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Flash News! Tuner Prize – Zao Wou Ki – Sterling Ruby – Paper Positions [12 Oct 2018]

Turner Prize 2018 – political art? The momentum of London’s Contemporary art scene is largely driven by the Turner Prize organized by the Tate Britain and rewarding a Contemporary British artist once a year. Since its inception in 1984, the award has always taken a distinctly forward-looking approach, boldly nominating conceptual artists, visual artists or […]

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A High-octane start to the new season [09 Oct 2018]

Fired up by the built to be destructed Banksy’s work, by Zao Wou-ki’s new record of more than $65 million and a generally favourable market context (according to Artprice’s AMCI confidence index, 68% of market professionals are in the mood for buying art), the new auction season has all the stars aligned for dynamic market […]

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Top results in Korea [05 Oct 2018]

Every fortnight Artprice offers you a theme-based auction ranking that provides insight into the principal trends in the global Art Market. This week’s ranking looks at the most sought-after artists in Seoul. There is only one non-Korean artist in this Special Seoul ranking: the wonderfully obsessive Yayoi KUSAMA. It is not surprising to see this […]

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Artprice presents its 2018 Contemporary Art Market Report ahead of the Frieze and the FIAC [01 Oct 2018]

Artprice ahead of the Frieze and  the FIAC presents its 2018 Contemporary Art Market Report: Plus 1,744% turnover growth in 18 years, an 8.1% annual yield. A full market is now active on 5 continents. Artprice, founded and presided by thierry Ehrmann, achieves in close collaboration with its Chinese institutional partner the group Artron/AMMA (Art […]

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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 […]

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Flash News: Beirut Art Fair – The David Teiger Collection [21 Sep 2018]

Beirut Art Fair 2018 Art will be everywhere… art is light, it’s peace and it’s a celebration. This quote from Laure d’Hauteville, founder of Beirut Art fair, sounds like a definition of Lebanon itself. A major artistic rendez-vous for the Middle East, the Lebanese fair has been showcasing creativity from the ME.NA.SA region (Middle East, […]

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Pierre Alechinsky returns to limelight [18 Sep 2018]

Against the backdrop of a revival in his market, Pierre Alechinsky was awarded the leading global prize for painting this year. Close to the Surrealists, Pierre ALECHINSKY (1927) was an active member of CoBrA in the late 1940’s and his work grew out of a wide range of influences including music and Japanese calligraphy. During […]

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Tokyo’s Top Ten [14 Sep 2018]

In our fortnightly series of auction rankings, this week’s Friday Top looks at the best Fine Art auction results hammered in Tokyo since the beginning of the year. Every year, between 12,000 and 14,000 artworks change hands on the Japanese auction market, the 10th largest national market in the world. Although less upmarket than London, […]

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Back to work on the auction market [11 Sep 2018]

After the summer break, a number of sales companies around the world – New York, London, Geneva and Zurich, among others – have published their sales calendars for the coming months. Although the overall calendar is not particularly busy, it has plenty of interesting events. Artprice takes a look at some of the highlights. NEW […]

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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 […]

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Joan Miro show at the Grand Palais [04 Sep 2018]

3 October 2018 – 4 February 2019 The Grand Palais in Paris is the superb location for an ambitious Joan MIRO (1893-1983) retrospective lasting four months. It’s not the first because back in 1974 the National Galleries of the Grand Palais hosted an exhibition of work by the Catalan artist to mark his 80th birthday. […]

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Top 10 in Taiwan [31 Aug 2018]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week we take a look at Taiwan’s Top 10 Fine Art auction results over the past year. A one-hour flight from Hong Kong, the island of Taiwan enjoys a dynamic art market driven by strong sales companies, major local collectors and […]

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Focus on Bernar Venet [28 Aug 2018]

As preparations for the new art world calendar (September – June, at least in the northern hemisphere) start to emerge, one of the most interesting upcoming cultural events in France is a Bernar Venet retrospective to open on 21 September at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon. The Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art has […]

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Flash News: Damien Hirst’s manager to sell collection – The Pinault Collection – Stand up! [24 Aug 2018]

Damien Hirst’s manager to sell collection via Sotheby’s It’s the sale of the new season: on 21 September Sotheby’s will host a sale entitled Yellow Ball: The Franck and Lorna Dunphy Collection that will offer more than 200 works by Damien HIRST and other YBAs (Young British Artists) emblematic of the iconoclastic arts scene of the […]

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Venice Biennale 2019. America’s choice [21 Aug 2018]

The artist Martin Puryear will represent the United States at Venice After postponing the decision for several months, the name of the artist chosen to represent the United States at the 58th Venice Biennale (11 May to 24 November 2019) was revealed a few days ago. It will be the African-American sculptor Martin PURYEAR (aged […]

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Top Chinese Contemporary Artists [17 Aug 2018]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week we pick out the Top 10 performing Contemporary Chinese artists, ten years after the extraordinary peaks reached by some of the country’s most fashionable artists. Last year (end-June 2017 to end-June 2018) two Chinese Contemporary artists, Chen Yifei and Zhou […]

