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The Artprice100© index of Blue-chip artists up 3% over 2022 [30 Jan 2023]

As a sales-based indicator, our Artprice100© index reflects a purely financial approach to art that in no way replaces the non-financial relationships between art collectors and artists. In essence, our index reveals the hypothetical financial result you would obtain if you were to invest in the world’s top-selling artists to benefit financially from their success. […]

Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923-2002): Focus [27 Jan 2023]

    Jean-Paul Riopelle would have been 100 years old today. A citizen of Quebec, Riopelle was a painter, sculptor and printmaker and is Canada’s most important and famous 20th century artist. His career spanned more than 60 years and his work has been the subject of many major exhibitions. Today, the value of his […] must-know results in 2022, according to Artprice [24 Jan 2023]

In 2022 the Art Market may have given the impression once again of having broken all records, but the total global volume of transactions and art auction turnover actually stabilized,” says Thierry Ehrmann, CEO of and Founder of Artprice.  The companies and are currently compiling their 2022 Art Market Report, the world’s most […]

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Lynne Drexler, Two Remarkable Women Set to Shake the Market in 2023 [20 Jan 2023]

Female artists are fetching more remarkable prices at auction today than they have in the past. We are currently witnessing a very marked uptake of their works among collectors as well as a clear reorientation of the value spectrum towards the female gender. But we are also seeing a movement to revise prices in such […]

Artists who would have been 100 years old in 2023: Part 2 [17 Jan 2023]

After our last article dedicated to Sam Francis, Ellsworth Kelly, Larry Rivers, Artmarket by Artprice continues its exploration of major artists who would have been 100 years old in 2023 with a focus on Richard Artschwager, Jean-Paul Riopelle and Roy Lichtenstein, all born in 1923. . Roy Lichtenstein A meticulous painter with a discreet temperament, […]

Artists who would have been 100 years old in 2023… [13 Jan 2023]

Sam Francis, Ellsworth Kelly and Larry Rivers, among others, were born just over a century ago, and are today considered to be the founding artists of Contemporary American art. Artmarket by Artprice pays tribute to them, briefly summarizing their careers and reviewing their market prices as well as current acquisition possibilities. Larry Rivers Larry Rivers […]

Sotheby’s: memorable results in 2022 [10 Jan 2023]

2022 turned out to be an epic year on the art auction market with lots of remarkable masterpieces generating lots of new records. Artmarket by Artprice focuses on some of the results that made 2022 such an extraordinary year. At the end of 2022, Sotheby’s posted an overall turnover of 8 billion dollars (i.e. $400,000 […]

Christie’s: memorable results in 2022 [06 Jan 2023]

In 2022 Christie’s handled a remarkable quantity of exceptional masterpieces and generated lots of new records. Artmarket by Artprice focuses on some of the results that made 2022 such an extraordinary year. At the end of 2022, Christie’s announced it had just achieved a record year with a total turnover of 8.4 billion dollars, including […]

Ernest Pignon Ernest: an engaged and modest pioneer [03 Jan 2023]

Despite being considered a pioneer of Street Art, Ernest Pignon Ernest’s work is less popular than that of many young artists in vogue. We take a look at his unorthodox artistic career and the still affordable market for his work. At eighty years old, freshly elected to the Academy of Fine Arts (2021), Ernest Pignon […]

Our end-of-year favorites [30 Dec 2022]

As the Western calendar year draws to a close, Artmarket’s teams have scoured the offers proposed by our partner galleries on Artprice marketplace for another selection of favorites. Among the thousands of works currently offered for sale, this selection highlights the diversity and quality of the offer that can be found on the Artprice marketplace. […]

Germany’s Top 3 art auction results in 2022 [27 Dec 2022]

Germany’s art market has just concluded its best-ever 12-month period after two consecutive years of growth! In total, more than 43,000 works of art have been auctioned in 2022 generating revenue above 357 million dollars. In 20 years the German art market has grown 315% in value terms and by 65% in volume terms, essentially […]

Space Invaders: the invasion continues! [23 Dec 2022]

Until 22 January, the Over The Influence gallery is hosting Space Invader’s first Parisian solo show in 11 years. Over The Influence, which opened this summer in the French capital, was founded in Hong Kong in 2015, expanded to Los Angeles in 2018 and then to Bangkok in 2022. In Paris, the gallery is presenting […]

Hong Kong: Top 3 art auction results in 2022 [20 Dec 2022]

In 2021, Hong Kong’s art auctions generated a record total turnover of $1.7 billion from over 6,900 artworks sold. This year, the provisional total is over $1.2 billion from approximately 6,200 lots sold up to mid-December. Although lower, this is still an impressive performance. Artprice by Artmarket looks at the three most remarkable HK results […]

The lull in NFT sales allows the entire ecosystem to develop more serenely [16 Dec 2022]

“This year, the NFT market has found a better balance between supply and demand, a balance comparable to that prevailing in the Fine Art Market,” says thierry Ehrmann, CEO of and Founder of Artprice. “No ultra-high profile projects, but much more selective buying which has driven the Art-NFT unsold rate to 36% in 2022, […]

France’s Top-3 auction results in 2022 [13 Dec 2022]

Despite an ultra-competitive global context, France’s art auction market appears to be thriving and has even shown new impetus since last year’s first total above the billion dollar threshold. Indeed, with 2022 shaping up to be the second best year in its history, it could be argued that the French market is at an important […]

