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The latest Hong Kong results from Phillips and Christie’s [05 Dec 2023]

Having hammered $2.4 million from Ultra-contemporary art at Phillips and $104 million from Modern & Contemporary art at Christie’s, the latest Hong Kong sales lived up to expectations. On 26 November, Phillips hosted its first Asian edition of its “New Now” sale in Hong Kong, bringing together Contemporary art and design work from the 20th […]

The Art Market Day 2023: The art market is more than just business, insists gallery owner Thaddaeus Ropac [01 Dec 2023]

Professionals from the French and international art market now meet once a year at the Pompidou Center in Paris to share their experiences, exchange their points of view and analyze the major trends driving a sector that is full of challenges. The fifth edition of this event, organized on 28 November 2023 by Beaux-Arts & […]

Works by Sanyu in upcoming Hong Kong sales [28 Nov 2023]

Christie’s Hong Kong is preparing its last major Hong Kong sales of the year at the city’s Convention and Exhibition Centre after roadshowing the works on offer throughout the region. In the evening of 28 November, the series of sales will conclude with a session reserved for 20th and 21st Century Art, with – as […]

The paradoxes of the Belgian art market [24 Nov 2023]

In Belgium, the art auction market has showed no signs of contraction this year and indeed has posted good results via the auction houses De Vuyst, Piasa Bruxelles, Louiza Auktion, Bonhams Cornette de Saint- Cyr Bruxelles and Horta, which together have generated more than 60% of the country’s art auction turnover. But their results would […]

Picasso’s ceramic works are gaining price momentum [21 Nov 2023]

Ceramics – a highly expressive medium of creativity that goes back to time immemorial – is increasingly winning over collectors, particularly those of Contemporary art (see our article: Ceramics on the Contemporary art market). However, it’s a Modern artist, Pablo Picasso – the most popular artist on the planet with six 9-digit results to his […]

Phillips hammers second highest sales total in its history [17 Nov 2023]

In the wake of the major New York sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s, Phillips’ sales of Modern, 20th Century and Contemporary art generated a total of $155 million last Tuesday, (14 November), the second highest sales total in the company’s art auction history. The first part of the sale offered Modern works from the prestigious […]

More than a billion US dollars hammered in New York [14 Nov 2023]

Christie’s and Sotheby’s generated almost $1.2 billion from their New York sales of Modern and Contemporary art last week. A reassuring result for the end of a year in which some exceptional works attracted strong attention, while others disappointed expectations. Christie’s generates $759.35 million Christie’s took a total $759.35 million from its two sessions ($107.45 […]

The most important works in the Landau collection at Sotheby’s [09 Nov 2023]

Sotheby’s in New York has just completed the auction of the year’s most expensive private collection, that of Emily Fisher Landau, from which more than 100 works of Modern and Contemporary art were offered on 8 and 9 November: the sale rises to the very satisfactory result of $406.4 million, with 100% of the 31 […]

Panorama of Latin American art at auction [07 Nov 2023]

Global interest in Latin American art has numerous channels. Since the beginning of the millennium, public and private institutions alike – mainly in Europe and the United States – have conducted a growing number of initiatives to promote works by LatAm artists and foster links with Latin American museum and galleries to build archives of […]

The top-selling Old Master drawings of the year [03 Nov 2023]

Every year, unexpected treasures emerge from the past on the auction market, such as MICHELANGELO’s (1475-1564) youthful drawing of A nude man (after Masaccio) with two figures behind that attracted determined bidding when it sold for $24.3 million in Paris last year. It was the best result in 2022 in the quiet but nonetheless exciting […]

The top 10 global art auction results in October [31 Oct 2023]

Among the nearly 50,000 artworks sold around the world during the month of October, the Top 10 results alone generated $154 million, only $10 million less than in October 2022. Three of these top 10 results were hammered in Paris, two in London and – above all – five in Hong Kong, once again proving […]

Interview with digital artist Josh Pierce, featured on the cover of the Artprice 2023 Contemporary Art Market Report [30 Oct 2023]

Artist Josh PIERCE (1982) talks to Artprice about his work, his technique, his vision of NFTs, as well as his inspirations and his favorites. He invites us to delve into his spectacular work where the human being contemplates a natural world re-enchanted by a mysterious, luminous, fantastic, and soothing presence. The work Flow by Josh […]

Focus on François-Xavier Lalanne, following the sale of his first Rhinocrétaire at the record price of $19.4 million [27 Oct 2023]

A living-room bar in the shape of a cow or a hippopotamus; a bed shaped like a can of sardines, a writing desk in the form of a dove… François-Xavier LALANNE (1927-2008) is famous – as is his partner, Claude – for sculptural furniture of unparalleled originality. One of his most impressive creations is a […]

Christie’s leads the way in London [24 Oct 2023]

Against a backdrop of market jitters, Christie’s latest sales dedicated to 20th and 21st Century Art in London managed to equal last year’s results. The turnover total of $117.7 million hammered by Christie’s from two sales on 13 October lent a degree of reassurance to the art market. The evening consisted of a first part […]

Congratulations to Tarik Kiswanson, winner of the 2023 Marcel Duchamp Prize [19 Oct 2023]

Dedicated to the international promotion of the French art scene, the Marcel Duchamp Prize shortlisted four finalists at the beginning of this year: Bertille Back (represented by the Xippas gallery and The Gallery Apart), Bouchra Khalili (represented by the Mor Charpentier gallery and ADN Galeria), Massinissa Selmani (represented by the Anne-Sarah Benichou gallery, Selma Feriani […]

