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Artprice (New York): thierry Ehrmann: « Patrick Drahi’s acquisition of Sotheby’s confirms the Art Market’s entry into the digital era of the 21st century ».

2019/06/17 Commentaires fermés

(New York, NY) thierry Ehrmann: “Patrick Drahi’s acquisition of Sotheby’s confirms the Art Market’s entry into the digital era of the 21st century. Artprice has always argued that the global Art Market – weighing roughly 90 billion dollars – was several decades behind in terms of digital culture and Internet.

Fine Art auction turnover for the world two major auction houses: Christie’s and Sotheby’s

Fine Art auction turnover for the world two major auction houses: Christie’s and Sotheby’s

Fine Art auction turnover for the world two major auction houses: Christie’s and Sotheby’s

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“So it’s great news for the Art Market and Artprice to see Sotheby’s – the only listed auction operator – being acquired bought by Patrick Drahi, a 55-year-old global entrepreneur with a portfolio of telecommunications, media and digital companies. The offer price, which represents a premium of 61% to Sotheby’s closing price on June 14, 2019, and a 56% premium to the company’s 30 trading-day volume weighted average share price, reflects Patrick Drahi’s genuine confidence in Sotheby’s capacity for exponential development via a digital mutation”.

Artprice: “Since 2000, the Art Market has enjoyed a period of distinctly virtuous growth, becoming an efficient market with a return on investment of almost 7% per year and a volume growth of 450%. For much of this period, the backdrop to this growth has been a savings environment of zero or even negative interest rates in the eurozone. Meanwhile, the market itself has evolved from roughly 500,000 art collectors after WWII to nearly 90 million Art Consumers today, the vast majority of whom are completely at ease with new technologies”.


thierry Ehrmann:
The soft power of the world’ major powers is a powerful geopolitical driver for the growth and development of the Museum Industry®. Artprice was one of the first players to appreciate and conceptualize the global importance of this industry. As we analysed in an earlier study, more museums opened between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2014 than during the previous two centuries. Every year approximately 700 new museums with international standingeach holding a minimum of 4,500 artworksopen their doors on five continents, representing one of the primary sustainable drivers of the global Art Market”.

For 21 years, Artpricethe global leader in Art Market information and a dedicated digital pioneer – has contributed to the Art Market’s evolution into the digital era. Its databanks are today an absolute worldwide reference in terms of exhaustivity, indices and Art Market statistics. Remember that Artprice, via external growth and R&D, was the first global player to produce algorithm indices, using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence based on the observation of billions of connections to our databanks in strict compliance with existing data protection laws around the world.

In his statement, the position of Sotheby’s CEO, Tad Smith, is perfectly lucid: he openly welcomes Patrick Drahi into the Sotheby’s family: “Known for his commitment to innovation and ingenuity. He has a long-term view with a proven track record in the field of telecommunications, media and digital companies and I strongly believe that the company will be in excellent hands for decades to come with Patrick as our owner.”

Likewise, Domenico De Sole, chairman of the Sotheby’s board of directors, welcomes the move: “Following a comprehensive review, the Board enthusiastically supports Mr. Drahi’s offer, which delivers a significant premium to market for our shareholders.

Several key facts and figures concerning Sotheby’s and the Fine Art auction market:

Sotheby’s is the world’s number two Fine Art auction operator with a total turnover of $3,93 billion in 2018, behind Christies with $5 billion. Together, the two Anglo-Saxon giants account for over half of the planet’s Fine Art auction turnover: Christies for 32.3% and Sotheby’s for 25.4%. Their respective strengths are based on global coverage of the Art Market.

Sotheby’s 2018 Fine Art auction turnover by location

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New York: $2 billion (51%)

London: $1.1 billion (28%)

Hong Kong: $554 million (14%)

Paris: $188 million (5%)

Milan: $32 million (0.8%)

Melbourne: $24 million (0.6%)

Mumbai: $8 million (0.2%)

Zurich: $7 million (0.2%)

Despite 275 years of existence, Sotheby’s has experienced a number of relatively close strategy changes:

– 2015: Tad Smith became CEO and the firm terminated sales in mainland China (Beijing) and the Middle East (Doha).

– 2016: 13.5% of Sotheby’s was acquired by the Chinese insurance company Taikang Life Insurance, whose CEO is the founder of the Chinese auction operator, China Guardian.

– 2017: the firm eliminated buyers’ fees from online sales.

– 2018: buyers’ fees were re-established for online sales

Sales growth at both Christie’s and Sotheby’s has been around 400% since 2000, comparable to the 450% growth of the global Art Market over the same period.

After the announcement of Sotheby’s H1 2018 results, Sotheby’s share price dropped 10%. Despite rising sales, the company’s profits fell by 23%, a contraction that Sotheby’s blamed on its own guarantee strategy. Apparently the sale of Modigliani’s Nu Couché (sur le côté gauche) (1917-18) for $157 million – an absolute record for Sotheby’s – was not the best financial transaction of the year for the world’s second largest auction operator.

Artprice: “The world’s top two auction houses, with no rivals to date, are now both owned by French investors and collectors: François Pinault acquired Christie’s in 1998 and now Patrick Drahi effectively owns Sotheby’s since 17 June 2019”.

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Artprice is the global leader in art price and art index databanks. It has over 30 million indices and auction results covering more than 700,000 artists. Artprice Images® gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world: a library of 126 million images or prints of artworks from the year 1700 to the present day, along with comments by Artprice’s art historians.

Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 6,300 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications.

For its 4,500,000 members, Artprice gives access to the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art. Artprice is preparing its blockchain for the Art Market. It is BPI-labelled (scientific national French label) Artprice’s Global Art Market Annual Report for 2018 published last March 2019: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2018

Artprice is associated with Artron Group the Chinese leader in the Art Market, its solid institutional partner.

About the Artron Group:

“Artron Art Group (Artron), a comprehensive cultural industrial group founded in 1993 by Wan jie, is committed to inheriting, enhancing and spreading art value. Based on abundant art data, Artron provides art industry and art fans with professional service and experience of quality products by integrated application of IT, advanced digital science and innovative crafts and materials.

Having produced more than 60,000 books and auction catalogues, Artron is the world’s largest art book printer with a total print volume of 300 million a year. It has more than 3 million professional members in the arts sector and an average of 15 million daily visits, making it the world’s leading art website.”

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Artprice: a masterpiece by Caravaggio, a Monet, a Bacon and a small Basquiat to close out H1 2019

2019/06/13 Commentaires fermés

Artprice: a masterpiece by Caravaggio, a Monet, a Bacon and a small Basquiat to close out H1 2019

Since the beginning of the year the American art market has reassured all of its protagonists, and is now testing Richard Prince’s new range of cannabis products, Katz + Dogg, launched concurrently with the opening of his show High Times at the San Francisco Gagosian.

Meanwhile, the European market is reaching for a grand ‘finale’ to the year’s first semester with major sales in Paris, the 50th edition of Art Basel and London’s last major sales before the summer break. But… the big news in this ‘finale’ may well come from the South of France.

Thierry Ehrmann, Artprice’s founder/CEO is delighted: The first semester of 2019 could end with a kind of revolution on the French Art market. And for once… it’s a French initiative. An extraordinary masterpiece is being auctioned far from the major capitals… far from the major auction houses… and with no reserve price! The Caravaggio painting is so powerful and has such an extraordinary history, it doesn’t need any guarantees!

Michelangelo Merisi, aka Caravaggio (1571 - 1610) Judith and Holofernes (c.1607) © Marc Labarbe and Eric Turquin

Michelangelo Merisi, aka Caravaggio (1571 – 1610)
Judith and Holofernes (c.1607)
© Marc Labarbe and Eric Turquin

The Toulouse Caravaggio: $115 million – $170 million

Quite simply the most spectacular event of the year: after its ‘release’ by the French state, a Caravaggio masterpiece will be offered for sale on Thursday 27 June 2019 in Toulouse where the painting was found, by chance, in an attic five years ago. Since receiving its export visa, the Judith and Holofernes painting has been exhibited at the Colnaghi gallery in London, at kamel mennour in Paris and at Adam Williams in New York.

Of course, the arrival of any work by Caravaggio on the auction market is an event in its own right. The last one dates back to 1971 when his painting Martha and Mary Magdalene – in a cloud of attribution doubts at the time – failed to sell at Christie’s in London. After the Detroit Institute of Art acquired it in 1973, the authenticity of the work was universally recognised and the painting is today considered an undisputed Caravaggio masterpiece.

The Toulouse painting is every bit as impressive and the DIA’s jewel: sooner or later, the work will be acquired by one of the world’s major museums. “It represents the only opportunity they will ever get to acquire a Caravaggio” warns art expert Eric Turquin. “It could be 40 or 50 years before another work is found” … and it probably won’t be nearly as as important as this one.

Since its rediscovery the Toulouse Judith and Holofernes has received support from a number of eminent specialists including the American curator Keith Christiansen (MET), the French curator Guillaume Kientz (Louvre) and the Italian Museum Director, Nicola Spinosa (Capodimonte). It is now up to academics to determine the place of this painting in Art History. David Stone from the University of Delaware believes the painting illustrates the invention of a new technique that Caravaggio developed after his arrival in Naples. The technique consists of using a base colour on the canvas, known as an imprimatura, to enhance the work and bring it to life.

To date, the sixty-eight known Caravaggio paintings are all kept in the world’s most prestigious collections, museums and churches in Europe and the United States. “There isn’t a single one in the Middle East or anywhere in Asia” says thierry Ehrmann. “And yet the 2016 Caravaggio exhibition in Tokyo was a huge success.”

A Monet Water-Lilies: $32 million – $44 million

So far this year, Claude Monet is the world’s best selling artist on the global auction market with 17 works having already generated over $200 million.

The year started badly when his Weeping Willow and Water-Lily pond (1916-19) failed to sell at Christie’s in London on 28 February. The best offer of $55 million (including fees) was below the seller’s minimum price pretension. However, far from being harmful to his market, that failure contributed to a healthy balance between supply and demand. Of the twenty Monet works put on sale during H1 2019, more than 80% were sold.

There is clearly no lack of demand for Monet’s work. On 14 May 2019, one of his Haystacks paintings (1890) was offered at Sotheby’s New York with a low estimate of $55 million. The painting sold for $110.5 million, setting a new world record for an Impressionist artwork. The value accretion, from $2.5 million in 1986 (Christie’s), speaks for itself.

On 19 June 2019 in London, Sotheby’s will be offering another Water-Lilies (1908) painting that has never previously been sold publicly.

A Francis Bacon self-portrait: $19 million – $25 million

London is no longer the primary market place for Francis Bacon’s works: the best three auction results for this artist have all been hammered in New York. In 2017, Christie’s London failed to sell his Study of Red Pope 1962. 2nd Version 1971 against an estimate of $130 million.

Nevertheless, on 26 June 2019, Bacon’s Self-Portrait (1975) will be offered for sale at Sotheby’s London branch on New Bond Street. In 2015, when the pound sterling was strong, the prestigious auction house sold it for $24 million. Four years later, against the backdrop of Brexit, Sotheby’s is hoping for a similar result.

A small Basquiat: $9.5 million – $14 million

So far this year, Jean-Michel Basquiat is an absentee from major market news. He currently ranks 22nd in Artprice’s temporary turnover ranking. After two explosive years on the secondary market, his paintings are becoming increasingly rare as collectors begin to restrict their offer. Only one of his works has crossed the $10 million threshold so far this year… and that was in May, in New York, of course. A second good quality canvas by the New York graffiti artist, entitled Sabado por la Noche (1984), is coming up for auction on 25 June at Christie’s in London.

Today, more than ever, the Museum Industry plays a massive role in the global art market and Basquiat is one of those artists who is in demand from prestigious museums and from the world’s most powerful collectors at the same time. Many people were surprised by the rapid growth in the prices of his works. In an interview with the New York Times in May 2017, Ann Temkin, head curator of the MoMA’s painting and sculpture department, regretted that the museum had not acquired Jean-Michel Basquiat’s works in time.

As thierry Ehrmann has often said: You have to buy the right work with the right story, by the right artist at the right time…

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Artprice is the global leader in art price and art index databanks. It has over 30 million indices and auction results covering more than 700,000 artists. Artprice Images® gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world: a library of 126 million images or prints of artworks from the year 1700 to the present day, along with comments by Artprice’s art historians.

Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 6,300 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications.

For its 4,500,000 members, Artprice gives access to the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art. Artprice is preparing its blockchain for the Art Market. It is BPI-labelled (scientific national French label) Artprice’s Global Art Market Annual Report for 2018 published last March 2019: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2018

Artprice is associated with Artron Group the Chinese leader in the Art Market, its solid institutional partner.

About the Artron Group:

“Artron Art Group (Artron), a comprehensive cultural industrial group founded in 1993 by Wan jie, is committed to inheriting, enhancing and spreading art value. Based on abundant art data, Artron provides art industry and art fans with professional service and experience of quality products by integrated application of IT, advanced digital science and innovative crafts and materials.

Having produced more than 60,000 books and auction catalogues, Artron is the world’s largest art book printer with a total print volume of 300 million a year. It has more than 3 million professional members in the arts sector and an average of 15 million daily visits, making it the world’s leading art website.”

Artron’s Web: www.Artron.net

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Artprice:香港推动当代艺术市场的发展

2019/06/04 Commentaires fermés

Artprice香港推动当代艺术市场的发展

艺术家张晓刚与雅昌文化集团总裁万捷先生(左)、Artprice 首席执行官 thierry Ehrmann(右)一起在他的工作室里。

艺术家张晓刚与雅昌文化集团总裁万捷先生(左)、Artprice 首席执行官 thierry Ehrmann(右)一起在他的工作室里。

佳士得拍卖行、菲利普斯拍卖行和邦瀚斯拍卖行终于开始在香港着手各自的 2019 年拍卖计划,其他大型拍卖行则是在两个月之前开始实施拍卖计划。巴塞尔香港艺术展刚一结束,苏富比拍卖行、中国嘉德拍卖公司、保利拍卖公司、匡时拍卖公司和首尔拍卖行便举办了各自的首场大型香港拍卖会。

各大拍卖行的拍卖计划中出现的这种不同寻常的分歧(尤其是佳士得和苏富比之间)似乎对香港艺术市场大有助益,如今这种情况在今年上半年较为常见。

Artprice 的首席执行官兼创始人 thierry Ehrmann 表示:“香港最大的一个优势是,可以提供各种各样来自世界各地的非凡作品。在这方面,它绝对是世界上独一无二的,可以让中国、日本、东南亚乃至欧洲和美国的最佳作品身价倍增。

菲利普斯拍卖行近期举办的夜场拍卖会对赵无极、罗伊·利希滕斯坦、张晓刚、奈良美智和安迪·沃霍尔的作品进行了拍卖。这批精挑细选的作品均享誉全球,充分反映出香港市场的财富实力。因此,中国和美国的所有大型拍卖行都希望进入香港市场。”

今年,香港成功吸引了广州华艺国际拍卖有限公司来此拓展业务。广州华艺国际拍卖有限公司成立于 1994 年。到 2019 5 月底,该公司已经在香港举办了不下七场拍卖会,这是它自成立起首次进入香港市场。

赵无极独占鳌头

不出所料,法籍华裔画家在佳士得拍卖行和菲利普斯拍卖行创下了最高拍卖纪录。去年 9 月份,他的作品创下 5750 万美元的价格记录,此后,这位抒情抽象大师便成为艺术市场的巨头之一。在 Artprice 2018 年拍卖成交额排行榜中位居第三,仅次于巴勃罗·毕加索和克劳德·莫奈。

佳士得拍卖行于 2019 5 25 日拍卖的八件赵无极画作成交价为 5000 万美元,占此次拍卖会总成交额的 45%。虽然此次拍卖成绩喜人,但或许可以更好,因为八件作品中最好的一件一幅大型帆布油画(名为《02.01.65》)未能售出。

毫无疑问,按照需求,这件作品的估价超过 3000 万美元,该价值与最新拍卖结果一致,但考虑到赵无极的作品价格在短期内不稳定,因此可能需要较长一段时间才能在市场上占据优势。2010 年,该作品仅以 270 万美元的价格售出。

Kaws Richard Lin 胜券在握

2019 4 月,在苏富比于 初举行的拍卖会上,最引人注目的便是美国街头艺术家 Kaws 创造的令人意想不到的记录。他的画作The Kaws Album (2005) 估价为 80 万到 100 万美元,但实际成交价却达到 1480 万美元(包括服务费),着实令人震惊。这位 Perrotin Skarstedt 画廊的新秀艺术家今年在二级市场上旗开得胜。

Half Full(2012) 成为菲利普斯拍卖行售出的第 13 件价格超过 100 万美元的作品。2018 3 月,纽约佳士得以 44.45 万美元的价格购入这件帆布丙烯画,14 个月后又在香港以 140 万美元的价格转售出去。

抽象派画家 Richard Lin1933 -2011 年)的作品售价也大幅上涨。在他过世七年之后,人们对他的作品一直兴趣不减,致使他的作品在 2018 年三次刷新拍卖记录。2019 5 27 日,他的画作1.3.1964 – Painting Relief创下邦瀚斯拍卖行当代与现代艺术类别的最高拍卖记录。

当代中国艺术家的作品价格稳定

上世纪 50 年代出生的中国画家的身价在香港趋于稳定。这一代新兴中国油画大师并未创造新纪录(他们大多数人是在五六年前创下纪录),但他们的作品在亚洲很受欢迎,令收藏家倍感欣慰。

5 25 日,曾梵志的画作《Mask(1996) 在佳士得拍卖行仅以不到 300 万美元的价格售出,远低于 2013 年他的大型帆布画《The Last Supper(2001) 创下的 2300 万美元的记录,该记录令此后的画作再也无法企及。张晓刚的Bloodline SeriesThe Big Family No. 10(2000) 在同一天售出,情况类似,成交价为 160 万美元。而在 2014 年,同一系列中的另一幅作品——BloodlineThe Big Family No.3(1995) 售价超过 1200 万美元。

鉴于上述结果,我们明显可以看出,这一代中国艺术家的作品价格已经统一,即价值稳定在一个很高的水平。除了上述种种迹象以外,周春芽的画作Stone Series – The Tree Connected to Stone(1993) 的三次连续拍卖结果也证实了这一趋势,这三次拍卖结果如下:

24.6 万美元 — 2006 10 9 日(香港苏富比)

670 万美元 — 2014 4 5 日(香港苏富比)

410 万美元 — 2019 5 25 日(香港佳士得)

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Artprice 是全球领先的艺术市场行情及指数数据库。其拥有超过 3000 万条拍卖指数和拍卖结果,涵盖了 70 多万名艺术家。Artprice Images® 提供无访问限制的世界艺术市场上最大的数据图库,数据库中共有 自 1700 年至今的 1.26 亿张图片和艺术作品,以及 Artprice 艺术史学家的解说信息。

Artprice 6300 家拍卖行收集艺术拍卖信息不断丰富其数据库,并在全球主要新闻机构和约 7200 家国际新闻媒体上不断更新艺术市场趋势信息。

Artprice 为其 450 万会员提供访问世界领先的标准化艺术品市场的渠道,从而进行艺术品买卖交易。Artprice 正在筹建艺术市场区块链。以下是 BPI-标记(法国国家科学标志)Artprice 2019 3 月出版的 2018 年全球艺术市场年度报告:https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2018

Artprice 与中国艺术市场领先企业雅昌文化集团密切合作,后者是其坚实的机构合作伙伴。

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雅昌文化集团是由万捷于 1993 年创立的一家综合性文化产业集团,致力于传承、提升和传播艺术价值。以丰富的艺术数据为基础,雅昌集团通过整合和应用 IT 技术、数字科学以及创新型的工艺和材料为艺术产业以及艺术爱好者们提供专业的服务和高品质产品体验。

雅昌已经制作了 6 万多本书籍和拍卖目录,是世界上最大的艺术书籍印刷商,年印刷总量达 3 亿。它在艺术领域拥有 300 多万专业会员,平均日访问量达 1500 万,使其成为世界领先的艺术网站”。

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Artprice: Hong Kong drives the Contemporary Art Market

2019/05/29 Commentaires fermés
Artist Zhang Xiaogang in his studio with Wan Jie, Artron Group CEO (left) and thierry Ehrmann, Artprice CEO (right).

Artist Zhang Xiaogang in his studio with Wan Jie, Artron Group CEO (left) and thierry Ehrmann, Artprice CEO (right).

Christies, Phillips and Bonhams have at last started their 2019 sales programme in Hong Kong, two months after the other major auction houses began theirs. Sothebys, China Guardian, Poly, Council and Seoul Auction organized their first major Hong Kong sessions just after the Art Basel Hong Kong fair.

This unusual split in the major sales calendar (especially between Christies and Sothebys) appears to have benefited the Hong Kong Art Market, which is now more evenly spread over the first half of the year.

According to thierry Ehrmann, Artprice’s CEO and founder, “one of Hong Kong’s major advantages is its capacity to offer an extraordinary mix of works from around the world. In this respect, it is absolutely unique in the world, turning over the best works from China, Japan and all of Southeast Asia, but also from Europe and the United States.

Phillips’ recent evening sale included works by Zao Wou-Ki, Roy Lichtenstein, Zhang Xiaogang, Yoshitimo Nara and Andy Warhol. The selection was both prestigious and universal… a perfect reflection of the wealth of the Hong Kong marketplace. That’s why all the big auction houses, both Chinese and American, want to be there.

Indeed, this year, Hong Kong’s attractiveness convinced the Guangzhou-based auctioneer Holly’s International to expand its activities there. Founded in 1994, Holly’s has organised no less than seven sales in Hong Kong for the end of May 2019… its first venture into the city since it began operations.

Zao Wou-Ki reigns supreme

The best results at Christies and Phillips were, unsurprisingly, generated by the Franco-Chinese painter Zao Wou-Ki. Since his massive record of $57.5 million last September, the master of lyrical abstraction has joined the giants of the art market, taking third place in Artprice’s 2018 auction turnover ranking, just behind Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet.

The eight Zao Wou-Ki paintings offered for sale by Christies on 25 May 2019 generated $50 million, accounting for 45% of the sale’s total turnover. It was a remarkable performance, but it could have been better because the best piece among the eight, a large oil on canvas titled 02/01/65, failed to sell.

No doubt the on-demand estimate was above $30 million, a value that is consistent with the latest results, but which in view of the rapid inflation of Zao Wou- Ki’s prices, might take a little longer to prevail on the market. In 2010, the same work was acquired for just $2.7 million.

Success confirmed for Kaws and Richard Lin

The sales organised by Sothebys at the beginning of April 2019 were particularly marked by the unexpected record for the American street artist Kaws. Estimated between $800,000 and $1 million, his painting The Kaws Album (2005) reached a staggering $14.8 million (including fees). The new star of the Perrotin and Skarstedt galleries has had an exceptional start to the year on the secondary market.

Phillips generated a thirteenth result above the $1 million line with Half Full (2012). Acquired in New York at Christies in March 2018 for $444,500, this acrylic on canvas was resold for $1.4 million in Hong Kong, just 14 months later.

The abstract painter Richard Lin (1933-2011) also generated substantially buoyant results. Seven years after his death, interest in his work renewed his auction record three times in 2018. On 27 May 2019 his painting 1.3.1964 – Painting Relief dominated Bonhams’ Contemporary & Modern Art sale.

Prices stabilise for works by Contemporary Chinese artists

The prices of Chinese painters born in the 1950s are firming in Hong Kong. Without setting new records (set five or six years ago for most of them), this generation of new Chinese masters of the oil painting medium is enjoying strong demand in Asia… and reassuring collectors.

On 25 May, Zeng Fanzhi’s painting Mask (1996) sold just under $3 million at Christie’s, far below the $23 million recorded in 2013 for his much larger canvas The Last Supper (2001), a value he has never come close to since then… Similarly, and on the same day, Zhang Xiaogang’s Bloodline Series: The Big Family No. 10 (2000) sold for $1.6 million. In 2014 his Bloodline: The Big Family No.3 (1995) from the same series fetched over $12 million.

In view of these results, we are clearly seeing a price consolidation on works by Chinese artists from this generation: their values are tending to stabilise at very high levels. This trend has been confirmed, among other signs, by three successive results for Zhou Chunya’s painting Stone Series – The Tree Connected to Stone (1993):

$246,000 – 9 October 2006 (Sothebys Hong Kong)

$6,700,000 – 5 April 2014 (Sothebys Hong Kong)

$4,100,000 – 25 May 2019 (Christies Hong Kong)

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Artprice: the Art Market snaps up the new ‘Classics of Contemporary Art’

2019/05/22 Commentaires fermés

The Art Market might have seemed a little hungover in early 2019… in need of some event that would reassure everyone… and that’s exactly what New York’s prestige sales did last week. The results proved that the hammer prices recorded in Q1 in London, notably for David Hockney and Claude Monet, as well as in Hong Kong for Zhang Daqian and Kaws, reflect a new paradigm that is generally favorable for the global Art Market as a whole.

Evolution of the record auction price for a living artist Collective work thierry Ehrmann - The Abode of Chaos (Right)

Evolution of the record auction price for a living artist
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thierry Ehrmann, Artprice’s founder/CEO, is delighted: “Within just five days, Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Phillips and Bonhams organized 16 sales in New York generating a total turnover of $2.06 billion! François Pinault’s organisation achieved the best performance thanks to a Post-War & Contemporary Art evening sale that alone took $539 million from just 51 lots sold.

Not only is demand strong for the best artworks… above all the market seems to have moved into a new paradigm that will allow it to renew its offer: it can now produce new ‘classics’ by offering ‘masterpieces of Contemporary art’.

This is what we saw with Jeff Koons’ Rabbit (1986) sculpture. It was presented by Christie’s as an ‘icon’ of Contemporary Art, in the same way as paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat, and probably certain works by Damien Hirst as well. But we will have to wait until the next big sales to see confirmation of this trend.”

Jeff Koons is now more expensive than Van Gogh or Rubens…

A new record of $91 million – making Jeff Koons the world’s most valued living artist – also gives him a special place in Art History… To everyone’s surprise, his Rabbit (1986) became more expensive on the auction market than any of Van Gogh’s works to date. The Dutch master’s record is still standing at $82.5 million since his Portrait du Docteur Gachet sold in 1990.

Only 11 artists in auction history have ever generated results above the Jeff Koons Rabbit: da Vinci, Picasso, Modigliani, Bacon, Qi Baishi, Munch, Monet, Basquiat, Warhol, Lichtenstein and Hopper. If the Jeff Koons Market has been somewhat dormant in recent years, it is now completely revived… And with him, the entire Contemporary Art machine has received a boost.

Rauschenberg at the top

Two years after his retrospective at the MoMA and the Tate Modern, Robert Rauschenberg is a bright star of the auction market. The American artist-sculptor, who campaigned for the introduction of artists’ resale rights after the sale of the Robert Scull collection in 1973, probably didn’t imagine that his works would ever reach such amounts.

On 15 May 2019, his Buffalo II reached $88 million at Christie’s. Locked up for 54 years in the collection of Robert B. Mayer, who acquired it directly from the Leo Castelli Gallery, this painting is both an ode to and a critique of the American Dream. This new record puts him in the same league as his contemporaries Andy Warhol ($105.4 million) and Roy Lichtenstein ($96.4 million).

Monet triggers the 10th best-ever Fine Art auction result of all time

As exciting as a summer soap opera…! After the announcement of the sale of Claude Monet’s (1840-1926) Meules at Sotheby’s NY on 14 May, the question of a possible record was on everyone’s lips! The last haystacks painting auctioned – with similar dimensions, date and composition – fetched more than $80 million at Christie’s NY in November 2016. Monet’s absolute record dates back to the sale of the Rockefeller collection in May 2018 when his Nymphéas en fleur fetched nearly $85 million (also at Christie’s NY)… The suspense is now over: for eight long minutes on 14 May six bidders competed for the masterpiece. Harry Dalmeny finally brought the hammer down at $110.7 million. That’s more than 40 times its previous value: already sold in 1986 for $2.53 million, the work belonged to the descendants of Bertha and Potter Palmer, wealthy Chicago collectors, who acquired the Meules painting through Paul Durand-Ruel in 1891.

Sotheby’s had already set the bar high – betting on the work’s prestigious provenance – giving the work a low estimate of $55 million (a fact that did not go unnoticed in the art press)… However, in the end, an Impressionist painting has crossed the symbolic threshold of $100 million for the first time ever. Meules also enters the Top 10 most expensive artworks ever sold publicly. The interest for the Impressionists and 19th century works is undeniable, despite the attraction for Contemporary Art and the new generation of bidders arriving on the market. Asian collectors are particularly enthusiastic and are now contribute to the stability of this section of the market.

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Having produced more than 60,000 books and auction catalogues, Artron is the world’s largest art book printer with a total print volume of 300 million a year. It has more than 3 million professional members in the arts sector and an average of 15 million daily visits, making it the world’s leading art website.”

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Artprice:雕塑,未来的媒介!

