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Our selection of NUDES! [16 Aug 2022]

From time to time, Artmarket scans the proposals by our partner galleries on Artprice Marketplace to pick out a selection of ‘favorites’. This latest selection honors one of the most popular subjects in art history: the nude, both feminine and masculine. Delicacy, sensuality, depth and artistic genius… the nude is an ideal vector for artistic […]

Art enters the Metaverse [09 Aug 2022]

Nothing will ever replace the unique experience of admiring an artwork in a museum, but that does not diminish the value of seeing art in books or on the internet. Sometimes museums have to close their doors for several days or even for several months and, in any case, there are millions of artworks that […]

The 18 artworks that have fetched over $100 million [02 Aug 2022]

This year another work exceeded 100 million dollars at auction, bringing the total number of masterpieces valued above this price threshold to eighteen! In this article, Artprice provides an updated ranking of the most-valued artworks on the global auction market. > The first $100 million In 2004 the art auction market crossed a major threshold […]

Hyper-valuation of young artists… the trend is accelerating [26 Jul 2022]

  In a tragicomic play written by Pierre Corneille, one of his characters says “I’m young, it’s true; but for well-born souls, value is not a question of age”. That famous line may have been written almost 400 years ago, but it hasn’t aged a bit and is today more than ever relevant in the […]

Basquiat, still alive! [19 Jul 2022]

  Jean Michel Basquiat, aka “SAMO” (for “SAMe Old shit”) traversed New York’s 1980s art scene like a shooting star. Already highly arresting at the time it emerged in the 1980s, his œuvre has lost none of its strength or its flamboyance more than thirty years later. The first black artist to appear on the […]

Magdalena Abakanowicz [12 Jul 2022]

The art market is already hot for works by Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz, soon to be exhibited at the Tate Modern in London. Born in 1930 in the suburbs of Warsaw, from a noble lineage that family legend traces back to Genghis Kahn, Magdalena Abakanowicz successively experienced the loss of the privileges of her social […]

The Artprice100© index up +36% in 2021 [07 Jul 2022]

Art is now widely considered an alternative investment that not only offers high returns but also a relatively low correlation to other financial assets. Investing in the greatest artists (such as Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, or Georgia O’Keeffe) can therefore be a matter of personal satisfaction and financial advantage – as long as we take […]

Market Keys to Rodin’s The Thinker [05 Jul 2022]

“Fist pressed against his teeth, he sits lost in contemplation. His fertile thoughts slowly unfold in his imagination. He is not a dreamer; he is a creator.” (Marcel Adam, “Le Penseur”, Gil Blas, 7 July 1904, quoted by Grunfeld, chapter 8, p. 191) A “medium” bronze cast of Rodin’s famous Thinker used to occupy a […]

Art KARLSRUHE: opening soon! [01 Jul 2022]

Having suffered one cancellation and a postponement, the Karlsruhe Art Fair is expecting to welcome some 200,000 visitors from 7 – 10 July. Some 200 galleries specializing in Modern and Contemporary art are enthusiastically awaiting the opportunity to reconnect with the public. Before the opening of this 18th edition, Britta Wirtz, director of the Karlsruhe […]

Excellent results on French art market [28 Jun 2022]

In mid-June Christie’s sale of the Hubert de Givenchy Collection in Paris took 114 million euros ($120 million), an excellent result that doubled its pre-sale forecast and included a rare Surrealist sculpture by Alberto Giacometti. The slender silhouette of a Femme qui marche (Walking Woman), created in the 1930s and cast in 1955 by Fiorini […]

Making way for young female artists (2) [24 Jun 2022]

On 28 June in London, Christie’s will be hosting a highly prestigious evening sale of 20th and 21st century art. Among the masterpieces by Monet, Chagall, Picasso and the usual monuments of Contemporary art (including Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons), there will also be works by a number of young women artists who are still […]

TEFAF is back! [21 Jun 2022]

  « We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring together the world’s major art collectors and enthusiasts in an environment where they can exchange, appreciate and immerse themselves in Art History like nowhere else on the planet« . Hidde van Seggelen, Executive Chairman of TEFAF.   After the prematurely shortened 2020 edition and a cancellation […]

Make way for young women (1) [17 Jun 2022]

On 28 June in London, Christie’s will be hosting a highly prestigious evening sale of 20th and 21st century art. Among the masterpieces by Monet, Chagall, Picasso and the usual monuments of Contemporary art (including Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons), there will also be works by a number of artists who are relatively unknown outside […]

Adrian Ghenie crosses the $10 million threshold [14 Jun 2022]

Rapidly compared to Francis Bacon, Adrian Ghenie has been electrifying the art world for 10 years. Now crowned with a record at over 10 million dollars, he is one of the 100 most successful artists in the art auction market and has established himself as one of the most sought-after painters of our time. A […]

Our selection: Hantaï… and friends [10 Jun 2022]

Coinciding with a major retrospective marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Simon Hantaï at the Louis Vuitton Foundation (Paris), Artmarket by Artprice has picked out a selection of works by some of France’s most interesting abstract artists in the second half of the 20th century. In the spotlight this week, a 1955 painting […]

Masterpieces coming to market in June… [07 Jun 2022]

