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How to buy a work by Omar Victor Diop? [19/06/2020]

Omar Victor DIOP is an African artist who is attracting a lot of attention. A brilliant portrait photographer, just 40 years old, he has enjoyed remarkable success since his work was discovered at the Rencontres de Bamako art fair in 2011. Exhibited all over the world, his work seduced a wide range of collectors before […]

An exceptional Rembrandt expected to fetch $20 million [16/06/2020]

It’s time to break with old customs and innovate! The disruption to the global art market’s calendar caused by the coronavirus pandemic has prompted Sotheby’s to adapt the format of its summer sales. Apart from the decision to organise a live Evening Sale open to “telephone, online, in the room, and in advance bidding”, Sotheby’s […]

A selection of Spanish artists from our marketplace [12/06/2020]

Artprice’s online marketplace is bristling with works by some of the best signatures of 20th century Spanish art. For example, look at this selection of works by Jaume Plensa, Miquel Barcelo, Antoni Tapies and Manolo Valdès, all key artists who have long been included in the permanent collections of the world’s most prestigious museums, including […]

The best art auction results during lockdown [09/06/2020]

Like a lot of sectors, the global art market has been seriously impacted by the Covid 19 crisis, forcing auction companies to cancel or postpone sales. However, thanks to online sales, its activity did not grind to a complete halt. In this article Artprice focuses on the best results hammered during the lockdown, when a […]

Flash News: Susan Rothenberg has left us – works by Judy Chicago acquired by museums – and, where are the masterpieces we usually see in May? [05/06/2020]

Tribute to Susan Rothenberg Susan ROTHENBERG passed away on 18 May 18 at the age of 75. She substantially contributed to a revival of American figurative painting as far back as the 1970s, freeing it from the rules of composition, focusing on the essential while maintaining a subtle emotional quality. Her work was well received […]

Christo… larger than life [04/06/2020]

The immense Bulgarian-American artist CHRISTO left us on May 31. Christo Vladimirov Javacheff was born in Gabrovo, an industrial city from which he apparently escaped, hidden in a freight train, in 1957. Once in Paris, he met the woman who would become his companion and accomplice for the rest of his life, Jeanne Claude, born […]

The New Art Fairs Calendar for June 2020 [02/06/2020]

The Covid 19 health crisis has completely upset the global art fair calendar. Since the beginning of the year, cancellations and postponements have followed one another from Asia to Latin America. Dozens of fairs around the world and thousands of exhibitors have been affected. To help you plan ahead, here is a calendar specifying all […]

Focus on Liu Ye [26/05/2020]

From children’s literature to historical figures, from the Dutch Modernists to well-known literary characters, few Chinese artists have referenced as much Western culture as LIU Ye. From baby-faced children to comic book heroes, his art reworks internationally recognised icons of contemporary culture. Born two years before the start of the Cultural Revolution, he grew up […]

Taking the air… with our favorites of the week [22/05/2020]

We could not resist mirroring our restored liberty (lockdown relaxed) by picking four decidedly outdoor works for our favorites of the week from Artprice’s online marketplace! Four paintings that offer a quick tour of France. After basking in the warm sunshine of the South with Armand Guillaumin, we return to Paris for a stroll through […]

An artist, a gallery: Nathaniel Mary Quinn and Larry Gagosian [19/05/2020]

Nowadays the major galleries dictate who shines on the art market. They are the new trendsetters of our time and their choices generally lead the market. How do they do it? Their numerous strengths include their powerful networks, their international reach and their knowledge of the inner workings of the market. They are extremely effective […]

The switch to online – part 3. Christie’s moves up a gear [15/05/2020]

As we explained in our Switch to online – part 2: Sotheby’s has a head start article – published on 5 May – Sotheby’s appears to have acquired a considerable lead in the online competition, with a good pace of online sales offering relatively high-quality works. These included a painting by George Condo that fetched […]

Focus on Lynette Yiadom-Boakye [12/05/2020]

Lynette YIADOM-BOAKYE (1977) creates portraits, but rather than posed portraits they are imaginary portraits which she usually tries to finish in a single day. As a result, her paintings express a high level of intensity, created with short and expressive brush strokes. Her palette usually contains dark tones, which lend a certain drama to her […]

Our favorites of the week #7 [08/05/2020]

Focus on Contemporary Photography Here’s our 7th set of favorites from the online offer on Artprice.com since the French lockdown began! This week’s selection has four works by four established Contemporary photographers. Three of them, Robert Gligorov, Huang Yan and Liu Bolin decided to turn the camera on themselves, each in their own way using […]

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.   […]

Our favorites of the week #6: focus on Asia [01/05/2020]