2019/05/16 Commentaires fermés
                                     《Le Messager》(使者)       Abode of Chaos 博物馆藏品 / thierry Ehrmann - Rémy Teulier

《Le Messager》(使者)
Abode of Chaos 博物馆藏品 / thierry Ehrmann – Rémy Teulier

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thierry Ehrmann: 除了在西方世界和其他地区几乎所有的城市和城镇都能见到的纪念雕像以外,大城市通常还喜欢在公共区域修建大型纪念雕塑。纽约矗立着一些由 Robert IndianaAlexander CalderJean Dubuffet Pablo Picasso 创造的作品,而在巴黎则可以看到 CésarDaniel Buren 以及 Jeff Koons 的作品。”

诚然,考虑到占据大城市公共区域的作品(无论临时还是永久)数量,有一部分引发了争议(有时甚至异常激烈)也不足为奇。近年来,法国(尤其是巴黎)已经成为艺术争议的高发地。比如,凡登广场上关于 Paul McCarthy 的作品——《Tree (2014) 的争议,凡尔赛城里关于 Anish Kapoor 的作品——《Dirty Corner (2015) 的争议,以及蓬皮杜中心门前关于 Joep Van Lieshout 的作品——《Domestikator (2017) 的争议。

这些纪念作品规模庞大,在当地城市或景观环境中异常显眼,增添了雕塑的“震撼效果”。Arman 在贝鲁特创作的雕塑作品——Espoir de paix (1995) 便是一个很好的例证,该雕塑是一座高 32 米的混凝土塔楼,里面架设了几十架真正的坦克。

在世界各地,有越来越多的空间让位于雕塑,包括一些永久展览场地(比如新西兰的吉布斯农场,或者日本的Na直岛町和丰岛 Islands)和年度活动(比如每年秋季在伦敦举办的弗里兹雕塑 (Frieze Sculpture))。

由于这些地区专门为此进行了特别设计,出现了新的机遇,因此雕塑最终突破了建筑和绘画的范围。

艺术市场上的雕塑

长期以来,收藏家一直对展示、储存和运输难度高于二维作品的媒介望而却步。但是,在 2003 年到 2008 年间,雕塑作品拍卖带来的收益翻了 4.5 倍。近五年来,二级市场上的全球雕塑销售收益从 2.45 亿美元增加到 11 亿美元。

受金融危机影响而下滑的雕塑销售收益很快恢复,并在 2014 年和 2015 年表现尤其出众。

全球雕塑拍卖收益

全球雕塑拍卖收益

全球雕塑拍卖收益

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Artprice 的首席执行官兼创始人 thierry Ehrmann解释道:“雕塑市场正朝着相反的方向发展,最终实现非物质化:在一个信息、图像和资金几乎瞬时流动的世界里,大体量的钢铁或青铜雕塑具有更重要的意义。

几个世纪以来,绘画和油画作品由于具备实用性,一直在艺术市场占据主导地位,但如今,雕塑作品回归一线也屡见不鲜。三维作品可以更好地表达自由,在 21 世纪的今天,人们在物流方面的顾虑也大为减少。”

Kitsch 引领当代雕塑市场

Jeff Koons 1986 年创作的三件 Rabbit 雕塑中,有一件将于 2019 5 15 日在纽约佳士得拍卖行进行拍卖,该雕塑的估价为 5000 – 7000 万美元。这件一米高的不锈钢杰作(三件作品中的一件,外加 1 件艺术家试印版)可以说是 Jeff Koons 最具代表性的作品,甚至可能是当代艺术中最具代表性的作品(至少在当代意味着后现代、概念性或者非智力的媚俗艺术时可以这样说……)。

六年前,Jeff Koons 凭借作品——《Balloon Dog(1994-2000) 一跃成为艺术市场身价最高的在世艺术家。2013 11 12 日,这件橙色作品在纽约佳士得拍卖行售出 5840 万美元的高价。Koons 重拾“身价最高的在世艺术家”头衔希望渺茫,只有当他的作品——Rabbit (1986) 的售价超过 9030 万美元,也就是 David Hockney 的作品Portrait of an Artist (1972) 拍出的价格时,才能实现这一点。但是,这件作品还是促使了这位“媚俗王子”的市场以及整个当代艺术市场的复苏。

Alberto Giacometti,无可争辩的领导者

雕塑品拍卖会上创下最高拍卖纪录的三件作品全部由 Alberto Giacometti 创作。三件作品最终的售价均超过 1 亿美元,所以,Giacometti 无疑是有史以来身价最高的艺术家,也是二级市场上最成功的的雕塑家。

但是,在同一件作品的五个版本(包括一件艺术家试印版)同时存在的情况下,他的 LHomme au doigt(1947) 是如何在 2015 5 月的纽约佳士得拍卖会上拍出 1.41 亿美元高价的呢?雕塑的可复制性一直被视为影响价格的一个弱点,但这个弱点也可以成为一种优势。因为拥有一件LHomme au doigt(1947) 这样的作品主要是为了和世界最大的博物馆共享一件作品,比如现代艺术博物馆、泰特现代艺术馆和得梅因艺术中心。

Brancusi 主导 2018

Constantin Brancusi 的作品—— The Sophisticated GirlNancy Cunard 的肖像)(1928) 高度仅有 55 厘米,于 2018 5 15 日在纽约佳士得拍卖行以 7100 万美元的价格售出,促使这位法国和罗马尼亚混血雕塑家成为全球艺术市场的领导者。这是当年最好的雕塑拍卖结果,在所有类别的美术作品最佳拍卖结果中排名第八。

1927 年,“Brancusi 诉美国”案成为艺术史上的一个重要转折点。对于前美国海关来说,Brancusi 的雕塑并非严格意义上的艺术品,但此案迫使当局扩展了艺术品的概念。九十年后,人们对此再无一丝怀疑:Brancusi 被誉为 20 世纪最重要的艺术家之一。美国最高法院已经对艺术品的“认知价值”作出了定义。

Artprice Demeure du Chaos/Abode of Chaos

1999 年,Artprice 将总部设在 Organe Contemporary Art Museum,该博物馆对 Demeure du Chaos/Abode of Chaos 实施管理。这家露天博物馆占地 9000 平方米,倡导自由精神,并且供人们免费参观。博物馆中收藏了 5400 件艺术品、720 件纪念雕塑(重量从 5 吨到 120 吨不等),以及一件准备用来庆祝 20 周年纪念的雕塑作品:重 235 吨的原钢雕塑(尺寸为:3.33 x 3.33 x 3.33 米)。

这里所有的原钢雕塑均由 Artprice 的首席执行官兼创始人 thierry Ehrmann 创作。从 1980 年起,他便是一名雕塑家,也就是说,三十九年来,他一直对艺术怀有巨大的热情,他也很乐于和世界各地的游客分享这种热情。

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Artprice: Sculpture, the medium of tomorrow

2019/05/13 Commentaires fermés
Le Messager The Abode of Chaos collective work / thierry Ehrmann - Rémy Teulier

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The Abode of Chaos collective work / thierry Ehrmann – Rémy Teulier

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thierry Ehrmann: “Apart from commemorative statues that can be found in nearly all the towns and cities in the Western World and elsewhere, big cities have always been fond of large and monumental sculptures in public spaces. In New York there are works by Robert Indiana, Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet and Pablo Picasso, while in Paris you can find works by César, Daniel Buren… and soon, Jeff Koons.”

Indeed, considering the number of works that have occupied public places in major cities, either temporarily or permanently, it is not surprising that some have elicited controversy… and sometimes, quite heated. In recent years, France – and Paris in particular – has been the setting for a number of art controversies such as those surrounding Paul McCarthy’s Tree (2014) on the Place Vendome, Anish Kapoor’s Dirty Corner (2015) at Versailles and Joep Van Lieshout’s Domestikator (2017) in front of the Pompidou Center.

The sheer size of these monumental works often adds to their “shock effect” as they dominate the local urban or landscaped environments.Arman’s sculpture in Beirut, Espoir de paix (1995), a 32-meter-high concrete tower containing dozens of real tanks, is a good example.

There are more and more spaces devoted to sculpture around the world: permanent exhibition sites, such as the Gibbs Farm in New Zealand or Naoshima and Teshima Islands in Japan, as well as annual events such as Frieze Sculpture held every autumn in London.

Thanks to these new opportunities in places designed specifically for the purpose, sculpture is definitively liberating itself from architecture and painting.

Sculpture on the Art Market

Collectors have long been intimidated by a medium that is more complicated to display, store and transport than two-dimensional works. However, between 2003 and 2008, the volume of auction turnover generated by sculptures multiplied 4.5 times. In just five years, worldwide sculpture sales on the secondary market rose from $245 million to $1.1 billion.

Stalled by the financial crisis, sculpture sales immediately recovered and then enjoyed two particularly good years in 2014 and 2015.

Global auction turnover from sculpture

Global auction turnover from sculpture

Global auction turnover from sculpture

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thierry Ehrmann, Artprice’s CEO and founder, explains: The sculpture market is moving in the opposite direction to dematerialization: in a world of almostinstant flows of information, images and money, the massive weight of a steel or bronze sculpture has greater significance.

For centuries, drawing and painting dominated the Art Market for practical reasons; but it is perfectly normal to see sculpture returning to the forefront today. A 3-dimensional work expresses greater freedom, and, in the 21st century, logistical considerations are much less challenging.

Kitsch leads Contemporary sculpture market

On 15 May 2019, one of Jeff Koons’ three 1986 Rabbit sculptures will be offered for sale at Christie’s in New York with an estimated price range of $50 – $70 million. This exceptional 1-meter high stainless steel work (from an edition of 3, plus 1 artist’s proof), is arguably Jeff Koons’ most iconic work, and perhaps Contemporary art’s most iconic work as well (at least insofar as Contemporary means post-modern, conceptual or its less intellectual brother-in-arms, kitsch…).

Six years ago, Jeff Koons became the most expensive living artist on the Art Market with his Balloon Dog (1994-2000). The orange version sold for $58.4 million on 12 November 2013 at Christie’s in New York. It is unlikely that Koons will recover his “most valued living artist” title; to do so, his Rabbit (1986) would have to fetch over $90.3 million, the amount paid for David Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (1972). However the piece may well revive the Prince of Kitsch’s market, as well as all the Contemporary Art as a whole.

Alberto Giacometti, the undisputed leader

The top three prices ever recorded at auction for sculptures were all hammered for works by Alberto Giacometti. With three results above the $100 million threshold, Giacometti is one of the most expensive artists in history and, without a doubt, the most successful sculptor on the secondary market.

But how did his L’Homme au doigt (1947) reach $141 million at Christie’s New York in May 2015 when there are five other versions of the same work (plus an artist’s proof)? In price terms, sculpture’s reproducibility is often seen as a weak point, but the same characteristic can also be its strength. Because owning a work like L’Homme au doigt (1947) is to share a work with the greatest museums in the world, including the MoMA, the Tate Modern and the Des Moines Art Center.

Brancusi dominates 2018

Measuring just 55 cm high, Constantin Brancusi’s The Sophisticated Girl (Portrait of Nancy Cunard) (1928) was acquired for $71 million on 15 May 2018 at Christie’s in New York, propelling the Franco-Romanian sculptor to the forefront of the global Art Market. It was the year’s best sculpture result and the 8th best Fine Art result in all categories.

In 1927, the “Brancusi versus the United States” trial marked a major turning point in Art History. For the former US Customs Service, Brancusi’s sculptures were not, strictly speaking, artworks… but the trial forced the authorities to broaden the notion of an artwork. Ninety years later, not a shred of doubt remains: Brancusi is celebrated as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. The American Supreme Court had just defined the ‘cognitive value’ of a work of art.

Artprice and the Demeure du Chaos/Abode of Chaos

In 1999, Artprice set up its headquarters within the Organe Contemporary Art Museum, which manages the Demeure du Chaos/Abode of Chaos. This open-air museum of 9,000 square meters, bothfree in spirit and free for visitors, is home to 5,400 artworks, 720 monumental sculptures (from 5 to 120 tons) with one currently being prepared to celebrate its 20th anniversary: a steel sculpture weighing 235 tons (measuring 3.33m x 3.33m x 3.33m).

All the raw steel sculptures on the site have been created by thierry Ehrmann, CEO and founderof Artprice, but also a sculptor since 1980, which means thirty-nine years of a passion for art that he gladly shares with visitors from all over the world.

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Artprice is the global leader in art price and art index databanks. It has over 30 million indices and auction results covering more than 700,000 artists. Artprice Images® gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world: a library of 126 million images or prints of artworks from the year 1700 to the present day, along with comments by Artprice’s art historians.

Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 6,300 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications.

For its 4,500,000 members, Artprice gives access to the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art. Artprice is preparing its blockchain for the Art Market. It is BPI-labelled (scientific national French label) Artprice’s Global Art Market Annual Report for 2018 published last March 2019: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2018

Artprice is associated with Artron Group the Chinese leader in the Art Market, its solid institutional partner.

About the Artron Group:

“Artron Art Group (Artron), a comprehensive cultural industrial group founded in 1993 by Wan jie, is committed to inheriting, enhancing and spreading art value. Based on abundant art data, Artron provides art industry and art fans with professional service and experience of quality products by integrated application of IT, advanced digital science and innovative crafts and materials.

Having produced more than 60,000 books and auction catalogues, Artron is the world’s largest art book printer with a total print volume of 300 million a year. It has more than 3 million professional members in the arts sector and an average of 15 million daily visits, making it the world’s leading art website.”

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ARTPRICE: Big is beautiful…

2019/05/07 Commentaires fermés

One of Louise Bourgeois’s six Spider sculptures, measuring more than 7 meters across and 3 meters tall, will be offered for sale at Christies on 15 May 2019 in New York. Numbered 3/6 in the series, the work already fetched $28.2 million in 2015 and Louise Bourgeoiss prices have stayed steady since then.
It could become the most expensive artwork by a female artist ever sold at auction.

Giuseppe Bezzuloli (1784 - 1855) - Folly driving the chariot of Love L: 4.8 m; H: 3.4 m.

Giuseppe Bezzuloli (1784 – 1855) – Folly driving the chariot of Love L: 4.8 m; H: 3.4 m.

Like it or not, when it comes to art, size is very important. Giant works fascinate us because they transcend our own scale. Who isn’t impressed by huge paintings like Pablo Picasso’s Guernica (at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid) or Veroneses Les Noces de Cana (at the Louvre Museum in Paris)?” says thierry Ehrmann, Artprice’s Founder/CEO

In general, an artist’s largest works attract the strongest demand. For equivalent quality, the larger works will almost always be worth more than the smaller works.

This week, Artprice picks out a selection of 10 monumental works auctioned in 2018 in each of the major artistic mediums.

PAINTINGS

Zao Wou-Ki Juin-Octobre 1985

10 x 2.8 meters

On 30 September 2018, Zao Wou-Ki’s Juin-Octobre 1985 triptych – his largest work still in circulation – caused a major sensation when it was re-offered for sale at Sotheby’s. In May 2005, Christies sold the same work in Hong Kong for $2.3 million. Thirteen and a half years later, its value exceeded $65 million, i.e. no less than 28 times its previous value.

Mark Bradford Helter Skelter I (2007)

10 x 3.65 meters

American painter Mark Bradford had a particularly good year in 2018. In 2017, he represented the United States at the Venice Biennale. But it wasn’t until the first half of the following year that his prices began to inflate rapidly, generating three new auction records.

On 8 March 2018, his Helter Skelter I (2007) came close to $12 million at Phillips in London. This huge piece was a key element in the exhibition Collage: The Unmonumental Picture organized by the New York Museum in New York in 2008.

Osgemeos It is Supposed to be Raining But… (2008)

2.5 x 2.5 metres

This large format canvas allowed the Brazilian duo of graphic artists to express their art in superb style. Accustomed to large facades, the two street artists have produced a large number of reasonably dimensioned paintings for the market. However, their very large canvases capture all the power of their street art. On 26 June 2018, the painting fetched $132,000 at Phillips in London.

DRAWINGS

Takashi Murakami Dragon in Clouds-Red Mutation (2010)

18 x 3.6 meters

Takashi Murakami’s imaginary world stands at the crossroads of manga culture and Sino-Japanese mythology. In April 2018, the auction house Council sold one of his three large-scale interpretations of Asia’s most popular mythical creature, the dragon. His colossal drawing red ink on paper – titled Dragon in Clouds-Red Mutation seduced Chinese collectors in Shanghai, fetching more than $8.8 million.

Giuseppe Bezzuloli Folly driving the cart of Love

481 x 344 cm.

Commissioned in 1848 to paint the ceiling of the Palazzo Gerini in Florence, Giuseppe Bezzuloli executed this study on the theme of Love and Madness. The final fresco still adorns the ceiling of the famous Tuscan Palace.

Estimated between $50,000 and $80,000, the drawing was purchased for $275,000 at Christies in New York on 30 January 2018. Nowadays, very large-scale historical works are extremely rare on the market and this post-Renaissance drawing – which still retains all its power – was a superb acquisition.

SCULPTURE

KAWS Clean Slate (2014)

5.5 x 5.5 x 7.5 meters

Kaws is currently an in vogue artist par excellence… from New York… to Hong Kong. The American street artist has conquered the international art market with his colorful paintings, his large-scale figurines and his monumental sculptures. Clean Slate (2014) was shown all around the world (Shanghai, Ibiza, Hong Kong and Fort Worth) before being put on sale by Phillips in New York, where it was acquired for nearly $2 million.

Philippe de Buyster (Attrib.) Vierge de pitié (c.1650-60)

1.6 x 0.5 x 1.3 meters

This 17th century Pietà was one of the very few large-scale Old Master works sold last year. In perfect condition, the terracotta sculpture came from the Chapel of Château d’Autricourt in Burgundy (France). Christies sold the piece for $58,000 (including costs) in Paris on 19 June 2018.

Joana Vasconcelos Betty Boop (2010)

4.1 x 1.5 x 3 meters

This huge high-heeled shoe made of stainless steel pots and concrete is a perfect example of Joana Vasconcelos’s taste for oversize. The Franco-Portuguese artist has never been afraid to invest large places like the Bon Marché department store in Paris or the Palace of Versailles where Betty Boop (2010) was presented in the Hall of Mirrors in 2012.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Gilbert & George – Thirty-Five Locations (2003)

422 x 361 cm

The British duo Gilbert & George is not doing as well on the secondary market as in 2008, but their unique large-format photos continue to fetch very good prices. Consisting of 24 rectangular sections, Thirty-Five Locations resembles a huge stained glass window in black, white and red. It was the largest photographic work sold during 2018 and fetched $150,000 at Sotheby’s in New York (17 May).

MIXED MEDIA

Tracey Emin Dark Dark Dark (2007)

3.6 x 1.6 x 1.5 metres

In 2007 Artwise commissioned Tracey Emin to customise four Fiat 500s (each unique) for a charity sale. On 5 December 2018 at Phillips’ New Now sale, one of them fetched $8,000. In the catalogue Phillips warned Please note this lot is offered as an art work, and not a motor vehicle…

The use of motor vehicles as an artistic medium may seem bizarre, but several major artists have lent themselves to the exercise in the past. The BMW Art Car project, for example, allowed Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Jeff Koons to completely transform the exteriors of cars.

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Artprice is the global leader in art price and art index databanks. It has over 30 million indices and auction results covering more than 700,000 artists. Artprice Images® gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world: a library of 126 million images or prints of artworks from the year 1700 to the present day, along with comments by Artprice’s art historians.

Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 6,300 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications.

For its 4,500,000 members, Artprice gives access to the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art. Artprice is preparing its blockchain for the Art Market. It is BPI-labelled (scientific national French label) Artprice’s Global Art Market Annual Report for 2018 published last March 2019: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2018

Artprice is associated with Artron Group the Chinese leader in the Art Market, its solid institutional partner.

About the Artron Group:

“Artron Art Group (Artron), a comprehensive cultural industrial group founded in 1993 by Wan jie, is committed to inheriting, enhancing and spreading art value. Based on abundant art data, Artron provides art industry and art fans with professional service and experience of quality products by integrated application of IT, advanced digital science and innovative crafts and materials.

Having produced more than 60,000 books and auction catalogues, Artron is the world’s largest art book printer with a total print volume of 300 million a year. It has more than 3 million professional members in the arts sector and an average of 15 million daily visits, making it the world’s leading art website.”

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Artprice: the 10 top-selling artworks created after the 2008 financial crisis

2019/04/24 Commentaires fermés

Artprice: the 10 top-selling artworks created after the 2008 financial crisis

The year 2008 marked a turning point for the Art Market and for the global economy as a whole. In retrospect, Sothebys 15 September 2008 sale Beautiful Inside My Head Forever dedicated to works by Damien Hirst – just hours before the collapse of Lehman Brothers Bank and its repercussions on art sales throughout the world – now looks like the swan song of a different era.

However, as thierry Ehrmann, Founder/CEO of Artprice tells us, “the impact of the financial crisis did not affect artistic creation; the significant changes we have seen since 2008 are essentially due to changes within the internal structure of the Art Market.

The main development is of course the growth of the Chinese market, but we have also seen the growth of Art as a financial investment. Negative or nearzero interest rates, which undermine the value of savings, have increasingly pushed capital towards alternative investments… and Art generates very attractive returns. The large number of artworks created over the last ten years that have already sold in public auctions prove that Contemporary Art represents a sensational market.

Global Fine Art auction turnover

Global Fine Art auction turnover

Global Fine Art auction turnover


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Artprice presents 10 artists who have already marked the secondary market with works created after the 2008 financial crisis.

1. Cui Ruzhuo (b. 1944): The Grand Snowing Mountains (2013)

$39,577,000 – 4 April 2016, Poly Auction, Hong Kong

The Chinese painter Cui Ruzhuo is one of the most successful living artists in the Art Market, on a par with Gerhard Richter and David Hockney. However, unlike the latter two, his best worksthose for which demand is the strongestare his most recent. The result hammered for a mountain-scene panorama measuring over 8 meters wide and 3 meters highThe Grand Snowing Mountains (2013) – illustrates the immense success of this new giant of Chinese painting who remains far too unknown in the West.

2. Jeff Koons (b. 1955): Popeye (2009/11)

$28,165,000 14 May 2014, Sothebys, New York

A month before his retrospective began at the Whitney Museum (27 June 27 – 19 October 2014), the Prince of Kitsch Jeff Koons saw his Popeye sculpture (2009/11) become the subject of furious bidding at an evening sale at Sotheby’s New York. The sculpture, the first in a series of three, was to be one of the highlights of the Jeff Koons exhibition at the Whitney Museum, and was also shown at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Bilbao Guggenheim.

3. Mark Grotjahn (b. 1968): Untitled (S III Released to France Face 43.14) (2011)

$16,767,500 – 17 May 2017, Christies, New York

Represented by the Gagosian Gallery since 2008, the American painter Mark Grothjahn saw his prices rise gradually until 2017. Then, in the space of just twelve months, his price index shot up 75% before falling back again the following year. In 2018, another of his large format paintings, Untitled (Black over Red Orange « Mean as a Snake » Face 842) (2010), fetched $7,073,000.

4. Gerhard Richter (b. 1932): Abstraktes Bild (2009)

$9,093,300 – 5 March 2019, Sothebys, London

Large abstract paintings by Gerhard Richter are among the most expensive artworks in the world. In February 2015, Abstraktes bild (1986) fetched over $46 million setting a sensational record for Germanys Art Market leader. The sale of Abstraktes Bild (2009) shows that collectors are increasingly valuing his recent production, which could be as valuable as his earlier works (1965 – 1990) in the long run.

5. Rudolf Stingel (b. 1956): Untitled (2012)

$7,939,000 – 8 March 2018, Phillips London

Rudolf Stingel is also supported Larry Gagosian and has also greatly benefited from the dealer’s international power and standing. In 2015, the Gagosian presented Stingel’s work in Asia for the first time with a series of paintings Untitled (2012) that reproduced wall fragments from his double exhibition at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and the Whitney Museum in New York in 2007. During those shows, visitors were invited to write inscriptions of all kinds on the walls of the two prestigious museums. Stingel reproduced certain details using electro-formed copper which he subsequently covered with gold.

6. Jin Shangyi (b. 1934): Peony Pavilion (2013)

$7,829,400 – 31 May 2014, China Guardian, Canton

Chinese painter Jin Shangyi is a master oil painter. Known for his portraits (including female nudes in the late 1980s), he is one of the most original Chinese artists of his generation. His work was much in demand in 2013, as shown by the value of his 1999 canvas Monk Painter Kun Can ( ):

– $2,088,500, 13 May 2007 China Guardian, Beijing

$6,326,500, 1 June 2013 Poly Auction, Beijing

– $4,436,500, 16 June 2018 China Guardian, Beijing

7. Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929): Pumpkin (TWPOT) (2010)

$6,937,500 – 1 April 2019, Sothebys, Hong Kong

She is the most successful female artist on the global Art Market, all periods of creation combined. The 707 works by Yayoi Kusama auctioned around the world in 2018 generated $103 million, covering more than sixty years of artistic creation from the early 1950s to canvases painted in the past 5 years, which are already being resold.

8. Adrian Ghenie (b. 1977): Boogeyman (2010)

$6,354,000 5 October 2018, Sotheby’s, London

The youngest artist in this ranking and the figurehead of new European expressionism, the Romanian painter Adrian Ghenie joined the Pace Gallery in 2013 and his work has already been purchased by some of the worlds leading Contemporary Art museums, including the Centre Georges Pompidou. Both tenebrous and colorful, his paintings do not hide the influence of Van Gogh and Francis Bacon, sometimes with quite direct references.

9. George Condo (b. 1957): Nude and forms (2014)

$6,162,500 – 17 May 2018, Christies, New York

In 2018, George Condo conquered the world. With more than $55 million in auction turnover between New York (56%), London (30%) and Hong Kong (12%), Condo is one of the top 50 most successful artists of all time. His market is now more active than that of Jasper Johns or Frank Stella.

10. Mark Tansey (b. 1949): Hedge (2011)

$5,653,000 – 14 May 2015, Phillips, New York

Although Mark Tansey’s works rarely appear at auction (a total of just 103 lots over the last 30 years), demand is ever-stronger for his work. Today his market is entirely divided between New York (90%) and London (10%), but he is very likely to be sold in Asia soon.

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Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 6,300 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications.

For its 4,500,000 members, Artprice gives access to the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art. Artprice is preparing its blockchain for the Art Market. It is BPI-labelled (scientific national French label) Artprice’s Global Art Market Annual Report for 2018 published last March 2019: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2018

Artprice is associated with Artron Group the Chinese leader in the Art Market, its solid institutional partner.

About the Artron Group:

“Artron Art Group (Artron), a comprehensive cultural industrial group founded in 1993 by Wan jie, is committed to inheriting, enhancing and spreading art value. Based on abundant art data, Artron provides art industry and art fans with professional service and experience of quality products by integrated application of IT, advanced digital science and innovative crafts and materials.

Having produced more than 60,000 books and auction catalogues, Artron is the world’s largest art book printer with a total print volume of 300 million a year. It has more than 3 million professional members in the arts sector and an average of 15 million daily visits, making it the world’s leading art website.”

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Artprice: All segments of the Art Market are gold mines for those who know how to anticipate and wait.

2019/04/17 Commentaires fermés

According to thierry Ehrmann, the found and CEO of Artprice.com, “Our clients, with Artprice, can follow artworks from one appearance at auction to another, which give them insight into how collectors anticipate the Art Market and benefit from its long-term general evolution.

When we take a look at the first quarter of 2019, for instance, we see that a large number of Fine Art auction lots have proved the extraordinary profitability of Art as an investment over the last thirty years. Of these the most spectacular was probably David Hockney’s Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott (1969), which fetched the quarter’s best result at over $49 million on 6 March 2019 at Christie’s London. In November 1992, the same 2×3 metre canvas had sold for $1 million.”

Paul Signac (1863-1935) Le Port au soleil couchant, Opus 236 (Saint-Tropez) (1892)

Paul Signac (1863-1935) Le Port au soleil couchant, Opus 236 (Saint-Tropez) (1892)

Paul Signac (1863-1935)
Le Port au soleil couchant, Opus 236 (Saint-Tropez) (1892)

The price evolution of Paul Signac’s Le Port au soleil couchant proves that the best financial returns are not reserved for Post-War and Contemporary artists.

The seascape’s three appearances at auction show a constant and extremely dynamic appreciation over nearly forty years, for a historical artist whose contribution to the History of Western Art has long been recognised:

– 12 May 1980: $490,000 (Sotheby’s New York)

– 11 May 1993: $1.8 million (Sotheby’s New York)

– 27 February 2019: $26 million (Christie’s London)

Basquiat still leading

The upside on works by Jean-Michel Basquiat has been somewhat less publicized over the first part of 2019… and yet the American prodigy generated three of the ten best gains in the first quarter. On 5 March 2019 at Sotheby’s London, his 1986 canvas Apex (painted two years before his death by drug overdose) reached $10.8 million, multiplying its value by no less than 370 times since its last auction in June 1988 when it sold for just $29,400.

A pencil drawing entitled Soothsayer (1983) proves that Basquiat’s success covers all of his production. Acquired for $32,900 in June 2002, this small work sold for $997,600 on 5 March 2019, representing an average annual return on investment of +22% over the last 17 years.

Similarly, his paper collage Untitled (1987) – sold during the same session at Sotheby’s in London – confirms a very clear trend:

– on 25 March 1993 it fetched $26,700 (Christie’s London)

– on 5 March 2019 it fetched $1,321,000 (Sotheby’s London)

We have seen this kind of price metamorphosis with lots of other artists as well. The Minimalist French artist, Daniel Buren (b. 1938) is today enjoying an extraordinary price ascension that is rewarding all the collectors who anticipated the power of his art a quarter of a century ago.

His canvas Peinture acrylique blanche sur tissu rayé blanc et rouge, purchased $3,500 in 1997 at Libert-Castor in Paris, fetched $357,500 at Phillips in London on 8 March 2019.

Likewise in Asia

Hong Kong’s recent prestige sales in the wake Art Basel Hong Kong generated a number of significant revaluations that benefit Asian collectors. The biggest rise in China during Q1 2019 came from a painting by Fengmian Lin (1900-1991) titled Wisteria. Twenty-seven years ago it sold for $15,000 at Sotheby’s in New York. Since 2 April 2019, it is now worth over $1.3 million.

The return to Hong Kong of great works by Chinese Modern artists, long traded on the Western marketplaces, can have a considerable impact on their value. But the development of the Hong Kong market over the last 30 years also benefits artists who have never left Asia.

