L'attualità del mercato dell'arte di Kees VAN DONGEN (1877-1968)

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The switch to online – no.1: Focus on French results [21/04/2020]

The art market has never experienced such a sharp crisis. Within a matter of days, auctioneers around the world have been forced to postpone or even cancel their physical sales in order to comply with the health emergency restrictions. However, the art auction market is not at a complete standstill. Although very slow, activity continues […]

The Alicia Koplowitz Collection [14/02/2017]

A superb exhibition is about to open at the Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris from 3 March to 10 July 2017. The exhibition is not exceptional for the volume of work presented but rather for its exquisite quality and particularly for the artistic dialogue over four centuries of art history that it highlights. Few collections (except […]

The best of New York: Picasso, Kandinsky, Monet [30/10/2012]

The art world’s biggest collectors will be gathered together on 5 and 7 November for the prestigious New York Impressionist & Modern Art sales.

Prices rise in London [21/06/2011]

All the indicators are in the green before the London sales. Sotheby’s and Christie’s prestige Impressionist and Modern Art sales will compete on 21 and 22 June

A wave of optimism at the London sales [08/02/2010]

Christie’s and Sotheby’s have won their gamble. The Impressionist & Modern Art sales on 2 and 3 February in London generated one global all-segment record and 29 results above £1m out of 87 lots offered. Christie’s managed to sell 87.5% of its lots for £61m (est. £48m-69m) plus the £8.5m from its special session devoted to surrealist art.

Impressionist and Modern sales in London – unabashed confidence! [25/01/2010]

Since the peak in January 2008, the price index of Impressionist art has contracted sharply: down 39.3%. But for Christie’s and Sotheby’s – judging by the high estimates in the catalogues for their upcoming London sales – the price deflation is now over.

New York’s Impressionist & Modern sales produce very mixed results [09/11/2009]

The two days of Impressionist & Modern auctions in New York saw the art market in full roller-coaster mode: after a very uninspiring evening at Christie’s that generated just $56.8m on 3 November 2009 (vs. $116.9m on 6 November 2008), Sotheby’s posted $102m more than its rival ($158.6m vs. $196.8m on 3 November 2008) the following day and several new records.

A boom in the drawings market [20/03/2006]

For the past 15 years, collectors and curators of drawings have met at the Salon du Dessin during the last week of March. The salon that is to be held at the Palais de la Bourse in Paris will bring together some 30 galleries that will exhibit almost 1,000 drawings from all periods.

Auction data in 2005 showed that the drawings segment represented almost 24.4% of total Fine Art transactions and 12.7% of turnover (vs. 11.6% in 2004).

Top prices for 4,614 artists since the start of 2005 [27/07/2005]

Prices of fine artworks continued on an exceptionally strong growth trend in the first half of 2005, and logically enough, the general increase in art prices of 4.1% also generated a sharp rise in the number of auction records.

The Top 10 Artists by turnover [25/07/2005]

The first half of 2005 proved very eventful for the art market. After several months of high bidding (251 works breached the USD 1 million mark) and a rise in global Fine Art sales turnover of more than 5%, there has been a major change in Artprice’s Top 10 ranking of artists by revenue.

Excellent results at the Impressionist and Modern Art sales organised by Sotheby’s and Christie’s of London [23/06/2005]

This season’s Impressionist and Modern Art sales held in London proved an outstanding success. Four new records were set on 20 June at Sotheby’s evening sale, which generated close to GBP 46 million for a total of 37 lots.

« Impressionist & Modern Art » at Sotheby’s and Christie’s [16/06/2005]

From 20 to 23 June 2005, Sotheby’s and Christie’s will hold a series of « Impressionist & Modern Art » auctions in London, offering 383 and 433 lots respectively.

Fauvists at the National Gallery of Art [14/12/2004]

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fauvism, the National Gallery of Art (Washington) will be hosting a major exhibition of the works of this movement from December 12 2004 to May 30 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.

Art market latest trends: resale lots [21/11/2004]

Following the latest New York sales, the Artprice Global Index of fine art, which uses repeated sales method, is up 18.2% on the year-ago period. USD 100 invested in an artwork ten years ago would now be worth an average of USD 153.Many art collectors are generating even higher returns through judicious deals at auction, making the most of the market’s current enthusiasm. To give an idea of some of the particularly lucrative transactions recently carried out, Artprice presents the following list of works that have come under the hammer at least twice:

Sotheby’s and Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art evening sales fail to dazzle [05/11/2004]

The verdict is out: Sotheby’s took USD 194 million (4 November 2004) and Christie’s USD 128 million (3 November 2004). Although these results are still very respectable, in the case of Sotheby’s they fall short of even the most cautious predictions.

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