During the lockdown, Artmarket’s teams are posting selections of their favorites selected from Artprice’s online marketplace. For our 6th selection this week we decided to focus on Asia! The first two artists are rising stars in Japanese art: Chiho Aoshima and Ayako Rokkaku, both linked to the Kaikai Kiki collective that formed around Takashi Murakami. […]

Tribute to Peter Beard [29/04/2020]

Peter BEARD – a great American photographer with a strong passion for wildlife – was found dead on 19 April 2020 in Camp Hero National Park, Montauk, at the tip of Long Island. Suffering from senile dementia, he had disappeared three weeks earlier. He was 82 years old. “He died where he lived: in the […]

The New Art Fairs Calendar for May 2020 [28/04/2020]

The Covid 19 health crisis has completely upset the global art fair calendar. Since the beginning of the year, cancellations and postponements have followed one another from Asia to Latin America. Dozens of fairs around the world and thousands of exhibitors have been affected. To help you plan ahead, here is a calendar specifying all […]

Our favorites of the week #5 [24/04/2020]

During the lockdown Artmarket’s teams have decided to select their favorites on Artprice’s online marketplace and share them with you. For this fifth weekly rendezvous we have picked out a selection of conceptual and minimalist works that could even be – why not – part of the same collection! The first is a ‘Theospacial Sphere […]

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 […]

Our favorites of the week #4 [17/04/2020]

During the confinement, Artmarket is proposing a weekly selection of ‘favorites’ from the works available on its online marketplace. For this fourth selection, we are happy to point you towards a harmonious and ascetic piece by the great lady of ‘constructed’ art, Aurélie Nemours; a superbly efficient nod to the roaring twenties with a man […]

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 […]

Our favorites of the week #3 [10/04/2020]

For the third consecutive week, Artmarket’s teams have selected their ‘favorite’ works currently being offered by our partner galleries. We are happy to bring to your attention a superb bronze by Manolo Valdès, a poetic and graphic work in India ink by Henri Michaux, a dense and dynamic ‘lyrical abstraction’ by John Cluysenaar and an […]

The new art fairs calendar [07/04/2020]

The Covid 19 health crisis has completely upset the global art fair calendar. Since the beginning of the year, cancellations and postponements have followed one another from Asia to Latin America. Dozens of fairs around the world and thousands of exhibitors have been affected. To help you plan ahead, here is a calendar specifying all […]

Our favorites of the week #2 [03/04/2020]

During this period of confinement, Artmarket’s teams have decided to share with you, every week, their “favorites” among the works promoted by our partner galleries. Bring art into your home by discovering a superb marine by Raoul Dufy, a young woman reading art sales catalogs by Norbert Briar, a large photograph by Raymond Depardon and […]

Afro-British artists… brief history of their market emergence [31/03/2020]

In 1980s London, “Black art” moved from the margins to the center of British culture thanks to personalities like Eddie Chambers, Lubaina Himid and Keith Piper, whose campaign for a greater representation of black art in Great Britain culminated with the historical exhibition The Other Story organized at the Hayward Gallery in 1989. At the […]

Drawing… the Guerlain prize… a growing market [27/03/2020]

The Guerlain prize… an important award The coronavirus hasn’t stopped everything. The 13th edition of the prestigious Guerlain prize for drawing has been awarded as planned, albeit subject to the safety restriction measures currently in place in France. The jurors voted from their individual places of confinement to elect the artist whose work they most […]

Our favorites of the week [26/03/2020]

During this period of confinement, Artmarket’s teams have decided to share with you, every week, their “favorites” among the works promoted by our partner galleries. Bring art into your home by discovering a canvas by Auguste HERBIN, a watercolor by Mel RAMOS, an engraving by Piero DORAZIO and an acrylic by Vladimir SEMENSKIY. Want more? […]

Una visión del arte contemporáneo en Chile [23/03/2020]

Elodie Fulton, directora de la feria Ch.ACO – feria anunciada como cancelada el 12 de marzo para contrarrestar la propagación de la pandemia de COVID-19 – explica cómo evolucionar el arte contemporáneo en Chile. La idea de organizar una feria de arte en Chile surgió el año 2007. Un pequeño grupo de personas vinculadas al […]

The art market reacts to Covid-19 [19/03/2020]

Although confinement measures are clearly a curse for an entire ecosystem dependent on the circulation of art fans and collectors, art market professionals intend to keep themselves active by adapting to the new situation, or even by reinventing themselves. In most cases this will involve some degree of federation as well as a significant expansion […]

5 views of Tefaf [13/03/2020]

The gallery owners below were interviewed on March 10, 2020. The next day, Tefaf Maastricht announced the premature closure of the fair, five days before the scheduled date.  » In close consultation with the city of Maastricht, the health authorities, and MECC Maastricht, TEFAF has decided to shorten the fair and to close by the […]

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