L'attualità del mercato dell'arte di Sandro BOTTICELLI (c.1445-1510)

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Artprice analyses the art market’s dazzling recovery from the health crisis in H1 2021, fortified by its digital transformation [04/08/2021]

In the first semester of 2021 the art auction market managed to recover all of its dynamism. If all goes well, the art fairs which will resume in September. They will, however, have to contend with a substantially modified market characterised by the sensational arrival of NFTs and sky-high prices for works by very young […]

Historic volume of transactions in the first quarter [20/04/2021]

Despite all the restrictions art market professionals have faced, Q1 2021 ended with a historic record in terms of the number of lots sold on the auction market. During the first quarter of 2021, more than 112,000 artworks changed hands in auction sales around the world. This remarkable figure illustrates the strong growth dynamic of […]

Old Masters: a ray of light… but a touch of disappointment [02/02/2021]

Sotheby’s eagerly awaited “Master Painting & Sculpture Part I” sale in New York on 28 January took a total of $114.5 million. With almost all eyes focused on the sublime Botticelli portrait, the sale’s other masterpieces were somewhat overshadowed. Part II of Sotheby’s Old Masters sale was organized exclusively online between 22 and 30 January […]

Botticelli’s Renaissance ‘golden boy’ [29/01/2021]

The consignment of a superb Sandro BOTTICELLI (c.1445-1510) painting to Sotheby’s is indeed a master stroke for the auctioneer; not only are paintings by the Renaissance master extremely rare, his portraits are almost impossible to find! The last time a Botticelli appeared on the market was in 2013 with a superb ‘The Rockefeller Madonna’: Madonna and […]

2021: the best works in January auctions [08/01/2021]

The catalogues for the various different top-notch art auctions to be held this January have plenty of inspirational content. At Phillips there will be Contemporary prints by major signatures; at Christie’s there will be works by so-called Outsider artists as well as rare prints, while Sotheby’s will be offering some powerful masterpieces by Old Masters. […]

Flash News: The “last” Botticelli – Jérémy Gobé & Andrea Mastrovito at the Bullukian Foundation – Degas at the Opera [27/09/2019]

The “last” Botticelli A painting by Sandro BOTTICELLI (1445-1510) belonging to the Guardans-Cambó family of Barcelona and declared “an asset of cultural interest” in 1988 will leave Spain to be sold by the Trinity Fine Art Gallery during the Frieze Masters (4-6 October). According to the London gallery responsible for its sale, the portrait was […]

The world’s top-selling Madonna paintings [09/03/2018]

Today our fortnightly Top-10 auction ranking takes a look at the world’s best-ever auction results for Madonnas… Like all markets, the art market is mainly a question of supply and demand.In the case of Madonnas – a religious subject essentially depicted by Old Masters and subsequently side-lined in the Modern and Contemporary periods – demand […]

The art market awakens from its slumber…. [17/01/2017]

Sotheby’s is kicking off this year’s calendar of major sales on 20 January with a themed auction in Hong Kong entitled Boundless: Contemporary Art. The sale will be a curated mix of design, art and photography from East and West. Works by Claude Lalanne, Yayoi Kusama, Lee Ufan, Georges Mathieu, Sam Francis, T’ang Haywen, Zao […]

Flash News : Nicolas de Staël – Amedeo Modigliani – Boticelli [13/06/2014]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Nicolas de Staël – Amedeo Modigliani – Boticelli

Old Masters at Christie’s and Sotheby’s [05/02/2013]

On 29 January 2013, eve of its major auction of Old Masters in New York, Christie’s held a historic sale reserved exclusively for prints by the German Renaissance master Albrecht DÜRER.

Record for Andrea Mantegna and bought-ins for Peter Paul Rubens [30/01/2003]

Andrea Mantegna: USD25.5 million! Two Peter Paul Rubens bought in. This was how the year started at Sotheby’s New York.

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