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George Condo ascending… [03 Apr 2018]

Shown on the cover of Phillips’ New Now sale catalogue in February 2018… exhibited opposite Pablo Picasso at Sotheby’s Hong Kong last month… the American artist George Condo is receiving ever-more support from the art market’s major players and his influence on the Contemporary scene is clearly growing. Meanwhile… his prices are soaring. Artprice takes […]

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Flash News: Mary Cassatt – ​The Rockefeller collection – ​ Very busy week in Hong Kong [30 Mar 2018]

Mary Cassatt. Impressionist femininity Painting almost exclusively female subjects… women in theater boxes, women hugging and caring for their child, women picking fruit in a garden… Mary CASSATT (1844-1926) was one of only a few women accepted into the closed group of Impressionist painters and the only American women. Growing up in the United States […]

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Art ParisArt Fair celebrates its 20th edition [27 Mar 2018]

Since it started 1999, Art Paris Art Fair has become the most important art fest of the Paris springtime. Organized in the 6,000 m2 of the Grand Palais in the heart of Paris to promote Post-War and Contemporary art, this year the Art Paris Art Fair has invited 142 international galleries with 23 countries represented, […]

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Top results from the Paris Drawing Week [23 Mar 2018]

The Friday “Top”. This week our fortnightly Top-10 auction ranking focuses on the 10 best results ever hammered in the French capital for drawings. The ranking provides historical reference points for the sales to be held in Paris during the last week of March… sales that will round off an intense month of drawing market […]

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Art Brussels: 50th edition [20 Mar 2018]

One of Europe’s most important art fairs is about to launch its 50th edition, an anniversary that will no doubt have a positive impact on attendance from April 19 to 22. Two weeks after an intense week of cultural activity in Paris focused on drawing, Contemporary art fans and collectors will be heading north towards […]

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Flash News! ​ Drawing Now – ​ Peggy Cooper Cafritz [16 Mar 2018]

Drawing Now 2018 Now a regular feature of the French art market, every March, Paris hosts a whole month of exhibitions and fairs dedicated to the drawing medium including the Salon du Dessin at the Palais Brongniart, the DDESSIN {18} fair at the Atelier Richelieu and DRAWING NOW at the Carreau du Temple as well […]

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​Contemporary art: the latest high-end results… [13 Mar 2018]

Last week Sotheby’s and Christie’s hosted their first prestige Contemporary Art sales of the year in London offering works by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lucio Fontana and Peter Doig among others. Generating a combined total of $343.2 million, the two auction majors have made a good start to the year. On […]

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The world’s top-selling Madonna paintings [09 Mar 2018]

Today our fortnightly Top-10 auction ranking takes a look at the world’s best-ever auction results for Madonnas… Like all markets, the art market is mainly a question of supply and demand.In the case of Madonnas – a religious subject essentially depicted by Old Masters and subsequently side-lined in the Modern and Contemporary periods – demand […]

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The best Impressionist and Modern results [06 Mar 2018]

In London, on 27 and 28 February, Christie’s and Sotheby’s hosted their much anticipated first prestige sales of the year, offering works by lots of top Impressionist and Modern artists. The sessions generated a number of impressive results… Christie’s: $158 million Christie’s February 27 sale generated an honorable total from 81 lots sold. The low […]

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Flash News: Degas on the motorway – Rediscovering Raoul Hausmann – Djamel Tatah [02 Mar 2018]

A Degas found on the motorway On 16 February during a random check at a motorway service station in Seine-et-Marne, France, customs officers found what appeared to be a wrapped painting in the luggage hold of a coach. As nobody aboard the coach claimed it, customs officers kept the work to conduct their own research […]

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Artprice’s Annual Report on the Global Art Market in 2017: a genuine alternative to financial markets, with China in first place [28 Feb 2018]

Artprice’s Annual Report on the Global Art Market in 2017: a genuine alternative to financial markets, with China in first place Our 20th Global Art Market Annual Report is once again the fruit of an alliance between Artprice, world leader in Art Market information, founded and directed by thierry Ehrmann, and Artron, its powerful Chinese […]

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The Top 10 of Ceramic Works [23 Feb 2018]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, we have a look at the 10 best sales of ceramics on the auction market. Made with clay, ceramics can therefore be compared to sculpture. The word ‘ceramics,’ which comes from the Greek ‘keramos’ meaning ‘clay,’ refers to a type […]

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​Maurice de Vlaminck: 60 years on… [20 Feb 2018]

The year 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the death of Maurice Vlaminck. In Normandy, the town of Verneuil-sur-Avre is currently preparing a museum dedicated to his work. Meanwhile, in Mexico City, the futuristic Soumaya museum is mounting a major exhibition of the French painter’s oeuvre. Born in Paris in 1896 to musician parents, Maurice […]

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Flash News: Lehanneur – Morellet – Giacometti [16 Feb 2018]

50 shades of blue at Christie’s “The Inuit have 50 words for snow, I have chosen 50 shades to represent the sea.” Passionate about science, nature and technology, the designer Mathieu LEHANNEUR created the exhibition 50 Seas that was held at Christie’s in Paris from 18 January to 2 February 2018: 50 shades of blue […]

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​London: the countdown has begun… [13 Feb 2018]

