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Focus on Cy Gavin [20/07/2021]

Cy GAVIN (born 1985) is originally from Pennsylvania, south of Pittsburgh. As a youngster, he was passionate about art and spent a lot of time in the Carnegie Museum of Art, which he sneaked into by a passage through the library, and then through the basements of the museum, not having the means to pay […]

Top results in 2020 [11/12/2020]

The years go by… but are never quite the same… Bacon, Hockney and Rothko, who were already in the Top 10 results of 2019, are admittedly still present this year, but Claude Monet and Jeff Koons are absent. The latter two (very different) artists generated a record for Impressionism record at $110.7 million (Claude Monet’s […]

American museums preparing to sell certain masterpieces [25/09/2020]

Brooklyn Museum to Sell 12 Works as Pandemic Changes the Rules… the title of Robin Pogrebin’ article in the New York Times on 16 September after the announcement of the Brooklyn Museum’s decision to sell twelve works from its permanent collections. Faced with the crisis and despite reopening a few days earlier, the Brooklyn Museum […]

Sotheby’s and Christie’s successful damage limitation [11/08/2020]

In early August, Sotheby’s announced it had sold $2.5 billion worth of art and collectibles since January 2020, compared to $3.3 billion over the same period in 2019, partly thanks to the development of online sales. So far this year, Sotheby’s has hosted over 180 online sales, a figure that includes collectibles in addition to […]

Pop Art is still popular! [31/07/2020]

.. . . Yes indeed… On 10 July last, Christie’s organized its first ever major ‘worldwide’ auction, baptised ONE. Thanks to streaming technology, ONE took place via 4 consecutive sessions in Hong Kong, Paris, London and New York, and it grossed nearly $421 million in just four hours. Although none of the works sold above […]

Upcoming masterpieces: Picasso, Lichtenstein, Bacon… and many more [23/06/2020]

After months of lethargy, the high-end market is bouncing back into action with Christie’s and Sotheby’s both organising live online sales. We take a look at the offering, including several museum-worthy pieces that could well jump start a prestige market that has been almost dormant for three months. An unprecedented “global” event on 10 July […]

Top 10 of the most expensive artworks in 2019 [20/12/2019]

Artprice regularly reviews the top 10 ranking of artworks that have fetched the highest prices on the global art auction market… works that have excited and moved global buyers more than any others. As the year-end is an appropriate moment for tallies and totals, here is an update of the most spectacular Fine Art auction […]

Lucian Freud by Lucian Freud [08/11/2019]

When asked if he thought he was a good model for his own work, Freud replied “No, I don’t accept the information that I get when I look at myself, that’s where the trouble starts.” Lucian FREUD (1922-2011) – one of the world’s greatest Post-War portrait painters – changed the way we look at anatomy… […]

Francis Bacon at the Pompidou Centre: the big autumn event in Paris [09/07/2019]

Due to open on 11 September 2019, the Pompidou Centre has all summer to prepare one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the autumn: Francis BACON (1909-1992). A very singular creator (as his great friend Michel Leiris so aptly wrote, “Bacon painted the scream rather than the horror”), Francis Bacon is one of the most […]

Flash News: Wols “the mysterious” at Sotheby’s – Cindy Sherman in London [05/07/2019]

Wols “the mysterious” at Sotheby’s Among the 42 lots in Sotheby’s London sale of Post-War & Contemporary Art on 26 June last, there was a painting by Otto WOLS (1913-1951) titled Vert Strié Noir Rouge (Green Stripe Black Red) (1946-47). Little is known about this German artist who worked in France and who died at […]

New York sales: key figures [19/11/2018]

After the records hammered at New York’s prestige Impressionist and Modern Art sales (including records for René Magritte, Oskar Kokoschka, Jean Arp and Tamara de Lempicka), the city’s prestige Contemporary Art sales have just generated even stronger results, with two works close to the 100 million threshold at Christie’s. Christie’s announces a turnover total of […]