Max Beckmann, at the core of Germany’s art market [09 Dec 2022]

On December 1 at the Grisebach auction house in Berlin, Max Beckmann’s Selbstbildnis gelb-rosa fetched over $24 million. We take a look at a major artist who accounts for a substantial share of Germany’s art auction market. Selbstbildnis gelb-rosa (Yellow-pink Self-portrait) is an extraordinary work for what it relates about our common history, but also […]

Christie’s: the latest price surges from Hong Kong [06 Dec 2022]

Christie’s major autumn sales season in Hong Kong ended last week with a string of prestige sessions. We look back at the evening sale of 20th and 21st Century Art on 30 November, which presented a fine range of both Eastern and Western art, including important works by Joan Mitchell, Zao Wou-ki, Georg Baselitz, George […]

Iranian artists: heads up and hair in the wind… [02 Dec 2022]

“When I set out to write my story, I also could not have imagined that its message would be so universal” Marjane Satrapi interview Sotheby’s 2022 In Iran, demonstrator anger is not waning. Indeed, beyond protests regarding the obligation for women to wear a veil, the daily weight of religion and the police violence which […]

Ismail Isshaq… and new faces from Ghana [29 Nov 2022]

The Ghanaian art scene is attracting ever-stronger and ever-more pressing interest. The recent successes of Ghanaian artists like El Anatsui, Ibrahim Mahama and Amoako Boafo have prompted an acute international focus on the country’s art scene. Indeed, the work of those three artists would appear to have contributed to a significant erosion of the barriers […]

New York’s recent Contemporary Art sales [25 Nov 2022]

Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips each hosted major Contemporary Art sessions in New York last week. Artprice looks back at the highlights. Sotheby’s: an exceptional result of $856 million The overall tally from Sotheby’s New York sales between November 14 and 18 was exceptional: Patrick Drahi’s company took a total $856 million from six sessions of […]

With ART SG, Singapore considerably strengthens its position on the global art market [22 Nov 2022]

The eagerly anticipated edition of ART SG will soon be happening and the art world will turn its attention and appetite to the city-state between 12 and 15 January, when the  world’s biggest art galleries will converge to present their selections of works at Southeast Asia’s largest ever art fair. Among the 150 galleries present, […]

Contemporary African Art: establishing a secondary market [18 Nov 2022]

Within just a decade, the number of works by Contemporary African and African-born artists in fine art auctions has tripled, as has the turnover they generate. Today, with a long period of emergence behind them, it is more a question of anchoring on the global market. Creations by Contemporary African and African-born artists are no […]

The Paul Allen Collection fetches well over a billion dollars! [15 Nov 2022]

A new page in the history of auctions has just been turned: the much anticipated dispersal of the Paul Allen Collection (co-founder with Bill Gates of Microsoft in 1975) became the first-ever private collection to take over $1 billion at auction. This latest record has come shortly after another American collection (the Macklowe Collection) totaled […]

Mondrian: D-3 [11 Nov 2022]

In a few days, on November 14, Sotheby’s will be offering an important painting by the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, a pioneer of European abstraction. Titled Composition n°II, it dates from 1930 when the artist was living in Paris to ‘refine his style’. Considered pivotal canvases in the canons of Modern art, each appearance of […]

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, new star of figurative painting [08 Nov 2022]

  “I learned to paint by looking at painting and I still learn by looking at painting. In this sense, history serves as a resource. But the biggest attraction for me is the power that paint can exert over time”. (interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist in Futura section of Kaleidoscope).   Born into a family […]

Fisch-Davidson’s sublime Baroque collection [04 Nov 2022]

One of the world’s largest private collections of Baroque art is about to hit the market. Sotheby’s has been chosen to disperse this unique collection, presented as the largest private collection of Baroque masterpieces assembled in the modern era. A museum-quality ensemble featuring paintings of dramatic scenes, passionate outbursts, contradictory movements, exacerbated contrasts and elaborate […]

Pierre Soulages: an artist who defied time [01 Nov 2022]

Pierre Soulages, one of France’s most respected 20th century artist, died on 26 October at the age of 102. A major figure in the Abstract art, in recent years he had acquired the status of France’s most sought-after (and most expensive) living artist. Dedication to an essential artistic project Originally from Rodez in the south […]

Our selection: abstract matter [28 Oct 2022]

Spanish, Italian, Belgian, French and Canadian artists who all – in their own ways – reconciled dense artistic transformations of matter with strong inclinations towards abstraction. Miquel Barcelo, Antoni Tapies, Lucio Fontana, Bram Bogart, Pierre Alechinsky, Agostino Bonalumi and Jean-Paul Riopelle are among the most important names in the field of Abstract art from the […]

Hyper-inflation on African artists: e.g. Aboudia [25 Oct 2022]

The young African scene has become one of the art market’s strongest growth levers. Aboudia Diarrassouba is one of the latest signatures to attract a rush of international collectors. In the past five years, the global art auction market has flung its doors open to African artists, and, after a particularly ‘urgent’ inflation, works by […]

Artprice by Artmarket congratulates Mimosa Echard, winner of the 2022 Marcel Duchamp Prize [21 Oct 2022]

Against the backdrop of the French capital’s growing appeal for the international art market (a number of major international galleries have opened branches, Bonhams has taken over the Parisian auction house Cornette de Saint Cyr, the first edition Paris+ art by Art Basel is about to open…), the Marcel Duchamp Prize is gaining in prestige. […]

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