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Top of the Pop Art [13 Jan 2017]

It’s Top Ten Friday! Every other Friday Artprice brings you an auction top ten on a particular theme. This week we ask, do the best results in 2016 from the two stars of the Pop Art world, Warhol and Lichtenstein, reflect a strong market downturn? Although Pop Art isn’t historically and creatively encapsulated by Warhol […]

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​ Singapore … [10 Jan 2017]

The seventh edition of Art Stage Singapore (12-15 January 2017) at San Marina Bay Convention Center will take place in a context of strong local market contraction. The truth is that despite very significant investment in the cultural domain in this region of the globe, the last three years have seen a decline in its […]

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Flash News: Focus on Guggenheim Bilbao – Richard Serra – Hermann and Margrit Rupf – Francis Bacon [06 Jan 2017]

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, one of the five museums of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, located in the Spanish Basque Country. Famous for its flexible architecture in glass and titanium designed by Frank Gehry, the museum attracts visitors both for the quality of its monumental […]

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​ 2016: French art market in better shape… [27 Dec 2016]

France’s top three auctioneers, Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Artcurial have all posted annual turnover growth for 2016 suggesting that the country’s art market has resisted the international turmoil relatively well. Historic year for Sotheby’s With a total of €220 million (all sales combined), Sotheby’s France has posted its best annual turnover since it opened in France. […]

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Annual ranking for Japanese artists [23 Dec 2016]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. Discover the most expensive works of Japanese artists, whose prices went through the roof in 2016. Rank Artist Hammer Price Artwork Sale 1 Tsuguharu FOUJITA (1886-1968) $5 082 600 Nu Au Chat 2016-04-03 Sotheby’s Hong Kong 2 Yoshitomo NARA (1959) $3 103 911 « The […]

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David Hockney in fine form… [20 Dec 2016]

Although David Hockney has been one of the world’s most famous and most museum-present Contemporary artists for several decades, his auction results have been relatively modest with only a handful of 7-digit results in the 1990s. However the situation is now changing and Hockney’s recent new record at Sotheby’s is a good reason to review […]

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Flash News: Henri Matisse in Lyon – James Ensor, Paris-London – London hits back [16 Dec 2016]

Henri Matisse in Lyon 250 works by Henri MATISSE (1869-1954) are exhibited at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon until 6 March 2017. As part of its 40th anniversary, the Pompidou Centre has lent some thirty works to the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon in order to add to this major retrospective, also complemented by […]

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An exceptional year for Agnes Martin [13 Dec 2016]

Exhibited at London’s Tate Modern in 2015 and subsequently at the LACMA and the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, the Agnes MARTIN (1912-2004) retrospective is currently on the long spiral ramp of New York’s Guggenheim Museum in a much visited and still highly topical exhibition (7 October 2016 – 11 January 2017). And, in parallel to Martin’s […]

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The best auctions throughout the world in 2016 [09 Dec 2016]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. Let’s have a look at the 10 best auction sales in the world during an eventful 2016.   Year 2016: World auctions top 10 most expensive Rank Artist Hammer Price Artwork Sale 1 Claude MONET (1840-1926) $81 447 500 Meule 2016-11-16 Christie’s […]

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​Picasso – Giacometti… from Paris to Qatar [06 Dec 2016]

Open since 4 October 2016 at the National Picasso Museum in Paris, the duo-exhibition of works by Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti will run until 5 February 2017 and then be shipped to Doha (Qatar). This “dialogue” between Modern Art’s most prominent masters is the first of its kind and has been made possible thanks […]

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Flash News: Art Basel Miami Beach – Fringe Events [02 Dec 2016]

Art Basel Miami Beach – The Official Art Fair The ephemeral migration of the art world is about to begin! More than 70,000 lovers of contemporary art and of the warm climate of Florida are currently in Miami Beach for the cultural event of the year: The Art Basel Miami Beach Fair, which brings together […]

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Buoyant Latin American art Sales [29 Nov 2016]

Just a few weeks back Phillips in New York celebrated two new records at $970,000 for Carmen Herrera and Mira Schendel reflecting a Latin American art market that seems to have the wind in its sails. This positive signal came just a few days before the major Latin American Art sales in New York on […]

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Top Auctions in France: first sales this year [25 Nov 2016]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. We can see this week which artists have been a success in the French auction rooms through the ranking of 10 contemporary artists who have made their first sales this year. Rank Artist Hammer Price Artwork Sale 1 Kay QUATTROCCHI […]

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Buoyant results at New York’s high-end… [22 Nov 2016]

In the month of November, Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips all have a lot at stake with prestige sales of Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art. This year, with the big New York sales programmed for what turned out to be an extremely tense post-election week, the art market was in need of serious reassurance… The […]

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Flash news: The Sphinx of Delft at the Louvre – Photographs. The Claude Berri Collection – Art and climate in the spotlight in Marrakesh [18 Nov 2016]

The Sphinx of Delft arrives at the Louvre One of the masterpieces in the Louvre Museum is a Dutch painting,The Lacemaker by Jan VERMEER VAN DELFT (1632-1675), which Renoir considered as the most beautiful painting in the world along with thePilgrimage to the Island of Cythera by Watteau. Another Vermeer, among his most famous, is […]

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Sale of erotic artworks in Paris [15 Nov 2016]