Take for example the latest result for an ink drawing by artist Yu Feian (1888-1959) entitled Parrot (1945). Purchased in Hong Kong in 1990 for $11,400, the same drawing resold for 70 times that amount in the same city (Sotheby’s) on 2 April 2019 ($787,000).

Women in vogue

The Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama also, unsurprisingly, ranks among the most impressive price accretions in Q1. Today the most successful female artist on the global Art Market, with an auction turnover exceeding $100 million in 2018 (ahead of Louise Bourgeois and Joan Mitchell), Kusama has not always had this kind of success.

In 2000, the record auction price for one of her paintings was just $80,000, whereas her Interminable Net # 4 (1959) fetched close to $8 million on 1 April at Sotheby’s Hong Kong. In terms of revaluation, her sculpture Midsummer (1983), acquired for just $7,200 at Sotheby’s in London in 2000, resold for $428,000 at the same auctioneer 19 years later.

The prize for the most unexpected price jump in Q1 2019 must surely go to 17th century Flemish artist Michaelina Wautier. Long forgotten by art historians, Wautier was ‘rediscovered’ in 2018 with a first retrospective organized at the Museum aan de Stroom and at the Rubens House in Antwerp.

The renewed attention had a profound impact on the prices of her works and her canvas A garland of flowers (1652) reached $471,000 on 30 January 2019 at Sotheby’s in New York. In 1993, the strange bouquet with a hovering dragonfly sold for just $20,000.

As Q1’s global auction results show, the best financial performances come from all segments of the Art Market, and not just from its high-end or from Contemporary Art or from the American market…

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Having produced more than 60,000 books and auction catalogues, Artron is the world’s largest art book printer with a total print volume of 300 million a year. It has more than 3 million professional members in the arts sector and an average of 15 million daily visits, making it the world’s leading art website.”

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Artprice: The Art Market confirms Robert Combas as one of France’s major living artists

2019/04/09 Commentaires fermés

Over the past two years the value of Robert Combas’ paintings (1957) has risen 40%. His large acrylics, especially those created in the late 1980s, now regularly fetch above $100,000 at auctions.

thierry Ehrmann: “With his market looking particularly dynamic, Robert Combas is today the second most sought-after living French artist after Pierre Soulages. Although his paintings still fetch much less than those of France’s grand master of abstraction, his latest auction results suggest a rapid growth in demand and an expansion of his market as far as Asia”.

In June 2017, the Chinese auction house Ravenel set a new auction record for Combas in Taiwan when his The Sun King (1987) sold for $214,500 (including fees). A year later, on 4 April 2018, La Prise de la Bastille (c.1989) and La bagarre de Zozo (1986) were each sold for $220,000 in Paris.

Boosted by these successive auction records, the enfant terrible of the Figuration Libre movement has proved he is still the best representative of French painting on the Contemporary Art Market.

As thierry Ehrmann puts it: “Combas is a one of our giants… he already has more than 5,000 auction results to his name”.

Artprice Indicator: Value of The Sun King (1987) from 2000 to 2019

Artprice Indicator: Value of The Sun King (1987) from 2000 to 2019 © Artprice.com

Artprice Indicator: Value of The Sun King (1987) from 2000 to 2019 © Artprice.com

2018 was an excellent year for Robert Combas: 184 works were sold generating a total of $4.75 million. The market is trading more than forty years of artistic creation from his first canvases dated 1979 (the year he left art school in Saint-Etienne) to his most recent works.

However, the strongest demand focuses on works he produced from 1985 to 1995. Encouraged by rising prices, more and more collectors are selling major works they have sometimes kept for more than 20 years generating a virtuous market circle as Combas gains additional visibility.

The results speak for themselves: 8 of his top 10 auction results have been hammered since 2017.

Top 10 Best Auction Results for Robert Combas

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Ranking – Work – Price – Sale (date and place)

1. La bagarre de Zozo (1986) – $220 350 – 04/04/2018, Artcurial, Paris

2. La prise de la Bastille (c. 1989) – $219 200 – 04/04/2018, Desbenoit, Paris

3. Le Roi Soleil (1987) – $212 500 – 03/06/2017, Ravenel, Taïwan

4. Il suffit de passer le pont (1992) – $212 400 – 19/03/2019, Sotheby’s Paris

5. Louis XIV (1985) – $207 700 – 28/03/2013, Cornette de Saint Cyr, Paris

6. Le chien à cinq pattes (1987) – $190 500 – 05/06/2018, Artcurial, Paris

7. La charrette des Condamnés (c. 1979) – $190 000 – 04/06/2018, Desbenoit, Paris

8. La gitane amoureuse (1988) – $184 500 – 03/12/2018, Artcurial, Paris

9. Les 4 peluches de l’Ave Maria (1987) – $176 500 – 04/04/2012, Artcurial, Paris

10. Nolon (1987) – $169 500 – 06/12/2017 – Sotheby’s, Paris

With France accounting for 87% of his lots sold, the core of Combas’ market remains French. However, his works are now selling well beyond France and Belgium, having already reached England and even Asia. The American market has so far resisted his prolific painting practice which is reminiscent of Keith Harings.

Robert Combas paintings now sell for somewhere between $15,000 and $200,000, depending on the size of the work, its subject, its provenance, etc. However, many of his works on paper are still accessible for less than $10,000, while his prints and his three-dimensional multiples usually change hands for between $1,000 and $5,000.

In the fall of 2018, the Parisian gallery Laurent Strouk presented his most recent works, created during the previous summer in Sète, a town on France’s Mediterranean coast where Combas lived as a child.

The exhibition entitled Le Théâtre de la Mer showed his latest paintings, but also his latest sculptures, as well as some pieces of furniture (chairs, lamps, rugs). Indeed, Robert Combas has never limited his creativity to any particular medium and has always given free rein to his inspiration… including T-shirts, trousers, guitars and a variety of other formats.

As his latest auction results show, Robert Combas is enjoying a new international visibility. Most of his production is still affordable, but that could soon change. His prices have shown strong long-term growth, +500% since 2000, that has accelerated over the last 24 months.

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Having produced more than 60,000 books and auction catalogues, Artron is the world’s largest art book printer with a total print volume of 300 million a year. It has more than 3 million professional members in the arts sector and an average of 15 million daily visits, making it the world’s leading art website.”

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Artprice: Top 50 artworks sold at auction in 2018

2019/03/27 Commentaires fermés

Artprice and its CEO thierry Ehrmann are proud to present the 50 greatest artworks sold at auction last year. In the first half, Modern Art returned to ‘auction leader’ position with two results above the $100 million threshold.

The Art Market’s principal motivation has always been to seek the exceptional and the rare. The quest for strong sensations is an inherent characteristic of its history and its market: by acquiring an artwork, the collector also acquires an extraordinary history.

Collectors are naturally on the lookout for the right work by the right artist at the right time and at the right price, but they are also looking for a story that they relates to. In spite of these ‘search criteria’, the Art Market posts a global average 30% to 35% unsold rate, a key indicator of the Market’s health.

The inescapable processes of selection – indispensable to the Market’s refinement – are at the heart of the Museum Industry, the growth of which represents a genuine revolution in Art History.

Museums have in effect become the Temples of our 21st century: the number of visitors has multiplied by at least ten over the last 20 years. This represents an outstanding growth rate and it has been accompanied by the development of an entertainment market offering all manner of interactivity, derivatives, virtual visits, etc.

In sum, with the museums, the galleries and the auction houses, art has become a vast domain for leisure, discovery, education and curiosity.

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Vue de l’asile et de la Chapelle St-Paul de Mausole (1889)

Rank Artist Artwork Price ($)
1 Amedeo MODIGLIANI (1884-1920) Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) (1917) 157,159,000
2 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) Fillette la corbeille fleurie (1905) 115,000,000
3 Edward HOPPER (1882-1967) Chop Suey (1929) 91,875,000
4 David HOCKNEY (b. 1937) Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972) 90,312,500
5 Kasimir MALEVICH (1878-1935) Suprematist Composition (1916) 85,812,500
6 Claude MONET (1840-1926) Nymphéas en fleur (c.1914-1917) 84,687,500
7 Henri MATISSE (1869-1954) Odalisque couchée aux magnolias (1923) 80,750,000
8 Constantin BRANCUSI (1876-1957) La jeune fille sophistiquée (1928) 71,000,000
9 Willem DE KOONING (1904-1997) Woman as Landscape (1954-1955) 68,937,500
10 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (1937) 68,702,214
11 ZAO Wou-Ki (1921-2013) Juin-Octobre 1985 (1985) 65,204,489
12 SU Shi (1037-1101) Wood and rock 59,206,820
13 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) La Dormeuse (1932) 57,829,046
14 Jackson POLLOCK (1912-1956) Composition with Red Strokes (1950) 55,437,500
15 Francis BACON (1909-1992) Study for Portrait (1977) 49,812,500
16 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Flexible (1984) 45,315,000
17 PAN Tianshou (1897-1971) View From the Peek (1963) 41,392,525
18 Vincent VAN GOGH (1853-1890) Vue de l’asile et de la Chapelle Saint-Paul de Mausole (1889) 39,687,500
19 Andy WARHOL (1928-1987) Double Elvis [Ferus Type] (1963) 37,000,000
20 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) Le repos (1932) 36,920,500
21 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) Buste de femme de profil (Femme écrivant) (1932) 35,974,916
22 Mark ROTHKO (1903-1970) Untitled (Rust, Blacks on Plum) (1962) 35,712,500
23 Paul GAUGUIN (1848-1903) La Vague (1888) 35,187,500
24 Jackson POLLOCK (1912-1956) Number 32, 1949 (1949) 34,098,000
25 Georges Pierre SEURAT (1859-1891) La rade de Grandcamp (Le port de Grandcamp) (1885) 34,062,500
26 Claude MONET (1840-1926) La Gare Saint-Lazare, vue extérieure (1877) 32,960,961
27 Claude MONET (1840-1926) Extérieur de la gare Saint-Lazare, effet de soleil (1877) 32,937,500
28 Gerhard RICHTER (b. 1932) Abstraktes Bild (1987) 32,000,000
29 Juan GRIS (1887-1927) La table de musicien (1914) 31,812,500
30 Claude MONET (1840-1926) Le bassin aux nymphéas (1917-1919) 31,812,500
31 Andy WARHOL (1928-1987) Six Self Portraits (1986) 31,414,491
32 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Flesh And Spirit (1982/83) 30,711,000
33 Mark ROTHKO (1903-1970) No. 7 (Dark Over Light) (1954) 30,687,500
34 Lucian FREUD (1922-2011) Portrait on a White Cover (2002/03) 29,732,780
35 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) La Lampe (1931) 29,562,500
36 David HOCKNEY (b. 1937) Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica (1990) 28,453,000
37 Andy WARHOL (1928-1987) Most Wanted Men No. 11, John Joseph H., Jr (1964) 28,437,500
38 Ren MAGRITTE (1898-1967) Le principe du plaisir (1937) 26,830,500
39 Francis BACON (1909-1992) Figure in Movement (1972) 25,918,362
40 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Untitled (Pollo Frito) (1982) 25,701,500
41 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) Femme dans un fauteuil (Dora Maar) (1942) 25,539,921
42 Egon SCHIELE (1890-1918) Dämmernde stadt (Die kleine stadt ii) (1913) 24,572,500
43 Wassily KANDINSKY (1866-1944) Improvisation auf mahagoni (1910) 24,233,800
44 Richard DIEBENKORN (1922-1993) Ocean Park #126 (1984) 23,937,500
45 ZAO Wou-Ki (1921-2013) Et la terre était sans forme (1956-1957) 23,305,301
46 Wassily KANDINSKY (1866-1944) Zum thema jngstes gericht (1913) 22,879,000
47 Jeff KOONS (b. 1955) Play-Doh (1994-2014) 22,812,500
48 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) Le matador (1970) 22,780,091
49 Joan MIRO (1893-1983) Femme dans la nuit (1945) 22,590,000
50 Richard DIEBENKORN (1922-1993) Ocean Park #137 (1985) 22,587,500

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Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 6,300 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications.

For its 4,500,000 members, Artprice gives access to the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art. Artprice is preparing its blockchain for the Art Market. It is BPI-labelled (scientific national French label) Artprice’s Global Art Market Annual Report for 2018 published last March 2019: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2018

Artprice is associated with Artron Group the Chinese leader in the Art Market, its solid institutional partner.

About the Artron Group:

“Artron Art Group (Artron), a comprehensive cultural industrial group founded in 1993 by Wan jie, is committed to inheriting, enhancing and spreading art value. Based on abundant art data, Artron provides art industry and art fans with professional service and experience of quality products by integrated application of IT, advanced digital science and innovative crafts and materials.

Having produced more than 60,000 books and auction catalogues, Artron is the world’s largest art book printer with a total print volume of 300 million a year. It has more than 3 million professional members in the arts sector and an average of 15 million daily visits, making it the world’s leading art website.”

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ARTPRICE – The Museum Industry®: Exhibiting Art in the 21st Century

2019/03/05 Commentaires fermés

ARTPRICE – The Museum Industry®: Exhibiting Art in the 21st Century

With the prices of masterpieces now exceeding the purchasing budgets of the largestpublic museums, the latter are being forced to find new ways to pursue their development.Competing against corporate foundations and private collectors with much deeper pocketsand a much greater flexibility of action, State institutions have to pursue long-term projectsthat are less reactive to market trends.

Artprice’s CEO /founder thierry Ehrmann recalls: “the world saw more museums builtbetween 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2014 than during the entire 19th and 20thcenturies. Indeed, every year sees the opening of around 700 new world-class museumson five different continents, each with a minimum of 4,500 artworks.The ‘Soft Power’ ambitions of the major powers (particularly China and the United States) are an essential geopolitical driver of this Museum Industry® growth and represent a fundamental elementin Artprice’s conceptualisation of today’s Art Market”.

 

Continuing to buy…

With a basic acquisitions budget of less than $20 million a year, lots of historical pieces are

simply beyond the reach of the Louvre Museum (the world’s largest museum by visitor

numbers). Fortunately, the Louvre receives occasional one-off donations. In 2016, France

and the Netherlands agreed to jointly acquire two Rembrandt portraits from the French

Rothschild collection. Each State contributed €80 million to acquire one of these two

paintings, which will be shown alternatively at the Louvre and the Rijksmuseum, but

always together.

Rembrandt van Rijn Portrait of Oopjen Coppit, 1634 Portrait of Marten Soolmans, 1634

Rembrandt van Rijn
Portrait of Oopjen Coppit, 1634
Portrait of Marten Soolmans, 1634

Nowadays that type of solution is very exceptional indeed because in the vast majority of

cases the major museums are no match for the billionaires. However, by implementing a

variety of legal mechanisms (loans, donations, gifts) certain States have managed to enlist

their highly valuable support.

In July 2002, ​ Massacre of the Innocents ​ (c. 1610), a painting freshly re-attributed to Peter

Paul Rubens, generated the art world’s third best-ever auction result (at the time) at

Sotheby’s in London. Canadian businessman Kenneth Thomson paid $69.7 million to

acquire the work, which he then lent to the National Gallery in London before donating it to

the Art Gallery of Ontario, an acquisition that the Canadian museum could not have made

on its own.

Contemporary Art already too expensive

In 2017, the 40-year-old Japanese businessman Yusaku Maezawa paid $110.5 million at

Christie’s in New York for Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ​ Untitled ​ (1982). Two years earlier, the

same collector purchased another major canvas by the New York graffiti artist for $57

million. Both works will soon be exhibited, along with the rest of Maezawa’s collection, in

his own Contemporary Art Museum located on the outskirts of Tokyo (Chiba).

While waiting for his museum to open, the young collector lent the $110.5 million painting to the

Brooklyn Museum for the exhibition « One Basquiat » (January – March 2018). The show

received an unexpectedly high number of visitors, attributable, in part at least, to the

presence of this work, having suddenly become Jean-Michel Basquiat’s most famous

work.

In an interview with the New York Times in May 2017, Ann Temkin, chief curator of the

MoMA’s painting and sculpture section, regretted that her museum did not acquire works

by Jean-Michel Basquiat in time. Twenty years after the artist’s death, the prestigious New

York institution does not possess a single work by Basquiat and his prices are now so high

that it cannot hope to acquire one directly.

Private collectors regularly lend their works, but there can be no doubt that the MoMA is waiting for a definitive donation. Several works on paper have already been promised by the collector Sheldon H. Solow and made available to the museum.

Basquiat is the most striking example of a Contemporary artist whose prices climbed far

too quickly. But many other Contemporary artists are experiencing a similar situation.

These include Peter Doig, Richard Prince, Christopher Wool, and more recently George

Condo and Rudolf Stingel.

From private collection to museum

The major European institutions (the Louvre, the Prado, the British Museum, etc.) were

established in the late-18th and early-19th centuries around important private collections,

often royal collections in fact. For over two centuries, in response to the growing

importance of ‘culture’ in society, States tried to enrich their collections by acquiring

artworks at roughly the same pace as the development of artistic creation.

At the same time, major private collections were built up by powerful industrialists and bankers like the Rothschilds and Rockefellers. Some of these collections have found a place in major

museums like the Robert Lehman collection at the Metropolitan Museum.

As of the 21st century, private museums have multiplied in number exponentially. To a

certain extent, their success has been driven by media coverage of the Art Market. NewYork’s Neue Gallery, which opened in 2001, received international publicity with the

acquisition in 2006 of Gustav Klimt’s ​ Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I ​ for $135 million, an

all-time record for Art Market (at the time).

The growth of the Art Market has intensified competition between major museums and

collectors. The latter build more personal and sometimes more coherent collections when

it comes to Contemporary art. In the United States, these collections have spawned some

of the most prestigious Art Centers in the country: The Rubell Family Collection (Miami),

The Broad Museum (Los Angeles), The Hill Art Foundation (New York).

In Europe, corporate foundations and private collections have also become part of the

cultural landscape. France, particularly, is home to lots of major private institutions like the

Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul de Vence, the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris and

outlets for ‘new’ art in enchanting places such as the Carmignac Foundation on the island

of Porquerolles.

The strength of Asian collectors

Asian collectors also have all the necessary qualities to participate in this new model: an

immense appetite for Art and its History, tremendous financial capacity and, above all, the

desire to share their collections with the general public. In Japan, the Mori Art Museum,

created by the promoter Minoru Mori, has established itself as a veritable temple of

Contemporary Art.

In China, billionaire Liu Yiqian is actively working to build one of Asia’s finest collections.

His museum – the Long Museum in Shanghai – combines traditional and Contemporary

Chinese art, as well as historical Western artworks. On 9 November 2015 he acquired

Amedeo Modigliani’s ​ Reclining Nude ​ (1917-18) at Christie’s in New York for $170 million.

In fact, Liu Yiqian is so wealthy he apparently bought the painting cash… with his

American Express card.

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Artprice (from London): The « Toulouse Caravaggio” on show in London

2019/03/01 Commentaires fermés

If I could have chosen to discover just one work among all those that have been lost in history… I would have chosen this one, without hesitation”. Such is the conviction and fascination of art expert Eric Turquin for the painting known as the “Toulouse Caravaggio” he has been entrusted to sell by auctioneer Marc Labarbe.

thierry Ehrmann: “After five years of research, analysis and polemics, the two men have announced that the owners are happy to let the Art Market decide the value of this exceptional and extraordinarily powerful work for which the French State has finally granted an export visa”.

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Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Judith and Holofernes (c.1604 – 1605)

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This Thursday 28 February at the Colnaghi Gallery in London, against the backdrop of London first prestige sales of the year, Eric Turquin and Marc Labarbe confirmed at a press conference that the Judith and Holofernes painting will be auctioned on 27 June 2019.

However the location of its sale is the biggest surprise… not London, not New York, not even in Paris… but rather where it all began… in the south-west of France where it was found, by chance, in the attic of a house near Toulouse, in 2014. Moreover, the painting’s owners have re-confirmed that the Toulouse auctioneer they originally contacted – Marc Labarbe, who first recognized the exceptional qualities of the work – will be responsible for orchestrating the sale of this extraordinary painting.

The stakes are high indeednot only for all art lovers around the world who enjoy a good story and the thrill of market surprises, but also and particularly for the French Art Market. Thirty years after the historic Parisian sale of Pablo Picasso’s Noces de Pierrette (1905), an auction organized on French soil could once again rock the global Art Market.

A museum-quality work

As revealed by Artprice in January, the sellers have opted for an extremely original sales strategy via which they hope to elicit the kind of interest required to sell such a masterpiece.

The work is indeed exceptional in many respects. Its subject (a biblical decapitation), its age (more than 400 years old), its discovery (in an attic in the South of France) and especially its attribution to Caravaggio and the piercing power of Judith’s look, all give this painting a very special place in History and on the Art Market.

Only 68 works by Caravaggio are known to date, scattered throughout the Western world. Many have remained in Italy, hanging in the most beautiful churches of Rome, Naples and Sicily, while the others contribute to the notoriety of some of the world’s most prestigious European and American institutions: London’s National Gallery, New York’s Metropolitan Museum and the Paris Louvre each have three, while Madrid’s Prado and Saint Petersburg’s Hermitage each have a single painting by Caravaggio.

Acquiring this latest discovery probably appeals to all of the world’s major museums. However, few of them can afford it. The current estimate for the work is somewhere between between €100 and €150 million; but, the annual acquisition budget of the Louvre Museum (the world’s leading museum by visitor number) is still under €20 million. Likewise, lots of Japanese, English and Russian museums – who would love to own this newly discovered masterpiece – are unlikely to be in the running to acquire it.

Unless a State decides to make an exceptional grant, public museums will have to give way to major private collectors. In recent years Western, Asian and Middle Eastern billionaires have snapped up all the best works auctioned. Their immense financial power seems limitless when it comes to investing in the last remaining jewels of Art History in circulation.

Auction results above $100 million
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Artist Artwork Price Sale Auction House

  1. Leonardo DA VINCI (1452-1519) Salvator Mundi (c.1500)
    $450,312,500 15/Nov/2017 Christie’s – New York
  2. Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’) (1955)
    $179,365,000 11/May/2015 Christie’s – New York
  3. Amedeo MODIGLIANI (1884-1920) Nu couché (1917-18)
    $170,405,000 09/Nov/2015 Christie’s – New York
  4. Amedeo MODIGLIANI (1884-1920) Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) (1917)
    $157,159,000 14/May/2018 Sotheby’s – New York
  5. Francis BACON (1909-1992) Three Studies of Lucian Freud (1969)
    $142,405,000 12/Nov/2013 Christie’s – New York
  6. Alberto GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) L’homme au doigt (1947)
    $141,285,000 11/May/2015 Christie’s – New York
  7. QI Baishi (1864-1957) Screens of landscapes (1925)
    $140,954,580 17/Dec/2017 Poly – Beijing
  8. Edvard MUNCH (1863-1944) The scream (1895)
    $119,922,500 02/May/2012 Sotheby’s – New York
  9. Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) Fillette la corbeille fleurie (1905)
    $115,000,000 08/May/2018 Christie’s – New York
  10. Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Untitled (1982)
    $110,487,500 18/May/2017 Sotheby’s – New York
  11. Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) Nude, Green Leaves and Bust (1932)
    $106,482,500 04/May/2010 Christie’s – New York
  12. Andy WARHOL (1928-1987) Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) (1963)
    $105,445,000 13/Nov/2013 Sotheby’s – New York
  13. Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) Garçon à la pipe (1905)
    $104,168,000 05/May/2004 Sotheby’s – New York
  14. Alberto GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) L’homme qui marche I (1960)
    $103,689,994 03/Feb/2010 Sotheby’s – London
  15. Alberto GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) Chariot (1950)
    $100,965,000 04/Nov/2014 Sotheby’s – New York

To date, only fifteen works have publicly sold above the $100 million threshold. All of these were hammered in the three major capitals of the Art Market, organised by the three most powerful auction houses on the planet. However, today, with globalisation having so radically changed the global art market, this operating system could well be completely obsolete.

Having remained locked up Eric Turquin’s Paris offices for many years, the Toulouse Caravaggio has finally received its export visa and has began a world tour. Currently in London, the work will then be taken to New York to steal the spotlight during the prestige sales in May, before returning to Toulouse to be put on sale.

According to Artprice’s CEO / Founder, thierry Ehrmann, “when everyone has seen Judith decapitating Holofernes and has experienced the extraordinary power of this painting, the location of the sale will not matter much. Whether sold in Toulouse or New York, Caravaggio will go to the highest bidder. In any case, the painting will certainly not remain in Toulouse, nor in France.

The work’s owners want an ‘authentic’ sale, giving the Market the final word… without trying to control it. It’s a way of doing things that we have almost forgotten, and yet it is the veritable purpose of public sales. This confidence in the market can only be rewarded.”

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Artprice: the Top 10 of Surrealism

2019/02/21 Commentaires fermés

Artprice: the Top 10 of Surrealism

Artprice posts an auction ranking to help you apprehend the Art Market’s leading trends. This week, Artprice takes a look at the 10 most expensive Surrealist artworks ever sold at auction… A ranking very clearly dominated by Miro.

Thierry Ehrmann: “The Catalan Surrealist artist Joan Miro, the subject of a major retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris (ended February 4, 2019), is also very clearly the leading Surrealist artist on the auction market with seven out of the Top-10 results. The other three places are currently occupied by René Magritte and Salvador Dali”. Awaiting the next Surrealist Auction next week in London (read further).

The Top 10 of Surrealism by artprice.com

Rank

Artist

Hammer Price ($)

Artwork

Sale

1

Joan MIRO (1893-1983)

36,955,821

Peinture (Etoile Bleue)

19/jun/2012 Sotheby’s London

2

Joan MIRO (1893-1983)

31,461,029

Femme et oiseaux

21/jun/2017 Sotheby’s London

3

René MAGRITTE (1898-1967)

26,830,500

Le principe du plaisir

12/nov/2018 Sotheby’s New York

4

Joan MIRO (1893-1983)

26,590,650

Painting Poem

07/feb/2012 Christie’s London

5

Joan MIRO (1893-1983)

23,413,412

Painting (Women, Moon, Birds)

04/feb/2015 Christie’s London

6

Joan MIRO (1893-1983)

23,375,000

Peinture

13/nov/2017 Christie’s New York

7

Joan MIRO (1893-1983)

22,590,000

Femme dans la nuit

15/nov/2018 Phillips New York

8

Joan MIRO (1893-1983)

21,687,500

Femme entendant de la musique

15/may/2018 Christie’s New York

9

Salvador DALI (1904-1989)

21,673,806

Portrait de Paul Eluard

10/feb/2011 Sotheby’s London

10

René MAGRITTE (1898-1967)

20,562,500

L’empire des lumières

13/11/2017 Christie’s New York

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As thierry Ehrmann recalls, André Breton (then a medical student), father of surrealism, declared: « Madness is the first material of Surrealism ».

Miro, the most sought-after Surrealist

Miro is undoubtedly one of the leading artists on the Western Art Market, first because his unbridled imagination made him one of the most interesting artists of the Surrealist scene, “the most Surreal of us all » according to André Breton, and secondly, because he was particularly prolific: among the approximately one thousand Miro works that change hands at auction each year, there are always a couple of treasures that deserve a place in the world’s top museums.

In concrete terms, Joan Miro is known to have produced at least 2,000 paintings, 5,000 drawings, 500 sculptures, a few hundred ceramics and a large quantity of prints which represent 91% of his lots sold at auction every year. The prices of his canvases are extremely variable, depending on the historical and artistic importance of the work. Among the 17 Miro paintings sold so far this year, some smaller works (roughly 30 cm) have fetched around $250,000 whereas others with similar dimensions have fetched well over a million dollars.

A good quality work by Miro will fetch a high price… but when quality combines with size… the prices rocket. His best works sell for over $20 million, a threshold crossed eight times so far with a notable acceleration in the last 12 months. Indeed four of those results above the $20 million line have been hammered in the last year for Peinture (1933), Femme dans la nuit (1945) and Femme entendant de la musique (1945), all three in this Top 10, as well as for Mural I / Mural II / Mural III (1933) which fetched $ 20 million last May at Christie’s in New York.

His turnover total for the year 2018 is therefore outstanding (so far $ 107.6 million since January) placing him among the world’s most successful artists. In our provisional ranking for 2018 Miro currently occupies 13th place. Considered universal, his work has appealed to Western and Japanese collectors, but it has not yet penetrated the world’s largest marketplace… China.

Magritte, two new records in 12 months

Magritte’s double appearance in this ranking is all the more remarkable because his two latest records were hammered in the past 12 months. The first in November 2017, for a painting from his emblematic series L’Empire des Lumières. It’s interesting to trace the series’ price history: in 1996, a major canvas from this famous series reached $3.5 million in London. In 2002, another, dated 1952, fetched $12.6 million in New York. That was a new peak for a Surrealist artist at the time.

In 2017, that peak was almost doubled when The empire of lights (1949) sold for $20.5 million in New York. That record, coming just after two other new records during the same year 2017, marked the most successful year in the Belgian Surrealist’s auction history, with an annual turnover of $77.8 million. The strong demand was almost certainly fanned by ‘cultural news’, particularly by the exhibition La trahison des images at the Pompidou Center in Paris and the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2016-2017).

The effervescence has continued this year. In February, Magritte elicited the highest bid during London’s Surrealist sales (Christie’s and Sotheby’s) ahead of Miro, with a pioneering 1926 work Le groupe silencieux that fetched $10 million. Then, on 12 November, Sotheby’s set a superb new record for the artist at $26.8 million.

The most expensive Magritte ever sold, the work bears the poetic and enigmatic title Le principe du plaisir and is a portrait of Edward James, an English heir to an American railroad fortune turned eccentric poet and influential patron of Surrealist art who invited Magritte to reside and paint in his London residence for two years.

Le principe du plaisir exceeded its low estimate by more than $10 million. The painting was acquired by the seller 40 years earlier for just $74,000.

