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Switch to online – part 2: Sotheby’s has a head start [05/05/2020]

An online“Hong Kong” sale that generated much better results than expected… a good level of transaction fluidity… new buyers… and online bids on the up – the switch to ‘online only’ is bearing its first fruits. Forging ahead of their competitors in the online sphere, Sotheby’s strategy and (good) results deserve a closer look.   […]

Kawsmania in the art market [14/04/2020]

Brian Donelly, aka “Kaws”, was born in New York in 1974. Now in his forties, the American artist started his career in graffiti and ‘subvertising’, the unlawful détournement of commercial advertisements. However, such was his style that the targets of his subvertising – brands like Marc Jacobs, Nike, Dior and the Disney Studios – offered […]

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’ […]

Phillips… a rising power with a BIG 3rd place [04/06/2019]

While Christie’s and Sotheby’s recent breathtaking results in New York clearly dwarfed those of their competitors, Phillips’ results were better than ever before with a remarkable sold rate of 98%. Up 40%… Difficult to compete with the $341.8 million taken at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art sale on 16 May or the $538.9 million hammered at Christie’s […]

Phillips’ Top Results in Q1 [19/04/2019]

In Artprice’s fortnightly series of auction rankings identifying the Art Market’s primary trends – this week’s Friday Top article looks at the top 10 results hammered by Phillips during the first quarter of 2019. Richter, Lichtenstein, Kippenberger, Basquiat, Brown, Wool and Kaws … Phillips is increasingly taking a leading position on the Contemporary Art market […]

Hong Kong… Outstanding performance at Sotheby’s [09/04/2019]

The recent series of auction sales in Hong Kong – organised to coincide with Art Basel Hong Kong – generated more than satisfactory results, especially for Sotheby’s, which took its second best-ever sales total in its history. During the latest round of major prestige sales in Hong Kong, competition between bidders was particularly intense and […]

Flash News: Beirut Art Fair – The David Teiger Collection [21/09/2018]

Beirut Art Fair 2018 Art will be everywhere… art is light, it’s peace and it’s a celebration. This quote from Laure d’Hauteville, founder of Beirut Art fair, sounds like a definition of Lebanon itself. A major artistic rendez-vous for the Middle East, the Lebanese fair has been showcasing creativity from the ME.NA.SA region (Middle East, […]

China’s art market is opening… example in Shanghai [02/11/2016]

As the years go by, China’s art market is gradually opening up to Western art, driven partly by the initiatives of Western auction houses who inform and advise Chinese collectors and partly by an increasingly energetic museum policy aimed at promoting the best Western art to the Chinese public. Although cultural diversity is, a priori, […]

After London, Contemporary art sales in New York [23/02/2016]

After the year’s first major sales in London – with a number of new auction records – New York is currently preparing its prestigious Post-War & Contemporary Art sales

Hong Kong opens up to Western Contemporary art [23/06/2015]

Sotheby’s is pleased with its Hong Kong sales, especially after the latest (June 11, 2015) entitled Boundless: Contemporary Art, which saw nearly 60% of the lots fetch above their high estimates.

The first results of the season… [07/10/2014]

The art market woke from its summer break in late September, in New York, with the season’s first Contemporary art sales, followed a few days later by major photography sales. The results were good for the mainstays of Modern photography like

Urban Art in Paris: new records expected… [28/01/2014]

Now that BANKSY has become a social and art market phenomenon, a lot of art buyers have become convinced that Street Art is a new manna, and certain auction houses have positioned themselves to exploit this conviction. In France, we have Leclerc in Marseille and Artcurial in Paris. The latter – which has specialised in this field since 2007 – is organising a sale dedicated to Urban Art on 5 February 2014.

Street Art artists under 40 [17/08/2012]

Friday is Top day! Every alternate Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week’s topic is the 10 best auction results Street Art artists under 40.

Hong Kong … [05/06/2012]

With the spring auctions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s and the HK Art Fair, May has become one of the most active months of the years for the Hong Kong art market.

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