What the Art Market has to say about Marlene DUMAS (1953)

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Women abstract artists [21 May 2021]

  They were daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, muses… but above all, artists A special focus The Pompidou Center in Paris has just reopened (19 May) with a major exhibition that highlights the contributions of a hundred female artists to the field of Abstract Art up until the 1980s (with a couple of unprecedented forays into […]

The gender (im)balance in the art world: key figures [03 Sep 2019]

In the fast-evolving segment of the Contemporary Art market, the relative value of works by female artists vs. male artists is growing rapidly. Several important women artists recently refreshed their personal auction records, including Lee Krasner (The Eye Is the First Circle, $11.6 million, at Sothebys on 16 May 2019) and Louise Bourgeois (Spider, $32 […]

New Perspectives for South African Artists [30 Jul 2019]

In auction terms, the bulk of the African art market is focused on the continent’s southern tip in Cape Town and Johannesburg via local sales companies such as Aspire Art Auction, Stephan Welz & Co., Strauss & Co. and Russell Kaplan Auctioneers. Although there is talk of a “boom” in activity, it is worth remembering […]

Top female artists in 2017/2018 [03 Aug 2018]

Rank Artist Hammer Price ($) Artwork Sale 1 Cecily BROWN (1969) 6 776 200 Suddenly Last Summer 16/05/2018 Sotheby’s New York 2 Cecily BROWN (1969) 3 983 905 The Skin of Our Teeth 26/06/2018 Sotheby’s Londres 3 Marlene DUMAS (1953) 3 615 000 De gele vingers van de kunstenaar [The yellow fingers of the artist] 16/11/2017 Phillips New York 4 Marlene […]

Contemporary African Art… a growing segment [03 Oct 2017]

Evidence of the ‘emergence’ of African-origin artists is currently palpable, particularly in France where several major dedicated exhibitions have been organised in recent years. Beauty Congo at the Cartier Foundation (2015) and Art / Africa at the Vuitton Foundation (2017) both managed to show the extraordinary diversity of African art and expand its audience. Carried […]

The African art Top 10 [23 Jun 2017]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. At a time when African contemporary art is making its mark internationally, our Top 10 focuses on African artists and notably on a young female artist who has achieved top sales in just a few months… Rank Artist Hammer Price […]

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

Flash News: William Wegman – Pascale Marthine Tayou – Marlène Dumas [10 Jul 2015]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: William Wegman, « Sometimes it’s the dog who makes the picture » – A work from Pascale Marthine Tayou blown up – Marlène Dumas, The Image as Burden.

Flash News: Giovanni Anselmo – Barbara Hepworth – Art Basel [26 Jun 2015]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Giovanni Anselmo honoured by the market at last. Barbara Hepworth – Sculpture for a modern world. Art Basel in a state of grace.

Marlene Dumas – The body in its raw state [10 Jul 2012]

Among the most sought-after female artists on the market, Marlene Dumas has a special and unavoidable position on the Contemporary scene.  

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.

Another year begins… [06 Sep 2011]

After the Art Taipei fair at the end of August, the art market is gradually awakening from its summertime slumber.

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.

Contemporary African art – mixed auction results [23 Nov 2010]

In 2010, contemporary African art has been the theme of numerous sales. However, despite new records for certain African artists, the high unsold rates made for only partially successful results.

Gérard Garouste: painting between madness and the quest for knowledge [28 Jun 2010]

Gérard GAROUSTE is one of those artists who appears to have resisted the ebb and flow of artistic fashions and intellectual trends by continuing to express himself through ‘traditional’ painting.

African art in New York [21 May 2010]

Phillips de Pury & Company’s New York Africa sale on 15 May 2010 confirmed the rising price trend for African art and not just for the internationally recognized headline artists whose works already enjoy “global” demand. However, with total income from the sale at $1.1m and a bought-in rate of 38.4%, the sale was only partially successful, even in the less than $10,000 price bracket.

Contemporary African art [11 Jan 2010]

The first decade of the new millennium saw the emergence on the global art market of contemporary art from Latin-America, China, Korea, Japan, Russia, Turkey and the Middle-East. By comparison, African art has been very slow to emerge… but for how long?

The contemporary drawing market [08 Mar 2007]

Paris traditionally welcomes the Drawings Fair in March. This year, for the 19th event, 31 galleries presented more than 1000 papers from the Renaissance up to the 1970s in the Palais de la Bourse; there was a notable absence of more recent work because, for the first time, the Contemporary Drawings Fair took place March 22-26: forty or so French and foreign galleries took over a six-storey building on Avenue d’Iena for a show entirely dedicated to contemporary drawings.

Contemporary art market: results from the spring/summer season of 2006 [02 Oct 2006]

This month the European art market will gyrate to the rhythm of the contemporary art fairs, with the Frieze Art Fair starting 12 October in London and then the Paris FIAC on 26 October and Art Cologne on 1 November. At the same time, the auction houses will capitalise on these events by organising major concurrent sales of contemporary art.Before the fall season begins, Artprice here provides a brief overview of the ebullient contemporary art market so far this year.

Art Market Top Auction Records [29 Nov 2004]

The Sotheby’s, Christie’sand Phillips evening sales of « Impressionism & modern art », « Contemporary »and « Photography » in New York have closed with a lot of new price records.During this major auction week, 16 auction records were auctioned over theUS$million.

International contemporary art driven by Phillips, De Pury & Luxembourg [23 Nov 2003]

The contemporary art market has been doing fairly well of late, and the last big auctions of the year have reaffirmed the trend. The wealthiest US investors are continuing to support new art. Record after record has been falling in New York, and not only for American artists.

Contemporary art auctions in New York reassure the market with 34 records in three days [24 Nov 2002]

In a tense economic climate, contemporary art auctions in New York are proving stronger than modern art and impressionist art sales. The evening auctions may have been unexceptional. But Sotheby’s and Christie’s still managed some reassuring surprises, generally in the less prestigious later sessions, when prices for some artists showed real growth and some of them turned out to be impressive records.

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