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The best art auction results during lockdown [09/06/2020]

Like a lot of sectors, the global art market has been seriously impacted by the Covid 19 crisis, forcing auction companies to cancel or postpone sales. However, thanks to online sales, its activity did not grind to a complete halt. In this article Artprice focuses on the best results hammered during the lockdown, when a […]

Switch to online – part 2: Sotheby’s has a head start [05/05/2020]

An online“Hong Kong” sale that generated much better results than expected… a good level of transaction fluidity… new buyers… and online bids on the up – the switch to ‘online only’ is bearing its first fruits. Forging ahead of their competitors in the online sphere, Sotheby’s strategy and (good) results deserve a closer look.   […]

How to objectively define Contemporary Art in 2020? [24/01/2020]

For the sake of coherence, clarity and transparency, Artprice’s editorial team has always divided Art History into five main periods with artworks being classified according to a simple and indisputable criterion… the birth year of their creators: Old Masters’ … artists born up until 1760 ‘19th century’ … artists born from 1760 to 1860 ‘Modern’ […]

Shanghai brimming with art… [01/11/2019]

Shanghai is a superb artistic destination this November with – among other events– the inauguration of the Shanghai branch of the Pompidou Center… a Pierre Soulages exhibition at the city’s Perrotin Gallery… Zhou Chunya at the Long Museum… and the prestigious West Bund Art & Design Fair (7-10 November). Image Courtesy of West Bund Art […]

Flash News: Yayoi Kusama and Hammershøi in Paris [24/05/2019]

Yayoi Kusama at the Louis Vuitton Foundation After London, it’s now Paris’s turn to host one of the famous immersive creations by the grand old dame of Japanese artist. In the framework of what the Foundation is calling “The Collection of the Foundation. A Vision for Painting” the museum is presenting Infinity Mirror Room – […]

Japan’s dynamic art market – and – Art Fair Tokyo [12/02/2019]

A number of Japanese collectors are highly active on the world’s major art marketplaces. Cultured and informed, they are interested in Western Art’s key historical figures (especially the Impressionists and Moderns) but also provide strong support for their compatriots. And, although these collectors spend a lot on Western masterpieces (acquired in London, New York or […]

Flash News: Art Geneva – Asia and its fairs – Nahon’s art collection [01/02/2019]

Art Geneva is growing This year Art Geneva will host 90 galleries versus 86 in 2018. The fair is expanding, but according to its director Thomas Hug, who has steered the fair towards a solid reputation in seven years of existence, the fair wishes to maintain a ‘reasonable’ format. The fair’s good reputation is primarily […]

The Top 20 female artists in the global Art Market during 2018 [22/01/2019]

Although women account for half of the world’s population (and therefore half of the world’s intelligence, sensitivity and inspiration…), they are still substantially under-represented on the global Art Market. Looking back, women did not become a regular part of art history’s narrative until the end of the 19th century. However, today’s secondary art market is […]

Top results in Korea [05/10/2018]

Every fortnight Artprice offers you a theme-based auction ranking that provides insight into the principal trends in the global Art Market. This week’s ranking looks at the most sought-after artists in Seoul. There is only one non-Korean artist in this Special Seoul ranking: the wonderfully obsessive Yayoi KUSAMA. It is not surprising to see this […]

Tokyo’s Top Ten [14/09/2018]

In our fortnightly series of auction rankings, this week’s Friday Top looks at the best Fine Art auction results hammered in Tokyo since the beginning of the year. Every year, between 12,000 and 14,000 artworks change hands on the Japanese auction market, the 10th largest national market in the world. Although less upmarket than London, […]

Top 10 in Taiwan [31/08/2018]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week we take a look at Taiwan’s Top 10 Fine Art auction results over the past year. A one-hour flight from Hong Kong, the island of Taiwan enjoys a dynamic art market driven by strong sales companies, major local collectors and […]

Flash News! César – Kusama – Aristophil [15/12/2017]

Thumbs up for César 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of French artist CÉSAR (1921-1998), one of the most innovative and emblematic sculptors in France. The Pompidou Centre pays tribute to him with a major retrospective curated by Bernard Blistène, director of the Musée national d’art moderne in Paris. Opened at the beginning […]