Top 10 self-portraits [02/11/2018]

Every other Friday Artprice offers you an auction ranking to help you apprehend some of the primary trends in the Art Market. This week, Artprice takes another look at self-portraiture, one of Art History’s primary subjects. By definition, a self-portrait is an image of oneself created by oneself. It is also a way of figuratively […]

The TOP 10 so far… [19/10/2018]

Every other Friday Artprice offers you an auction ranking to help you apprehend some of the primary trends in the Art Market. This ranking takes a look at the 10 best million-plus results of the market’s autumn season so far. In the East / West competition to attract the wealthiest bidders and generate sensational and […]

A stunning top 10 in the first half of 2018 [08/06/2018]

Artprice’s fortnightly series of Fine Art auction rankings gives you a theme-based TOP article every other Friday. Today’s TOP article looks back at the best auction results during the first five months of the year. The top 10 best results in the first half of 2018 generated a total of $816 million. Of course, this […]

New York reveals the art market’s latest trends [22/05/2018]

Francis BACON’s Study for a Portrait (1977) dominated New York’s May sales of Contemporary & Post-War Art with a result of $49.8 million at Christie’s. Although big, it was significantly below the results posted a few days earlier at the Impressionist & Modern Art sales where three works fetched above $70 million. These included of […]

The 2017 Top 10 [22/12/2017]

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 […]

November auctions [14/11/2017]

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 […]

Flash News! Far too big for a house – A focus on POP ART – Frieze art fair [06/10/2017]

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, […]

The bi-annual Top 10 [04/08/2017]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, the best 2017 auctions show the major role played by the high-end market, with 10 works sold for over $44 million in six months. Six of the Top 10 auctions of the year took place in New York, […]

2017 Top – The best sales of 2017 [26/05/2017]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. The latest results for May have turned the ranking on its head, as evidenced by this overview of the 10 most expensive works sold since January 2017. Two months after our Quarterly Top 10, the world’s best auction rankings have […]

Flash News: Focus on Guggenheim Bilbao – Richard Serra – Hermann and Margrit Rupf – Francis Bacon [06/01/2017]

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 […]

Buoyant results at New York’s high-end… [22/11/2016]

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 […]

Artprice.com: Defying all forecasts: China upped 18%, dominated the global Art Market in the first half of 2016 [25/07/2016]

1. China returns to the leader position as the world’s largest art marketplace with a +18% increase2. Hong Kong posted H1 growth of 10% 3. Market liquidity has been guaranteed by transactions volumes up 3.2%

London’s art market stands firm [12/07/2016]

Once again, the art market is proving its remarkable capacity for resistance in contexts of political and economic turmoil.

Flash News: Vincent Van Gogh – Francis Bacon – Monaco [08/07/2016]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Vincent Van Gogh: finally, a retrospective in Arles. Francis Bacon in Monaco.

Top results for portrait paintings [01/07/2016]

In Artprice’s fortnightly series of auction rankings, today’s Friday Top article looks at the most expensive portraits in auction history.

Latest New York summits [17/05/2016]

Traditionally a crucial month for big auction houses, May sees the art market’s major dealers and collectors converge on New York for the Frieze (5-8 May 2016), which acts as a prelude to the much anticipated prestige sales of Modern and Contemporary art

Upcoming Contemporary masterpieces in New York [03/05/2016]

All regular stars of the Contemporary art market’s top bracket, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, Peter Doig, Christopher Wool, Andy Warhol, Mike Kelley, Robert Gober, Cy Twombly, Joan Mitchell are just some of the signatures in New York’s spring Contemporary art sales

Post-War and Contemporary Art: new records! [16/02/2016]

Against the backdrop of stock market crashes, the Art Market proves to be particularly solid. The auction results of London’s Contemporary Art

Top 10 most costly works in the world [05/02/2016]

Fridays are the Best! Every other Friday, Artprice offers you a themed auction ranking.

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