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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’ […]

The Paris art market gains in quality [10.12.2019]

Sotheby’s stands out from its competitors in Paris. A month after the records hammered at its Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne sale – 100% of the lots sold and the highest total for a Sotheby’s sale in Paris (€91.3 million versus an estimated high total of just 23 million!) – the company has ended the year […]

Five very important painters over 99 years old [26.11.2019]

Pablo Picasso was 56 when he painted Guernica in 1937, and some say it was the pinnacle of his career, with his best works already behind him… It was sometimes suggested that during his 35 remaining active years, Picasso – the most imaginative of the artists of the 20th century – never reached the same […]

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 ! Pierre Soulages – Fernand Léger – Christie’s Hong Kong [07.12.2018]

Pierre Soulages, exponential value potential On 15 November, Christie’s in New York hammered a superb new record for Pierre SOULAGES – famous for his outre-noir (beyond-black) – at $10.6 million for a work entitled Peinture 186 x 143 cm, 23 décembre 1959 (a date corresponding to the eve of his 40th birthday). Acquired by an anonymous […]

Günther Uecker’s bristling œuvre [04.12.2018]

“We need images to communicate the unspeakable” In some ways, the work of German artist Günther Uecker seems like a synthesis of Lucio Fontana’s logic with that of Yves Klein, who he knew well. The purpose of art? To go beyond words… to open the door to immateriality and transcendence while remaining rooted in everyday […]

New York sales: key figures [19.11.2018]

After the records hammered at New York’s prestige Impressionist and Modern Art sales (including records for René Magritte, Oskar Kokoschka, Jean Arp and Tamara de Lempicka), the city’s prestige Contemporary Art sales have just generated even stronger results, with two works close to the 100 million threshold at Christie’s. Christie’s announces a turnover total of […]

London / Paris [16.10.2018]

An astonishing start to the new auction season in London has brought the vibrant Contemporary Art market back into the limelight. During the first fifteen days of October, London was the centre of the art world, with top-level events including Frieze London, Frieze Masters and the high-quality and eclectic Design fair, PAD. The city also […]

A major Zao Wou Ki exhibition in Paris [05.06.2018]

Just opened, the exhibition dedicated to Zao Wou Ki at the Paris Museum of Modern Art is called “Space is Silence” and is an invitation to meditation through a selection of large format paintings.   Paris had not hosted a major exhibition honouring Zao Wou Ki for 15 years. The new show (1 June through […]

2017 in numbers… part 2 [19.12.2017]

During the month of December, Artprice looks back at some of the art market’s key figures in 2017. This week we focus on May and June which saw particularly dense activity on the high-end market and lots of new records. $57.36 million: new record for Constantin Brancusi On 15 May 2017, Constantin BRANCUSI’s superb golden […]

French Top 10 [13.10.2017]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. Today, we return to the strong results obtained by the French art market since the beginning of 2017. Due to a hyper-competitive market and a globalized demand, France remains in a superb position in the art auction segment. Its art heritage, which […]

​French market appeal… [01.08.2017]

Although the French art market is recognised as offering exceptional overall quality, when it comes to fetching the best (highest) prices, France is still unable to stop historical masterpieces by its national artists from crossing the Channel or the Atlantic to be sold in London or New York. However, since the beginning of the 2017, […]

The 2017 French Top Ten [07.07.2017]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. Let’s have a look this week at the results in the French art market since the beginning of 2017… In a ranking clearly dominated by Christie’s and Sotheby’s, Pierre Bergé & Associés and Artcurial are doing well and also take […]

​Market interested in Abstract art… [30.05.2017]

Strong demand for Soulages, a new record for Riopelle, Hartung presented at Art Basel and soon in New York… the top 20th century abstract painters are attracting increasing attention. The market for major abstract artists from the 2nd half of the 20th century is currently one of the most dynamic and effervescent segments of the […]

Pierre Soulages, France’s leading abstract artist [29.08.2016]

In France, abstract art emerged and expressed itself in many respects via a movement known as the Paris school. Like the Nice School, the Paris School was not exactly a « school » – a formula artificially created by art historians – but rather just a group of abstract artists who worked in France between 1940 and […]

The French art market and its affordable works [02.06.2015]

Over the last decade or so the top end of the art market has enjoyed an almost uninterrupted series of spectacular new records, largely fuelled by a growing population of international millionaires with strong appetites for trophy signatures.

Essl sales: accretion of over 100% per year! [21.10.2014]

In many respects Contemporary art has become a new Eldorado for investors wealthy and a source of trophy acquisitions for wealthy collectors around the globe. In less than 20 years the values of certain contemporary artworks have increased by multiples of 5 to 40 times. Some examples of this kind of inflation were visible at the recent “Essl” sale in London.

Zao Wou Ki [07.01.2014]

Zao Wou Ki – one of the key figures of Lyrical Abstraction – is also one of China’s most cherished cultural icons. Driven by bulimic Asian demand, his auction prices have soared and in 2013, his works generated no less than 35 auction results above the million-dollar threshold.

Flash News [27.12.2013]

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

The most popular Frenchies [16.07.2013]

With the exception of the Impressionist and Modern masters, there are few French artists at the high-end of the international auction market.

Flash News [11.07.2013]

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

The Top Ten French Artists [04.01.2013]

Friday Top! Every alternate Friday Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the ten highest bids for the works of living French artists.

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.

A week of Contemporary art in Paris [23.10.2012]

If space is a luxury (particularly in Paris), it is difficult to find a more luxurious venue than the Grand Palais with its 77,000m² to host the 182 galleries (8% more than last year) at this year’s FIAC (18 – 21 October 2012).

Georges Mathieu – The aesthetics of speed [17.07.2012]

Inventor of extraordinary geometric shapes inspired by calligraphy and oriental arts, Georges Mathieu, who died in June 2012 at the age of 91, was arguably one of the great masters of the second half of the 20th century.

Art Market News in Brief ! [20.04.2012]

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

Bernar Venet – a giant of steel [06.03.2012]

Bernar Venet is one of the rare French artists to have achieved international recognition. The fact that he has settled in New York since 1966 is one of the keys to his success. Not long before he moved there, his work was close to conceptual art and radical objectivity, based on mathematics and science.

Flemish and English old masters, French abstract art: prices soar! [13.12.2011]

New records for Bruegel the Younger and de Stael, new million-euro result for Pierre Soulages… sales in London and Paris confirm inflation on the market’s safe-bet classics.

FIAC 2011 – Notes from the fair [25.10.2011]

The 38th edition of the FIAC just ended. Nearly 21 countries represented, 168 galleries, close to 70 000 visitors… the 2011 FIAC was a tremendous success.

Living artists over 80 [10.06.2011]

Every other Friday Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the 10 best auction results generated by living artists over the age of 80.

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