A strong start to the new season in New York and Hong Kong [26/09/2017]

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 […]

Japan: intense activity [05/09/2017]

The Japanese Contemporary Art Market has made a substantial and unexpected leap in recent months. The annual volume of turnover from Contemporary artworks on the country’s secondary market increased 48% from $6.7 million to $ 9.98 million between June 2016 and June 2017. Of course $9.98 million is a relatively small total compared with the […]

Top 10 sales at Christie’s Hong Kong [09/06/2017]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, let’s look at the results of the recent sales at Christie’s Hong Kong, which set a new record for the prestigious auction company. At the end of May, Christie’s made several major sales in Hong Kong, generating a […]

Annual ranking for Japanese artists [23/12/2016]

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 […]

Top 10 Japanese artists [15/04/2016]

Top 10 Japanese artists In Artprice’s fortnightly series of auction rankings, this week’s Friday Top looks at the best auction results for Japanese artists between January 2015 and March 2016. The ranking has three obvious leaders whose multi-million dollar results clearly distinguish them from their compatriot artists. These are Yayoi Kusama, Yoshitomo Nara and Kazuo […]

After London, Contemporary art sales in New York [23/02/2016]

After the year’s first major sales in London – with a number of new auction records – New York is currently preparing its prestigious Post-War & Contemporary Art sales

The Top10 in Hong Kong [06/11/2015]

Fridays are the Best! Every other Friday, Artprice offers you a themed auction ranking. The ranking this week reveals the 10 best performing artists during the recent auctions in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong opens up to Western Contemporary art [23/06/2015]

Sotheby’s is pleased with its Hong Kong sales, especially after the latest (June 11, 2015) entitled Boundless: Contemporary Art, which saw nearly 60% of the lots fetch above their high estimates.

New York: a city with a real appetite for art [12/05/2015]

This Tuesday, May 12, is the kick-off date for New York’s major spring sales of Contemporary and Post-War Art.

Big means expensive… [13/01/2015]

In the history of human creation, large-scale creations have always fascinated, and artists have long sought to exploit the awe that generous dimensions inspire. From the Lascaux cave drawings to

The Contemporary Art bonanza continues… [18/11/2014]

At the finish line of the major November sales the American auction company, Sotheby’s, confirmed its leadership of the Impressionist & Modern segment with its best-ever sales total of $422.1 million including fees

Flash News: Japan in Australia – Niki de Saint Phalle – ART.FAIR 2014 [03/10/2014]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Japan in Australia – Niki de Saint Phalle in the line of sight – ART.FAIR 2014

Focus on Yayoi Kusama [12/08/2014]

The work of the Japanese queen of polka dots, who is now 85, has never been so much in demand. Yayoi Kusama is in fact the most expensive living female artist in the world, and the third highest ranked Japanese artist behind Takashi Murakami and Tsuguharu Fujita. Born in Matsumoto (Nagano) in 1929, Yayoi Kusama has managed to promote her eccentric and psychedelic universe all over the world.

Female artists and big money results… [22/07/2014]

Women artists and the art market… Now there’s a difficult subject! For years art critics, historians, art market specialists, museum curators and even art fair directors have denounced the huge gap between the values of artworks produced by women and men.

Excellent results in Hong Kong [15/04/2014]

In the first week of April, Sotheby’s, global no. 2 and Poly, global no. 3 (established in Hong Kong since 2012) held a series of major sales devoted to Modern and Contemporary Asian art. The sales featured lots of works by charismatic artists whose prices are still on an ascending path. Below, some of the highlights of the two days of sales entirely dedicated to Asian art.

Flash News: The Armory Show – China – Odilon Redon – Jeff Koons [10/03/2014]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Armory Show – Chine – Odilon Redon – Jeff Koons

2013 in review: Influential art market columnists [17/12/2013]

After the new heights achieved in 2013, we asked the most respected art market columnists from all around the world to tell us more about what is a surprise nowadays on the art market, and are they expecting more for 2014.

Flash News [15/11/2013]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news.

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