What the Art Market has to say about Constantin BRANCUSI (1876-1957)

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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 […]

Takis the magician – The Eileen and I.M. Pei collection – Bouguereau for sale in Lyon [06 Sep 2019]

Takis the magician (1925-2019) The art world lost two of its most illustrious representatives this summer: Carlos CRUZ-DIEZ (1923-2019) and then Vassilakis TAKIS (1925-2019)  who died at the age of 93. A nail floating motionless in space; a cylinder and a ball that seem to dance to the sound of a dreamlike music… works that seem to […]

Top Modern art [08 Mar 2019]

Every other Friday, Artprice compiles a “Top” ranking providing insight into the Art market’s major trends. This week we look back at the 10 most highly valued Modern works in 2018. Generally speaking, the Modern segment generates the Art Market’s most spectacular auction results, including two results above the $100 million threshold last year. In […]

Top selling sculptures [14 Dec 2018]

Every other Friday Artprice offers you an auction ranking that brings to light some of the Art Market’s primary trends. This week, we take another look at the best auction results for three-dimensional artworks in 2018. The year’s best global auction results for three-dimensional artworks have – above all – rewarded 20th century French artists: […]

Art, in augmented reality [25 Sep 2018]

“I must not hurt humans”… The repeated written sentence as punishment… for a robot! The installation Punishment (2017) by Filipe Vilas-Boas and Paul Coudamy features a large articulated arm “sitting” at a desk, busy copying the first fundamental law of robotics, as formulated by science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. However, artificial ‘intelligence’ in the field […]

Flash News: Brancusi – Stafford – Franz West [07 Sep 2018]

Constantin Brancusi sculpture at the MoMA Nancy Cunard was not the sort of woman to surf the privileges of her family name or her social class, and nor did she make much of her nationality or her sexual identity. She was quintessentially pluralist. When she met Constantin BRANCUSI in 1923 in the effervescent Paris of […]

A stunning top 10 in the first half of 2018 [08 Jun 2018]

Artprice’s fortnightly series of Fine Art auction rankings gives you a theme-based TOP article every other Friday. Today’s TOP article looks back at the best auction results during the first five months of the year. The top 10 best results in the first half of 2018 generated a total of $816 million. Of course, this […]

New York’s ’s upcoming trophies [08 May 2018]

A Matisse “Odalisque” and a Fernand Léger “Grand déjeuner” both expected to fetch over $15 million, a Van Gogh likely to exceed $50 million, a museum-worthy Malevitch Suprematist composition – major works by some of history’s most sought-after artists. This year, New York’s May sales are taking the prestige factor to an impressive new level. […]

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 […]

2017 in numbers… part 2 [19 Dec 2017]

During the month of December, Artprice looks back at some of the art market’s key figures in 2017. This week we focus on May and June which saw particularly dense activity on the high-end market and lots of new records. $57.36 million: new record for Constantin Brancusi On 15 May 2017, Constantin BRANCUSI’s superb golden […]

The bi-annual Top 10 [04 Aug 2017]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, the best 2017 auctions show the major role played by the high-end market, with 10 works sold for over $44 million in six months. Six of the Top 10 auctions of the year took place in New York, […]

2017 Top – The best sales of 2017 [26 May 2017]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. The latest results for May have turned the ranking on its head, as evidenced by this overview of the 10 most expensive works sold since January 2017. Two months after our Quarterly Top 10, the world’s best auction rankings have […]

Flash news: Impressionist and Modern Masterpieces – Ross Lovegrove – Magdalena Abakanowicz [12 May 2017]

Impressionist and Modern Masterpieces in New York This is one of the most anticipated auctions of the year: the prestigious sale of Impressionist and Modern artworks at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in New York takes place on May 15th and 16th, 2017. The giants of Modern art are represented in a hundred lots, of which artprice […]

Man Ray. Unconcerned, but not indifferent [08 Sep 2015]

‘Unconcerned, but not indifferent’ (so reads his epitaph)… irreverent, poetic and inventive, Man Ray was the most “multi-media” artist of the international avant-garde. Living on both sides of the Atlantic, he revolutionised art in France and made a strong impression in American.

