Ranking of the Top 500 artists by auction turnover in 2017

European artists accounted for nearly half of the world’s Top 500 artists last year, ahead of Asia (162) and North America (82). The ranking also contained 12 Latin American artists, 6 Africans and 6 from Oceania. Although still modestly represented in the Top 500, these latter regions are indeed becoming increasingly important on the global Art Market as a whole.