Artprice by Artmarket’s Contemporary & Ultra-contemporary Art Market Report [17 Oct 2023]

Artprice by publishes its 27th annual report dedicated to the art market. It is downloadable free of charge. Coming out of the restrictions and constraints linked to the Covid health crisis, the Contemporary art market experienced two years of phenomenal growth and posted unprecedented results. The exceptional performances achieved in 2021 and 2022 owed […]

Flash News: Paris + by Art Basel; Hauser and Wirth in Paris; a Rembrandt painting gains an additional three zeros [13 Oct 2023]

Imminent opening of Paris + by Art Basel Paris + by Art Basel: this somewhat cumbersome title refers to Paris’s new Modern and Contemporary art fair that replaces the former Fiac and is now by far the most anticipated event in the Parisian art calendar. The second edition of Paris + by Art/Basel will again […]

Art Taipei: 30th anniversary [10 Oct 2023]

For the 30th anniversary of the oldest international art fair in the Asia-Pacific region, the director of ART TAIPEI answers questions from Artmarket that shed light on the ambitions and aspirations of the Taiwanese event. Thanks to a history of hard work and motivation, ART TAIPEI has become an important hub for art collectors in […]

Modigliani’s last masterpiece sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong [06 Oct 2023]

  This 5 October, Amadeo Modigliani’s exceptional portrait of Paulette Jourdain was the star lot of a Sotheby’s sale in Hong Kong. Sold for $34.8 million, it did not return the amount obtained in 2015, but lost 8 million. In the spring of 2015 American shopping center magnate Alfred Taubman, a wealthy art collector and former […]

The Marcel Duchamp Prize adds momentum to the French Contemporary art scene [03 Oct 2023]

The Marcel Duchamp Prize is a distinction created 23 years ago at the initiative of French art collectors and the ADIAF (Association for the International Diffusion of French Art). It was created by collector Gilles Fuchs (amongst others) in response to a very clear shrinkage of the influence of French artists at the international level […]

Mark Rothko at the Louis Vuitton Foundation [29 Sep 2023]

  After Basquiat & Warhol, the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris (the FLV) is hosting an exceptional exhibition of work by yet another American giant. It’s the first major retrospective in France of Mark ROTHKO’s prolific oeuvre since that presented at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris in 1999. Opening on 18 […]

Nicolas de Staël: Human… too human [26 Sep 2023]

“What I’m attempting is a continuous renewal, truly continuous, and it’s not easy. I know what my painting really is behind its appearance, its violence, its perpetual trials of strength, it’s a fragile thing in the sense of the good, the sublime. It’s as fragile as love.” Nicolas de Staël, 1954 Every twenty years or […]

Sotheby’s to host the ‘sale of the year’: the Landau Collection [22 Sep 2023]

Two years ago, in November 2021, Sotheby’s recorded its best-ever auction total of $676 million at an evening sale of masterpieces from the Macklowe Collection, which attracted a strong participation of Asian collectors wishing to acquire leading American works. The following year, in 2022, Christie’s excelled with extraordinary results from its sale of works from […]

Outsider art: an alternative art market [19 Sep 2023]

Long rejected for its naivety, Outsider Art (or “art brut” as the french call it) is admired by more and more collectors for its sincerity. “Art brut” – known as “Outsider Art” in English – has a rich history dating back to the first half of the 20th century when a few avant-garde artists became […]

Hockney, 10th best-selling artist in the world in 2023 [15 Sep 2023]

Demand for David Hockney’s work is growing rapidly and his price index has risen by 562% since the start of the millennium. On 21 September Phillips in London will be hosting another auction entirely dedicated to the work of British artist David HOCKNEY following a first sale that generated more than GBP 6.6 million (±$8.2 […]

Botero in 100 top-selling artists… [12 Sep 2023]

Botero in 100 top-selling artists… You would be hard-pressed to find a LatAm Art sale that does not include a work by Colombian artist Fernando BOTERO, and on 9 March last, Christie’s presented no less than 10 Botero works out of a total of 48 lots. Botero’s immediately identifiable works have become both iconic and […]

Treasures in the Christie’s pipeline: the Samuel Josefowitz collection could take $80 million [08 Sep 2023]

The dispersion of Samuel Josefowitz’s collection is the highlight of Christie’s fall sales. Christie’s will be hosting several sales this fall to disperse the collection of Samuel Josefowitz, an immense art enthusiast who died in 2015. The sales include rare works that have never been auctioned, a number of Nabis works and others from the […]

Hokusai: The Great Wave… and beyond [05 Sep 2023]

“When I’m a hundred years old, I’ll draw a line and that will be life.” (Katsushika Hokusai) HOKUSAI died at the age of 89, unable to achieve his goal of tracing life itself by drawing a line. The “Crazy Old Drawer” – as he often described himself – left behind a prolific œuvre of 30,000 […]

Michaela Yearwood-Dan: a new star is born… [01 Sep 2023]

A stranger to the auction market two years ago, Michaela Yearwood-Dan has joined the 500 most successful artists in the global auction market this year. We take a quick look at her ascent. Since the beginning of 2023, works by Michaela YEARWOOD-DAN (1994) have already generated two million dollars at auctions. Two million for seven […]

Frieze Seoul is back [29 Aug 2023]

Frieze Seoul is back After the traditional summer break, art market activity is resuming first in Asia with the imminent opening of the Frieze and the Kiaf in Seoul. We take this opportunity to draw up a mini-inventory of Korea’s local art auction market, which has enjoyed a number of peaks… and troughs. Kiaf Seoul, […]

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