L'attualità del mercato dell'arte di Maurizio CATTELAN (1960)

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Painting vs sculpture, which category is the most competitive ? [17/11/2020]

The most highly regarded living artist on the planet, Jeff Koons has taken contemporary sculpture to the peak of prices, but Contemporary painting has progressed faster than any other Art Market segment. Here is an excerpt from our latest report on 20 years of contemporary art at auction.   Painting… above all The most expensive […]

Flash News: Wayne Thiebaud, 100 years old… and a new record – Phillips and Poly Auction become partners – Paris, an artistic showcase [11/09/2020]

. Wayne Thiebaud, 100 years old… and a new record Associated with Pop Art via his paintings of pastries, boots, toys or lipstick tubes, the American artist Morton Wayne THIEBAUD will celebrate his 100th birthday on 15 November 2020. Born into a French family, his surname is still pronounced à la française. In New York, […]

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’ […]

Flash News: Damien Hirst’s manager to sell collection – The Pinault Collection – Stand up! [24/08/2018]

Damien Hirst’s manager to sell collection via Sotheby’s It’s the sale of the new season: on 21 September Sotheby’s will host a sale entitled Yellow Ball: The Franck and Lorna Dunphy Collection that will offer more than 200 works by Damien HIRST and other YBAs (Young British Artists) emblematic of the iconoclastic arts scene of the […]

Best new sculpture sales! [27/01/2017]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, let’s focus on the 10 new records for 2016 for three-dimensional works. Rank Artist Hammer Price Artwork Sale 1 Henry MOORE (1898-1986) $33 125 678 Reclining Figure: Festival 2016-06-30 Christie’s Londres 2 Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) $20 410 000 L’éternel printemps 2016-05-09 Sotheby’s […]

Flash News: Hays donation – Emmanuel Perrotin – Jean Dubuffet at the LaM – Maurizio Cattelan [04/11/2016]

An exceptional Hays donation to the Musée d’Orsay The list of major donors to French museums lengthens: to the Marcie-Rivière, Jacqueline Delubac and Pierre and Denise Lévy are now added Spencer and Marlene Hays. The Texan couple are about to give 187 works to the Musée d’Orsay. Remarkable for its consistency and high quality, the […]

Contemporary art Top 10 [30/09/2016]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, the ten most expensive art works are in the spotlight. This year, six artists share the Top 10 of the highest auction prices in the world for contemporary art (recorded since summer 2015). Six Western artists – as […]

The Top Ten contemporary sculptures [19/08/2016]

It’s Top Ten Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice ranks the most important pieces ever sold at auction. This week the ranking focuses on the most desirable contemporary sculptures of the last 12 months. The Top Ten contemporary sculptures Rank Artist Hammer Price Artwork Sale 1 Maurizio CATTELAN (1960) $17,189,000 Him (2001) 2016-05-08 Christie’s New York […]

Flash News: Sculpture – Records – Museum crisis – New York – Giacometti in China [12/05/2016]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: New records for sculpture – A museum crisis in New York… – First Giacometti exhibition in China

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

Contemporary art: the choice of medium [09/09/2014]

Which artistic media are most appreciated by Contemporary art collectors: painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking or drawing? Auctions results clearly reflect the major trends as well as the most sought-after and most profitable artistic categories for auction operators.

The Top 10 of Italian contemporary artists [25/07/2014]

Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten bids for contemporary Italian artists (born after 1945).

Hyperrealism… past and present [20/08/2013]

At roughly the same time as the emergence on the American scene of Pop art, with its appropriation of the codes of a ravenously consumerist society, a number of their fellow countrymen started

The sale of the Ullens collection confirms the strength of Chinese art [12/04/2011]

Two weeks after the news of China’s domination of the global art market, all eyes were focused on the sale of the famous Ullens Collection at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong on 3 April 2011.

Autumn sales 2010: return of competition! [16/11/2010]

The New York November 2010 sales doubled the revenue total from the same sales in 2009.

New auction records in 2010 [02/11/2010]

Every fortnight Artprice provides you with a new or updated ranking in its Alternate-Friday Top Series. The theme of today’s TOP article is the Top 10 new personal auction records in 2010 for Contemporary artists.

Return of market effervescence [17/05/2010]

With a large number of major collectors clearly back in acquisitive mode, the results of the big sales in New York during May amply covered the price expectations and were a far cry from those posted in May 2009.

Christie’s and Sotheby’s anticipate price increases [03/05/2010]

For their Contemporary Art sales on 11 and 12 May 2010, Christie’s and Sotheby’s are betting on high prices for masterpieces signed Warhol, Klein and Rothko. But above all, the catalogues contain a number of major works that the crisis has withheld from the market.

