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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 […]

Flash News: the Vasarely Foundation launches its first NFTs; back on the sale of the Jacqueline Matisse Monnier collection [15 Apr 2022]

The Vasarely Foundation, the first French cultural institution to create NFTs! After participating in Decentraland (first decentralized metaverse) in the first digital fashion week in history alongside Selfridges and Paco Rabanne, the Vasarely Foundation is launching its first NFTs on 26 April 2022. The fruit of a collaboration between Selfridges, the Fondation Vasarely and Paco […]

Women artists collectively cross the billion-dollar line in 2021! [12 Apr 2022]

For the first time in auction history, female artists collectively accounted for over a billion dollars of the world’s total annual art auction turnover in 2021, versus $653 million in 2020! Annual auction turnover totals generated by female artists collectively: 2000: 82 million 2007: 377 million 2014: 580 million 2018: 775 million 2021: 1.095 billion […]

Top 10 auction results around the world in Q1 2022 [08 Apr 2022]

During the first quarter of 2022, more than 200 artworks fetched over a million dollars at auctions around the globe. At Sotheby’s the key signatures were Magritte, Botticelli, Monet and Hockney, while prestige sales at Christie’s were above all animated by an incredible canvas by Franz Marc, a triptych by Francis Bacon and a couple […]

Auction market as builder and buffer for the NFT Market [05 Apr 2022]

Traditional auction houses have been playing a launchpad role in NFT trading, but they could provide greater stability for this growing market. By providing valuation estimates, they synthesize the current state of supply and demand; by selling an NFT, they provide a reference price that is independent of the prices practiced on peer-to-peer platforms (like […]

ART PARIS reduces environmental impact… opening 7 April [01 Apr 2022]

According Guillaume Piens, Director of Art Paris Art Fair, the art world has a bad record when it comes to the environment. For this 24th edition of Art Paris, the entire chain of production and logistics has been redesigned to reduce its environmental impact and themes relating to nature and ecology have been accorded high […]

Victor Vasarely… an approach based on multiples [29 Mar 2022]

“The art of the privileged should become the art of the community. What is important is to have made this change both technically and materially.” V. Vasarely A master of optical illusions, Victor VASARELY (1906-1997) initiated an entire branch of artistic creation in the second half of the 20th century. From the first deformations of […]

Banksy and 21st Century Editions [25 Mar 2022]

  On 15 March, Christie’s hosted a new auction format based on the success of the last four sales devoted to Banksy limited editions, all entitled I can’t believe you morons actually buy this sh*t. Last year’s session, on the same date, generated a record total of $6.1 million. This latest session – once again […]

France is at last NFT-compatible [22 Mar 2022]

Last year the major international art auction operators – notably Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips – took the plunge of embracing the innovative NFT phenomenon. The response was almost immediate with digital works eliciting incredible enthusiasm worldwide and upsetting many of the existing art and art market codes. In terms of geography, sales of NFTs in […]

Artprice 2021 Global Art Market Report: main trends and key figures [18 Mar 2022]

Since March 15, the 2021 Global Art Market Report is available on Artprice.com. This report offers an analysis of global auction sales of fine art, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, print, videos, installations, tapestries – and NFTs – but excluding antiques, anonymous cultural property and furniture. It covers the period from 1 January 2021 to […]

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