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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 […]

Bamako Encounters has evolved… [06.12.2019]

For the 12th year running the Malian capital, Bamako, is hosting this major event dedicated to photography, become the largest of its kind in Africa. Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the project, Encounters is expected to attract some 5,000 visitors between 30 November 2019 and 31 January 2020, and is likely to send ripples […]

An exceptional season for Christie’s in Hong Kong [03.12.2019]

“In spite of the current geopolitical challenges, the market is confident” said Francis Belin, Head of Christie’s Asia-Pacific zone, after their programme of Hong Kong sales in November. In five days, Christie’s HK sales generated a total turnover of $337 million which included $159.7 million from its sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art of […]

Art Basel Miami Beach and Cie 2019 [28.11.2019]

Art Basel Miami Beach, Convention Center Art Basel has managed to stretch the Contemporary Art Fair concept to its limits, turning its Floridan incarnation into a veritable marathon! The central event of the 18th edition in Miami will host no less than 269 major international galleries from 32 countries, showing work by more than 4,000 […]

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 […]

The photography market’s top sales… from Paris to New York [22.11.2019]

Every November Paris hosts a multitude of special events dedicated to photography. This year the core fair, Paris Photo, was accompanied by numerous “off” fairs and auction sales, as well as a whole series of special exhibitions at Parisian cultural institutions. The result was a rich and highly diverse program attracting a record number of […]

Stability: the new market standard? [18.11.2019]

Following their Impressionist & Modern Art sales last week, Christie’s and Sotheby’s Contemporary Art sessions generated a combined total of $595.8 million, down 11% on last year’s total, but still reflecting a remarkably buoyant market. After New York’s latest round of major Contemporary Art sales, an article in the New York Times suggests that stability […]

New York’s Impressionist & Modern sales post turnover down 32% on 2018 [15.11.2019]

Impressionist & Modern masterpieces are still fetching high prices with a new record for Umberto Boccioni and a strong result at nearly $20 million for a work by Gustave Caillebotte… but there weren’t any really big-ticket trophies. Christie’s and Sotheby’s prestige sales kicked off on 11 November with, as usual, two Imp/Mod catalogues containing roughly […]

Walter Gehlen über die Art Düsseldorf [12.11.2019]

Zur Eröffnung der Art Düsseldorf am 15. November verrät uns Direktor Walter Gehlen das Erfolgsrezept der jungen deutschen Messe. Walter Gehlen, Director of the Art Düsseldorf. Copyright: Oliver Tjaden Was waren – grob – die Etappen auf Ihrem Werdegang zum Leiter der Art Düsseldorf? Im Jahr 2003 habe ich die Art.fair in Köln gegründet und […]

Lucian Freud by Lucian Freud [08.11.2019]

When asked if he thought he was a good model for his own work, Freud replied “No, I don’t accept the information that I get when I look at myself, that’s where the trouble starts.” Lucian FREUD (1922-2011) – one of the world’s greatest Post-War portrait painters – changed the way we look at anatomy… […]

Excitement when the market discovers old treasures… [05.11.2019]

On 27 October an auction house in the Oise region north of Paris hosted an event that sent ripples throughout the art world: the offer of a rare and newly-discovered Cimabue painting. The result represents a new world auction record for a ‘Primitive Christian’ painting. Behind the public sale of this small wood panel depicting […]

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 […]

The new MoMA: bigger… more rotation… and greater diversification [29.10.2019]

One of the world’s most important artistic institutions, the MoMA, came into being at the end of the 1920s after a small group of rich New York benefactors, the famous Daring Ladies (Lillie Bliss, Mary Quinn Sullivan and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller), made an initial gift of eight prints and a drawing… almost nothing. Nevertheless that […]

Christie’s and Sotheby’s kick off Paris sales [25.10.2019]

Now well established in the Parisian sales calendar, Christie’s and Sotheby’s both took advantage of the FIAC’s power of attraction with international collectors to organize, during the same week, their Impressionist & Modern Art sessions in Paris, offering catalogues that celebrate the influence of the French avant-garde. For the past four years, Christie’s has presented […]

Anselm Kiefer: success from Lyon to Beijing [22.10.2019]

There is plenty to see by German artist Anselm Kiefer at the Lyon Biennale. Having lived and worked in France since 1993, Kiefer is particularly appreciated in his country of adoption and has received numerous French awards for his work over the years. His work has been the subject of major exhibitions, including Monumenta at […]

Flash News: $12.2m for Banksy – New records at Christie’s – Nara, Japan’s most expensive living artist [18.10.2019]

As Artprice by Art Market has just released it Annual Contemporary Art Market Report, we take a look at the first auction records of the new season. $12.2 million for Banksy’s political parody  Devolved Parliament is a huge painting (250 x 420 cm) completed 10 years ago, the biggest known canvas by Britain’s most popular living […]

Boltanski in the “recomposed past” [15.10.2019]

  Signs reading “START” at the entrance to the exhibition and “FINISH” at the exit somewhat enigmatically suggest that visitors should experience the show as a voyage from one place to another (possibly, even, from birth to death… also suggested by the show’s title “Faire son temps”). Gallery 1 of the Pompidou Center in Paris […]

