L'attualità del mercato dell'arte di Clyfford STILL (1904-1980)

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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 […]

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 […]

Flash News: Ai WeiWei – Palazzo Strozzi – AKAA – Paris – Abstract Expressionism – Rembrandt [20/10/2016]

Ai Weiwei reframes the Palazzo Strozzi AI Weiwei’s first solo exhibition in Italy will surely not go unnoticed. Entitled ‘Ai Weiwei Libero’ as a tribute to the refugees criss-crossing Europe, it is the largest retrospective of his work to date and runs until 22 January 2017 at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. Arturo Galansino, who […]

Contemporary abstract art: Rothko, and company [02/08/2016]

Today’s prices of American Abstract Expressionist art illustrate the country’s dominance of the global market, with works by Mark ROTHKO, Clyfford STILL, Jackson POLLOCK and Sam FRANCIS easily fetching more than $50 million at auction.

Mixed results for the first part of the Taubman sales [10/11/2015]

The room was packed for this historic sale and the atmosphere was electric…at least, at the start of the bidding, which often lost its momentum somewhat prematurely, leading to a certain amount of anxiety.

The Top Ten of the 1940s [28/03/2014]

Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten sales of works from the 1940s.

Top Ten American Abstract Expressionists [03/01/2014]

Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the Top Ten bids for American Abstract Expressionists

New York: high-end Contemporary results explode [21/05/2013]

Like last year, New York’s Contemporary sales have generated larger figures than the Impressionist & Modern sales in the same month.

Major fairs and prestige sales in New York [07/05/2013]

The calendar of New York’s big art fairs is pegged to that of city’s prestige sales.

The best Abstract Art results this year [06/11/2012]

Finding museum quality paintings by the historical masters of abstract art such as Frantisek Kupka, Robert Delaunay, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian and Kasimir Malevich is a major challenge. The best pieces are in museums or private collections from which they rarely depart.

Top 10: Modern abstract Paintings [14/09/2012]

Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the ten highest bids for modern Abstract painting over the past twelve months.

11 figures for 2011 [07/02/2012]

The last page in our review of 2011 crystallises the art market’s main trends in 11 key figures.

Contemporary art defies the market… [15/11/2011]

The art market is proving its extraordinary capacity for surprise. After the very disappointing Impressionist & Modern sales in New York, the outlook for the Contemporary and Post-War Art sales was not particularly good

The New York School [26/06/2008]

The European artists who sought refuge in New York during the Second World War helped stoke up a simmering US art scene. A resurgence in US painting was in the making. A resurgence that would be abstract and manifest in two key movements: Action painting, consisting of gestural painting that emphasised the physical act of painting, and Color Field painting, characterised by large, flat areas of vibrant colour conducive to meditation.

The New York School [02/01/2007]

After World War II, American painting was revived by a number of young artists. Influenced by surrealism, they eschewed reality and began a free style of painting that developed into two basic trends: « Action painting » and « Colorfield painting ».

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.

Abstract expressionism, fetching the highest prices at contemporary art auctions [18/05/2004]

Abstract expressionism, the most influential American art movement of the 1960s, is topping the bill at the most prestigious contemporary art auctions. After occupying pride of place at the MoMA (New York) for over fifty years, Number 12 (1949), a “drip painting” on paper by Jackson POLLOCK found a buyer at Christie’s on 11 May 2004 at USD 10 million. The next day, the euphoria continued with more extremely high bids including an artist’s record for Clyfford STILL’s 1960-F which went under the hammer at USD 2.8 million.

International contemporary art driven by Phillips, De Pury & Luxembourg [23/11/2003]

The contemporary art market has been doing fairly well of late, and the last big auctions of the year have reaffirmed the trend. The wealthiest US investors are continuing to support new art. Record after record has been falling in New York, and not only for American artists.

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