Surrealist love…

The third Surrealist in this ranking is none other than the great Salvador Dali with a work whose price might seem excessive compared to its modest size: 33 x 25 centimeters. The Portrait of Paul Eluard is a small oil-on-cardboard whose price went from $2 million in 1989 (Christie’s New York) to $21 million in 2011 at Sotheby’s (against an estimate of just $5-8 million!).

The price of this work therefore multiplied by 10 in twenty years, setting Dali’s all-time auction… and it still stands . Painted at the same time as the Great Masturbateur, Portrait of Paul Eluard condenses the Dalinian iconography of the time, especially with the roaring lion’s head symbolizing desire.

It was 1929 when Dali painted this delirious portrait of the poet who came to visit him in Cadaquès with his wife at that time.. a certain Gala. Dali immediately fell in love with Gala, who become his principal inspiration. The work is not only the portrait of Paul Eluard, it also marks the beginning of the most famous couple in Surrealism. Faced with such a powerful love story, the bidding escaped from the limitations of the work’s format…

Surrealism

Surrealism* is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange creatures from everyday objects, and developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself. Its aim was to « resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality into an absolute reality, a super-reality ».

Works of surrealism feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact. Leader André Breton was explicit in his assertion that Surrealism was, above all, a revolutionary movement.

Surrealism developed out of the Dada activities during World War I and the most important center of the movement was Paris. From the 1920s onward, the movement spread around the globe, eventually affecting the visual arts, literature, film, and music of many countries and languages, as well as political thought and practice, philosophy, and social theory.
(*Source: wikipedia.org)

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Artprice: Top 20 photographers by 2018 auction turnover

2019/02/14 Commentaires fermés

In our series of art market rankings designed to highlight some of its key trends, this week, artprice take a look at the photography market at auction.

thierry Ehrmann: ”The photography market represents just 1.7% of global Fine Art auction turnover, and 3% of the total number of Fine Art lots sold. But it has very interesting specificities that distinguish it from other Fine Art segments, starting with the fact that it is strongly dominated by Contemporary Art. Somewhat unusually, the figurehead of this market is, this year again, a woman, and an artist at the height of her art… Cindy Sherman”.

Gustave LE GRAY (1820-1884) Boats leaving the port of Le Havre (1856-57)

Gustave LE GRAY (1820-1884)
Boats leaving the port of Le Havre (1856-57)

 

1. Cindy Sherman (1954) – United States

$6,737,871

With 18 lots already auctioned above the $1 million threshold, Cindy Sherman is one of the three unmissable artists in today’s photography market. The prices of her photos have been gradually rising since 2012 and her market is particularly liquid with more than 60 photographs selling at auction per year and an unsold rate of just 20%.

2. Richard Prince (1949) – US

$6,504,718

3. Andreas Gursky (1955) – Germany

$5,147,708

4. Wolfgang Tillmans (1968) – Germany

$4,947,645

Single edition photographs from Tillmans’ series Freischwimmer Einzelgänger and Greifber have been hugely successful over the last two years in auction rooms and now fetch over $600,000. Yet more than 60% of his photos still sell for under $50,000 at auction. Wolfgang Tillmans was discovered by the general public in 2000 after winning the Turner Prize. In 2017, he was offered a retrospective at the Fondation Beyeler in Basel.

5. Irving Penn (1917-2009) – United States

$3,940,908

6. Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) – United States

$3,433,837

7. Hiroshi Sugimoto (1948) – Japan

$3,277,496

While the United States largely dominates the photography market, Germany, Japan and France are still very attached to this medium. Hiroshi Sugimoto has been the most successful Japanese photographer on the secondary market for the last 15 years. His maritime horizons – photographed all over the planet – form his most accomplished works and the works most appreciated by collectors. His major photos, in five editions, today fetch over $300,000.

8. Richard Avedon (1923-2004) – United States

$2,533,905

9. Ansel Easton Adams (1902-1984) – United States

$2,424,772

10. Diane Arbus (1923-1971) – United States

$2,380,129

11. Helmut Newton (1920-2004) – Germany

$2,266,289

Newton is one of the rare major photographers to have hammered an auction record in 2018. The only known print of Panoramic Nude with Gun, Villa d’Este Como (1989) far exceeded Phillips’ estimates in London on 18 May, fetching nearly a million dollars.

12. Peter Beard (1938) – United States

$2,260,378

13. Thomas Ruff (1958) – Germany

$1,517,803

14. Barbara Kruger (1945) – United States

$1,507,283

15. Gerhard Richter (1932) – Germany

$1,507,119

16. Gustave Le Gray (1820-1884) – France

$1,448,561

In 2018 no less than 77 photographs by Gustave Le Gray were auctioned, with a peak price of $225,000. This performance makes Le Gray the most successful 19th century photographer – or, put another way – the photography market’s leading historical figure. However, the prices of his works seem to be contracting. Boats leaving the port of Le Havre (1856-57), which had set a record $1,264,000 on 18 June 2011 at Rouillac (France), was resold for $965,000 on 17 February 2016 at Christie’s in New York.

17. Man Ray (1890-1976) – United States

$1,376,050

The year 2017 gave a substantial boost to Man Ray’s market, notably by setting two successive records for his photographs. First Portrait of a tearful woman (1936) on 17 May 2017 in New York, and then Black and White (1926) on 9 November 2017 in Paris, acquired for $2.2 million and $3.1 million respectively. Although his best works were much rarer in 2018, Man Ray remains a pillar of the photography market.

18. Edward Henry Weston (1886-1958) – United States

$1,353,158

19. László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) – Hungary

$1,332,653

20. Robert Frank (1924) – Switzerland

$1,316,356

After experiencing strong price growth just before the 2008 crisis, the value of Robert Franck’s works has slowly stabilized. The price of his photos are still 2.5 times higher on average than 20 years ago, with results regularly exceeding $100,000.

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Artprice: Artists under forty – Top 10 ranking

2019/02/05 Commentaires fermés

In our fortnightly series of art market rankings designed to highlight some of its key trends, this week, artprice take a look at the new generation of artists emerging on the secondary market. One conclusion stands out above the rest: you don’t have to be over forty to fetch over a million dollars!

thierry Ehrmann: “There are six artists in our ranking of the Top 10 results of the year 2018 for artists aged less than forty. Among them, two have attracted 7 digit results: the young Chinese HAO Liang and the American artist of Nigerian origin Njideka Akunyili CROSBY. They both generated two results above the million-dollar threshold and they are both 35 years old. However, their domination of this ranking comes as no major surprise…”

Rank Artist Hammer Price ($) Artwork Sale
1 Njideka Akunyili CROSBY (1983) 1 ,932 ,500 Mimetic Gestures 2018-05-18 – Christie’s New York
2 HAO Liang (1983) 1, 855 ,061 Shell 2018-09-30 – Sotheby’s Hong Kong
3 Njideka Akunyili CROSBY (1983) 1 ,392 ,500 Untitled 2018-11-16 – Christie’s New York
4 HAO Liang (1983) 1 ,361, 398 The Hunter and the Transformations of Hell 2018-11-24 – Christie’s Wanchai
5 Avery SINGER (1987) 735 ,000 Fellow Travelers, Flaming Creatures 2018-05-16 – Sotheby’s New York
6 JIA Chang (1981) 678, 805 Elephant 2018-06-17 – Poly International Auction Co.,Ltd Pékin
7 Avery SINGER (1987) 591, 000 Untitled (Saturday Night) 2018-11-15 – Sotheby’s New York
8 Avery SINGER (1987) 435 ,000 Flute Soloist 2018-09-25 – Sotheby’s New York
9 Cory ARCANGEL (1978) 399, 000 Photoshop CS… 2018-05-17 – Phillips New York
10 Nate LOWMAN (1979) 350 ,000 Escalade 2018-11-15 – Sotheby’s New York
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Auction turnover CROSBY vs. HAO

Auction turnover CROSBY vs. HAO

Auction turnover CROSBY vs. HAO

Two young ‘millionaires’

Njideka Crosby has been headline news since 2014 when she was awarded the James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. On the secondary market, her works have been subject to massive demand since 2016 when her works first appeared… (also the year of her first 7-digit result).

Today, with seven 7-digit results under her belt over two years, she is the clear spearhead of a new generation of African-American artists shaking the auction market.

Her record currently stands at over $3 million for a painting of her sister (The Beautiful Ones) sold in 2017 at Christie’s in London by Peggy Cooper Cafritz, an equal rights activist and a major collector of African-American and African art who died last year. Initially American, demand for Crosby’s work quickly spread to Asia (with the successful sale of Tea Time In New Haven, Enugu for over $900,000 at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 27 May 2017).

Supply is clearly well below current demand: her works are still rare at auction and none has ever failed to sell. The artist, who already had the support of a major gallery through Victoria Miro in London, is now also supported, since last November, by the powerful David Zwirner Gallery in Asia and the United States.

The Chinese art market produced the second ‘millionaire’ young artist of 2018 in the person of Hao Liang who first caught people’s attention in 2014 with a superb auction debut: a silk scroll over 13 meters long titled The Tale of the Clouds that fetched $912,000 at Christie’s in Shanghai.

The year 2018 saw a double auction consecration for this young artist acclaimed by the Asian market, with two new million-plus results, including a $1.8 million record on 30 September in Hong Kong versus a pre-sale estimate of between $400,000 and $600,000. While the market for this prodigy has not yet spread beyond Greater China, his notoriety has already spread across the globe.

Supported by the powerful Gagosian Gallery (which gave him a New York exhibition last spring), the artist is already in the collections of major museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Pompidou Center in Paris and the Kadist in San Francisco.

Straw fire or new meteor?

Chinese collectors always support their artists, even when those artists don’t yet have an international reputation.

For proof… our Top 10 ranking also contains an artist about whom almost nothing is known except that he is called Jia Chang, was born in 1981, and that one of his drawings elicited vigorous bidding at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beijing at a sale organized by Poly Auction.

The drawing entitled Elephant (355 x 190 cm) multiplied its pre-sale estimate by five with a final bid of $679,000 on 17 June 2018. A spectacular result that could be a straw fire… or may translate into solid medium-term support.

In a different register, the ranking also highlights the American artist Avery Singer, aged 31, who already has a strong CV after exhibitions at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin), the Kunsthalle in Zürich, the New Museum in New York and the Hammer Museum In L.A..

Courted by museums and the media, the young artist is seeing her auction prices rocket after a first discreet appearance at Sotheby’s in London in October 2017 and despite two unsold pieces in New York last year. Singer produces surprising large fictional compositions, mainly in black and white, integrating 3D modeling.

Considering the support she is receiving, we can expect further surprises. In 2013, her canvas Fellow Travelers, Flaming Creatures was acquired from New York’s Greene Naftali Gallery for $20,000. In May 2018 the same work fetched $735,000 at Sotheby’s New York.

The buyer was none other than Larry Gagosian.

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Artprice: the Top 20 female artists in the global Art Market during 2018

2019/01/07 Commentaires fermés

Artprice: the Top 20 female artists in the global Art Market during 2018

Although women account for half of the world’s population (and therefore half of the world’s intelligence, sensitivity and inspiration…), they are still substantially under-represented on the global Art Market. Looking back, women did not become a regular part of art history’s narrative until the end of the 19th century. However, today’s secondary art market is still largely dominated by men.

According to Artprice’s founder/CEO thierry Ehrmann, “the generation now imposing itself on the secondary market – that of artists under 40 – is fortunately closing the gender gap”. In 2018, the Top 5 artists (by auction turnover) born after 1978 include three women. This highly symbolic transformation of the market is being accompanied by an increasing recognition of major female signatures who are gradually being admitted into the Pantheon of the high-end Art Market, with big-number results in auction rooms.

Top 20 Female Artists by Auction Turnover in 2018

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1. Yayoi Kusama (1929-)

Auction turnover: $102,532,176

The top selling female artist in the global Art Market – all periods of creation combined – is none other than an 89-year-old Japanese woman who has spent 40 years living in a psychiatric hospital. A key figure in 20th-century art with her obsessive creative practices, Yayoi Kusama’s work is in many respects close to Art Brut.

Moreover, this is the fourth consecutive year in which Kusama has generated the highest annual auction turnover for a female artist in the world. In 2018, twenty-one of her works fetched sums above the million-dollar threshold worldwide: fifteen in Hong Kong, three in New York, two in London and one in Seoul.

2. Joan Mitchell (1926-1992)

Auction turnover: $83,925,120

On 1 May 2018 the David Zwirner Gallery announced publicly that it now has exclusive representation rights with the Joan Mitchell Foundation. A first solo exhibition of the artist is scheduled in New York in 2019, but the Market has already reacted very positively. On 17 May 2018, her Blueberry (1969) buried its estimate of $5-7 million when it fetched $16.6 million at Christie’s in New York, setting a new auction record for the American artist.

3. Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986)

Auction turnover: $66,666,700

4. Cecily Brown (1969-)

Auction turnover: $32,480,908

Following a remarkable performance in 2017, the English artist Cecily Brown emerged as one of the major figures of the Contemporary Art Market in 2018. On 16 May, her painting Suddenly Last Summer (1999) fetched $6,776,200 at Sotheby’s New York, setting an impressive new record. The canvas, originally acquired from the Gagosian in 2000, was sold in May 2010 for $1,082,500, at Sotheby’s New York. Since then its value has multiplied by six in just eight years.

5. Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010)

Auction turnover: $24,616,761

6. Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)

Auction turnover: $19,947,414

7. Agnes Martin (1912-2004)

Auction turnover: $17,208,649

8. Tamara De Lempicka (1898-1980)

Auction turnover: $16,382,986

9. Jenny Saville (1970-)

Auction turnover: $13,225,583

British artists are definitely in vogue on the Art Market. Jenny Saville (known for her participation in the Young British Artists movement) is today the most expensive living female artist in the world. A few months after David Hockney earned the same title in the male artists category, Saville saw her Propped (1992) acquired for $12.5 million at Sotheby’s in London. The price of her works has a lot to do with scarcity of supply: only 41 paintings by Jenny Saville have been auctioned in 20 years.

10. Mary CASSATT (1844-1926)

Auction turnover: $10,317,602

11. Maria Elena VIEIRA DA SILVA (1908-1992)

Auction turnover: $7,707,244

12. Bridget RILEY (1931-)

Auction turnover: $7,103,990

13. Camille CLAUDEL (1864-1943)

Auction turnover: $6,996,741

14. Cindy SHERMAN (1954-)

Auction turnover: $6,755,382

15. Elizabeth PEYTON (1965-)

Auction turnover: $6,123,286

16. Elisabeth FRINK (1930-1993)

Auction turnover: $4,390,860

17. Christine AY TJOE (1973-)

Auction turnover: $3,989,020

In 2018 the Indonesian artist Christine Ay Tjoe continued her ascent with 13 lots sold at auction and no unsolds. Since 2008, her price index has risen +1,200%.

Artprice ‘s price index for Christine Ay Tjoe

Artprice's price index for Christine Ay Tjoe

Artprice’s price index for Christine Ay Tjoe

18. Niki DE SAINT-Phalle (1930-2002)

Auction turnover: $3,966,458

19. Njideka Akunyili CROSBY (1983-)

Auction turnover: $3,868,973

The great revelation of the year 2017, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, has just finished twelve reassuring months on the auction market. Three paintings and a drawing were sold, either within or above the pre-sale estimates. The decline in supply is also good news as it suggests collectors do not expect a drop in her prices. This situation is ideal for the young painter who saw the prices of her paintings rocket after her exhibition at the Victoria Miro gallery in London in October 2016.

20. Louise NEVELSON (1899-1988)

Auction turnover: $3,845,112

 

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Artprice (New York): Top bracket artworks for sale at the beginning of 2019

2019/01/03 Commentaires fermés

Artprice (New York): Top bracket artworks for sale at the beginning of 2019

No respite for art lovers! The new year has already begun, with French provincial sales throwing up superb treasures… The auction calendar will resume back in New York with Christie’s starting 2019 with five sales, including a highly anticipated Art Brut sale. But it is Sotheby’s which gathered the most expensive lots for the very first big sale of the year: Master Paintings Evening Sale, that will be held on 30 January 2019.

Top 10 upcoming artworks at auction in January 2019

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Artist Artwork Estimate Sale
1 Joachim WTEWAEL (c.1566-c.1638) A Banquet of the Gods $5,000,000 – $7,000,000 01.30.2019 – Sotheby’s NY
2 Elisabeth VIGE-LEBRUN (1755-1842) Portrait of Muhammad Dervish Khan (1788) $4,000,000 – $6,000,000 02.30.2019 – Sotheby’s NY
3 Jan VAN DE CAPPELLE (c.1624-1679) A Shipping Scene on a Calm Sea $4,000,000 – $6,000,000 03.30.2019 – Sotheby’s NY
4 Ambrosius BOSSCHAERT I (1573-1621) A Still Life of Flowers in a Glass Flask (1607) $2,500,000 – $3,500,000 04.30.2019 – Sotheby’s NY
5 Peter Paul RUBENS (1577-1640) Nude Study of a Young Man $2,500,000 – $3,500,000 05.30.2019 – Sotheby’s NY
6 Orazio GENTILESCHI (1563-1639) The Fall of the Rebel Angels $2,500,000 – $3,500,000 06.30.2019 – Sotheby’s NY
7 Pieter BRUEGHEL II (c.1564-1637/38) St. George’s Kermis (1627) $2,000,000 – $3,000,000 07.30.2019 – Sotheby’s NY
8 Fede GALIZIA (1578-1630) A Glass Compote with Peaches $2,000,000 – $3,000,000 08.30.2019 – Sotheby’s NY
9 Jacobus VREL (c.1630-c.1680) Street Scene with Two Figures Walking Away $1,500,000 – $2,000,000 09.30.2019 – Sotheby’s NY
10 Luis MELENDEZ (1716-1780) Still Life with a Plate of Azaroles $1,500,000 – $2,000,000 10.30.2019 – Sotheby’s NY

Nevertheless, the most exciting lots are not necessarily the most expensive ones. thierry Ehrmann, Founder and CEO of Artprice insists : “The mid-range Art Market is full of opportunities and it is worth keeping track of what is on offer as soon as the year begins…”

The unique world of Henry Darger

Henry Darger (1892-1973) created an exceptionally broad spectrum œuvre that was discovered in his room after his death. A secretive and reclusive character, Darger created a unique world, including a 15,000-page illustrated and typed manuscript, The Realms of the Unreal, describing events from a completely imaginary world in which a bunch of pre-teen girls (the Vivian Girls) on an imaginary planet wage a war against adults to obtain their freedom. Parallel to this written saga (but never published), Darger also painted. He produced – sometimes on both sides – large narrative panels that are pure masterpieces. His technique was also unique, drawing inspiration from a variety of sources (children’s art books, various magazines, fashion catalogs, etc.) copying the images in charcoal before applying water colours.

The first Darger works sold on the secondary market were actually auctioned in France at Loudmer’s in 1989. At that time, a panoramic drawing by the obscure celebrity fetched less than $10,000. Today, his drawings are in the collections of major museums including the MoMA, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris and the Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne. On the auction market one would expect to pay at least $150,000 for one of his most important works because they are both in-demand and rare. The one proposed by Christie’s on 18 January in New York is monumental – nearly three meters wide – and double-sided (drawn on both sides). It is expected to fetch between $250,000 and $500,000. Two days later, Sotheby’s will, in turn, sell a smaller double-sided drawing by Henry Darger (178-cm long) with an estimate value between $150,000 and $300,000. The simultaneousness of these two upcoming sales is noticeable, as only 19 drawings by Henry Darger have been seen in auction room since 1989.

The opulence of a small masterpiece by Wtewael

Jumping back over 400 hundred years… we have a superb baroque painting on copper entitled Banquet of the Gods by the Dutch painter Joachim Anthonisz Wtewael, one of Holland’s most important artists, active in the years 1580 – 1620. This masterful work depicts 47 figures – gods, fauns, women and putti – in orgiastic debauchery… all within the confines of 15.8 x 20.4 cm. With unmatched density, the artist portrays Bacchus, Ceres, Mars, Venus, Cupid, Pan and his muses at a grand banquet, and despite its small size, the work is expected to sell for between 5 and 7 million dollars on 30 January at Sotheby’s (New York). However, in view of its quality, it is quite possible the lot will reach its high estimate, especially since a smaller Wtewael work has already crossed the $7 million threshold. That was also an oil-on-copper measuring just 18.2 x 13.5 cm, a virtuoso composition depicting 12 bodies on the sensual theme of Mars and Venus surprised by Vulcan (Mars and Venus Surprised by Vulcan, $7.26m, at Christie’s London in 2012).

One of Rubens’ best drawings

Sotheby’s will also be offering an exquisitely rare drawing by Rubens which should fetch the Dutch virtuoso’s second best-ever auction result for a work on paper. It’s a study of a young man with arms raised measuring almost 50 centimeters, drawn in charcoal with a couple of white chalk highlights to catch the light. The work shows the artist’s change of mind regarding the position of the tensed and muscular legs. The torsion of the lower limbs and the momentum of the figure, forward and upward, is typical Baroque bravura. A result within the estimated range of $2.5 – $3.5 million would make it the second best-ever auction result for a Rubens drawing (and the best result for a Rubens charcoal). On 10 July 2014, Christie’s London hammered his best-ever result for a work on paper – an ink representing Samson and Delilah – at over $5.5 million.

Apart from the provincial sales in France and the year’s first New York sessions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s, we don’t yet know what other wonders the other major auction houses around the world will be offering over the coming months (China’s Poly Auction and China Guardian, Germany’s Dorotheum, France’s Artcurial, Korea’s Seoul Auction). In fact, the majority of auction operators do not start selling until later in the year, and some wait as long as May (Grisebach) before reopening after the winter break.

Copyright ©2019 thierry Ehrmann – www.artprice.com

About Artprice:

Founded by thierry Ehrmann (see Who’s who certified Biography ) (c) https://imgpublic.artprice.com/img/wp/sites/11/2018/10/bio-2019-whos-who-thierry-ehrmann.pdf ).

Artprice is listed on the Eurolist by Euronext Paris, SRD long only and Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg: PRC – Reuters: ARTF.

Dicover Artprice in video: https://www.artprice.com/video

Artprice is the global leader in art price and art index databanks. It has over 30 million indices and auction results covering more than 700,000 artists. Artprice Images® gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world: a library of 126 million images or prints of artworks from the year 1700 to the present day, along with comments by Artprice’s art historians.

Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 6,300 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications. For its 4,500,000 members, Artprice gives access to the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art. Artprice is preparing its blockchain for the Art Market. It is BPI-labelled (scientific national French label) Artprice’s Global Art Market Annual Report for 2017 published last March 2018: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2017

Artprice is associated with Artron Group the Chinese leader in the Art Market, its solid institutional partner.

About the Artron Group:

“Artron Art Group (Artron), a comprehensive cultural industrial group founded in 1993 by Wan jie, is committed to inheriting, enhancing and spreading art value. Based on abundant art data, Artron provides art industry and art fans with professional service and experience of quality products by integrated application of IT, advanced digital science and innovative crafts and materials. Having produced more than 60,000 books and auction catalogues, Artron is the world’s largest art book printer with a total print volume of 300 million a year. It has more than 3 million professional members in the arts sector and an average of 15 million daily visits, making it the world’s leading art website.”

Artron’s Web: www.Artron.net

Artprice’s Contemporary Art Market Annual Report for 2017 – free access at: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-contemporary-art-market-report-2017

Artprice’s press releases:

http://serveur.serveur.com/Press_Release/pressreleaseen.htm

https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom

Artmarket News:

https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom & https://twitter.com/artmarketdotcom

https://www.facebook.com/artpricedotcom 3.4 million subscribers

http://artmarketinsight.wordpress.com/

Discover the Alchemy and the universe of Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video, which headquarters are the famous Museum of Contemporary Art, the Abode of Chaos:

http://goo.gl/zJssd

https://vimeo.com/124643720

The Contemporary Art Museum The Abode of Chaos

https://www.facebook.com/la.demeure.du.chaos.theabodeofchaos999 3.4 million subscribers

Contact: ir@artprice.com

As of today, 1 January 2019, Artprice is accessible to new Chinese customers via Artron.net, the most visited art website in the world.

2019/01/02 Commentaires fermés

The year is beginning in excellent circumstances for Artprice and its shareholders! As planned, Artron, our Chinese institutional partner, has posted the artprice.com logo on the principal home page of its Chinese website artron.net, giving immediate access to our high-end subscriptions.

Artron-Artprice screenshot

Artron-Artprice screenshot

https://zh.artprice.com/artron

Artprice is currently one of the very few Western companies to be accessible from inside China and its gated Internet system.

Artron.net receives more than 5.4 billion visits per year and has 3 million professional members who correspond to Artprice’s primary target clientele.

“We have overcome all the obstacles, and here we are in China! I thank Artron and President Wan Jie who opened the doors for us.” says thierry Ehrmann, Artprice’s founder/CEO.

And from Artron’s side, its founding President Wan Jie says “We share a common vision and a common sense of perfection. Our nine years of cooperation have resulted in a game changer for the history of the global Art Market and we are both looking forward to exceptional economic results in 2019.”

Artprice would like to wish its loyal shareholders a very Happy & Prosperous New Year!

About Artprice:

Founded by thierry Ehrmann (see Who’s who certified Biography ) (c) https://imgpublic.artprice.com/img/wp/sites/11/2018/10/bio-2019-whos-who-thierry-ehrmann.pdf ).

Artprice is listed on the Eurolist by Euronext Paris, SRD long only and Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg: PRC – Reuters: ARTF.

Dicover Artprice in video: https://www.artprice.com/video

Artprice is the global leader in art price and art index databanks. It has over 30 million indices and auction results covering more than 700,000 artists. Artprice Images® gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world: a library of 126 million images or prints of artworks from the year 1700 to the present day, along with comments by Artprice’s art historians.

Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 6,300 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications. For its 4,500,000 members, Artprice gives access to the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art. Artprice is preparing its blockchain for the Art Market. It is BPI-labelled (scientific national French label) Artprice’s Global Art Market Annual Report for 2017 published last March 2018: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2017

Artprice is associated with Artron Group the Chinese leader in the Art Market, its solid institutional partner.

About the Artron Group:

“Artron Art Group (Artron), a comprehensive cultural industrial group founded in 1993 by Wan jie, is committed to inheriting, enhancing and spreading art value. Based on abundant art data, Artron provides art industry and art fans with professional service and experience of quality products by integrated application of IT, advanced digital science and innovative crafts and materials. Having produced more than 60,000 books and auction catalogues, Artron is the world’s largest art book printer with a total print volume of 300 million a year. It has more than 3 million professional members in the arts sector and an average of 15 million daily visits, making it the world’s leading art website. Founded in 1993by Wan Jie, the Artron Art Group is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. It is the first choice for art professionals, investors, collectors and art fans in general wishing to discover and/or participate in the art world or the art market. Founded in 1993, Artron Art Group is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.”

Artron’s Web: www.Artron.net

Artprice’s Contemporary Art Market Annual Report for 2017 – free access at: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-contemporary-art-market-report-2017

Artprice’s press releases:

http://serveur.serveur.com/Press_Release/pressreleaseen.htm

https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom

Artmarket News:

https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom & https://twitter.com/artmarketdotcom

https://www.facebook.com/artpricedotcom 3.4 million subscribers

http://artmarketinsight.wordpress.com/

Discover the Alchemy and the universe of Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video, which headquarters are the famous Museum of Contemporary Art, the Abode of Chaos:

http://goo.gl/zJssd

https://vimeo.com/124643720

The Contemporary Art Museum The Abode of Chaos

https://www.facebook.com/la.demeure.du.chaos.theabodeofchaos999 3.4 million subscribers

Contact: ir@artprice.com

The year 2019 is starting with very positive news for Artprice’s future… and the news takes effect as of 1 January 2019.

2019/01/02 Commentaires fermés

According to thierry Ehrmann Founder and CEO of Artprice: “For multiple reasons, 2019 is commencing with an excellent outlook for Artprice and its loyal shareholders over the last 21 years”.

The first exceptionally positive news is our penetration of the Chinese Art Market with its huge potential to generate new customers for Artprice. This move will substantially boost our sales turnover via the sale of Artprice subscriptions offered in China as of 1 January 2019 via Artron.net, our institutional partner. Artron is widely recognised as the most powerful actor on the Chinese Art Market.

The second positive news is that a week ago Artprice signed a deal with the most powerful press network in the world that will project Artprice’s hot market news to 1.8 billion people on a weekly basis.

This exceptional partnership has been concluded with the world’s leading newswire, Cision (PR NEWSWIRE). Cision’s software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact (see Cision’s official press release Artprice and Cision Enter Distribution Partnership at https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/artprice-and-cision-enter-distribution-partnership-300770437.html (Cision is listed on the NYSE, code CISN).

This partnership will allow Artprice to project highly pertinent Art Market News and Information on a weekly basis. Cision’s electronic newswire will communicate all of Artprice’s unique market indices… the Artprice100®, the Artprice Global Index®, the AMCI®, etc… in real time.

By reaching more than 1.8 billion targeted people in 19 languages on 5 continents (representing 90% of the world’s GDP), this move unquestionably strengthens Artprice’s position as World Leader in Art Market Information.

Thanks to this massive news & info distribution agreement, Artprice will project its unique know-how and understanding of the Art Market, reaching new art fans, collectors and professionals whose geographical location previously hindered an economical distribution of the Artprice brand and its databases.

This obstacle has now been eliminated, allowing Artprice to be the ‘glocal’ reference for the Art Market. (‘Glocal’ is a combination of two words: global and local. It is often used to indicate a global marketing strategy with local relays. Hence the dictum “Think global, act local”).

Artprice was the global leader… but there were still a number of ‘local’ economic ‘white zones’.