Sculpture: Top 10! [02 Jan 2015]

Friday is Top day!Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week, Artprice takes a look at the world’s 10 most expensive sculptures,

The Top Ten in Europe. Chapter 6: France [21 Nov 2014]

Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week, we reveal the top ten bids ever made in France – a true celebration of modernity.

Flash News : From Brancusi to Saâdane Afif – Francis Bacon – El Greco [30 Jun 2014]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: From Brancusi to Saâdane Afif – Francis Bacon – El Greco

Results of Impressionist & Modern Art sales in New York [13 May 2014]

The first of New York’s two high points in the annual art market agenda ended on the evening of May 7 after the last bid at Sotheby’s prestige Impressionist & Modern art sale.

The Top Ten of the 1920s [25 Apr 2014]

Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten sales of works from the 1920s.

2012 in review : Artprice’s Choices. [26 Dec 2012]

While the year 2012 is coming to an end, Artprice looks into the rear view mirror and delivers the point of view of the art market key players.

Sculpture in 2012 [21 Dec 2012]

Friday Top! Every alternate Friday Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the ten best results for sculpture this year.

High-end Modern Art in New York [13 Nov 2012]

On 7 November 2012, while New York was still cleaning up the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy and Barack Obama was announcing his re-election, the prestigious auction house Christie’s held one of the most important sales of the year: its Impressionist and Modern Art sale.

Q & A ahead of the Impressionist & Modern Art sales in New York [24 Apr 2012]

On 1 and 2 May, Christie’s and Sotheby’s in New York will be offering 108 works of Impressionist and Modern art.

Sculpture: top 10 auction results [08 Jul 2010]

Every fortnight Artprice provides you with a new or updated ranking in its Alternate-Friday Top Series.The theme of today’s TOP article is the Top 10 auction results recorded in sculpture.

Paris resists crisis [13 Jul 2009]

Although the global art is in the midst of a crisis, Paris appears to be showing remarkable resistance: the number of auction sales and the volume of lots proposed has remained stable compared with 2008. Moreover, for the first quarter of 2009, the French capital posted a better overall revenue figure than either London or New York on the back of the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint-Laurent sale at the Grand Palais in February.

Sale of the Bergé – YSL collection: Paris moves up the global art market ladder [01 Mar 2009]

The Bergé -YSL sale was a historical sale in more than one sense: the €373.5m total for the three-day auction is the world record for a private collection and the European record for an art sale of any sort.

Pierre Bergé sale – the big event of the year [08 Feb 2009]

For at least six months, the sale of the Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent collection has been the focus of much media attention, described as the « sale of the century ». At a time when The Art Market Confidence Index (AMCI) is firmly in the red, the means allocated to the sale of some 691 lots are commensurate with the works being presented: exceptional.

Modern sculpture at a high [06 Dec 2007]

In the modern period, prices for sculpture have been rising faster than those of painting, with the price index for sculpture reaching a new high in 2007, growth of 100% in 15 years!

A peak in the art market in 2005? [08 Jan 2006]

The international art market has never performed so well. The figures are record-breaking!

In 2005 the turnover for Fine Art sales exceeded USD 4 billion, vs. USD 3.6 billion the previous year, despite a practically stable volume of 320,000 lots.This incredible progression came on the back of a price increase of 10.4%* last year, following on from the 19% rise already recorded in 2004. This price inflation translated into a multiplication of sales exceeding USD 1 million

Top prices for 4,614 artists since the start of 2005 [27 Jul 2005]

Prices of fine artworks continued on an exceptionally strong growth trend in the first half of 2005, and logically enough, the general increase in art prices of 4.1% also generated a sharp rise in the number of auction records.

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