Bacon and Andy Warhol are headlining a number of […]

Flash News ! The last Da Vinci – Art Düsseldorf – An American in Paris – Street Art in Berlin [03 Nov 2017]

The last Da Vinci The last known work by LEONARDO DA VINCI still in private hands is due to come under the hammer at Christie’s. The Saviour of the World (Salvatore Mundi), the masculine equivalent of the Mona Lisa, is, to quote Christie’s former art specialist Alan Wintermute, the “Holy Grail of Old Master Art.” […]

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 […]

A strong start to the new season in New York and Hong Kong [26 Sep 2017]

Hundreds of top-bracket artworks are up for sale in New York during this last week of September, and the sales catalogues already suggest some of the major trends for the coming year. Meanwhile Hong Kong is testing a number of “new” signatures. Christie’s is hosting its first Post-War & Contemporary Art sale of the new […]

Flash News: Van Gogh at Christie’s – Basquiat and Warhol in the spotlight [16 Jun 2017]

Van Gogh at Christie’s There are artists whose name alone creates a stir in the whole art market. Vincent VAN GOGH is one of those rare iconic artists, even more so as his Portrait du Docteur Gachet has been for many years the most expensive painting ever sold at auction. On May 5th, 1990, the Japanese […]

Top Prints [24 Feb 2017]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, our rankings reveal the best print sales at auction recorded in just over a year. Picasso dominates First insight: Picasso prints account for half of our world ranking! Not surprising for the most sought after and most emblematic […]

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 […]

Top of the Pop Art [13 Jan 2017]

It’s Top Ten Friday! Every other Friday Artprice brings you an auction top ten on a particular theme. This week we ask, do the best results in 2016 from the two stars of the Pop Art world, Warhol and Lichtenstein, reflect a strong market downturn? Although Pop Art isn’t historically and creatively encapsulated by Warhol […]

Flash News: Art Basel Miami Beach – Fringe Events [02 Dec 2016]

Art Basel Miami Beach – The Official Art Fair The ephemeral migration of the art world is about to begin! More than 70,000 lovers of contemporary art and of the warm climate of Florida are currently in Miami Beach for the cultural event of the year: The Art Basel Miami Beach Fair, which brings together […]

China’s art market is opening… example in Shanghai [02 Nov 2016]

As the years go by, China’s art market is gradually opening up to Western art, driven partly by the initiatives of Western auction houses who inform and advise Chinese collectors and partly by an increasingly energetic museum policy aimed at promoting the best Western art to the Chinese public. Although cultural diversity is, a priori, […]

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 […]

Artprice.com: Defying all forecasts: China upped 18%, dominated the global Art Market in the first half of 2016 [25 Jul 2016]

1. China returns to the leader position as the world’s largest art marketplace with a +18% increase2. Hong Kong posted H1 growth of 10% 3. Market liquidity has been guaranteed by transactions volumes up 3.2%

Top results for portrait paintings [01 Jul 2016]

In Artprice’s fortnightly series of auction rankings, today’s Friday Top article looks at the most expensive portraits in auction history.

Flash News: Contemporary Art – London – Victor Vasarely – “Defense de mourir” – Centre Pompidou [24 Jun 2016]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news:Major Contemporary Art sales in London next week… Triple celebrations for Victor VASARELY’s 110th anniversary. “Defense de mourir” at the Centre Pompidou.

Post-War and Contemporary Art: new records! [16 Feb 2016]

Against the backdrop of stock market crashes, the Art Market proves to be particularly solid. The auction results of London’s Contemporary Art

Top 10 most costly works in the world [05 Feb 2016]

Fridays are the Best! Every other Friday, Artprice offers you a themed auction ranking.

New York, the global capital of art… and the art market [25 Aug 2015]

New York’s attraction for the art world has no comparison anywhere in the world. The Western capital of art since the 1950s, the Big Apple remains a major magnet for

Sotheby’s dominates the London market [15 Jul 2015]

On 1 July 2015 Sotheby’s succeeded in generating its best-ever sales total in its European Contemporary Art sales history and the American auctioneer substantially outsold its British rival

Hong Kong opens up to Western Contemporary art [23 Jun 2015]

Sotheby’s is pleased with its Hong Kong sales, especially after the latest (June 11, 2015) entitled Boundless: Contemporary Art, which saw nearly 60% of the lots fetch above their high estimates.

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