As of 1 January 2019, Artprice, with its loyal institutional partner Artron, will irrigate the 34 divisions / provinces of the People’s Republic of China with its paid databank content.

With Cision, no territory – whatever the continent – will escape Artprice… now a truly ‘Glocal’ and unique reference for the Art Market.

In short, with Cision, Artprice has become unavoidable at the global level for all matters relating to the Art Market because Cision has the world’s largest and most reliable press release network that can identify key influencers. Art Press Agency® and Artmarket.com is now the world’s leading art press agency dedicated to the Art Market.

About Cision :

Cision Ltd. (NYSE: CISN) is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. Cision has over 4,000 employees with offices in 19 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about its award-winning products and services, including the Cision Communications Cloud®

About Artprice:

Founded by thierry Ehrmann (see Who’s who certified Biography ) (c) https://imgpublic.artprice.com/img/wp/sites/11/2018/10/bio-2019-whos-who-thierry-ehrmann.pdf ).

Artprice is listed on the Eurolist by Euronext Paris, SRD long only and Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg: PRC – Reuters: ARTF.

Dicover Artprice in video: https://www.artprice.com/video

Artprice is the global leader in art price and art index databanks. It has over 30 million indices and auction results covering more than 700,000 artists. Artprice Images® gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world: a library of 126 million images or prints of artworks from the year 1700 to the present day, along with comments by Artprice’s art historians.

Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 6,300 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications. For its 4,500,000 members, Artprice gives access to the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art. Artprice is preparing its blockchain for the Art Market. It is BPI-labelled (scientific national French label) Artprice’s Global Art Market Annual Report for 2017 published last March 2018: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2017

Artprice is associated with Artron Group the Chinese leader in the Art Market, its solid institutional partner.

About the Artron Group:

“Artron Art Group (Artron), a comprehensive cultural industrial group founded in 1993 by Wan jie, is committed to inheriting, enhancing and spreading art value. Based on abundant art data, Artron provides art industry and art fans with professional service and experience of quality products by integrated application of IT, advanced digital science and innovative crafts and materials. Having produced more than 60,000 books and auction catalogues, Artron is the world’s largest art book printer with a total print volume of 300 million a year. It has more than 3 million professional members in the arts sector and an average of 15 million daily visits, making it the world’s leading art website. Founded in 1993by Wan Jie, the Artron Art Group is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. It is the first choice for art professionals, investors, collectors and art fans in general wishing to discover and/or participate in the art world or the art market. Founded in 1993, Artron Art Group is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.”

Artron’s Web: www.Artron.net

Artprice’s Contemporary Art Market Annual Report for 2017 – free access at: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-contemporary-art-market-report-2017

Artprice’s press releases:

http://serveur.serveur.com/Press_Release/pressreleaseen.htm

https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom

Artmarket News:

https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom & https://twitter.com/artmarketdotcom

https://www.facebook.com/artpricedotcom 3.4 million subscribers

http://artmarketinsight.wordpress.com/

Discover the Alchemy and the universe of Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video, which headquarters are the famous Museum of Contemporary Art, the Abode of Chaos:

http://goo.gl/zJssd

https://vimeo.com/124643720

The Contemporary Art Museum The Abode of Chaos

https://www.facebook.com/la.demeure.du.chaos.theabodeofchaos999 3.4 million subscribers

Contact: ir@artprice.com

L’année 2019 va démarrer sur une note très positive pour le futur d’Artprice et ce dès le 01 Janvier 2019.

2019/01/02 Commentaires fermés

thierry Ehrmann Fondateur et PDG d’Artprice : « Pour de multiples raisons, l’année 2019 se présente sous les meilleures auspices pour Artprice et ses fidèles actionnaires depuis 21 ans. »

Après la récente annonce de la pénétration du Marché de l’Art chinois avec son énorme potentiel de nouveaux clients pour Artprice et chiffre d’affaires attendu venant des abonnements Artprice proposés dès le 1er Janvier 2019 via Artron.net, notre partenaire institutionnel en Chine, mais aussi de manière unanime connu pour être l’acteur le plus puissant sur le Marché de l’Art et les artistes en Chine.

Artprice se félicite de bénéficier depuis quelques jours du réseau de presse le plus puissant au monde sur 1.8 milliard de personnes touchées de manière hebdomadaire.

En effet le partenariat exceptionnel conclu avec le Leader mondial du fil d’informations Cision et des méta-bases de données d’influenceurs économiques (lire le communiqué officiel de Cision cotée au NYSE CISN) Artprice and Cision Enter Distribution Partnership disponible à l’adresse : https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/artprice-and-cision-enter-distribution-partnership-300770437.html va permettre à Artprice de diffuser chaque semaine des actualités et informations pertinentes sur le Marché de l’Art.

Ce fil d’informations diffusera l’ensemble de ces indices uniques au monde : Artprice100®, Artprice Global Index®, AMCI®, etc. diffusés en temps réel par les réseaux électroniques de Cision.

Artprice renforce ainsi de manière incontestable sa position de Leader mondial de l’Information sur le Marché de l’Art, sur plus de 1.8 milliard de personnes ciblées sur les 5 continents et 19 langues représentant 90% du PIB de la planète.

Grâce à cette diffusion massive, Artprice distribuera son savoir unique sur le Marché de l’Art, sensibilisant sans aucun doute ainsi de nouveaux amateurs, collectionneurs et professionnels de l’Art, dont la situation géographique était jusque-là un obstacle en termes de rentabilité pour la propagation de la marque Artprice et de ses banques de données.

Cet obstacle est désormais annihilé permettant ainsi à Artprice d’être la référence glocale du Marché de l’Art.

Le terme « Glocal » vient de la contraction de deux mots : Global et Local. C’est une stratégie entre le marketing dit « global » et le marketing dit « local ». C’est-à-dire pour un groupe d’avoir une stratégie mondiale mais la mettre en œuvre en ayant des relais locaux.

Une expression illustre ce principe : « Think global, act local ».

Artprice était le Leader mondial global, mais des poches économiques locales subsistaient.

Dès le 1er Janvier 2019 Artprice par son fidèle associé institutionnel Artron irriguera les 34 divisions / provinces de la République Populaire de Chine de ses banques de données payantes.

De même, avec Cision, aucun territoire, quel que soit le continent, n’échappera à Artprice qui deviendra ce que très peu de groupes ont accompli, une référence « Glocale ».

Artprice devient donc à cet instant incontournable au niveau mondial, dès qu’il s’agit de parler de Marché de l’Art / Art Market, avec Cision, via son réseau de distribution de communiqués le plus vaste et le plus fiable du secteur, en identifiant notamment les influenceurs clés, pour former la première agence de presse mondiale dédiée au Marché de l’Art : Art Press Agency et Artmarket.com.

A propos de Cision :

Cision Ltd. (NYSE: CISN) est un fournisseur mondial de premier plan de logiciels et de services multimédias destinés aux professionnels des relations publiques et de la communication marketing. Le logiciel de Cision permet aux utilisateurs d’identifier les influenceurs clés, de créer et de distribuer du contenu stratégique et de mesurer un impact significatif. Cision emploie plus de 4 000 personnes et possède des bureaux dans 19 pays des Amériques, EMEA et APAC

A propos d’Artprice :

Artprice est cotée sur Eurolist by Euronext Paris, SRD long only et Euroclear : 7478 – Bloomberg : PRC – Reuters : ARTF.

Découvrir Artprice en vidéo : https://fr.artprice.com/video

Artprice fut fondée en 1997 par thierry Ehrmann qui est son PDG. Artprice est auto-contrôlée par le Groupe Serveur créé en 1987. Voir biographie certifiée de Who’s who © :

https://imgpublic.artprice.com/img/wp/sites/11/2018/10/bio-2019-whos-who-thierry-ehrmann.pdf

Artprice est le Leader mondial des banques de données sur la cotation et les indices de l’Art avec plus de 30 millions d’indices et résultats de ventes couvrant plus de 700 000 Artistes. Artprice Images® permet un accès illimité au plus grand fonds du Marché de l’Art au monde, bibliothèque constituée de 126 millions d’images ou gravures d’oeuvres d’Art de 1700 à nos jours commentées par ses historiens.

Artprice enrichit en permanence ses banques de données en provenance de 6300 Maisons de Ventes et publie en continu les tendances du Marché de l’Art pour les principales agences et 7200 titres de presse dans le monde. Artprice met à la disposition de ses 4,5 millions de membres (members log in), les annonces déposées par ses Membres, qui constituent désormais la première Place de Marché Normalisée® mondiale pour acheter et vendre des oeuvres d’Art à prix fixe ou aux enchères (enchères réglementées par les alinéas 2 et 3 de l’article L 321.3 du Code du Commerce).

Artprice, labellisée par le BPI pour la deuxième fois en novembre 2018, développe son projet de Blockchain sur le Marché de l’Art.

Au sujet d’Artron :

« Artron Art Group (Artron) présidé par son Fondateur Mr Wan Jie est un vaste groupe de l’industrie culturelle qui s’est engagé à hériter, à améliorer et à diffuser la valeur de l’art. Sur les bases de données artistiques abondantes, Artron fournit aux professionnels de l’industrie de l’art et aux amateurs d’art un service professionnel et une expérience de produits de qualité grâce à des applications informatiques intégrées, une science numérique avancée et des matériaux et métiers innovants.

Artron est le plus grand imprimeur de livres d’art au monde, avec plus de 60 000 livres et catalogues de vente aux enchères et un volume de publication total de 300 millions par an. Artron.net est la marque la plus respectée du monde de l’art chinois. Artron.net compte plus de 3 millions de membres professionnels dans le secteur des arts et 15 millions de visites quotidiennes en moyenne, ce qui en fait le premier site Web d’art mondial. C’est le premier choix des professionnels de l’art, des investisseurs et des adeptes d’entrer dans le monde de l’art. Artron fête ses 25 ans. Fondé en 1993, Artron Art Group fête cette année ses 25 ans. »

Bilan S1 2018 Mondial du Marché de l’Art, par Artprice en ligne sur :

https://fr.artprice.com/artprice-reports/bilan-du-marche-de-lart-s1-2018-par-artprice-com

Le Rapport Annuel Artprice du Marché de l’Art mondial 2017 publié en mars 2018 :

https://fr.artprice.com/artprice-reports/le-marche-de-lart-en-2017

Le Rapport du Marché de l’Art Contemporain 2018 d’Artprice :

https://fr.artprice.com/artprice-reports/le-marche-de-lart-contemporain-2018

Sommaire des communiqués d’Artprice :

http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleasefr.htm

https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom

Suivre en temps réel toute l’actualité du Marché de l’Art avec Artprice sur Facebook, Google+ Twitter :

https://www.facebook.com/artpricedotcom 3,4 millions d’abonnés

https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom & https://twitter.com/artmarketdotcom

https://plus.google.com/+Artpricedotcom/posts

http://artmarketinsight.wordpress.com/

Découvrir l’alchimie et l’univers d’Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video dont le siège social est le célèbre Musée d’art contemporain Abode of Chaos dixit The New York Times / La Demeure du Chaos: https://issuu.com/demeureduchaos/docs/demeureduchaos-abodeofchaos-opus-ix-1999-2013

https://vimeo.com/124643720

Musée d’Art Contemporain siège social d’Artprice :

https://www.facebook.com/la.demeure.du.chaos.theabodeofchaos999

(3,5 millions d’abonnés)

Contact ir@artprice.com

Artprice: imminent nomination of a Chief Executive in China

2018/10/31 Commentaires fermés

Artprice: imminent nomination of a Chief Executive in China

Considering the depth of Artprice’s strategic, capitalistic and economic involvement with Artron, thierry Ehrmann plans to propose to Artprice’s board of directors the nomination of a Chief Executive responsible for its Chinese and Greater Asia operations.

The selected candidate (not a member of the Ehrmann family) has all the confidence of thierry Ehrmann, who remains CEO and Chairman of the Group.

The objective of this strategy is to accelerate the numerous initiatives recently engendered by Artprice’s and Artron’s contractual and promissory agreements. This informed decision has been carefully deliberated and enjoys the unanimous support with the Group.

About Artron:

Artron Art Group (Artron) is a general cultural industry group rooted in the art field and aims to “serve the people with art” by “serving the people’s art”, inherit, enhance, spread and realize values of art, and inherit excellent art and culture and enhance their values in professional art markets; spread values of art and culture and convey the beauty of art to people’s daily lives in public art markets.

As China’s largest comprehensive art service platform, Artron.net delivers four solutions including Smart Archive, Smart Show, Smart Deal and Smart Reading. In addition, upon resources and professional studies of Artron’s art market monitor agency (AMMA) and almost 20 years’ of experience in the field of art, it has established long-term strategic cooperation with governmental bodies such as the Ministry of Culture, cultural institutions such as the Palace Museum, global art universities, internet companies such as Baidu and overseas research institutes.

Artron’s Web: www.artron.com.cnwww.artron.net.

Contact: 400-6690-999

About Artprice:

Founded by thierry Ehrmann (see Who’s who certified Biography ) (c) https://imgpublic.artprice.com/img/wp/sites/11/2018/10/bio-2019-whos-who-thierry-ehrmann.pdf ).

Artprice is listed on the Eurolist by Euronext Paris, SRD long only and Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg: PRC – Reuters: ARTF.

Dicover Artprice in video: https://www.artprice.com/video

Artprice is the global leader in art price and art index databanks. It has over 30 million indices and auction results covering more than 700,000 artists. Artprice Images(R) gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world: a library of 126 million images or prints of artworks from the year 1700 to the present day, along with comments by Artprice’s art historians.

12 Oct. 2018: Artprice and Artron have just created an “Art Media Mogul”:
Video: https://vimeo.com/296010836

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Artprice: the 45th edition of the fiac! opens in a general climate of optimism, but…

2018/10/18 Commentaires fermés

The 45th edition of the FIAC opens on Wednesday 17 October in a general climate of optimism. Artprice’s 2018 Contemporary Art Market Report reveals growth on a planetary scale, which the International Contemporary Art Fair in Paris and its numerous off shows are hoping will translate into buoyant sales:

Y-o-Y stability for Contemporary Art Market (2017/18 vs. 2016/17)

Global auction turnover rose +19% to a total of $1.9 billion
The number of lots sold increased by +17% with 66,850 adjudications
The global unsold rate remained stable at 39%
The Contemporary Art Price Index gained +18.5%

Artprice‘s 2018 Contemporary Art Market Report is available free of charge at

https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-contemporary-art-market-report-2018

The Global Contemporary Art Market has posted exponential growth over the past 18 years (2017/18 vs. 2000/01)

Global turnover has risen +1,700% from $103 million to $1.9 billion
The number of auction transactions has multiplied 5.5x from 12,300 to 66,850 lots sold.
The top auction price has risen from $5.6 million to $110.5 million (respectively for Jeff Koons and Jean-Michel Basquiat)

Paris to put France back on the world stage

On the new global Art Market, driven essentially by Contemporary Art and dominated by New York, London, Beijing and Hong Kong (which account for 82% of the segment’s global auction turnover), Paris is striving to defend its historical position and influence. But France’s annual performance ($783 million in 2017) today represents only a little more than the turnover generated by a single prestige sale in New York at Sotheby’s or Christie’s.

According to Thierry Ehrmann, founder and CEO of Artprice, Paris is looking for a new lease of life. The City of Light wants to take full of advantage of its prestige and bring back buyers from around the world… it wants to recapture the high-end market. This ambition requires profound change and deep market restructuring, a process that has already begun. The future of Paris is today far more dependent on the FIAC and on the performances of the major Anglo-Saxon auction houses than on its traditional structures like Drouot and the Salon des Antiquaires.

All of the market’s key ‘makers’ at the Grand Palais

With 60 galleries French galleries among a total of 195, the FIAC ensures that French creation is not forgotten at the fair. Nevertheless, the FIAC’s real strength is its superbly international roster of galleries. The FIAC would not be the FIAC without Blum & Poe, Pace, Lisson, Paula Cooper, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Gladstone and of course David Zwirner, Gagosian, Marian Goodman, White Cube, etc.

The FIAC is an opportunity for all Contemporary Art lovers to see the world’s most prestigious galleries gathered in Paris. For the big galleries, it’s an opportunity to take part in a particularly selective meeting in one of the world’s most majestic venues: the nave of the Grand Palais, where the Salon des Refusés was historically held, and which nowadays also hosts Paris fashion week.

The major galleries who deserted the FIAC usually come back sooner or later; this year sees the return of the giant Hauser & Wirth, New York’s Canada and Paul Kasmin, the Belgian gallery Rodolphe Janssen (among others). But booths are expensive in the Grand Palais and the quality of the galleries is extremely high. Between those returning and those making their first appearance, the actual gallery turnover rate is only 16%, i.e. less than one booth in six.

If the FIAC’s international offer has legitimised the fair on the international circuit, it now resembles other major fairs like Art Basel, the Armory Show and especially the Frieze, organized just two weeks earlier on the other side of the Channel (only 2h on the Eurostar). Moreover, a third of the French galleries present at the FIAC were also present at the Frieze… so in the end, the FIAC’s French specificity is relatively small.

In fact, one of the Parisian fair’s principal attractions is probably the exceptional, majestic setting offered by the Grand Palais. However, this superb venue will again be closed for works between 2021 and 2023, so it does rather look as though the FIAC will have to adapt its strategy in order to maintain its influence and ensure that collectors visit the temporary structure that will be installed in the Champ-de-Mars under the Eiffel Tower during the Grand Palais’ closure.

Lots of auction records during Frieze

The auction houses have long understood the importance of organising prestige sales in parallel with the major fairs in order to take full advantage of the concomitant gathering of art professionals and collectors. Last year, 49 auctions were held in Paris (in 39 auction houses) during the FIAC week, generating $134 million in seven days (17% of French auction turnover on Fine Art sales in 2017). The year’s two best results were also hammered during the week on 19 and 20 October 2017: Alberto Giacometti’s Grande femme II (1960) fetched $29.4 million and Jean- Michel Basquiat’s Jim Crow (1986) sold for $17.7 million.

This year again Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Artcurial (the top three French auction houses) are organizing their most important sales of the year in Paris during the FIAC. Others, including Leclere and Cornette de Saint Cyr, are waiting till the end of the event, but will be active as of Monday 22 October.

The major houses hope the spillover from the Paris FIAC will be as beneficial as that from the Frieze on London sales earlier in the month. Banksy’s self-destructing Girl with Balloon (2006) attracted a lot of attention… but there were lots of other memorable results during the week, with three of the autumn’s top ten global auction records, so far. Among these, Jenny Saville’s Propped (1992) – a historical piece from the Young British Artists movement that was part of the Sensation exhibition in 1997 – fetched $12.4 million, a record for a living female artist, overtaking Cady Noland who held that record for three years after her Bluewald (1989) sold for $9.8 million at Christie’s New York on 11 May 2015.

Top 10 auction records a (September – October 2018)

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Artist – Work – Price – Sale

1 Zao Wou-Ki (1921-2013) – June-October 1985 – $65.204.489 – 30-09-2018 Sotheby’s Hong Kong

2 Jenny Saville (1970) – Propped (1992) – $12.490.583 – 05-10-2018 Sotheby’s London

3 Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968) – The party (1949) – $9,366,687 – 11-10-2018 Bonhams London

4 Albert Oehlen (1954) – Stier mit loch (1986) – $4,695,131 – 04-10-2018 Christie’s London

5 Leon Bonnat (1833-1922) – Samson’s Youth (1891) – $2,045,047 – 12-09-2018 Christie’s London

6 Kyung-Ja Chon (1924-2015) – Prairie II (1978) – $1,928,504 – 19-09-2018 K-Auction Seoul

7 Hao Liang (1983) – Shell (2010-2011) – $1,855,061 – 30-09-2018 Sotheby’s Hong Kong

8 Kaws ( 1974) – Again And Again (2008) – $1,348,952 – 05-10-2018 Sotheby’s London

9 Wang Xingwei (1969) – Still no A-mark (1998) – $1,272,479 – 30-09-2018 Sotheby’s Hong Kong

10 Lin Richard (1933-2011) – Painting Relief 12.12.63 – $1,165,161 – 30-09-2018 Sotheby’s Hong Kong

The Art Market nevertheless showed some signs of caution in London, particularly at Christie’s 4 October sale where two star lots, Jeff Koons’ Cracked Egg (Blue) (1994-2006) and Gerhard Richter’s Schädel (1983) failed to sell against estimates exceeding $10 million. However, overall, the initial results of the autumn season are extremely positive, often adding value, occasionally showing restraint… proving that the high-end market is capable of selecting the best pieces and of curbing price growth even for the most fashionable Contemporary artists.

The Paris major auction sales will therefore be held in a particularly favourable context. In addition to the annual sessions of 20th Century Art, the sale of the collections of Oscar Mairlot and Nathalie Seroussi at Sotheby’s and of Benedicte Pesle at Christie’s could well share the spotlight with the FIAC.

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Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 6,300 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications. For its 4,500,000 members, Artprice gives access to the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art. Artprice is preparing its blockchain for the Art Market. It is BPI-labelled (scientific national French label)Artprice’s Global Art Market Annual Report for 2017 published last March 2018: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2017

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Artprice presents its 2018 Contemporary Art Market Report ahead of the Frieze and the FIAC: Plus 1,744% turnover growth in 18 years, an 8.1% annual yield.

2018/10/01 Commentaires fermés

Artprice presents its 2018 Contemporary Art Market Report ahead of the Frieze and the FIAC: Plus 1,744% turnover growth in 18 years, an 8.1% annual yield.

Artprice, founded and presided by thierry Ehrmann, achieves in close collaboration with its Chinese institutional partner the group Artron/AMMA (Art Market Monitor of Artron) founded and presided by WAN Jie, its 21st report.

A full market is now active on 5 continents.

The almost parallel increases over the 12 months to June 2018 in the Contemporary Art Market’s three main indicators (+19% global turnover, +17% lots sold and +18% in the segment’s price index) suggests a very rapid and balanced growth of Contemporary Art sales worldwide.

The average annual financial return, currently +8.1% on Contemporary works, looks very attractive indeed in the context of negative or near-zero rates that erode cash savings.

The Artprice Contemporary Art Market Report 2018, an indispensable tool for anyone attending the big autumn fairs, particularly the Frieze and the Fiac, is available free of charge at the following address:

https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-contemporary-art-market-report-2018

N.B. for the purposes of our report

Contemporary Art = works created by artists born after 1945

Fine Art = painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, videos, prints, installations

Period analysed: 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018

The 66,850 transactions hammered over the 12month period reflect a market of unprecedented intensity. Since 2000/2001, the number of transactions has multiplied 5.5 times. Over the same period, global turnover has risen + 1,744% from $103 million to $1.9 billion. The average price of a Contemporary work has risen from $8,400 at the turn of the 21st century to $28,000 today. Moreover, today’s Contemporary Art Market offers unprecedented diversity: 20,335 artists born after 1945 recorded at least one auction result over the 12 month period, nearly five times more than in 2000/2001 (4,100 Contemporary artists).

According to thierry Ehrmann, Artprice’s founder and CEO, “We have had a period of restructuring that lasted roughly three years; but the Contemporary Art Market is now back on a much stronger footing. Although prices are indeed rising again, there is a much broader supply that allows a better selection of works… and the perfectly stable unsold rate, at 39%, guarantees a balanced market.

The United Kingdom ($545 million) and mainland China ($298 million) both posted excellent turnover totals, up 55% and 15% respectively. On the other hand, the USA posted a 13% contraction versus the year-earlier period that was boosted by the exceptional record of $110.5 million for Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (1984).

London, New York, Beijing and Hong Kong alone account for 82% of global auction sales of Contemporary Art, from just 17% of the global lots sold.

The French market posted a remarkable performance with sales of Contemporary Art up 81% during the 12-month period to $71 million. In the rest of Europe, Germany (+40%), Italy (+31%) and Belgium (+27%) consolidated their 5th, 7th and 10th places respectively on the global Contemporary Art Market. Elsewhere, several countries contributed to the market’s growth around the globe: Japan (+22%), Australia (+15%), South Korea (+15%), South Africa (+25%).

Key figures:

  1. Global turnover was up 19% to $1.9 billion

  2. The number of lots sold rose by 17%, with 66,850 auction results

  3. The global unsold rate remained stable at 39%

  4. The Contemporary Art Price Index posted an increase of 18.5%

  5. Since 2000/2001, global turnover has risen 1,744%, from $103 million to $1.9 billion

  6. Since 2000/2001, the lots sold total has multiplied 5.5x from 12,300 to 66,850

  7. Contemporary Art auction results were recorded in 59 countries last year

  8. New York, London, Beijing and Hong Kong accounted for 82% of turnover, on 17% of global lots sold

  9. Greater China (Hong Kong and Taiwan included) generated $480m, i.e. 26% of the global market

  10. Europe had an exceptional year: France +81%, Germany +40%, Italy +31%

  11. The Netherlands, Belgium and Austria each generated over $8 million

  12. South Korea ($8 million) and the Philippines ($5 million) bring Southeast Asia into the global market

  13. Australia ($10 million) and New Zealand ($5 million) are in the top 20 marketplaces

  14. South Africa ($6 million) leads Africa, with Morocco and Nigeria far behind

  15. The Middle East is represented by Turkey ($5 million), Iran ($3 million), UAE ($2 million) and Israel ($1 million)

1. General synopsis. Contemporary Art’s market performance

Available for free online, the new 2018 Artprice Contemporary Art Market Report provides decision support tools via four chapters that analyse the evolution, the organization and the latest trends in the Contemporary Art Market. The four chapters explore the hottest topics in the global market and provide answers to questions that any art lover, collector, professional or curator who is active in the Contemporary Art Market might have.

2. Artists’ prices

Stimulated by a sensational record of $110.5 million in May 2017, the Contemporary art Market has just ended a third consecutive semester of growth. The principal drivers of this growth are ever-stronger demand for works by the stars of Contemporary art and a proliferation of supply in a particularly favorable economic context.

3. Africa and its diasporas

From the construction of a market for African Contemporary art in France… to the explosion of African-American art in the United States: a brief look at the “African” wave sweeping across the entire Art Market.

4. In the news

She’s French, but has ‘emerged’ in England. Laure Prouvost already has a brilliant career with a superb CV: she studied at Central Saint Martins (cinema) and Goldsmiths College, received the Max Mara Award in 2011 followed by an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, before winning the famous Turner Prize in 2013.

Top 100 Contemporary works sold at auction (July 2017 June 2018)

Top 500 Contemporary artists by auction turnover (July 2017 June 2018)

Contemporary Art (12% of the global Art Market compared with just 2.8% in 2000) cannot be measured using the same yardstick we use for Impressionist or Modern Art. Over the same period, its auction turnover has increased +1,744% from $103 million to $1.9 billion. The popularity and prices indices of a Contemporary artist are highly sensitive to a range of different factors, constantly subject to the influence of events and “art news” in general.

In order to study this reality, Artprice – the world leader in art market informationhas developed a new method of analysis and a range of decision support tools in collaboration with its econometrists, its editorial team and it art historians. The result is a methodology that provides optimum insight into the market’s price developments.

According to thierry Ehrmann, The myth of the wretched artist is no longer relevant to the modern era and the old notion that the only good artist is a dead artist has been consigned to oblivion.

This 2018 Contemporary Art Market Report (its 21st since 1997) goes straight to the heart of this fascinating issue… the role of artists in the modern era. I believe we can safely agree with the poetic understanding of this role enunciated by the philosopher Giorgio Agamben: that a Contemporary (artist) is he who firmly holds his gaze on his own time so as to perceive not its light, but rather its darknessa role that is being revived from a long slumber.

In a standardised and globalised world, the Contemporary artist brings us that extra soul which we are constantly in need of.« 

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Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 6,300 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications. For its 4,500,000 members, Artprice gives access to the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art. Artprice is preparing its blockchain for the Art Market. It is BPI-labelled (scientific national French label)Artprice’s Global Art Market Annual Report for 2017 published last March 2018: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2017

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Artprice: H1 2018 Global Art Market Report – all indicators are positive.

2018/08/06 Commentaires fermés

First Half 2018: the Art Market posted a general recovery of +18%

1 Global auction turnover on Fine Art* rose 18%, totalling $8.45 billion

2 Transaction numbers remained stable with 262,000 lots sold, up 2.5% vs. H1 2017

3 The USA posted a massive 48% increase, with total turnover of $3.3 billion

4 China*, with $2 billion in turnover, reduced its unsold rate before a decisive H2

5 The UK, with auction turnover up 18% to $1.9 billion, is just behind China

6 The EU is contributing to growth: France +8%, Germany +17%, Italy +22%

7 Modern Art, the mainstay of the market’s high-end, accounted for 46% of total turnover

8 Modigliani and Picasso both scored results above $100 million threshold

9 Zao Wou-Ki was China’s best-performer in H1 2018 with total sales of $155 million

10 Contemporary Art’s global price index rose 27%, a serious competitor of the S&P 500

* Public sales of Fine Art (Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Photography, Prints, Installations)

**In collaboration with Art Market Monitor of Artron (AMMA)

General conclusion…

Worldwide, the Art Market grew by +18% in H1 2018, pursuing the growth we saw in H1 2017 (+9%) and confirmed in H2 2017 (+32%).
Global figures

At a global level, more than 262,000 Fine Art lots were auctioned in the first six months of 2018, generating a total product of $8.45 billion (including fees). Artprice, the world leader in Art Market information since 1987, has systematically analysed and digested the results of more than 3,532 auction sales around the world. This half-year report covers public sales of Fine Art (painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, prints and installations).