Opened in 1997 in the heart of Paris’s Pigalle district by Jo Khalifa and Alain Plumey, the Museum of Eroticism has sadly just closed after the owner of the building refused to renew its lease. Every year the museum attracted tens of thousands of visitors intrigued by its explicit sculptures from India, Mexico, Indonesia, Africa, […]

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Highest selling photographs of the year [10 Nov 2016]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week sees the opening of Paris Photo, which celebrates its 20th anniversary from 10 to 13 November. We take this opportunity to reveal the ten highest-selling photographs of 2016. Rank Artist Hammer Price Artwork Sale 1 Richard PRINCE (1949) […]

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​ Istanbul’s contemporary art fair went ahead [08 Nov 2016]

Despite the worrying political and economic context in Turkey and the cancellation of two Istanbul art fairs already this year, the Contemporary Istanbul (CI) art fair took place (3 – 6 November). And despite a reduced number of exhibitors (thirty less than last year), the 11th edition of Contemporary Istanbul demonstrated a pretty good resilience. […]

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Flash News: Hays donation – Emmanuel Perrotin – Jean Dubuffet at the LaM – Maurizio Cattelan [04 Nov 2016]

An exceptional Hays donation to the Musée d’Orsay The list of major donors to French museums lengthens: to the Marcie-Rivière, Jacqueline Delubac and Pierre and Denise Lévy are now added Spencer and Marlene Hays. The Texan couple are about to give 187 works to the Musée d’Orsay. Remarkable for its consistency and high quality, the […]

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China’s art market is opening… example in Shanghai [02 Nov 2016]

As the years go by, China’s art market is gradually opening up to Western art, driven partly by the initiatives of Western auction houses who inform and advise Chinese collectors and partly by an increasingly energetic museum policy aimed at promoting the best Western art to the Chinese public. Although cultural diversity is, a priori, […]

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The best auction sales since September [27 Oct 2016]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, Artprice reveals the ten best auction sales worldwide since the beginning of September 2016. Which art works have attained the highest prices in the past two months? Where in the world are the highest auction prices? The ranking […]

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​ An exceptional week in Paris [25 Oct 2016]

Last week was the Parisian art market’s most important week in its annual calendar. Visitors and collectors were attracted to a veritable marathon of fairs and exhibitions that included the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) at the Grand Palais and the Louvre (and its gardens), the YIA Art Fair, the Asia Now Fair, the Outsider […]

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Flash News: Ai WeiWei – Palazzo Strozzi – AKAA – Paris – Abstract Expressionism – Rembrandt [20 Oct 2016]

Ai Weiwei reframes the Palazzo Strozzi AI Weiwei’s first solo exhibition in Italy will surely not go unnoticed. Entitled ‘Ai Weiwei Libero’ as a tribute to the refugees criss-crossing Europe, it is the largest retrospective of his work to date and runs until 22 January 2017 at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. Arturo Galansino, who […]

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Ahead of the FIAC… [18 Oct 2016]

In the Frieze versus FIAC competition, the combined effect of the Art Market’s temporary slowdown and Brexit-related uncertainty has refocused some of the limelight onto the French capital. Last year, the FIAC drew a little more than 70,000 visitors while London’s Frieze Art Fair attracted roughly a 100,000. The FIAC’s visitor figures this year will […]

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Marcel Duchamp Prize Top 10 [14 Oct 2016]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, we reveal the ten best auction sales by winners of the Marcel Duchamp Prize over the last 10 years. Has the Marcel Duchamp Prize had an effect on the evolution of the rating of these artists and is […]

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Annette Messager [11 Oct 2016]

Recently awarded a major cultural distinction on the international art scene, the French artist Annette Messager will soon be inaugurating Marian Goodman’s new Parisian showroom. Besides, the gallery will be presenting her work at FIAC as soon as next week. Her life and work… Born on 30 November 1943 at Berck-sur-Mer on the northern French […]

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Flash News: Frieze / London – Carlos Cruz Diez / Paris – Philippe Parreno / Tate Modern – Art.Fair Cologne 2016 – Johan Creten / Crac / Sète [07 Oct 2016]

Get ready for Frieze London! The first big art event of the autumn, Frieze London opens from 6th to 9th October 2016. This London fine art fair is continuously expanding. Building on its success in the contemporary art market, Frieze London has now been divided in two, with Frieze Masters, a space dedicated to the […]

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Frieze and Fiac – which gallery at which fair? [05 Oct 2016]

The fierce competition between the Frieze and the FIAC shows primarily in the galleries selected by the committees. Each organisation, in an effort to achieve a perfect balance between prestige and novelty, aims at bringing together both the most prominent and the most promising galleries. Although the Frieze‘s and the Fiac‘s selection will have in […]

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Artprice’s 2015/16 Contemporary Art Market Report [04 Oct 2016]

Artprice: Contemporary Art Market Annual Report: + 1,370% in 16 years, generating an average annual return of 5.6% Contemporary art leads the art market with Frieze Art Fair and Fiac On the whole, the Contemporary art market is substantially profitable over the medium and long terms. Despite several adjustments and corrections, our price index shows […]

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Contemporary art Top 10 [30 Sep 2016]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, the ten most expensive art works are in the spotlight. This year, six artists share the Top 10 of the highest auction prices in the world for contemporary art (recorded since summer 2015). Six Western artists – as […]

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