Before the summer recess, the major auction houses are organising an impressive round of prestige sales including Old Masters in New York, 1,200 lots from the Hubert de Givenchy Collection, a special focus on Marc Chagall, and big sales of Contemporary art. Among the important works that will be presented for sale, Artprice has picked […]

The Art Market and the Environment : Can digital art be green? [03 Jun 2022]

The art world is belatedly but resolutely assuming its responsibilities with respect to the natural world. This is the last article in our three-part series on the ecological issues facing the art market and how the secondary art market can adopt a more environmentally friendly approach. Our first article focused on initiatives implemented by the […]

Egon Schiele tokenized [31 May 2022]

A rare painting by Egon Schiele was recently rediscovered in a private home in Vienna. Painted in 1907, the Austrian master’s oil-on-canvas depicts his uncle Leopold Czihaczek playing the piano, his eyes focused on the score in a rare and intimate scene created when Egon Schiele was sixteen. It was the same year Gustav Klimt […]

Flash news: Drawing prizes in Paris – Art Basel Hong Kong [27 May 2022]

Drawing prizes in Paris With several fairs devoted to the exhibition, sale and discovery of works on paper last week, Paris once again wore the crown of global capital of the drawing medium. The events hosted an offer that was unique both in terms of diversity and quality, and they saw the return of private […]

Sotheby’s: Macklowe Collection generates a total of $922 million [24 May 2022]

After Christie’s generated more than $1 billion last week from 20th and 21st century artworks (AMI link), Sotheby’s has hammered its third best-ever sales total at $408.5 million from an assortment of 19th and 20th century art in New York. The best results were generated by Picasso’s Femme nue couchée (nearly $67.5 million) and works […]

The Art Market and the Environment: The Artists Themselves [20 May 2022]

The art world is belatedly but resolutely assuming its responsibilities with respect to the natural world. This is the second in Artprice’s series of ArtMarket Insights devoted to the ecological challenges and expectations facing the art market. The first discussed some of the initiatives adopted by the art auction and art fair spheres (see: The […]

An overview of Christie’s big New York results last week… [17 May 2022]

Christie’s New York hammered a whole series of exceptional new auction records last week. If we include the staggering $195 million paid for by Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn on Monday 9 May (see our article “Andy Warhol’s portrait of Marilyn Monroe fetches top price ever paid for a 20th century artwork”) – which imparted […]

Andy Warhol’s portrait of Marilyn Monroe fetches top price ever paid for a 20th century artwork [13 May 2022]

At Christie’s New York sale on 9 May, the famous portrait by Pop Art’s leading figure smashed all records for a work of 20th century art. Warhol’s Shot sage blue Marilyn was offered in a Christie’s sale dedicated to works from the collection of the Zurich-based Foundation set up by the late art dealing siblings Thomas […]

A stunning selection of Masterpieces in May! [10 May 2022]

The major sales in May will be offering works from a number of exceptional collections including the Macklowe, the Ammann, the Anne H. Bass, the Maezawa and even the Gersten and Jacobs collections. So important are these collections that the sale of their “nuggets” promises to revise several global auction records! An Andy Warhol Marilyn […]

The Art Market and the Environment : The secondary market [06 May 2022]

The art world is belatedly but resolutely waking up to its environmental impact and its eco-responsibilities. Artprice has redacted three articles on the challenges and expectations facing the art world in its efforts to clean up its act. The first looks at the initiatives adopted by the art market (essentially the auction/art fair sphere). The […]

Sotheby’s Hong Kong: an exceptional start… [03 May 2022]

Last Wednesday, three marquee sales at Sotheby’s Hong Kong took a total of 221.8 million dollars, the highest amount ever achieved in a single evening at Sotheby’s Hong Kong. This spectacular total included the sale of an exceptional De Beers Blue Diamond that fetched 57.5 million dollars, one of the highest prices ever paid for […]

Günther Förg on a steep ascension [29 Apr 2022]

We are currently seeing strong demand for works by Germany’s major artists! For example, Günther Förg’s price index has risen by more than 600% in 20 years. Germany is one of the few countries where the art auction market remained almost unaffected by the covid pandemic. Bucking the trend of other Western marketplaces, its overall […]

Aristide Maillol at Orsay [26 Apr 2022]

“If the word ‘genius’ still has meaning today, it is indeed applicable in this case: Maillol has a clear genius for sculpture”. Auguste Rodin Originally from the Pyrénées-Orientales region, Aristide MAILLOL moved to Paris at the age of 21 with a very clear penchant for fine arts. Accepted into the Painting and Sculpture section of […]

Artprice Marketplace: Maillol… and friends [22 Apr 2022]

Aristide Maillol, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard and Raoul Dufy are indeed some of the most important names in early 20th century art history. But they emerged in relatively small world since they many of them knew each other, wrote to each other, spent time together, admired, influenced and supported […]

A lackluster photography market [19 Apr 2022]

After the very mixed results from Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips’ latest sales dedicated to photographic art, there is a very clear question mark hanging over the segment: has it run out of steam completely… or it is just on pause? In February, Sotheby’s sold a superb work by Ansel Adams titled Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico […]

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