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Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi to be exhibited at the Louvre Museum alongside the Mona Lisa is evidence the Museum Industry® economy conceptualized by Artprice is a reality [30 Nov 2017]

Artprice had given the price for Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi 3 months in advance (AOF press agency) and has explained it in its different releases including the following: Artprice also explained in a interview with French newspaper JDD that the Museum Industry® economy (conceptualized by Artprice since 2005) is the foundation of the […]

​Latin American Art: latest results [28 Nov 2017]

For nearly 40 years, the major auction companies have supported and provided an outlet for Latin American art in New York. The first specialized LatAm art sale in New York dates back to 17 October 1979. Back then, Sotheby’s was involved in the “emergence” of art from various parts of the world, and it was […]

The New York Times agrees with Artprice’s anticipation of the complete redefinition of the art market’s price scale after Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi record [27 Nov 2017]

Artprice’s dedicated global publications monitoring team – part of its Artmarket Insight news agency – cannot but react warmly to the article published on 24 November 2017 in the New York Times. Penned by Scott Reyburn, one of the world’s most famous art journalists, its title perfectly concords with Artprice’s analysis. Entitled How This Leonardo’s […]

The Hong Kong Top 10 [24 Nov 2017]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, we look at Hong Kong where the high-end market always favours Asian artists, especially those who have gained an international reputation… New York, London and Hong Kong are the only three international trade centres capable of concentrating the best supply […]

​A historic month of November [21 Nov 2017]

Over the last ten years, the high-end art market has experienced a number of changes and shifts: genres most in demand… preferred artistic medium… most sought-after periods. However, the sale of the masterpiece considered the “last” Leonardo da Vinci still in private hands represents a genuine quantum shift in the history of the art market […]

Artprice: the auction record for Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci proves that the Museum Industry® is completely revolutionizing the Art Market’s economic model [20 Nov 2017]

The consensus of estimates surrounding the price potential of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi was nowhere near the mark and the final result of $450.3 million left a lot of dropped jaws. As the instigator of the concept of a “Museum Industry® revolutionizing the economic model of the Art Market”, it is natural that Artprice, […]

Flash News! Records at Christie’s – Kirkeby – Gurlitt [17 Nov 2017]

A night of records at Christie’s In New York on 13 November 2017, the Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art sale made an extraordinary impact, with sales totalling $491 million, the second-best result in Christie’s long history in this sales category. Monet, Vuillard, Van Gogh, Léger, Picasso and Magritte have, among other great artists, caused a […]

Leonardo da Vinci’s painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ sold for USD 450.3 million on Wednesday as predicted by Artprice ( USD 450/500 million) [16 Nov 2017]

thierry Ehrmann: “ Once again Artprice has demonstrated its understanding of the art market, having forecast a result somewhere in the $450 – 500 million range. A forecast that was correct with Salvator Mundi fetching $450.3 million, as reported by the AOF Press Agency this morning.” The last Da Vinci, « Salvator Mundi » (Savior of the […]

November auctions [14 Nov 2017]

Collectors and art professionals consider the autumn a good period for high-end art sales and this has again been confirmed by the inclusion of some extremely rare masterpieces in sales during November in Paris and in New York. Works by Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Francis Bacon and Andy Warhol are headlining a number of […]

The Turkish Top 10 [10 Nov 2017]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week we talk about what has been driving the Turkish market and its major sales since the beginning of 2017. Realism, portraits, historical painting and architecture take half of the Top 10, which shows the classic tastes of the Turkish market, […]

Intense activity around Photography in Paris [07 Nov 2017]

Although Photography as an artistic medium has not been performing particularly well on the secondary market, it still attracts a large audience of enthusiasts and connoisseurs. This week, they all converge on Paris, the ephemeral capital of the genre, offering several international fairs, numerous exhibitions and a string of auction sales. The market for photographic […]

Flash News ! The last Da Vinci – Art Düsseldorf – An American in Paris – Street Art in Berlin [03 Nov 2017]

The last Da Vinci The last known work by LEONARDO DA VINCI still in private hands is due to come under the hammer at Christie’s. The Saviour of the World (Salvatore Mundi), the masculine equivalent of the Mona Lisa, is, to quote Christie’s former art specialist Alan Wintermute, the “Holy Grail of Old Master Art.” […]

Paris and its collections [02 Nov 2017]

Collection sales are big occasions. On the one hand they supply the market with sets of coherent and high quality works, and on the other hand, each collection has a particular story… often one that adds more depth and humanity to the passion involved in buying art … On 20 and 21 October, Christie’s successfully […]

The Austrian Top 10 [27 Oct 2017]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. Let’s focus this week on the Top 10 results obtained in Austria in 2017, which is ranked eighth in the world. Less in the spotlight than Paris, London, New York or Hong Kong, the Viennese marketplace is nevertheless among the most dynamic […]

Price evolution of a Polynesian painting by Paul Gauguin, since 1895 [24 Oct 2017]

Paul GAUGUIN’s paintings from his first stay in Polynesia (1891 to 1893) have nearly all become prestige masterpieces in the world’s major museums, and those still in the hands of private collectors easily fetch millions of dollars. During the 1980s these paintings were at the heart of a speculative rush primarily focused on Impressionist and […]