The Gagosian’s grand projects for the late Simon Hantaï (1922-2008) [14.10.2019]

Yesterday, 13 October 2019, the Gagosian Gallery inaugurated in its wide space at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of Paris, a first exhibition dedicated to Simon HANTAÏ, whose estate the international gallery now represents worldwide. Titled LES NOIRS DU BLANC, LES BLANCS DU NOIR, the exhibition focuses on canvases and prints made between 1969 and 1997, […]

Flash News : Munich: Paper Positions expands and Highlights celebrates 10 years – Olafur ELIASSON at the Tate Modern [11.10.2019]

Munich: Paper Positions expands and Highlights celebrates 10 years The first edition of the new POSITIONS Munich Art Fair will be held from 17 to 20 October 2019 at Reithalle Munich. Victim of its success, the fair has expanded to include works of Modern and Contemporary Art (all mediums combined) and a smaller section will […]

The Contemporary Art Market Report 2019 [07.10.2019]

The Contemporary Art Market Report 2019 Editorial by thierry Ehrmann, Founder/CEO of Artprice by Art Market In commercial terms, the trade in Contemporary artworks is today a veritable market within a market. Our 21st Contemporary Art Market Report focuses on the over 70,000 Contemporary works now bought and sold annually at auctions around the world. […]

Flash News: Cimabue discovery – Zao Wou Ki and Sanyu masterpieces – A major de Staël to be offered [04.10.2019]

Extraordinary Cimabue discovery… “Proud as the century in which he lived, he (Cimabue) perfectly depicted the faces of the people that populate his works, especially those of the elderly, portraying them in a strong and sublime manner that later artists were unable to capture”. (L. Lanzi, Storia pittorica della Italia). CIMABUE (c.1240/50-c.1302) on sale at […]

Frieze London week [01.10.2019]

The first major international art fair of the season, Frieze London opens this week in Regent’s Park. More than 50,000 visitors are expected from 3 to 6 October in London for this 17th edition, mixing the most promising galleries with the most famous dealers, including Tanya Bonakdar, Sadie Coles, Hauser & Wirth, Gagosian, Blum & […]

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 […]

Sam Szafran’s unclassifiable work [24.09.2019]

Sam SZAFRAN died on Saturday, 14 September 2019 at the age of 84. Born in Paris in 1934 to Polish-Jewish parents, he was one of the most important but least known French artists of his generation. Painter, drawer, pastellist, engraver, he described himself as “lucky” having escaped the mass arrest of Parisian Jews (Vél d’Hiv) in […]

Flash News: Peter Lindbergh – Antony Gormley at the Royal Academy – A work by Daniel Buren vandalised [20.09.2019]

Phographer Peter Lindbergh (1944 – 2019) The German photographer Peter LINDBERGH – who died aged 74 on 3 September last – was among those – like Richard AVEDON and Helmut NEWTON – who made an impact on the history of images. A true master of his art, he forever changed the evolution of fashion photography and […]

Tribute to Vladimir Velickovic [17.09.2019]

Vladimir Velickovic, who died of a heart attack on August 29, had just reached a new price level on the auction market and was preparing a major exhibition in France. Considered the most important Serbian painter of our time, Vladimir VELICKOVIC was also a significant figure in French painting as both countries contributed much to […]

Flash News: El Greco – Pandolfini masterpieces – Da Vinci at the Louvre [13.09.2019]

A major El Greco exhibition Grand Palais, Paris: 16 October 2019 – 10 February 2020 Spectacular, colorful and sensual, the paintings of El Greco (Domenikos EL GRECO, 1541-1614) represent – according to Charlotte Chastel-Rousseau, curator of Spanish and Portuguese painting at the Louvre Museum – the “final bloom” of the Renaissance. And yet, neither the […]

15th Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale… in 8 days! [10.09.2019]

This year the Lyon Biennale will be centered on the old Fagor factories in the Gerland district for the first time. Scheduled to open on 18 September and close on 5 January 2020, the Biennale has been titled “Where Water Comes Together With Other Water”, a reference to the geographical location of Lyon (confluence of […]

Takis the magician – The Eileen and I.M. Pei collection – Bouguereau for sale in Lyon [06.09.2019]

Takis the magician (1925-2019) The art world lost two of its most illustrious representatives this summer: Carlos CRUZ-DIEZ (1923-2019) and then Vassilakis TAKIS (1925-2019)  who died at the age of 93. A nail floating motionless in space; a cylinder and a ball that seem to dance to the sound of a dreamlike music… works that seem to […]

The gender (im)balance in the art world: key figures [03.09.2019]

In the fast-evolving segment of the Contemporary Art market, the relative value of works by female artists vs. male artists is growing rapidly. Several important women artists recently refreshed their personal auction records, including Lee Krasner (The Eye Is the First Circle, $11.6 million, at Sothebys on 16 May 2019) and Louise Bourgeois (Spider, $32 […]

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