Read Artprice.com’s H1 2018 Global Art Market Report online at: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/global-art-market-in-h1-2018-by-artprice-com

According to thierry Ehrmann, Artprice founder and CEO, “Since the turn of the century, the Art Market has demonstrated an exceptionally high degree of maturity, resisting the NASDAQ crisis, the consequences of nine-eleven, of the second Iraq war and of course the unprecedented financial and economic crises that started in 2007. Since then, it has been operating against a backdrop of negative interest rates that undermine the value of savings and, more recently, in a global context of heightening geopolitical tensions. During these past 18 years, the Art Market has managed to adapt to reality, not only avoiding its own collapse in the face of financial crises, but actually creating a genuine investment safe-haven without forming a speculative bubble.

The attractive returns on art over the last few years have outperformed many other investments and the Art Market has become an independent, liquid and efficient market on all continents.

Top 10 Countries by Auction Turnover H1 2018

Country – Turnover – (Market Share)

1 United States – $3,341,746,766 – (39.6%)

2 China – $1,997,226,110 – (23.6%)

3 United Kingdom – $1,873,284,804 – (22.2%)

4 France – $372,461,596 – (4.4%)

5 Germany – $122,765,010 – (1.5%)

6 Italy – $118,907,954 – (1.4%)

7 Switzerland – $76,847,823 – (1.3%)

8 Japan – $66,901,157 – (0.9%)

9 Austria – $53,562,620 – (0.8%)

10 India – $38,351,733 – (0.6%)

Other: – $383,793,555 – (5.0%)

The Top 500 artists by sales product indicates China has acquired, over he years, a significant position in the Art Market and now boasts 128 of the world’s 500 most-rated artists, far ahead of the United States (82) and Great Britain (27).

The data pertaining to the Chinese Art market is the fruit of Artprice’s 7-year collaboration with its Chinese institutional partner, Artron Group and AMMA (Art Market Monitor by Artron), directed by Wan Jie.

Despite a relatively unfavourable economic context, the global art market has shown signs of buoyancy, driven by a powerful combination of investment logic, speculative buying, passion collecting and insatiable demand for major signatures from new museums around the world.

These growth drivers rely heavily on easy access to reliable Art Market information such as provided by Artprice (pioneer and global leader in the field) and have been boosted by a whole series of underlying phenomena. These include a rapidly spreading awareness that every aspect of participation in the art market, including online sales, can be conducted via the Internet (98% of participants are connected to Internet); a financialisation of the art market’s high-end fostered by its stability and transparency; a rapid increase in the art-buying population from roughly 500,000 after 1945 to approximately 90 million in 2018; a significant reduction in the average age of market players and a major geographical expansion of the market to nearly all of Asia, the Pacific Rim, India, South Africa, the Middle-East and South America

Another massive Art Market driver is the new-era museum industry (700 new museums per year) that has become a significant economic reality in the 21st century. More museums opened between 2000 and 2014 than in the previous two centuries.

Hungry for museum quality works, this sector is one of the primary drivers of the Art Market’s spectacular growth. The Art Market is now both mature and liquid, offering yields of 10% to 15% per year on works valued over $100,000.

Considering these macro- and micro-economic data, the past 18 years have confirmed the Art Market’s potential as a safe haven against economic and financial turbulence, generating substantial and recurring yields.

With central banks effectively working in a negative interest rate environment, the Art Market looks very healthy by comparison having posted a 2,108% growth in the annual auction turnover of its Contemporary segment over the past 18 years. The global Art Market has also posted linear growth

In the average value of an artwork (Old, Modern and Contemporary) of +25% over the same period. If we look at the Contemporary segment alone, the progression is +88%.

These returns are not just reserved for “star” artists. We find a substantial average annual yield of +9% on works sold above the €20,000 threshold.

The Artprice100® shows a progression of +360% since 2000. About Artprice100® :

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The Art Market is an efficient, historical and global market whose capacity to resist economic and geopolitical crises requires is now beyond doubt.
TOP 20 artists – H1 2018 © Artprice com

Artist — Turnover (USD) — Number of works sold — Best result (USD)

1 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) – $602,865,747 – 1,841 – $115,000,000

2 Claude MONET (1840-1926) – $267,055,149 – 22 – $84,687,500

3 Andy WARHOL (1928-1987) – $175,393,487 – 778 – $37,000,000

4 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) – $162,756,656 – 64 – $45,315,000

5 Amedeo MODIGLIANI (1884-1920) – $160,869,523 – 22 – $157,159,000

6 ZAO Wou-Ki (1921-2013) – $154,558,288 – 268 – $23,305,301

7 Henri MATISSE ( 1869-1954) – $144,675,227 – 227 – $80,750,000

8 ZHANG Daqian (1899-1983) – $107,478,086 – 283 – $13,129,521

9 Kasimir MALEVICH (1878-1935) – $96,248,783 – 6 – $85,812,500

10 Joan MIRO (1893-1983) – $87,818,817 – 696 – $21,687,500

11 Gerhard RICHTER (1932-) – $80,720,365 – 177 – $16,563,000

12 David HOCKNEY (1937-) –$77,358,842 – 214 – $28,453,000

13 Alberto GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) – $73,528,071 $ – 74 – $16,647,567

14 Francis BACON (1909-1992) –$73,156,871 – 58 – $49,812,500

15 Constantin BRANCUSI (1876-1957) –$71,921,220 – 3 – $71,000,000

16 QI Baishi (1864-1957) – $64,402,510 – 169 – $8,753,015

17 Paul GAUGUIN (1848-1903) – $63,511,735 – 34 – $35,187,500

18 Fernand LÉGER (1881-1955) – $ 62,655,125 – 122 – $19,437,500

19 Richard DIEBENKORN (1922-1993) – $62,311,216 – 54 – $23,937,500

20 Yayoi KUSAMA (1929-) – $61,861,631 – 344 – $4,534,985

Top 10 auction results in H1 2018 © Artprice com

Artist Work Price (USD) Date Auctioneer

1 Amedeo MODIGLIANI (1884-1920) – Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) (1917) – $157,159,000 – 14/05/2018 – Sotheby’s New York

2 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) – Fillette à la corbeille fleurie (1905 ) – $115,000,000 – 08/05/2018 – Christie’s New York

3 Kasimir MALEVICH (1878-1935) – Suprematist Composition (1916) – $85,812,500 – 15/05/2018 – Christie’s New York

4 Claude MONET (1840-1926) – Nymphéas en fleur (c.1914-1917) – $84,687,500 – 08/05/2018 – Christie’s New York

5 Henri MATISSE (1869-1954) – Odalisque couchée aux magnolias (1923) – $80,750,000 – 08/05/2018 – Christie’s New York

6 Constantin BRANCUSI (1876-1957) – La jeune fille sophistiquée (1928) – $71,000,000 – 15/05/2018 – Christie’s New York

7 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) – Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (1937) – $68,702,214 – 28/02/2018 – Sotheby’s London

8 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) – La Dormeuse (1932) – $57,829,046 – 08/03/2018 – Phillips London

9 Francis BACON (1909-1992) – Study for Portrait (1977) – $49,812,500 – 17/05/2018 – Christie’s New York

10 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) – Flexible (1984) – $45,315,000 – 17/05/2018 – Phillips New York

Copyright www.artprice.com thierry Ehrmann 1987/2018

About Artprice:

Artprice is listed on the Eurolist by Euronext Paris, SRD long only and Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg: PRC – Reuters: ARTF.

Dicover Artprice in video: https://www.artprice.com/video

Artprice is the global leader in art price and art index databanks. It has over 30 million indices and auction results covering more than 700,000 artists. Artprice Images(R) gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world: a library of 126 million images or prints of artworks from the year 1700 to the present day, along with comments by Artprice’s art historians.

Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 6,300 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications. For its 4,500,000 members, Artprice gives access to the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art. Artprice is preparing its blockchain for the Art Market. It is BPI-labelled (scientific national French label)Artprice’s Global Art Market Annual Report for 2017 published last March 2018: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2017

Artprice’s Contemporary Art Market Annual Report for 2017 – free access at: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-contemporary-art-market-report-2017
Artprice’s press releases:

http://serveur.serveur.com/Press_Release/pressreleaseen.htm

https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom

Artmarket News:

https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom & https://twitter.com/artmarketdotcom

https://www.facebook.com/artpricedotcom & https://plus.google.com/+Artpricedotcom/post

http://artmarketinsight.wordpress.com/

Discover the Alchemy and the universe of Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video, which headquarters are the famous Museum of Contemporary Art, the Abode of Chaos:

http://goo.gl/zJssd

https://vimeo.com/124643720

The Contemporary Art Museum The Abode of Chaos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/la.demeure.du.chaos.theabodeofchaos999

Contact: ir@artprice.com

Artprice and Artmarket expand beyond expectations, post +590% growth on social media over H2 2017 and H1 2018, and 2.3 million followers.

2018/06/25 Commentaires fermés

Artprice and Artmarket expand beyond expectations, post +590% growth on social media over H2 2017 and H1 2018, and 2.3 million followers.

At its 30 June 2017 general meeting, Artprice had made a commitment to take the leading place for Art Market information on social media, where it had garnered 345K followers. To achieve this highly ambitious goal, Artprice, and its division Artmarket, had to acquire over 1 million followers for their publications over the H2 2017 and H1 2018 period.

And they hit the mark – in exactly 12 months, as of 25 June 2018, they have grown to 2.3 million followers, rising beyond expectations and posting a 590% year on year growth (June 2017 / June 2018). Although the Chinese Intranet blocks Western social media, Artprice has a strong presence in China through its partner, the Chinese State group ARTRON / AMMA.

Indeed some important international listed companies believed they could do without the complex social media but they now suffer from their fatal delay which generated huge economic damages and cast doubt on their positions. Even with a remarkable financial budget, the accumulated delay cannot be compensated due to social media’s elaborate architecture. Some S&P500 companies are perfect illustrations of that case.

According to Thierry Ehrmann, the founder and Ceo of Artprice, “From now on, the mark made on social media is one of the essential and vital factors for companies wishing to preserve their capital and future, going hand in hand with their reputation and worldwide visibility, as is the case of Artprice, the World Leader in Art Market information and its Standardised Marketplace Artmarket.com.”

This is why Artprice has made this line of communication its first choice, foreseeing for a long time the social media’s influence in its marketing, data banks, IT teams and sales forces, shaping more each day its experience in many social media platform to generate millions of qualified new followers for the various paid subscriptions to its databanks.

What’s more, Artprice was on a budget which made it possible to release more than €1 million in results for the 2017 financial year. This budgetary discipline is still topical in 2018. Its unrivaled high quality information, its reputation and its human and computer science savviness make Artprice the winner of this global challenge, on a very low budget.

After succeeding in getting the leading position on Google rankings, it was necessary for Artprice and Artmarket.com to replicate the world leading position for Art Market information on social media.

It’s a done deal! The proof is in an incredible 590% increase in global Internet market share, notably on the world’s N°. 1 social media platform Facebook. Artprice’s Facebook page has attracted more than 2.3 million followers, placing it among the most followed pages in the world. It should be noted that organizations that can count their followers in the millions form a very tight, elite group on the global scale.

On Twitter, Artprice and Artmarket tweets are often retweeted or liked by the most influent world-renowned art market professionals, as well as V.I.P.s and Market Makers. Artists, museums, art galleries, auction houses, journalists and art critics etc. provide positive reinforcement of the name Artprice for their own subscribers and followers.

By achieving this following of millions of amateurs, collectors and art professionals, in such a manner, on a world wide scale, provides Artprice with considerable monetary saving, and strengthens daily Artprice’s global digital footprint, which, in addition is increased by the Google index which only rates verified accounts on social media platforms.

The Artprice and Artmarket Twitter accounts have exceeded 360 millions impressions in one year. Artprice and Artmarket identifies among its followers close to 100% of the market share of Art market leaders regardless of the country.

Examples of the prestigious Twitters accounts that have reacted, by either retweeting or liking Artprice’s or Artmarket’s verified Twitter accounts, include the following prestigious accounts, drawn from 3% of Artpric’s global base:

The Louvre Museum, France with 1.41 million followers, LACMA, USA 1.11 million followers, Christie’s worldwide 110 thousand followers, Sotheby’s worldwide 102 thousand followers, Sotheby’s Institute, USA 12 thousand followers, Phillips Auctions worldwide 40 thousand followers, Bonhams Auctions worldwide 41 thousand followers, Van Gogh Museum, Hollande 1.66 million followers, Guggenheim Museum, NY, USA 3.62 million followers, Paul Getty Museum, LA, USA 3.23 million followers, Whitney Museum, NY, USA 1.09 million followers,

Museum of Fine arts Boston, USA 384 thousand followers, Heritage Auction, USA 58 thousand followers, The Louvre, Abu Dhabi, UAE 47 thousand followers, The Musée d’Orsay, France 680 thousand followers, MAXX IT, National Museum of Twentieth Century Arts. Italy: 202 thousand followers, Queens Museum, N, USA 160 thousand followers, Frieze Fairs London 156 thousand followers, Mory Art Museum Japan 162 thousand followers, Le Figaro FR 2.95 millions followers, Centre Pompidou FR 1.04 million followers, Musée Hermitage Russia 1.02 million followers, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Spain 365 thousand followers, Biennale di Venezia IT 710 thousand followers,

San Francisco MOMA, USA 643 thousand followers, Brooklyn Museum NY, USA 695 thousand followers, Asian Art Museum USA 302 thousand followers, Château de Versailles FR 450 thousand followers, Musée Rodin FR 30 thousand followers, FIAC FR 33 thousand followers, Artspace NY USA 217 thousand followers, Ai Weiwei « worldwide » 372 thousand followers, White Cube London UK 117 thousand followers, MOCA Los Angeles USA 243 thousand followers , Palazzo Grassi IT 29 thousand followers, Gagosian worldwide 398 thousand followers, Serpentine Galleries UK 150 thousand followers,

Fondation Louis Vuitton FR 30 thousand follower s, Drouot FR 9 thousand followers, Artcurial FR 10 thousand followers, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal CA 38 thousand followers, Arte FR/DE 1.14 million followers, Mucem FR 19 thousand followers, The Art Newspaper worldwide 379 thousand followers, Jeu de Paume FR 63 thousand followers, Pace Gallery worldwide 133 thousand followers, Musée des beaux-arts du Canada CA 17 thousand followers, Albertina Museum Autriche 16 thousand followers,

Memorial Art Gallery USA 35 thousand followers, Nelson Atkins Museum USA 47 thousand followers, Le Grand Palais FR 798 thousand followers, Palais de Tokyo FR 515 thousand followers, Jerry Saltz critique NY USA (Pulitzer prize) 511 thousand followers, Fondation Cartier FR 71 thousand followers, Kelly Crow (WSJ) USA 26 thousand followers, Valérie Duponchelle FR (critique at Le Figaro) 9 thousand followers, Judith Benhamou-Huet (critique and curator) 5 thousand followers, La Villette FR 15 thousand followers, Petit Palais FR 64 thousand followers, Biennale of Sydney AUS 25 thousand followers, Rockefeller Center NY USA 69 thousand followers, Roberta Smith USA (critique at the NYT) 39 thousand followers, Musée du Luxembourg FR 49 thousand followers…

The interaction of these prestigious accounts constitute a recommendation and approach that is normally acquired in the long run, for community managers are not accustomed.

These are not only prestigious, priceless recommendations, unheard of in the marketing world so far. But they are also dozens of millions of new potential customers, influential people with a high purchasing power on the Art Market, for Artprice and Artmarket to acquire.

Prominent international auction houses have fully understood the strength of Artprice’s and Artmarket’s social media and they entrust them with the promotion of their prestige auctions on a regular basis throughout the year.

www.artprice.com Copyright thierry Ehrmann 1987/2018

About Artprice:

Artprice is listed on the Eurolist by Euronext Paris, SRD long only and Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg: PRC – Reuters: ARTF.

Artprice celebrates its 20th birthday, editorial by thierry Ehrmann, founder and CEO of Artprice. https://www.actusnews.com/fr/ARTPRICE/cp/2017/10/04/artprice-celebrates-its-20th-birthday-editorial-by-thierry-ehrmann-founder-and-ceo-of-artprice

Dicover Artprice in video: https://www.artprice.com/video

Artprice is the global leader in art price and art index databanks. It has over 30 million indices and auction results covering more than 700,000 artists. Artprice Images(R) gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world: a library of 126 million images or prints of artworks from the year 1700 to the present day, along with comments by Artprice’s art historians.

Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 6,300 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications. For its 4,500,000 members, Artprice gives access to the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art. Artprice is preparing its blockchain for the Art Market. It is BPI-labelled (scientific national French label).

Artprice’s Global Art Market Annual Report for 2017 published in March 2018: https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2017

Artprice’s Contemporary Art Market Annual Report for 2017 – free access at https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-contemporary-art-market-report-2017

Artprice’s press releases: http://serveur.serveur.com/Press_Release/pressreleaseen.htm and https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom

Artmarket News:

https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom & https://twitter.com/artmarketdotcom

https://www.facebook.com/artpricedotcom & https://plus.google.com/+Artpricedotcom/post

http://artmarketinsight.wordpress.com/

Discover the Alchemy and the universe of Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video, which headquarters are the famous Museum of Contemporary Art, the Abode of Chaos

http://goo.gl/zJssd

https://vimeo.com/124643720

The Contemporary Art Museum The Abode of Chaos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/la.demeure.du.chaos.theabodeofchaos999

The Abode of Chaos/Demeure du Chaos Contemporary Art Museum by thierry Ehrmann,author, sculptor, artist, photographs https://www.flickr.com/photos/home_of_chaos/sets/72157

Contact ir@artprice.com

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thierry Ehrmann : Artprice et Artmarket ont gagné sur les réseaux sociaux avec +590% de croissance sur le 2S 2017/1S2018 et 2,3 millions d’abonnés

2018/06/25 Commentaires fermés

Artprice avait pris l’engagement lors de son A.G. le 30 juin 2017 de prendre la 1e place en matière d’information sur le Marché de l’Art sur les réseaux sociaux où elle pesait 345 K d’abonnés. Pour réaliser cet objectif très ambitieux Artprice avec son entité Artmarket devaient conquérir plus d’un million d’abonnés à leurs publications sur la période 2S 2017/1S2018.

Pari réussi, en exactement 12 mois, au-delà de l’objectif avec 2,3 millions d’abonnés au 25 Juin 2018, avec 590% de croissance sur la période Juin 2017 / Juin 2018. Concernant l’Intranet chinois qui interdit les réseaux sociaux occidentaux, Artprice est cependant omniprésente en Chine avec son associé le groupe étatique chinois ARTRON / AMMA.

En effet de grands groupes internationaux cotés ont cru s’exonérer de la complexité des réseaux sociaux et subissent le retard fatal générant des préjudices économiques importants qui remettent en question leur position. Même avec un budget financier exceptionnel le retard accumulé ne peut pas être compensé du fait de l’architecture élaborée des réseaux sociaux. Certains groupes du S&P500 en sont des exemples probants.

Désormais l’empreinte sur les réseaux sociaux est l’un des paramètres primordiaux et vitaux pour qui veut préserver le capital entreprise et son avenir, avec bien évidemment, sa notoriété et visibilité à travers le Monde, ce qui est le cas d’Artprice en tant que Leader mondial de l’information sur le Marché de l’Art ainsi que sa Place de Marché Normalisée Artmarket.com .

C’est pour cette raison qu’Artprice a privilégié très tôt cet axe de communication, anticipant depuis longtemps le poids des réseaux sociaux dans son marketing, ses banques de données, ses équipes informatique et ses forces de ventes, forgeant chaque jour un peu plus son expérience dans les multiples réseaux sociaux pour générer des millions de nouveaux membres qualifiés pour les multiples abonnements payants à ses banques de données.

De plus, Artprice avait un budget limité qui lui a permis de sortir plus d’un million d’euros de résultat pour l’exercice 2017. Cette approche budgétaire est similaire pour 2018. C’est donc bien par la qualité de l’information unique au monde d’Artprice, sa notoriété et son ingéniosité informatique et humaine qui lui ont permis de gagner ce pari mondial avec un très faible budget passé en compte de charges.

Après la guerre sur les moteurs de recherches avec l’obtention de la pole position pour Artprice et Artmarket.com sur Google, il était nécessaire que la place de Leader mondial de l’information sur le Marché de l’Art se réplique sur les réseaux sociaux.

C’est chose faite, comme en atteste le bond de 590% de l’audience notamment sur le n°1 mondial Facebook, avec plus de 2,3 millions d’abonnés pour la page Artprice, ce qui la place parmi les pages les plus suivies au Monde. Pour information les pages de sociétés millionnaires en abonnés sur Facebook forment un club très restreint à l’échelle mondiale.

Sur Twitter, les tweets d’Artprice et d’Artmarket sont souvent retweetés ou likés par les acteurs les plus influents de la sphère mondiale du Marché de l’Art, ainsi que par les VIPs et Market Makers. Artistes, Musées, Galeries, Maisons de Ventes, Journalistes et Critiques d’Art  etc. viennent, par leur engagement, propulser très positivement le nom d’Artprice sur leurs propres abonnés.

Atteindre de cette façon des millions d’amateurs, collectionneurs, professionnels de l’Art à travers le Monde économise un coût astronomique pour Artprice et renforce quotidiennement son empreinte numérique qui de plus est majorée par Google qui indexe uniquement les grands comptes certifiés des réseaux sociaux.

Les comptes Twitter certifiés Artprice et Artmarket ont selon les chiffres officiels Twitter dépassé 360 millions d’impressions sur une année mobile. Artprice et Artmarket comptent parmi leurs abonnés près de 100% des acteurs du Marché de l’Art quel que soit le pays.

Parmi les multiples comptes prestigieux twitter certifiés qui ont interagi (RT/ likes) avec les comptes twitter d’Artprice ou d’Artmarket certifiés, on note pour exemple sur un sondage représentant 3% de l’ensemble de ces comptes prestigieux:

Musée du Louvre FR avec 1,41 million abonnés, LACMA USA 1,11 million abonnés, Christie’s worldwide 110k abonnés, Sotheby’s worldwide 102k abonnés, Sotheby’s Institute USA 12k abonnés, Phillips Auctions worldwide 40k abonnés, Bonhams Auctions worldwide 41k abonnés, Van Gogh Museum Hollande 1,66 million abonnés, Guggenheim Museum NY USA 3,62 millions d’abonnés, Paul Getty Museum LA USA 3,23 millions d’abonnés, Whitney Museum NY USA 1,09 million abonnés,

Museum of Fine arts Boston usa 384k abonnés, Heritage Auction  USA 58k abonnés, Louvre Abu Dhabi UAE 47k abonnés, Musée d’Orsay FR 680k abonnés , MAXXI IT 202k abonnés, Queens Museum NY USA 160k abonnés, Frieze Fairs London 156 k abonnés, Mory Art Museum Japan 162k abonnés, Le Figaro FR 2,95 millions abonnés, Centre Pompidou FR 1,04 million abonnés, Musée Hermitage Russie 1,02 million abonnés, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ES 365k abonnés, Biennale di Venezia IT 710k abonnés,

San Francisco MOMA USA 643k abonnés, Brooklyn Museum NY USA 695k abonnés, Asian Art Museum USA 302k abonnés, Château de Versailles FR 450k abonnés, Musée Rodin FR 30k abonnés, FIAC FR 33k abonnés, Artspace NY USA 217k abonnés, Ai Weiwei « worldwide » 372k abonnés, White Cube London UK 117k abonnés, MOCA Los Angeles USA 243k abonnés, Palazzo Grassi IT 29k abonnés, Gagosian worldwide 398k abonnés, Serpentine Galleries UK 150k abonnés,

Fondation Louis Vuitton FR 30k abonnés, Drouot FR 9k abonnés, Artcurial FR 10k abonnés, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal CA 38k abonnés CA, Arte FR/DE 1,14 million abonnés, Mucem FR 19k abonnés, The Art Newspaper worldwide 379k abonnés, Jeu de Paume FR 63k abonnés, Pace Gallery worldwide 133k abonnés, Musée des beaux-arts du Canada CA 17k abonnés, Albertina Museum Autriche 16k abonnés,

Memorial Art Gallery USA 35k abonnés, Nelson Atkins Museum 47k USA abonnés, Le Grand Palais FR 798k abonnés, Palais de Tokyo FR 515k abonnés, Jerry Saltz critique NY USA (Prix Pulitzer) 511k abonnés, Fondation Cartier FR 71k abonnés, Kelly Crow (WSJ) USA 26k abonnés, Valérie Duponchelle FR Critique Le Figaro 9k abonnés, Judith Benhamou-Huet Critique et Curatrice 5k abonnés, La Villette FR 15k abonnés, Petit Palais FR 64k abonnés, Biennale of Sydney AUS 25k abonnés, Rockefeller Center NY USA 69k abonnés, Roberta Smith USA Critique NYT  39k abonnés, Musée du Luxembourg FR 49k abonnés …

L’interaction de ces comptes prestigieux constitue bien une recommandation et une adhésion très longue à conquérir car leurs auteurs en sont très peu coutumiers voire pas du tout.

Au-delà de ses recommandations prestigieuses qui n’ont pas de prix et qui n’existent pas dans le monde du marketing, ce sont bien des dizaines de millions de nouveaux clients influents à haut pouvoir d’achat sur la Marché de l’Art qu’Artprice et Artmarket peuvent saisir.

A propos d’Artprice :

Artprice est cotée sur Eurolist by Euronext Paris, SRD long only et Euroclear : 7478 – Bloomberg : PRC – Reuters : ARTF.
Découvrir Artprice en vidéo : 
https://fr.artprice.com/video
Artprice est le Leader mondial des banques de données sur la cotation et les indices de l’Art avec plus de 30 millions d’indices et résultats de ventes couvrant plus de 700 000 Artistes. Artprice Images® permet un accès illimité au plus grand fonds du Marché de l’Art au monde, bibliothèque constituée de 126 millions d’images ou gravures d’oeuvres d’Art de 1700 à nos jours commentées par ses historiens.
Artprice enrichit en permanence ses banques de données en provenance de 6300 Maisons de Ventes et publie en continu les tendances du Marché de l’Art pour les principales agences et 7200 titres de presse dans le monde. Artprice met à la disposition de ses 4,5 millions de membres (members log in), les annonces déposées par ses Membres, qui constituent désormais la première Place de Marché Normalisée® mondiale pour acheter et vendre des oeuvres d’Art à prix fixe ou aux enchères (enchères réglementées par les alinéas 2 et 3 de l’article L 321.3 du code du commerce). Artprice labellisée par le BPI développe son projet de Blockchain sur le Marché de l’Art.
Le Rapport Annuel Artprice du Marché de l’Art mondial 2017 publié en mars 2018 :
https://fr.artprice.com/artprice-reports/le-marche-de-lart-en-2017
Le rapport du Marché de l’Art Contemporain 2017 d’Artprice :
https://fr.artprice.com/artprice-reports/le-marche-de-lart-contemporain-2017
Sommaire des communiqués d’Artprice :
http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleasefr.htm
https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom
Suivre en temps réel toute l’actualité du Marché de l’Art avec Artprice sur Facebook, Google+ Twitter :
https://www.facebook.com/artpricedotcom 2,3 millions d’abonnés
https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom 

https://twitter.com/artmarketdotcom

https://artmarketinsight.wordpress.com/

Découvrir l’alchimie et l’univers d’Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video dont le siège social est le célèbre Musée d’art contemporain Abode of Chaos / Demeure du Chaos 2,7 millions d’abonnés : http://goo.gl/zJssd https://vimeo.com/124643720
Musée d’Art Contemporain siège social d’Artprice :
https://www.facebook.com/la.demeure.du.chaos.theabodeofchaos999

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thierry Ehrmann – Voyage au bout de la nuit

2018/06/05 Commentaires fermés

Fin dialecticien, homme d’une grande spiritualité, artiste plasticien féru de l’histoire de l’art, Thierry Ehrmann a érigé en deux décennies le leader mondial de l’information sur le marché de l’art (4,5 millions de membres dans 72 pays). Passionné et passionnant, le président directeur général d’Artprice.com nous retrace son parcours atypique. Entretien fleuve. (Entreprendre.fr)

thierry Ehrmann

thierry Ehrmann

Que retenez-vous de votre jeunesse ?

Mon enfance fut marquée par une formation chez les jésuites nommés les soldats de Dieu, puis chez les dominicains, redoutables négociateurs attestant d’un contournement intellectuel extrêmement rare et aiguisé. Mon enfance fut d’autant plus particulière que mon père, ancien polytechnicien à la retraite, docteur en droit et grand croyant, était un membre de l’Opus Dei influent.

Après Vatican II, l’Église ayant décidé de mettre fin aux biens ostentatoires, mon père avait été mandaté par le Vatican pour fermer les écoles princières, les palaces et autres lieux vains et inutiles qui ne représentaient plus l’esprit qui soufflait dans la foulée de Vatican II. Nous avons voyagé aux 4 coins du monde pour mettre un terme à ces lieux qui appartenaient à l’Eglise. J’ai ainsi pu découvrir le monde, et observer qu’à l’époque, le latin était la langue des affaires et non l’anglais.

J’ai eu l’occasion de faire le tour du monde une première fois durant mon enfance, puis une seconde fois entre 16 et 20 ans. J’ai écumé tous les pays à l’exception de 2 ou 3 pays exotiques.

 

Quels enseignements tirez-vous de ces voyages ?

Les voyages sont vains et inutiles. Le plus long voyage est celui que l’on fait dans sa tête. Au terme de 20 ans de démarche analytique freudienne, suivis de 8 ans de démarche lacanienne, je suis convaincu que le voyage physique est une fuite en avant dans laquelle on s’exile avec ses névroses et ses psychoses. C’est précisément l’histoire des miroirs grossissants, la fuite à l’extérieur est un véritable syndrome de Stendhal qui ne fait qu’amplifier le phénomène.