Flash News: The fabulous Prat collection – A new record for Astérix [20 Oct 2017]

The fabulous Prat collection Dubuffet, Yves Klein, Joan Miro, Max Ernst, Christo, Simon Hantaï… It sounds like a list of artists from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Paris but in fact it’s one of the most remarkable private collections in France. On 20 and 21 October 2017, in Paris, Christie’s is […]

The FIAC… and its competitors [17 Oct 2017]

The FIAC (Paris International Contemporary Art Fair) opens this week with some 70,000 visitors expected. The event attracts art buyers to the French capital from all over the world… and the auction companies have learnt to take full advantage of their presence. Hundreds of artworks will auctioned between 19 and 22 October, i.e., exactly the […]

Artprice analyzes the FIAC’s strategy (44th edition) in its competition with Frieze… and public sales. [13 Oct 2017]

thierry Ehrmann: “October sees two of the world’s biggest art fairs almost back-to-back: the Frieze in London and the FIAC in Paris. But they’re not just close in time and space – with just two-weeks between them and 2 hours on the Eurostar – they also have to contend with competition from simultaneous prestige sales […]

French Top 10 [13 Oct 2017]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. Today, we return to the strong results obtained by the French art market since the beginning of 2017. Due to a hyper-competitive market and a globalized demand, France remains in a superb position in the art auction segment. Its art heritage, which […]

​Mixed results from London… [10 Oct 2017]

Christie’s managed to sell 83% of the works in its October 6 sale in London, but not the season’s most anticipated canvas, Francis Bacon’s second version of Study of Red Pope. Carefully scheduled to benefit from the excitement of London’s Frieze week, Christie’s worked hard to make a success of its sale of Post-War & […]

Artprice celebrates its 20th birthday, editorial by thierry Ehrmann, founder and CEO of Artprice. [07 Oct 2017]

Artprice is 20 today. That might sound young to some, but in terms of the digital economy, that’s very old indeed. A legendary organisation in many respects, Artprice experienced the most extraordinary IPO in the history of the Paris stock exchange, reaching a capitalization in excess of EUR 400 million within hours. It has suffered […]

Flash News! Far too big for a house – A focus on POP ART – Frieze art fair [06 Oct 2017]

Far too big for a house! It’s his birthday and it’s him who is giving us a gift. And what a gift! For David HOCKNEY’s 80th birthday, the Pompidou Centre, in collaboration with the Tate Britain and the MET, presents the most complete retrospective devoted to his work. The Paris exhibition, open until 23 October, […]

Contemporary African Art… a growing segment [03 Oct 2017]

Evidence of the ‘emergence’ of African-origin artists is currently palpable, particularly in France where several major dedicated exhibitions have been organised in recent years. Beauty Congo at the Cartier Foundation (2015) and Art / Africa at the Vuitton Foundation (2017) both managed to show the extraordinary diversity of African art and expand its audience. Carried […]

The best sales in Germany [29 Sep 2017]

Long live Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, Artprice analyses the best results recorded in Germany. The highest German auction results are far behind those of the United States, China and the United Kingdom, where some works sell for more than ten million dollars. However, Germany remains a stronghold […]

Artprice: Contemporary Art Market Annual Report: turnover up 1,400% in 17 years with an average annual return of +7.6%. [27 Sep 2017]

Contemporary Art leads the Art Market with Frieze Art Fair in London and the FIAC in Paris On the whole, the Contemporary Art Market is substantially profitable over the medium and long terms. Despite several corrections, our price index shows that the segment has retained its early-2000s vitality. Turnover growth of +1,400% in 17 years […]

A strong start to the new season in New York and Hong Kong [26 Sep 2017]

Hundreds of top-bracket artworks are up for sale in New York during this last week of September, and the sales catalogues already suggest some of the major trends for the coming year. Meanwhile Hong Kong is testing a number of “new” signatures. Christie’s is hosting its first Post-War & Contemporary Art sale of the new […]

Flash News: Irving Penn in Paris – Jacques Truphémus [22 Sep 2017]

Irving Penn in Paris There is a true American flavour to the Parisian art scene this autumn, with no less than five exhibitions travelling from the other side of the Atlantic. Major New York museums have decided to export part of their collections to Paris. MoMA will present a selection of masterpieces at the Vuitton […]

Unseen Amsterdam : an interview with Emilia van Lynden (Artistic Director) [19 Sep 2017]

Unseen Amsterdam is returning for its sixth edition this year. What kind of evolutions did you notice for this event throughout the 5 past years? Unseen was founded in 2012 with the purpose to create a fair that was focused on emerging talent and the newest works by established artists. A fair that would show […]

The Italian Top 10 [15 Sep 2017]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, we take a look at the best sales of the year in Italy. In Italy as well as in the art market as a whole, the top-end segment is based on 20th century works of art, especially the Post-War period. […]

The buyer’s premium at auction : key figures and evolution [12 Sep 2017]

Auction houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s have both announced they will restructure their buyer’s premium scale in September. The fees add on to the hammer price and undergo regular adjustments in prominent auction houses – they depend on the hammer price and the country of sale, and their increasingly complex structure is meant to achieve growing […]

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