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Flash News: Nicolas De Stael – Etel Adnan – Philippe Pasqua [10 Aug 2018]

Nicolas de Staël – the art of the essential Between July 1953 and June 1954 Nicolas DE STAËL (1914-1955) spent eleven highly prolific months in Provence. Apart from falling in love with his host, Jeanne Mathieu, (and sending his wife and children back to Paris), it was a period of intense solitude and total immersion […]

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Artprice: H1 2018 Global Art Market Report – all indicators are positive. [07 Aug 2018]

First Half 2018: the Art Market posted a general recovery of +18% Global auction turnover on Fine Art* rose 18%, totalling $8.45 billion Transaction numbers remained stable with 262,000 lots sold, up 2.5% vs. H1 2017 The USA posted a massive 48% increase, with total turnover of $3.3 billion China*, with $2 billion in turnover, […]

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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 […]

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Brazil’s art market resists… [31 Jul 2018]

Facing the worst economic crisis in the country’s history, the domestic market for Brazilian artists has remained relatively buoyant compared with the international market, with slow sales in New York and London. Less than 10 years ago, Brazil was seen as a model of virtue by a large segment of the international art community who […]

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Flash News: Odilon Redon – Jacques Truphémus & Jérémy Liron – Berthe Morisot [27 Jul 2018]

Odilon Redon, a ‘total’ artist Since the beginning of the 2010s, public interest in Odilon REDON’s work has received increasing confirmation, both on the walls of major museums (a major retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris in 2011: Odilon Redon. Prince du Rêve ) and on the secondary market. In October 2013, a lot […]

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After Zao Wou Ki and Chu Teh Chun, the market recognises T’ang Haywen [24 Jul 2018]

TANG Haiwen (1927-1991) arrived in France at the same time as Zao Wou-Ki and Chu Teh Chun, but unlike his two compatriots, he was relatively unknown during his lifetime and died amidst general indifference in 1991, aged 64. In search of deeper experiences rather than material success, T’ang Haywen led a vivid life, traveling a lot, […]

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Top Contemporary Sculptures [20 Jul 2018]

Our fortnightly series of theme-based auction rankings keeps you up to date on the secondary market’s best results. This week’s Friday Top article looks at the highest bids for works of Contemporary sculpture over the last 12 months. Rang Artiste Adjudication ($) œuvre Vente 1 Jeff KOONS (1955) 22 812 500$ Play-Doh 17/05/2018 Christie’s New York 2 […]

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Yves Klein. Top whack for ethereal art [17 Jul 2018]

Yves Klein – who would have been 90 in 2018 – is one of the most sought-after French artists of all time. Yves KLEIN (1928-1962) is in fact the most expensive French artist from the second half of the 20th century. In many respects he owes his exceptional market success to his adventurous and open […]

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Flash News: Danh Vo – Ghada Amer [13 Jul 2018]

Danh Vo. After New York… Bordeaux Danh VO escaped from Vietnam by boat with his parents, leaving everything behind, and ended up in Denmark. He was just 4 years old. Today he is 42 and his work is admired around the world. After a recent exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (which ended […]

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Egon Schiele’s superstar status [10 Jul 2018]

For better or for worse, Egon Schiele enjoys an almost rock-star reputation in the art world. Scandalous subjects…models from the Vienna slums… a Bohemian lifestyle frowned upon by bourgeois morality… time spent in jail… and an early death. A hundred years later, Egon Schiele is still a controversial artist. This year the death of Egon […]

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Top results in Contemporary drawing [06 Jul 2018]

Following our ranking of best results for prints a fortnight ago, this Friday Top article takes another look at the best auction results for Contemporary artworks on paper, ranking the 10 best results over the last 12 months. Rank Artist Artwork Price ($) Sale 1 QIU Hanqiao (1958) Mountain rhyme $5,751,438 07/22/2017, Hangzhou Jiashi Auction Hangzhou […]

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Paris / Giacometti [03 Jul 2018]

As the Giacometti Institute opens in Paris, Artprice takes a look at the artist’s market in France, as compared with the breathtaking results his works have fetched in New York. The new Giacometti Institute in Paris The venue is perfect … a private Art Déco mansion in the heart of Paris’s Montparnasse district, only a […]

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Flash News: Rubens at Victoria Beckham – Laure Prouvost [29 Jun 2018]

Rubens at Victoria Beckham… The collaboration might seem surprising… but in a quest to revive the image of “Old Master Art” and promote a number of works before their upcoming sale, Sotheby’s joined forces with one of the world’s leading names in fashion, Victoria Beckham. In fact, Sotheby’s chose Victoria Beckham’s Dover Street boutique in […]

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London sales: international buyers… but mixed results [26 Jun 2018]

Sotheby’s prestige London sale of Impressionist & Modern Art on 19 June found new owners for 26 (72%) of the high quality lots on offer, versus 10 unsold, producing a total of $115.7 million. That’s a sharp drop (-30%) compared to last year’s total for the same session which managed to take in $163.8 million. […]

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