Si les évangiles de Luc et Matthieu affirment «  nul n’est prophète en son pays », pour autant, nous sommes le fruit d’une éducation, d’une culture et d’un climat. C’est sur nos terres que nous nous faisons, nous défaisons et nous reconstruisons. Je n’ai jamais vu d’exil heureux. J’ai eu la chance de rencontrer des monstres puissants qui ont dominé le XXème siècle et qui pour certains se sont éteints depuis. J’en ai conclu que tout exil est soumis à un éternel retour.

Celui qui s’isole en haut de la montagne ne cherche que le retour à l’exil, l’acte de solitude correspondant à la volonté de mieux revenir. Pour moi, le mythe de l’ermite n’existe pas, l’ermite est quelqu’un qui prépare son retour en scène, il n’est un mythe qu’en projection de son futur retour. Nous devons affronter nos démons frontalement sous peine qu’ils reviennent toujours.

 

Quel est votre moteur dans la vie ?

La passion pour l’art que je mets dans Artprice et le musée que j’ai fondé. Je suis artiste plasticien inscrit à la Maison des Artistes depuis 35 ans. Dès 1999, j’ai voulu faire vivre mes œuvres dans le premier musée privé immatriculé au RCS : Le Musée L’OrgAne, que j’ai érigé comme siège social d’Artprice, coté sur le marché réglementé. Ma passion pour l’histoire de l’art, en 20 ans, m’a servie à bâtir le Leader mondial de l’information sur le Marché de l’Art.

Ce travail titanesque fut synthétisé par la Ministre de la Culture lors de sa visite chez Artprice par cette phrase « Vous vous êtes subrogé en lieu et place à une mission supra-étatique de conservation de l’histoire du marché de l’art ». En effet, il est nécessaire de poser quelques chiffres qui démontrent le travail herculéen réalisé : Artprice est devenue en 20 ans le Leader mondial des banques de données sur la cotation et les indices de l’Art avec plus de 30 millions d’indices et résultats de ventes couvrant plus de 700 000 Artistes.

Avec Artprice Images, elle permet un accès illimité au plus grand fonds du Marché de l’Art au monde, bibliothèque constituée de 126 millions d’images ou gravures d’œuvres d’Art, de 1700 à nos jours, commentées par ses historiens.

Au quotidien, Artprice enrichit en permanence ses banques de données en provenance de 6300 Maisons de Ventes et publie en continu les tendances du Marché de l’Art pour les principales agences et 7200 titres de presse dans le monde. Ce n’est pas pour rien qu’Artprice compte 4,5 millions de membres dans 72 pays.

 

En quoi avez-vous introduit une profonde révolution dans le marché de l’art ?

Raymonde Moulin, célèbre sociologue et historienne de l’art, surnommée « la Papesse », m’a interpellé il y a une dizaine d’années en m’indiquant qu’Artprice avait définitivement modifié l’histoire du marché de l’art de manière irrévocable en s’inscrivant elle-même dans l’histoire de l’art. Effectivement, on note depuis 20 ans une mutation sans pareil. Laissons parler les chiffres quelques secondes.

Les leviers d’une telle mutation passent par la facilité d’accès aux informations sur le Marché de l’Art, la dématérialisation des ventes – le tout sur Internet avec 98% des acteurs connectés- la financiarisation du marché, l’accroissement des consommateurs d’art (de 500 000 à l’après-guerre à 90 millions en 2017), leur rajeunissement, l’extension du marché à toute la Grande Asie, à la zone Pacifique, à l’ Inde, à l’Afrique du Sud, au Moyen-Orient et à l’Amérique du Sud.

Cette mutation passe aussi par l’industrie muséale qui est devenue une réalité économique mondiale au XXIème siècle. En effet, il s’est construit plus de Musées entre 2000 et 2014 que durant tous les XIXème et XXème siècles, soit 700 nouveaux musées par an. Cette industrie dévoreuse de pièces muséales est l’un des facteurs primordiaux de la croissance spectaculaire du Marché de l’Art. Le Marché de l’Art est désormais mature et liquide.

Le Marché de l’Art est devenu un marché efficient, historique, mondial et dont la capacité à résister aux crises économiques et géopolitiques n’est plus à démontrer. Il surperforme depuis 18 ans les principaux marchés de placement de manière incontestable.

 

 

Vous avez fondé votre musée, au cœur-même d’Artprice qui analyse le marché de l’art. Que s’apportent-ils mutuellement ?

Aujourd’hui, Le Musée d’Art Contemporain L’Organe qui gère la Demeure du Chaos / Abode of Chaos compte 5 400 de mes œuvres, principalement des sculptures monumentales de plusieurs dizaines, voire centaines de tonnes, dont les thèmes abordent notre siècle tragique et somptueux.

Mes 5 400 œuvres baignent dans une totale alchimie avec Artprice et le Groupe Serveur, pionnier de l’Internet et des banques de données depuis 1987. Il est évident qu’Artprice, en tant que Leader mondial de l’information sur le Marché de l’Art ne pouvait rêver mieux que d’avoir comme siège social le célèbre Musée d’Art Contemporain L’Organe, gérant la Demeure du Chaos. Il faut préciser que ce musée est classé en région Rhône-Alpes, de manière incontestable, comme premier musée d’art contemporain privé, avec 120 000 visiteurs par an, dont 25 % hors France.

 

Quel est votre rapport à la franc-maçonnerie ?

J’ai eu l’opportunité d’y rentrer très jeune – à l’âge de 23 ans – et de devenir membre de la Grande Loge Nationale de France. Cette loge déiste me semblait intéressante car porteuse d’une philosophie assez ouverte. On nous appelait les « Anglais » car nous dépendions de la Grande Loge de Londres ou encore les « Romains.

J’ai été l’un des premiers à aborder le thème dans un Envoyé spécial sur France 2 qui m‘était consacré. J’ai 32 ans de loge et je dois dire qu’avec le recul, pour avoir visité de multiples courants ésotériques à travers le monde, je dois admettre que la franc-maçonnerie  est le modèle philosophique le plus stable, le plus humain, et qui, contrairement à ce que l’on croit, peut par son concours amener aux grandes questions éthiques de ce siècle.

Lorsqu’on possède un mandat public, nous devons pratiquer la méthode anglo-saxonne de déclarer notre appartenance afin d’éviter les fantasmes des fraternels dévoyés et nous permettre au contraire de nos ouvrir à des réceptions d’air plein d’humanisme et de talents.

Mon père, polytechnicien et Docteur en Droit, comme moi-même et mes deux fils avons une maladie neurodégénératives très importante et ma démarche depuis 32 ans par le temple et les voyages initiatiques me permettent d’assumer ces terribles douleurs et de rester les yeux ouverts vers le ciel toujours curieux et émerveillés de ce nouveau monde.

 

Qu’entendez-vous par visite initiatique ?

J’ai suivi par plaisir un cursus universitaire de théologie qui m’a permis d’étudier différentes religions et notamment la religion juive. J’ai pu échanger avec le Rav Pinto, tout en étant goy et catholique. Un de mes meilleurs amis, décédé depuis, était un grand psychiatre juif. Cet homme brillant a sombré dans la folie et est devenu écrivain et ermite en Israël.

Son parcours était captivant car il avait étudié la Torah, le Talmud et le Zohar, que l’on retrouve dans les loges maçonniques haut gradées. Je m’imagine à la place de l’autre et ce qu’est l’autre. C’est une de mes méthodes de gouvernance dans la mesure où je ne donne jamais un seul ordre. Je pense que donner un ordre affaiblit considérablement, l’ordre étant une perte de sens.

En Asie, l’ordre n’existe pas, le regard suffit à imprimer ou à donner le sens même dans lequel il faut aller. J’ai toujours eu des passerelles absolument transparentes entre ma vie privée et ma vie professionnelle. J’admire ou je suis dubitatif en fonction des jours des gens qui cloisonnent ces deux univers. Lorsque l’on est passionné, il est difficile, voire impossible, de conserver cette étanchéité.

J’ai toujours cultivé une totale transparence avec mes fils qui ont désormais plus de 30 ans en provoquant très rapidement le meurtre du père. Le père est aussi quelqu’un qui a ses fragilités, ses névroses… Mes enfants ne sont pas la continuité de moi, ils ont un parcours authentique, singulier, et il n’existe aucune projection.

 

Quel regard portez-vous sur l’Europe ?

Je lisais dernièrement les écrits de Nicolas Baverez sur la décadence de L’Occident et le projet européen. Dans les années 80, j’avais une cinquantaine de sociétés dont chacune portait le préfixe « Europ » (Europe Numéris, Europe Juris, etc). J’ai beaucoup cru au projet européen de Jean Monet mais je considère aujourd’hui que c’est la plus grande catastrophe industrielle, politique et économique.

Nous avons fait l’Europe en dépit du bon sens et nous avons gâché quelque chose d’historique qui avait dix millions d’existence. Le traité de Lisbonne signé en 2007 est pitoyable, c’est un traité que l’on signe en fin de nuit lorsque les parties sont usées et souhaitent en finir. J’ai découvert, si l’on compte les grandes régions, que c’est en réalité 108 parties qui doivent s’accorder lorsqu’il y a une adoption à prendre.

Il est déjà extrêmement difficile d’obtenir l’accord de tous les sociétaires ou tous les mandataires au sein d’une holding, alors imaginez ce qu’il en est pour la grande maison Europe. Le système était voué à l’échec.

 

Comment auriez-vous imaginé l’Europe ?

J’aurais imaginé une Europe médiévale organisée en régions afin de favoriser une transversalité. Il aurait fallu mettre un terme en France à ce jacobinisme colbertiste ou ce jacobinisme high-tech qui consiste à tout concentrer. La concentration constitue pour moi une énorme erreur. L’Europe aurait pu nous aider à réaliser l’Europe des régions, porteuse de sens et productive. Rappelons à titre d’exemple que la région Rhône-Alpes est plus grande que la Suisse et représente environ 11,6 % du PIB français. Nous avons des capacités importantes mais il existe une perte d’énergie énorme.

J’imagine une Europe généreuse. L’Europe avait une très belle histoire mais elle s’est vidée de son sens, elle n’est pas atlantiste, on ne peut pas même parler d’une Europe de l’OTAN. Cette Europe a tout perdu jusqu’à la vision de ses fondateurs qui la projetaient de l’Atlantique à l’Oural avec une ouverture vers l’Ukraine. Il était question d’une Europe ouverte s’étendant naturellement jusqu’à Moscou. Les Russes sont furieusement occidentaux. Concernant la Turquie, bien qu’éprouvant un profond respect pour l’Empire ottoman et la Sublime Porte, nous devons convenir qu’aujourd’hui, la Turquie est tout sauf laïque.

L’idée, à travers l’Europe, aurait été de simplifier le tout en imaginant un marché unique dans lequel on essaye de parler la même langue et le même droit des contrats. Le droit accompagne la culture, il est la pacification de la guerre. On dit communément que lorsque les armes se taisent, le droit parle. Lorsque les hommes contractent, c’est que la guerre a cessé et qu’ils échangent. Le droit a donc une valeur capitale mais au lieu de faire un droit européen, on s’est arrangé pour produire des directives internes qui devenaient un quatrième degré de juridiction propre à notre pays.

Après avoir rédigé de multiples rapports, commission sénatoriale etc, j’ai décidé de cesser toute navette parlementaire ou sénatoriale. J’ai vu des choses hallucinantes qui visaient à renforcer notre protectionnisme et à attiser le sentiment anti-européen. L’idée était de faire en sorte d’embêter les autres par tous les moyens. La réforme des ventes publiques est un exemple parlant, elle a fait l’objet d’une première réforme en 2011 avant d’être de nouveau amendée, nous en sommes à présent à la modification de la réforme exposant trois.

Face à l’absence d’effort des différents acteurs, l’Europe est devenue ce monstre administratif dans lequel on ne connaît pratiquement aucun commissaire. Le Tafta compte entre 800 et 900 négociateurs, alors que l’Europe n’en dispose que d’une quarantaine. La puissance de feu joue énormément. C’est dommage car nous avions un très beau projet mais il est grand temps d’arrêter les frais.

 

Quelle révolution majeure sommes-nous en train de vivre ?

Nous sommes désormais passés à une phase de mondialisation que les gens n’ont pas vu venir et anticipée. Nous sommes dans un changement de paradigme qui se produit environ tous les 3 ou 4 siècles, nous assistons à une véritable compression de l’espace-temps. J’ai eu la chance d’avoir Paul Virilio comme intervenant, ce dernier a beaucoup travaillé sur la notion d’accident et d’espace-temps. Une civilisation était considérée comme supérieure à une autre lorsqu’elle allait plus vite.

Rome a eu la suprématie sur Athènes car ils annonçaient le début ou la fin d’une guerre grâce à un cavalier alors que l’autre était encore à pied. Nous sommes arrivés à une optimisation absolue de la notion d’espace-temps et à une telle célérité qu’aujourd’hui, la notion même de logistique ne vaut plus rien : un container transporté entre Shanghai et le Havre coûte 400 dollars.

La mondialisation est une réalité et Internet l’a confirmé. Le législateur, nos élus et tous les États nations n’avaient pas réellement réfléchi au problème de la mondialisation.

 

 

Comment construire une histoire dans une société de l’immédiateté ?

Twitter a introduit la génération 280 caractères. Robert de Vogüé, grand financier entre autres anciennement chez JPMorgan et KBC Bank me confiait que désormais, les gens ne lisent plus que le titre dans les communications financières. Il existe une certaine facilité et lâcheté que de résumer et réduire à un titre un flux d’information constant et régulier même s’il est évident que les gens ne peuvent pas tout absorber. Trop d’information tue l’information et désormais la notion de courage et de prise de risque n’existent plus. Certains paysans ont plus de bon sens que des polytechniciens ou des énarques et sont parfois capables d’articuler un raisonnement solide et bien étayé que des gens très diplômés ne sont pas capables de conduire.

 

Quelles sont les spécificités de la Chine ?

Nous étions associés avec l’état chinois que beaucoup taxent de « démocrature ». Cela fait 30 ans que nous travaillons avec la Chine et j’ai réfléchi significativement au sujet. Bon nombre de personnes ont des idées reçues sur la Chine mais elle est cependant la première puissance mondiale et il ne faut pas oublier que la Chine a 7 000 ans d’ancienneté durant lesquels ils ont eu cette position au coude-à-coude avec l’Inde.

Gandhi a commis l’énorme erreur de créer une sorte d’autonomie propre à l’Inde. Aujourd’hui, l’Inde accuse un retard de 30 ans dans la mondialisation et est complètement en marge. Si l’Inde est prétendument la plus grande démocratie, il n’en demeure pas moins que les castes persistent, que la corruption perdure et que c’est un pays à des années-lumière de la modernité.

Le coup de génie des Chinois consiste à avoir fait de l’Inde l’atelier du monde. Grand nombre de mes amis insistent sur le fait que lorsque Chine arrivera à 700-800 dollars de salaire moyen pour les cadres – ce qui est désormais le cas – elle-même mettrait un genou et rentrerait dans une logique occidentale.

La Chine, dont le pragmatisme est sans égal, a trouvé l’Inde comme atelier du monde, la Chine devenant non plus l’usine du monde mais les ateliers de recherche et développement du monde. Ils se sont ainsi assurés une certitude pendant pratiquement 20 ans et ont pris le contrôle de la zone grande Asie : de Singapour à la Corée, au Vietnam, à la Birmanie… La Chine s’inscrit dans une logique de suprématie absolue.

Par nature, celui qui envahit – le barbare – amène également une forme de culture même si cela se fait dans le sang et la violence. La culture des barbares a toujours amené du sang nouveau et a permis au fil des siècles de régénérer et modifier les royaumes et les comtés. Le cas de la Chine est assez extraordinaire et unique au monde.

La Chine a toujours sinoïsé l’ennemi et fait en sorte, quelques soient les invasions, que les barbares deviennent de culture chinoise. La Chine n’a jamais envahi quiconque à l’exception du Vietnam mais pour des raisons plus complexes et ils n’ont jamais eu de flottes de guerre. Leur vraie force aujourd’hui est d’être toujours dans cette même logique. Ils ont une compréhension occidentale de la mondialisation, de l’économie et de l’OMC mais ils ont la capacité d’être un tout.

J’ai rencontré des opposants au régime mais ils faisaient cependant tout pour la mère patrie. On ne se rend pas compte de la force extraordinaire de la diaspora chinoise, ils arrivent à se projeter jusqu’à la quatrième ou la cinquième génération alors que nous ne dépassons pas les deux générations. Nicolas Baverez indiquait que les démocratures ont la chance ne pas céder à la facilité de la démocratie qui consiste à aller chercher des voix juste avant les élections et de légiférer et réglementer à tour de bras pour satisfaire l’opinion du dernier fait divers.

 

Comment expliquez-vous la déconstruction de notre démocratie ?

Juriste de père en fils depuis des générations, je suis atterré par cette profonde déconstruction alors que le droit français était reconnu comme l’un des meilleurs droits au monde. Nous sommes en implosion totale, de nouveaux textes viennent massacrer les anciens et les codes de procédures pénales et civiles s’entrechoquent. Nous avons sabordé trois siècles de construction intellectuelle du droit. Le droit est à la fois littéraire et mathématiques, il est l’épreuve du temps.

 

Comment imaginez-vous l’avenir ?

Désormais, l’infiniment subsidiaire est devenu le principal et l’élément focalisant est devenu l’infiniment subsidiaire. C’est toute l’histoire de la presse d’aujourd’hui. Nous avons mis un terme à l’état d’urgence, dont acte. Nous avons fait un certain nombre de codes de procédures et de droit pénal de sorte qu’aujourd’hui, nous nous situons au-delà de la plupart des dictatures en matière de droit.

Nous évoluons dans une société où les juges ont perdu tout contrôle, même le procureur, qui est censé être le chef de la police, est écarté de nombreuses procédures. Le célèbre écrivain Jean Rostand déclarait être optimiste quant à l’avenir du pessimisme. Je trouve cela dommage car nous avons tout pour être heureux : jamais la science n’a été aussi loin, jamais nous n’avons franchi de telles limites en termes de recherches et de découvertes et nous avons du bonheur à amener à l’humanité.

L’homme dispose d’outils et il est presque sur la marche du temple divin : nous savons lire les lignes de l’ADN, l’intelligence artificielle est en pleine essor et nous avons une maîtrise et une réponse à beaucoup de nos questions existentielles alors que nous sommes dans un contexte catastrophique.

 

Qu’est-il en train de se jouer sur le plan « historique » ?

Nous nous inscrivons dans un contexte de mondialisation mais pour autant, nous refusons de comprendre les articulations de l’histoire et de dénouer leur complexité en privilégiant une lecture simpliste et définitivement manichéenne.

A mon sens, les attentats du 11 septembre incarnent un nouveau point de départ l’ouverture du 21ème siècle. Les ruines du 11 septembre ne s’adressent pas uniquement aux Américains mais également Européens. Francis Fukuyama avait déclaré avant de se rétracter que la chute du mur de Berlin consacrait la « fin de l’histoire », et que la démocratie devenait perpétuelle. Cette théorie tuait l’idée même d’histoire dans ce qu’elle a de violent et d’impromptu. L’histoire est par nature soudaine et non prévisible. Le 11 septembre fut un événement soudain et non prévisible qui nous a ramenés à la réalité selon laquelle l’histoire peut exploser à tout moment. Le 11 septembre marque la défaite de l’Occident et de notre suprématie. L’Occident s’est quasiment tout arrogé au cours du XXème siècle, la démocratie, le bon goût, l’art… Si l’on considère l’Histoire, qu’est-ce qu’un siècle sur 6000 ou 7000 ans d’humanité ?

 

Quelle est la gravité de la situation dans laquelle se trouve la France ?

Si l’Europe est malade au sens des grands continents, je pense que la France est l’un des pays les plus malades d’Europe. Le pays est dans une déconstruction beaucoup plus grave que l’on ne l’imagine et on se refuse à voir les réalités en face.

Aujourd’hui, l’ascenseur républicain est cassé mais surtout science et progrès ne riment plus avec bonheur, peut-être pour la première fois dans l’humanité. Le progrès était toujours synonyme de source de bonheur alors que désormais, ce n’est plus le cas, il devient source de flicage, et plus personne ne pose des barrières.

Je connais très intimement la culture cyberpunk et la culture de la science-fiction que l’on a ensuite désigné par films d’anticipation. J’ai une cinémathèque d’environ 50 à 60 000 films : des courts métrages, des films d’essai, des tentatives cinématographiques avortées, j’ai même récupéré des films qui ne sont jamais sortis.

Depuis pratiquement 10 ans, plus aucun film de science-fiction ne sort car tout a été pensé et que désormais la réalité a dépassé la fiction. La notion de déplacement dans l’espace-temps est la seule chose qui appartient encore au domaine de la science-fiction, il est étudié mais pour l’heure, il n’a encore été réalisé qu’à travers des électrons.

En dehors de cela, tout a déjà été traité. Mon père disait que Jules Verne avait été le premier auteur de science-fiction. Je pars du principe que tout ce que l’on écrit en projection et en scénario appartient déjà au domaine de l’acquis. Da Vinci désignait l’art comme « une chose mentale » (cosa mentale). Il m’arrive souvent de me faire violence dans mes œuvres, je vois le volume, je le modélise et ensuite il faut incarner ce volume parce qu’on est humain. On ne peut penser que ce qui existe.

 

L’intelligence artificielle est-elle un danger ?

L’intelligence artificielle existe en réalité depuis 30 ans, les établissements bancaires utilisaient déjà des algorithmes, sans parler du THF… Les outils d’aide à la décision, le datamining et la business intelligence existent depuis longtemps.

Arrêtons de galvauder et de diaboliser l’intelligence artificielle, nous avons presque le sentiment que nous accouchons d’une nouvelle religion alors qu’elle existe depuis fort longtemps.

 

En quoi et comment votre groupe a-t-il toujours été avant-gardiste ?

Nous avons beaucoup d’ingénieurs et de chercheurs étrangers au sein de notre groupe qui cherchent à partir. Je les aide à repartir dans leur pays d’origine, ou là où ils souhaitent s’expatrier. À l’époque, je prenais des participations, non pas à des fins capitalistiques, mais pour les soutenir en leur apportant la mise de départ. Nous avons ainsi pu disposer de correspondants dans le monde entier, que cela soit dans les pays de l’Est, en Israël ou au Canada.

Nous étions sur Internet dès 1985. Nous avons toujours eu 10 ans d’avance dans le groupe avec le souci permanent de maintenir cette avance en ayant une double lecture dichotomique. Nous nous interrogeons d’un côté sur ce qui va se passer dans 5 ou 10 ans et de façon concomitante sur ce qui peut permettre de réaliser concrètement des fonds propres ou du résultat net afin de ressourcer ce qui est dévoreur de fonds propres.

La R&D requiert par nature des fonds de roulement positifs. Internet a introduit la mondialisation et tout peut se dématérialiser. Si on se réfère au théorème de Pythagore selon lequel tout est nombre à l’exception de l’âme et de l’émotion, on peut donc dématérialiser pratiquement 99 % de notre civilisation. Il est évident que tout va migrer vers la révolution numérique dont Internet est le principal support mais pour autant, on tend vers le « glocal » combinant simultanément le local et le global.

Nous avons beaucoup de marchés locaux et nous étudions sur Internet tout ce qui concerne les marchés mondiaux depuis la nuit des temps, y compris le marché de l’art qui ne peut fonctionner que de manière mondiale comme les marchés financiers ou les matières premières. Nous avons toujours une approche historique, théorique, scientifique et aussi très pragmatique dans la création de société ex nihilo.

 

Artprice launches its “blue-chip” Art Market index, Artprice100®, designed for financiers and investors

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Artprice’s Global Index® shows an average value increase for artworks of +30% since the index was started 20 years ago. Although this is an appreciable performance particularly at a time when central banks’ interest rates are close to zero in the United States (FED) and negative in Europe (ECB), if we focus uniquely on the most stable segment of the market, we find a much more impressive value accretion.

Thierry Ehrmann, founder and CEO of Artprice, said “Artprice’s econometrics department has created a new index that ignores the most volatile artists (those most subject to the price impact of fashion and speculation) and focuses exclusively on the art market’s “blue-chip” artists. This new index, Artprice100®, shows that art is an extremely competitive financial investment over the longer term.”

Artprice’s new Artprice100® scientific index is subject to IPR protection and represents a major new weapon in Artprice’s commercial arsenal as World Leader in Art Market Information.

PRINCIPLE

The objective of Artprice’s new Artprice100® index is to monitor and quantify the art market’s value accretion by focusing on its most stable elements. This new scientific index is a new tool in Artprice’s panoply of proprietary decision-support tools. In effect, the Artprice100® index represents an unavoidable new benchmark in a financial world constantly searching for new investment opportunities in efficient markets.

The creation of the Artprice100® index is a response to a recurring demand from Artprice’s financial and banking institution customers, particularly in the Private Banking segment, who need a reliable and durable benchmark that does not require specialist knowledge of the Art Market from its user.

With the Artprice100®, the Art Market – universally considered an alternative to traditional financial investments – now has a benchmark comparable to the world’s major stock indices like the S&P 500, the FTSE 100, the CAC 40, the DAX and the NIKKEI 225. It is composed using the same general principles for the construction of these indices: it focuses on the Art Market’s fundamental artists and takes into account their relative weight and importance.

COMPOSITION

The composition of the Artprice100® is adjusted by a scientific committee every 1st January to reflect the evolution of the Art Market. The index essentially identifies the 100 top-performing artists at auction over the previous five years who satisfy a key liquidity criterion (at least ten works of comparable quality sold each year). The weight of each artist is proportional to his/her annual auction turnover over the relevant period.

Thus, starting from 1 January 2000 – the Artprice100®’s reference year – an investment is made on the 100 artists whose auction results are the most regular (constant) and the highest (in turnover terms) during the previous five years (i.e. 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999). The relative weight of each of the 100 artists is detailed in Appendix 1.

The composition of the index does not change during the year. Therefore, the overall value of the Artprice100® evolves according to the individual average performances of each artist in the portfolio, adjusted according to his or her weight within the portfolio.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCES

In 2000, the value of the Artprice100® increased by 10.9%. Thus, for an initial investment of $100, the value of this portfolio already reached $110.9 by the end of 2000.

The contribution of each artist to this result provides additional information. For example, in 2000, the artist Pablo Picasso had a 16% weighting in the portfolio. During that year, his auction performance contracted by 9%. Therefore, the initial $16 invested in Pablo Picasso (16% of $100) was valued, at 31 December 2000, at $14.6.

Fortunately, the portfolio’s diversification helped offset Pablo Picasso’s negative performance in 2000. So, for example, that year saw strong positive performances for Robert Rauschenberg (+59%), Antoni Tapies (+48%), René Magritte (+18%), allowing the Artprice100® index to post a quite remarkable performance for the portfolio as a whole.

Over the long term, the performance of the Artprice100® largely exceeds that of Artprice’s Global Index and of the US stock market, as represented by the S&P 500.

The Artprice100® index
Base 100 at 1 January 2000

Evolution de l’indice des prix Artprice100® Base 100 au premier janvier 2000

 

INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES

The Artprice100® index provides essential information since its very composition reflects the progressive evolution of the Art market. The artists included each year in the Top 100 are the market’s most important artists, weighted for their average performances over the previous five years.

This purely objective criterion allows identification of the most stable segment of the Art Market with a built-in evolution mechanism (annual adjustment). In fact, the new index relies on a huge mass of market information (Artprice’s Big Data) and eliminates possible blind spots that might escape the Index’s Scientific Council by analysing repeat sales and auction results from all over the planet. With its intranet connecting it with more than 6,300 Auction Houses, Artprice is the only organisation in the world that can process this data and produce an index based on a highly complex series of calculations.

The composition of the Artprice100® for the years 2000 and 2017 is provided in the Appendices. From 2016 to 2017, four artists joined the index and four left (as with stock indices):

Joiners (incoming): Agnes Martin, Francis Picabia, Barbara Hepworth, Michelangelo Pistoletto
Leavers (outgoing): Giorgio De Chirico, Alexej von Jawlensky, Paul Klee, Cindy Sherman

This gradual transformation of the 100 artists within the Artprice100® is striking over the long term. For example, in 2000, there was only one Chinese artist in this list (Zhang Daqian) compared with 18 in 2017.

CONCLUSION

Over 18 years, the Artprice100® grew by 360%, generating an average annual return of 8.9%. This revolutionary approach to investment in the Art Market allows the financial and investment community to apprehend the Art Market via the art of “index management”, a possibility that was hitherto non-existent. This average annual return of 8.9% represents the profitability of the art market’s most stable segment.

It proves once again that a relatively well-diversified art portfolio, constructed on the basis of a simple and non-aggressive acquisition strategy, has a genuine economic raison d’être, quite apart from the non-pecuniary benefits of collecting art.

Over the last 20 years, the art market has massively increased in liquidity and has grown to now be widely appreciated as a genuinely efficient market to which Artprice – as world leader – has substantially contributed.

Via its contacts in the financial sphere, Artprice aims to get its Artprice100® index and derivative products rapidly included in the standard financial newsflow packages used in trading rooms around the world.