London’s prestige auction houses are preparing their first major sales of the year with, amongst the lots on offer, a Baiser by Auguste Rodin, a bouquet of flowers by Georges Braque and a meadow by Claude Monet. This year, Christie’s is opening the proceedings on 27 February 2018 with an Impressionist & Modern Masters sale […]

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Top 10 for Latin American artists [09 Feb 2018]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week let’s discover the Top 10 results last year for Latin American artists under the age of 50. The market for young Latin American artists has dropped considerably compared to the records set between 2013 and 2015. During this key period, […]

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​New relations between auction houses and museums [06 Feb 2018]

In 2017, Sotheby’s exhibited some 60 works by Diego GIACOMETTI at the Galerie Charpentier in Paris for a week. This was not an ordinary pre-sale exhibition of works so that buyers could familiarize themselves with the works before possibly bidding the following day. In fact, nothing was for sale in the Fantastic World of Diego […]

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Artprice launches its “blue-chip” Art Market index, Artprice100®, designed for financiers and investors [02 Feb 2018]

Artprice’s Global Index® shows an average value increase for artworks of +30% since the index was started 20 years ago. Although this is an appreciable performance particularly at a time when central banks’ interest rates are close to zero in the United States (FED) and negative in Europe (ECB), if we focus uniquely on the […]

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Flash News! Art Karlsruhe – Corot – Raden Saleh [02 Feb 2018]

Art Karlsruhe 2018 The exhibition halls of the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre will once again host the KARLSRUHE art fair from 22 to 25 February. This edition is special, since the show celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. 215 galleries from 15 countries will gather under the banner “Art.Space.Emotion.” to give visitors the opportunity to […]

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Outsider Art: an uninhibited market [30 Jan 2018]

Original works ranging from under $200 to nearly $700,000… all in one sale? That’s what you get in a dedicated Outsider Art sale. And, a bit like the works themselves, this market is heterogeneous both in terms of style and and price… and therefore completely uninhibited. The Art Brut is no longer terra incognita for […]

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The Top 10 Old Master sales in Paris [26 Jan 2018]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, let’s discover the 10 best sales ever achieved in Paris in the small Old Masters market. Whether it is a Canaletto worth more than $10 million, a rarity of the late Gothic period sold for ten times its estimate (Master […]

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​Gerhard Richter, the “Picasso of the 21st century”… [23 Jan 2018]

Dubbed the “Picasso of the 21st century” Gerhard Richter is one of the most coveted and sought-after artists of our times. We take a look back over his career and the milestones of his auction market. Based in Cologne, Gerhard RICHTER (1932) has witnessed the spectacular rise in his auction prices with a degree of […]

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Flash News! Kupka at the Grand Palais – Fautrier at the Museum of Modern Art [19 Jan 2018]

Kupka retrospective at the Grand Palais In spring 2018, the Grand Palais hosts two major exhibitions: “Kupka. Pionnier de l’Abstraction” and “Artistes & Robots.” A programme entirely dedicated to modernity and the future! The Grand Palais Frantisek KUPKA (1871-1957) retrospective (from 21 March to 30 July 2018) is the first in France since the 1989 […]

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Georg Baselitz [16 Jan 2018]

Georg Baselitz will be 80 on 23 January 2018. A pioneer of the Contemporary German art scene, we look back over the artist’s turbid career, with one eye on his accelerating prices as the market appreciates the importance of his work. Born in Saxony in 1938, on the eve of World War II, Georg BASELITZ […]

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Top 10 auction sales by city [12 Jan 2018]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week we look at the results of 10 cities involved in the art auction market. Observing in detail the best sales of each city speaks volumes regarding the current dynamics of the art market… The gap between the most attractive cities […]

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Basquiat… a market idol [09 Jan 2018]

Jean-Michel BASQUIAT’s ascension to the rank of market superstar was rapid. A pioneer of Graffiti and Street Art, Basquiat’s work has become emblematic of the creative vitality of an era. In 1979, works by the young American were shown in a Bronx exhibition alongside works by Jenny Holzer, Kiki Smith and Kenny Sharf. That same […]

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Flash News: The First Art Fairs of the year [05 Jan 2018]

London Art Fair, First Art Fair (Amsterdam), London Artrooms Fair, ART innsbruck, Kunst and Antiek weekend (Narden), Affordable Art Fair (Milan) and Brafa Art Fair (Brussels) are some of the art fairs that will kick-start the New Year in January 2018. In the following months, the number of monthly shows will double in February, March […]

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Maurice de Vlaminck: 60 years on… [02 Jan 2018]

Will 2018 be as dynamic as 2017? Only time will tell… In the meantime, here is the last in our mini-series covering 2017’s highlights. The last two months of 2017 generated some major auction results, including some of the most impressive world records the art market has ever seen. Artprice’s twentieth birthday Artprice celebrated its […]

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2017 in numbers, part 3… [26 Dec 2017]

During the month of December, Artprice has been picking out some of the art auction market’s highlights in 2017. This week we look at some key market figures recorded between May and October. $16.7 million for a painting by Mark Grotjahn The American artist Mark Grotjahn (1968) obtained an unprecedented new auction record on 17 […]

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The 2017 Top 10 [22 Dec 2017]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. For the last Top 10 of 2017 we look back at the highest sales in the world this year. More than 1 billion dollars The last Top 10 of the year is also the most impressive ever in the auction world, thanks […]

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