The highs and lows of contemporary artists [19/01/2010]

As expected, auction revenue figures for contemporary artists in 2009 contracted quite substantially (divided by 14 in the case of Damien Hirst, and by 3 in the case of Jeff Koons). However, for all that, the market is not in bad condition. The loss of the speculative element has essentially allowed prices to settle back to 2004 levels.

Maurizio Cattelan – The art of deception [07/09/2009]

Maurizio CATTELAN has made a fortune from displaying his cynicism about art and the art world and attacking its mechanics: he has opened a gallery in New York (the Wrong Gallery) that is always closed and never sells anything; he has set up a foundation allowing an artist to live for one year on condition that he/she exhibits nothing (Oblomov Foundation);

Contemporary art – New arrivals to the world of public auctions [24/06/2008]

Every year, nearly 3,000 artists have their first work(s) sold at auction. This first sale is a significant step because for most people the prices they command represent a sort of benchmark which follows them throughout their career. Galleries find it less easy to support their favourite artists if the latter have not shown the capacity to generate sufficiently strong performances in the public auction arena. Likewise, a strong auction performance is an ideal trampoline for guaranteeing the success of future exhibitions on the primary market.So who got started in 2007? Artprice looks at the top 50 new entrants.

Contemporary sculpture in excellent shape [15/06/2008]

In the contemporary art field, sculpture, and particularly the offshoot known as ‘installations’, is currently enjoying a high level of market interest. At the top end, collectors are now paying tens of millions of dollars for monumental works by the likes of Koons, Hirst and Murakami. Artprice takes a look at this high profile segment of the market occupied by young artists, all born after 1945.In less than a year, the number of 7-figure (sometimes 8 …) auction sales involving three dimensional works has substantially increased. In 2007, 14 works sold for over a million dollars; in the first six months of 2008, we are already at 18…

Contemporary art market: results from the spring/summer season of 2006 [02/10/2006]

This month the European art market will gyrate to the rhythm of the contemporary art fairs, with the Frieze Art Fair starting 12 October in London and then the Paris FIAC on 26 October and Art Cologne on 1 November. At the same time, the auction houses will capitalise on these events by organising major concurrent sales of contemporary art.Before the fall season begins, Artprice here provides a brief overview of the ebullient contemporary art market so far this year.

Contemporary art market: Christie’s beats the record for an art auction with USD 133.7 million [12/05/2005]

On 12 May 2005, Christie’s set a new record for a contemporary art auction, generating USD 31.7 million more than the existing record of USD 102.7 million also set by Christie’s last year. It only took 65 lots to reach USD 133.7 million. As spectacular, 17 records were beaten during this evening session alone. The record-breakers include notably Franz Kline, Edward Hopper, James Rosenquist, Elizabeth Peyton, Richard Prince and Peter Doig.

Record contemporary art sales in New York [03/05/2005]

Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips de Pury, the three largest auction houses, will offer a total of 1,209 contemporary artworks during their respective auctions in New York between 10 and 13 May 2005.

Art Market Top Auction Records [29/11/2004]

The Sotheby’s, Christie’sand Phillips evening sales of « Impressionism & modern art », « Contemporary »and « Photography » in New York have closed with a lot of new price records.During this major auction week, 16 auction records were auctioned over theUS$million.

French market: contemporary art takes centre stage in October [22/09/2004]

The 31st FIAC will take place on 21-25 October at the Porte de Versailles in Paris, and will be attended by 215 galleries – 94 of them new – from 20 countries. This internationally famous art fair is without doubt the essential meeting place in France for contemporary art collectors, professionals and aficionados. It showcases works by established French artists, such as Robert COMBAS, BEN and Claude VIALLAT, as well as providing the opportunity to start a collection by purchasing the work of a promising young artist. Houses such as Cornette de Saint Cyr and Artcurial also use the event to hold specialist auctions.

The rising stars at auction : latest trends [03/06/2004]

Artprice surveys the rising stars of a generation of artists that are as likely to send a frisson through the auction rooms as Picasso, Renoir or Van Gogh. Sometimes now topping a million dollars, the prices commanded by young generations of artists, have recently begun to rival those of established auction stars — »young » in our classification means born after 1960.

Booming contemporary art auctions [24/05/2004]

The New York contemporary art market has posted strong growth over the last five years. Turnover at Sotheby’s and Christie’s evening auctions has climbed steadily to reach a total of USD 168 million in 2004 compared with USD 100 million in 1999.

Bumper year for Italian contemporary art market [18/09/2003]

The market for contemporary art may be shrinking everywhere else, but in Italy both value and volume sales are booming. In the first half of 2003, Italy accounted for 5% of the market by value and 19.6% by volume, with 1,085 lots generating sales worth EUR 2.2 million.

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