Artprice’s 2012-2013 Contemporary Art Market Annual Report is now online at!

[15 Oct 2013] is pleased to announce the publication of the 7th edition of its exclusive Contemporary Art Market Annual Report (paper version: 146 pages). This report analyses all auction sales results recorded between July 2012 and June 2013 for artists born after 1945, and it identifies the market’s key trends, as followed throughout the year by our news agency, ArtMarketInsight, and by our econometrics department.

More than a billion euros in twelve months… For the first time in the market’s history, global auction turnover from Contemporary art has exceeded the 1 billion threshold. Our report answers a number of crucial questions: who are the main signatures driving the top end of the market? How strong is the speculative element? Who are the strongest price performers over the long term? Which emerging artists are likely to remain in the limelight? What are the particularities of the Contemporary Art market in Europe, in China, in the United States and in Qatar? What changes are currently underway and what risks is the market currently facing?

The Report also contains a repertory of the world’s Top 500 Contemporary artists ranked by auction turnover and by the personal opinions of galleries and dedicated collectors.




Contemporary art posts its first billion
United States: the Basquiat trump card
China: openness and regulation
France: the international stakes at issue
The market leaders: physical deployments
The high-end market: over €500,000
Affordable art


Contemporary classics
Emerging artists



TOP 500 Artists 2012/2013

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Artprice is the global leader in art price and art index databanks. It has over 27 million indices and auction results covering more than 500,000 artists around the world. Artprice Images(R) gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world: a library of 108 million images or prints of artworks from the year 1700 to the present day, along with comments by Artprice’s art historians. Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 4,500 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 6,300 international press publications. For its 2,300,000 members (members log in), Artprice gives access to ads posted by members. This space represents the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace® for buying and selling art. These sales take place under two systems: either fixed price sales or auction-sales (regulated by paragraphs 2 and 3 of Article L 321.3 of the French Code of Commerce).
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