Appendix 1
Composition of the Artprice100® in 2000
Rank – Artist – Weight

1 – Pablo PICASSO – 16.1%
2 – Claude MONET – 7.8%
3 – Paul CÉZANNE – 5.3%
4 – Pierre-Auguste RENOIR – 4.7%
5 – Edgar DEGAS – 3.9%
6 – Henri MATISSE – 2.9%
7 – Marc CHAGALL – 2.8%
8 – Amedeo MODIGLIANI – 2.8%
9 – Andy WARHOL – 2.2%
10 – Joan MIRO – 2.0%
11 – Camille PISSARRO – 1.7%
12 – Fernand LÉGER – 1.7%
13 – René MAGRITTE – 1.6%
14 – Henry MOORE – 1.4%
15 – Alberto GIACOMETTI – 1.3%
16 – Auguste RODIN – 1.2%
17 – Georges BRAQUE – 1.1%
18 – Pierre BONNARD – 1.1%
19 – Jean DUBUFFET – 1.1%
20 – Kees VAN DONGEN – 1.0%
21 – Paul GAUGUIN – 1.0%
22 – Jasper JOHNS – 1.0%
23 – Wassily KANDINSKY – 1.0%
24 – Paul KLEE – 0.9%
25 – Alexander CALDER – 0.9%
26 – Alfred James MUNNINGS – 0.9%
27 – Alfred SISLEY – 0.9%
28 – Maurice DE VLAMINCK – 0.9%
29 – Gerhard RICHTER – 0.8%
30 – Édouard VUILLARD – 0.8%
31 – Willem DE KOONING – 0.8%
32 – Jean-Michel BASQUIAT – 0.8%
33 – Emil NOLDE – 0.8%
34 – Roy LICHTENSTEIN – 0.8%
35 – Giorgio MORANDI – 0.8%
36 – Egon SCHIELE – 0.7%
37 – Pieter II BRUEGHEL – 0.7%
38 – Salvador DALI – 0.7%
39 – Lucio FONTANA – 0.7%
40 – Juan GRIS – 0.6%
41 – Giorgio DE CHIRICO – 0.6%
42 – Ernst Ludwig KIRCHNER – 0.6%
43 – Maurice UTRILLO – 0.6%
44 – Raoul DUFY – 0.6%
45 – Eugène BOUDIN – 0.6%
46 – Camille Jean-Baptiste COROT – 0.5%
47 – Paul SIGNAC – 0.5%
48 – Edvard MUNCH – 0.5%
49 – Francis BACON – 0.5%
50 – Rufino TAMAYO – 0.5%
51 – Alexej VON JAWLENSKY – 0.5%
52 – Cy TWOMBLY – 0.4%
53 – Wifredo LAM – 0.4%
54 – Diego GIACOMETTI – 0.4%
55 – Laurence Stephen LOWRY – 0.4%
56 – Piet MONDRIAAN – 0.4%
57 – Marino MARINI – 0.4%
58 – Jack Butler YEATS – 0.4%
59 – Max ERNST – 0.4%
60 – Odilon REDON – 0.4%
61 – Albert MARQUET – 0.4%
62 – Georges ROUAULT – 0.4%
63 – Franz MARC – 0.4%
64 – Sam FRANCIS – 0.3%
65 – Fernando BOTERO – 0.3%
66 – Robert RAUSCHENBERG – 0.3%
67 – Richard DIEBENKORN – 0.3%
68 – Hermann Max PECHSTEIN – 0.3%
69 – Bernard BUFFET – 0.3%
70 – Henri-Théodore FANTIN-LATOUR – 0.3%
71 – Diego RIVERA – 0.3%
72 – Roberto MATTA – 0.3%
73 – Karel APPEL – 0.3%
74 – Georg BASELITZ – 0.3%
75 – Frank STELLA – 0.3%
76 – Serge POLIAKOFF – 0.3%
77 – Moïse KISLING – 0.3%
78 – MAN RAY – 0.3%
79 – Yves KLEIN – 0.3%
80 – ZHANG Daqian – 0.3%
81 – Asger JORN – 0.3%
82 – Gino SEVERINI – 0.3%
83 – John LAVERY – 0.3%
84 – Anders Leonard ZORN – 0.2%
85 – Aristide MAILLOL – 0.2%
86 – Lyonel FEININGER – 0.2%
87 – Erich HECKEL – 0.2%
88 – Max BECKMANN – 0.2%
89 – Sigmar POLKE – 0.2%
90 – Marie LAURENCIN – 0.2%
91 – Henri MARTIN – 0.2%
92 – Henri LE SIDANER – 0.2%
93 – Otto DIX – 0.2%
94 – Louis VALTAT – 0.2%
95 – Gustave LOISEAU – 0.2%
96 – Antoni TAPIES – 0.2%
97 – Jean FAUTRIER – 0.2%
98 – Adrien Jean LE MAYEUR DE MERPRES – 0.2%
99 – Massimo CAMPIGLI – 0.2%
100 – David HOCKNEY – 0.2%

Appendix 2
Composition of the Artprice100® in 2017

Rank – Artist – Weight

1 – Pablo PICASSO – 6.8%
2 – Andy WARHOL – 6.8%
3 – ZHANG Daqian – 4.4%
4 – QI Baishi – 3.8%
5 – Gerhard RICHTER – 3.7%
6 – Claude MONET – 3.4%
7 – Francis BACON – 3.3%
8 – Jean-Michel BASQUIAT – 2.9%
9 – Roy LICHTENSTEIN – 2.2%
10 – Alberto GIACOMETTI – 2.1%
11 – FU Baoshi – 2.0%
12 – Cy TWOMBLY – 1.9%
13 – ZAO Wou-Ki – 1.8%
14 – Amedeo MODIGLIANI – 1.8%
15 – XU Beihong – 1.8%
16 – Alexander CALDER – 1.8%
17 – LI Keran – 1.8%
18 – Lucio FONTANA – 1.7%
19 – Joan MIRO – 1.7%
20 – WU Guanzhong – 1.7%
21 – Willem DE KOONING – 1.6%
22 – HUANG Zhou – 1.5%
23 – Marc CHAGALL – 1.4%
24 – HUANG Binhong – 1.3%
25 – LU Yanshao – 1.3%
26 – Jeff KOONS – 1.3%
27 – Christopher WOOL – 1.2%
28 – LIN Fengmian – 1.0%
29 – CHU Teh-Chun – 1.0%
30 – Yves KLEIN – 0.9%
31 – Henri MATISSE – 0.9%
32 – Fernand LÉGER – 0.9%
33 – René MAGRITTE – 0.9%
34 – Henry MOORE – 0.9%
35 – Jean DUBUFFET – 0.9%
36 – Wassily KANDINSKY – 0.8%
37 – PAN Tianshou – 0.8%
38 – Edvard MUNCH – 0.8%
39 – Pierre-Auguste RENOIR – 0.8%
40 – Paul CÉZANNE – 0.7%
41 – SAN Yu – 0.7%
42 – Yayoi KUSAMA – 0.7%
43 – Peter DOIG – 0.6%
44 – PU Ru – 0.6%
45 – Edgar DEGAS – 0.6%
46 – Auguste RODIN – 0.6%
47 – Richard PRINCE – 0.6%
48 – Joan MITCHELL – 0.6%
49 – Sigmar POLKE – 0.5%
50 – Camille PISSARRO – 0.5%
51 – Paul GAUGUIN – 0.5%
52 – Salvador DALI – 0.5%
53 – Martin KIPPENBERGER – 0.4%
54 – Ed RUSCHA – 0.4%
55 – DONG Qichang – 0.4%
56 – Paul SIGNAC – 0.4%
57 – Piet MONDRIAAN – 0.4%
58 – Egon SCHIELE – 0.4%
59 – Alberto BURRI – 0.4%
60 – Richard DIEBENKORN – 0.4%
61 – Georges BRAQUE – 0.4%
62 – Juan GRIS – 0.4%
63 – WEN Zhengming – 0.4%
64 – Damien HIRST – 0.4%
65 – Pieter II BRUEGHEL – 0.4%
66 – Donald JUDD – 0.3%
67 – Louise BOURGEOIS – 0.3%
68 – Keith HARING – 0.3%
69 – Piero MANZONI – 0.3%
70 – Alfred SISLEY – 0.3%
71 – David HOCKNEY – 0.3%
72 – Max ERNST – 0.3%
73 – CHEN Yifei – 0.3%
74 – Ernst Ludwig KIRCHNER – 0.3%
75 – Frank STELLA – 0.3%
76 – Sam FRANCIS – 0.3%
77 – Pierre BONNARD – 0.3%
78 – Alighiero BOETTI – 0.3%
79 – Kees VAN DONGEN – 0.3%
80 – Jasper JOHNS – 0.3%
81 – Pierre SOULAGES – 0.3%
82 – Bernard BUFFET – 0.3%
83 – Fernando BOTERO – 0.3%
84 – Laurence Stephen LOWRY – 0.3%
85 – Agnes MARTIN – 0.3%
86 – Enrico CASTELLANI – 0.3%
87 – Robert RAUSCHENBERG – 0.3%
88 – Morton Wayne THIEBAUD – 0.3%
89 – Nicolas DE STAËL – 0.3%
90 – Francis PICABIA – 0.2%
91 – Barbara HEPWORTH – 0.2%
92 – Anselm KIEFER – 0.2%
93 – GUAN Liang – 0.2%
94 – YU Fei’an – 0.2%
95 – Emil NOLDE – 0.2%
96 – Maurice DE VLAMINCK – 0.2%
97 – Georg BASELITZ – 0.2%
98 – Tom WESSELMANN – 0.2%
99 – Anish KAPOOR – 0.2%
100 – Michelangelo PISTOLETTO – 0.2%

 

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Exclusive: Today, 9 December 2017, Artprice confirms that the acquisition of Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi involved geopolitical mediation, and that the Vatican Museums did indeed study the offer.

2017/12/09 Commentaires fermés
Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi

 

Artprice confirms the contents of its press release of 8 December and, today (9 December), adds further explanations concerning this historic sale:

Artprice Exclusive – Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi at the Louvre Abu Dhabi is likely the result of a geopolitical mediation, involving Anglo-Saxon investment funds, financial firewalls and Mohammad Bin Salman (the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia), who actually bridled the final price paid. The artwork is apparently being insured for around 700 million dollars.

In June 2017, Saudi Arabia and its allies, including the United Arab Emirates, broke off all diplomatic ties with Qatar, which in recents years has established itself as a leading force on the global art market via the Qatar Museum Authority (Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani).

Meanwhile, in accordance with standard practice, the Vatican Museums (12 in total) extensively studied the Salvator Mundi opportunity and particularly how to interpret Da Vinci’s Christ iconography.

The series of differents communiqués on the subject by the different protagonists in the sale – each contradicting the previous one – suggests that the painting is theologically explosive, and it is clear that, in the end, the different protagonists preferred to avoid the topic, considering the theological “hotness” as potentially damaging to the success of the sale.

The Salvator Mundi painting may also offend Saudi sensibilities: human portraits and especially portraits of religious figures are forbidden under the strict Saudi brand of Islam, and this one raises particular issues because it depicts Jesus as “Savior of the World” (dixit The New York Times).

In the past, the Vatican Museums always had a clear right to examine, validate and, where appropriate, acquire historical artworks that played a significant role in the propagation of the Christian faith. Although this RC monopoly has gradually receded, it remains valid in the 21st century for all major work of art that depict the symbols of the Christian faith; and the Jesus Christ painted by Leonardo Da Vinci as “Savior of the World” is naturally one such representation.

Artprice can therefore confirm that the sale of the Da Vinci’s « Salvator Mundi » did indeed involve geo-political mediation as well as diplomatic management of its religious and theological implications. The final outcome, with the painting being exhibited at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, is therefore the result of all these factors and the insured value of the artwork at 700 million dollars most likely corresponds perfectly to the painting’s value in a Museum Industry ® context.

For further information, read our 7 Dec. 2017 release https://www.actusnews.com/fr/ARTPRICE/cp/2017/12/07/news-of-da-vinci_s-salvator-mundi-being-exhibited-at-the-abu-dhabi-louvre-and-soon-at-the-paris-louvre-entirely-endorses

News of Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi being exhibited at the Abu Dhabi Louvre –and soon at the Paris Louvre– entirely endorses Artprice’s Museum Industry®

Having provided an exclusive explanation of the sophisticated financial arrangements behind the recent acquisition of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi an explanation that was picked up by Agence France Presse today, Artprice has highlighted a highly sophisticated economic model.

The arrangements for the acquisition of the Da Vinci masterpiece correspond perfectly to the Museum Industry® model that Artprice conceptualized in 2005 and has taught ever since.

According to thierry Ehrmann, All the of the world’s major museums hold accounts with Artprice, including of course the Louvre. The United Arab Emirates, with its capital Abu Dhabi, is one of the top 10 most active countries accessing Artprice’s databases…

Here’s the deal: the Paris Louvre sells a “Louvre” franchise to Abu Dhabi until 2037. The latter pays a total of 400 million euros to the Paris Louvre for the right to use the Louvre name. The latter, accompanied by 13 French museums, convenants to lend artworks to Abu Dhabi – 10 museums have already lent more than 350 artworks.

These arrangements shows the Museum Industry® collaborating within a network, using investment vehicles and complex legal structures.

They unambiguously prove the emergence in the twenty-first century of a new economic sector – the Museum Industry® – exactly as Artprice described it back in 2005.

In short, we have a classic business model with inflows (ticketing and derivative income) and outflows – operating license costs plus acquisition costs… in this case, the price of Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, a price predicted by Artprice three months prior to its sale.

The 450 million dollars paid for the painting is the result of an intelligent investment decision based on the Louvre museum’s annual operating income (ebitda) and not on some wild extravagance. Those who believe it is the latter have failed to understand that the Museum Industry® is now the principal structure of the global art market.

This structure is driving art prices up by creating scarcity on the three principal segments of the Art Market: Old Masters, Modern Art and Contemporary Art, and we see that within this industry configuration, the resale of a “major tangible asset” can have an immediate impact on ticket revenue.

Artprice – which will be launching its own museum ranking index (Artmuseum100®) in early 2018 – highlights the transformation of museums, whose clientele has grown tenfold in the last 30 years.

Artprice and its econometrics department has been collaborating with Twitter for two years on a giant sample of 39 million identified followers with links to the world’s 100 principal Fine Art museums.

According to thierry Ehrmann, This massive expansion of the global Museum Industry® goes hand-in-hand with a major soft-power competition between the world’s nations, particularly its major powers (China / US) and the Gulf States. Indeed, soft-power rivalry is leading the art market inexorably towards spectacular new auction results. In our well-documented view, we are likely to see results around the billion dollar threshold by 2020.

As the world leader in Art Market information, Artprice can only benefit from this growth of the Art Market, driven essentially by the increasing power of the Museum Industry®.

For a reminder of the Museum Industry® conceptualized by Artprice, please read this press release: https://www.actusnews.com/fr/ARTPRICE/cp/2017/11/19/artprice-the-auction-record-for-salvator-mundi-by-leonardo-da-vinci-proves-that-the-museum-industry-reg-is-completely

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Artprice Exclusive – Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi at the Louvre Abu Dhabi is Likely the Result of a Geopolitical Mediation

2017/12/08 Commentaires fermés

Artprice Exclusive – Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi at the Louvre Abu Dhabi is likely the result of a geopolitical mediation, involving Anglo-Saxon funds, firewalls and Mohammad Bin Salman -the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia-, which curbed its price. Insurance fees for a public exhibition are estimated at 700 million dollars approximately. In June 2017Saudi Arabia and its allies, including the United Arab Emirates, broke off all diplomatic ties with Qatar after in the last few years in the Gulf region, Qatar had established its leadership on the Art Market with the Qatar Museum Authority (Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani).

For further information, read our 7 Dec. 2017 release https://www.actusnews.com/fr/ARTPRICE/cp/2017/12/07/news-of-da-vinci_s-salvator-mundi-being-exhibited-at-the-abu-dhabi-louvre-and-soon-at-the-paris-louvre-entirely-endorses

News of Da VinciSalvator Mundi being exhibited at the Abu Dhabi Louvre and soon at the Paris Louvre entirely endorses Artprices Museum Industry®

Having provided an exclusive explanation of the sophisticated financial arrangements behind the recent acquisition of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi an explanation that was picked up by Agence France Presse today, Artprice has highlighted a highly sophisticated economic model.

The arrangements for the acquisition of the Da Vinci masterpiece correspond perfectly to the Museum Industry® model that Artprice conceptualized in 2005 and has taught ever since.

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Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 6,300 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications. For its 4,500,000 members, Artprice gives access to the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art. Artprice is preparing its blockchain for the Art Market. It is BPI-labelled (scientific national French label).

Artprice’s Global Art Market Annual Report for 2016 published last March 2017: http://imgpublic.artprice.com/pdf/rama2016_en.pdf

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According to thierry Ehrmann, All the of the worlds major museums hold accounts with Artprice, including of course the Louvre. The United Arab Emirates, with its capital Abu Dhabi, is one of the  top 10 most active countries accessing Artprices databases… »

Here’s the deal: the Paris Louvre sells a « Louvre » franchise to Abu Dhabi until 2037. The latter pays a total of 400 million euros to the Paris Louvre for the right to use the Louvre name. The latter, accompanied by 13 French museums, convenants to lend artworks to Abu Dhabi – 10 museums have already lent more than 350 artworks.

These arrangements shows the Museum Industry® collaborating within a network, using investment vehicles and complex legal structures.

They unambiguously prove the emergence in the twenty-first century of a new economic sector – the Museum Industry® – exactly as Artprice described it back in 2005.

In short, we have a classic business model with inflows (ticketing and derivative income) and outflows – operating license costs plus acquisition costs… in this case, the price of Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, a price predicted by Artprice three months prior to its sale.

The 450 million dollars paid for the painting is the result of an intelligent investment decision based on the Louvre museum’s annual operating income (ebitda) and not on some wild extravagance. Those who believe it is the latter have failed to understand that the Museum Industry® is now the principal structure of the global art market.

This structure is driving art prices up by creating scarcity on the three principal segments of the Art Market: Old Masters, Modern Art and Contemporary Art, and we see that within this industry configuration, the resale of a « major tangible asset » can have an immediate impact on ticket revenue.

Artprice – which will be launching its own museum ranking index (Artmuseum100®) in early 2018 – highlights the transformation of museums, whose clientele has grown tenfold in the last 30 years.

Artprice and its econometrics department has been collaborating with Twitter for two years on a giant sample of 39 million identified followers with links to the world’s 100 principal Fine Art museums.

According to thierry Ehrmann, This massive expansion of the global Museum Industry® goes hand-in-hand with a major soft-power competition between the world’s nations, particularly its major powers (China / US) and the Gulf States. Indeed, soft-power rivalry is leading the art market inexorably towards spectacular new auction results. In our well-documented view, we are likely to see results around the billion dollar threshold by 2020.

As the world leader in Art Market information, Artprice can only benefit from this growth of the Art Market, driven essentially by the increasing power of the  Museum Industry®.

For a reminder of the Museum Industry® conceptualized by Artprice, please read this press release: https://www.actusnews.com/fr/ARTPRICE/cp/2017/11/19/artprice-the-auction-record-for-salvator-mundi-by-leonardo-da-vinci-proves-that-the-museum-industry-reg-is-completely

http://www.artprice.com Copyright thierry Ehrmann 1987/2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi to be exhibited at the Louvre Museum alongside the Mona Lisa is evidence the Museum Industry(R) economy conceptualized by Artprice is a reality

2017/11/30 Commentaires fermés

Artprice had given the price for Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi 3 months in advance (AOF press agency) and has explained it in its different releases including the following:

https://www.actusnews.com/fr/ARTPRICE/cp/2017/11/19/artprice-the-auction-record-for-salvator-mundi-by-leonardo-da-vinci-proves-that-the-museum-industry-reg-is-completely

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi

Artprice also explained in a interview with French newspaper JDD that the Museum Industry® economy (conceptualized by Artprice since 2005) is the foundation of the construction of this record price, which could only be understood through the Art Market’s paradigm shift of which she has become the main driving force.

thierry Ehrmann: « The absolute proof has been given this morning when Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of the Louvre museum, in an interview with RTL radio, stated that exhibiting the Salvator Mundi alongside the Mona Lisa in the context of a Leonardo da Vinci exhibition for the celebration of the Grand Louvre’s 30th Anniversary was under negotiation. The AFP dispatch, released a few minutes ago, also reported the capital information through its international news feed.

That is the heart of the Museum Industry®’s business model, that sees such an exhibition have an exponential impact on the growth of the Louvre’s ticket sales.

Also, no one will dare doubt the statement of a senior official at the French Ministry of Culture.

The new economic science – taught by Artprice – is relentlessly pushing prices up. Our conviction about the evolution of the art market started with a simple observation: the exponential nature of art museum openings around the world. In 2014 an Artprice meta-study revealed that more art museums opened between January 2000 and December 2014 than during the entire 19th and 20th centuries.

It also revealed that roughly 700 new art museums are being built every year on 5 continents, each with international vocations and each with at least 4,500 artworks.

This massive expansion of the global museum industry® goes hand-in-hand with a major soft-power competition between the world’s nations, particularly its major powers (China / US) and the Gulf States. Indeed, soft-power rivalry is leading the art market inexorably towards spectacular new auction results. In our well-documented view, we are likely to see results around the billion dollar threshold by 2020.”

Indeed, thanks to its direct Intranet link to major Auction Houses, Artprice is aware of plans for prestige sales in the near future. According to our econometrics department and our Big Data algorithms, we can already predict that several sales will generate results in excess of one billion dollars, notably Christie’s sale of the David and Peggy Rockefeller collection next May in New York.

The Art Market, as reported by Artprice in its reports and the present release, is recording one record after the other for all periods – Old Master, Modern Art & Contemporary Art. To name a few: Kerry James Marshall – Still Life with Wedding Portrait – Christie’s NY 15 Nov. 2017; Carmen HERRERA – Untitled (Orange and Black) (1956) – Phillips NY 16 Nov. 2017; this week, the record for Camille Claudel was shattered at Artcurial, with the preemption of many museums, precisely.

Also, The New York Times agreed with Artprice’s analysis on the Museum Industry®.

www.artprice.com Copyright thierry Ehrmann 1987/2017

About Artprice:

Artprice celebrates its 20th birthday, editorial by thierry Ehrmann, founder and CEO of Artprice. https://www.actusnews.com/fr/ARTPRICE/cp/2017/10/04/artprice-celebrates-its-20th-birthday-editorial-by-thierry-ehrmann-founder-and-ceo-of-artprice

Artprice is listed on the Eurolist by Euronext Paris, SRD long only and Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg: PRC – Reuters: ARTF.

Artprice is the global leader in art price and art index databanks. It has over 30 million indices and auction results covering more than 700,000 artists. Artprice Images(R) gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world: a library of 126 million images or prints of artworks from the year 1700 to the present day, along with comments by Artprice’s art historians.

Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 6,300 auctioneers and it publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications. For its 4,500,000 members, Artprice gives access to the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art. Artprice is preparing its blockchain for the Art Market. It is BPI-labelled (scientific national French label).

Artprice’s Global Art Market Annual Report for 2016 published last March 2017: http://imgpublic.artprice.com/pdf/rama2016_en.pdf

Artprice’s Contemporary Art Market Annual Report for 2016 – free access at https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2016

The text presented hereafter is a translation of Arte Creative’s online presentation: ARTE: A gigantic Christmas tree in the guise of a butt plug, a machine that defecates five-star meals, an icon immersed in urine and staged corpses – subversive, trash, provocative or insulting? Thierry Ehrmann, the man behind The Abode of Chaos dixit « The New York Times », an artist and the founder of Artprice, is the mouthpiece for scandal and discloses the workings of the most striking controversies in contemporary art. And scandal sells. 9 episodes are online: http://www.arte.tv/guide/en/weekly-highlight

Artprice’s press releases: http://serveur.serveur.com/Press_Release/pressreleaseen.htm and https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom

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Discover the Alchemy and the universe of Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video, which headquarters are the famous Museum of Contemporary Art, the Abode of Chaos http://goo.gl/zJssdhttps://vimeo.com/124643720

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The Abode of Chaos/Demeure du Chaos Contemporary Art Museum by thierry Ehrmann,author, sculptor, artist, photograph https://www.flickr.com/photos/home_of_chaos/sets/72157

The New York Times rejoint l’anticipation d’Artprice après le record du Salvator Mundi de Leonardo Da Vinci chez Christie’s sur le changement d’échelle du Marché de l’Art.

2017/11/26 Commentaires fermés

Par son agence de presse Artmarket Insight et sa cellule de surveillance des publications mondiales concernant le Marché de l’Art, Artprice ne peut que revenir sur l’article paru le 24 Novembre 2017 dans The New York Times, dont le titre évocateur est : « How This Leonardo’s Mind-Blowing Price Will Change the Art Market », signé Scott Reyburn, une des plumes les plus reconnues au Monde parmi les journalistes anglos-saxons traitant de l’actualité du Marché de l’Art, et disponible en ligne sur :

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/24/arts/design/salvator-mundi-leonardo.html

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi

thierry Ehrmann: « Artprice prend note de l’adéquation parfaite de cet article avec notre communiqué bilingue publié le 19 Novembre 2017 et disponible en ligne sur :

https://www.actusnews.com/fr/ARTPRICE/cp/2017/11/19/artprice-le-record-pour-salvator-mundi-de-leonardo-da-vinci-demontre-que-l_industrie-museale-reg-revolutionne-le-modele

et pour la version anglaise:

https://www.actusnews.com/fr/ARTPRICE/cp/2017/11/19/artprice-the-auction-record-for-salvator-mundi-by-leonardo-da-vinci-proves-that-the-museum-industry-reg-is-completely

En effet, force est de constater que de part et d’autre de l’Atlantique, la synthèse est identique après le record à 450,3 millions de dollars établi par le Salvator Mundi de Leonardo Da Vinci: le Marché de l’Art change définitivement d’échelle.

En effet, ce record a permis immédiatement à d’autres œuvres d’atteindre des adjudications très sensiblement supérieures à l’estimation de base. Ce modèle de distribution des prix confirme que le Marché de l’Art au regard de l’économétrie et de l’analyse technique est un marché désormais efficient, mature et liquide.

Mais ce n’est pas tout, en incluant Salvator Mundi de Leonardo Da Vinci dans une vente d’Art Contemporain, Christie’s a brisé les codes. Cette disruption au sein même d’une institution séculaire est un signal pour le moins remarquable quant à l’avenir du Marché de l’Art, qui bascule dans une économie de marché, où Internet devient le lieu unique des ventes publiques qui ne cessent de se dématérialiser.

thierry Ehrmann: « L’Industrie Muséale®, dont Artprice a entièrement conceptualisé et protégé au titre de la propriété intellectuelle le modèle économique dès 2005, est le moteur de ce changement de paradigme.

Cette nouvelle science économique enseignée par Artprice dans le Marché de l’Art aspire implacablement les prix vers le haut. Premièrement, nous avons très vite observé le caractère exponentiel de la création des Musées d’Art dans le Monde. Effectivement selon notre méta étude, il s’est construit plus de Musées d’Art entre le 01/01/2000 et le 31/12/2014 que durant tous les XIXème et XXème siècles.

De même, il se construit chaque année 700 musées d’Art sur les 5 continents à caractères internationaux avec un minimum de 4500 œuvres d’Art.

Ce soft power entre les grandes puissances, que sont la Chine et les USA, ou les pays du Golfe, est un moteur géopolitique puissant pour le développement exponentiel de l’industrie muséale®, avec donc inexorablement de nouvelles ventes spectaculaires à venir, avec en ligne de mire le franchissement du cap du milliard de $ pour une œuvre d’ici 2020 ».

En effet Artprice a pris connaissance par son Intranet relié aux Maisons de Ventes des ventes prestigieuses en cours d’élaboration. Selon notre département d’économétrie et nos algorithmes aidés du Big Data, nous pouvons d’ores et déjà affirmer d’une manière certaine que plusieurs ventes dépasseront le milliard de $, notamment la collection de David et Peggy Rockefeller en Mai prochain à New York chez Christie’s.

Artprice souligne que Sotheby’s prévoit elle aussi une année 2018 flamboyante avec la préparation de ventes spectaculaires lui permettant de remonter son handicap face à sa rivale de toujours.

Un même écho se prépare en Asie, notamment en Chine.

Il y a moins d’une heure avant ce communiqué, France Télévision publie l’article qui au passage se fonde à 100% sur le raisonnement de l’Industrie Muséale® propriété d’Artprice depuis 2005 pour établir le prix d’une œuvre.

https://www.francetvinfo.fr/economie/emploi/metiers/art-culture-edition/video-deux-dix-ou-cinquante-milliards-d-euros-ca-vaut-combien-la-joconde_2481337.html

« La raison ? La Joconde est sans doute la toile la plus connue au monde. Les touristes affluent pour venir l’admirer au Louvre. Elle est aussi l’une des rares peintures intégralement produites par l’un des plus grands artistes de l’histoire. Rareté, célébrité, perfection technique, un cocktail qui rend son estimation compliquée. Un expert et deux commisaires-priseurs rencontrés par FranceInfo ont entrepris un calcul rationnel s’appuyant sur des variables quantifiables.

Pour Elsa Gody, il est nécessaire d’appliquer une formule simple : prendre le prix du billet du musée du Louvre, le multiplier par le nombre de visiteurs sur une période donnée… « On arrive à peu près à deux milliards d’euros », soutient la Commissaire-priseur chez Catawiki. Son confrère Pierre Blanchet, lui, est moins rationnel car « la passion » autour de ce tableau rend toute estimation difficile, surtout au cours d’une vente aux enchères où les prix peuvent rapidement s’envoler. …/… « Pourquoi pas 10 milliards d’euros », finit-il par lâcher. »

En conséquence Artprice confirme qu’en 2018 le Marché de l’Art va définitivement changer d’échelle.

En conséquence Artprice confirme qu’en 2018 le Marché de l’Art va définitivement changer d’échelle, tant par le chiffre d’affaires global, que par des records spectaculaires sur les segments de l’Art ancien, moderne et contemporain et des ventes cataloguées de prestige qui atteindront le milliard de $.

Selon notre département d’économétrie plus de 180 artistes devraient exploser leurs records en 2018. Le Marché de l’Art qu’Artprice accompagne en tant que Leader Mondial de l’Information sur le Marché de l’Art depuis 20 ans a définitivement changé de visage.

www.artprice.com Copyright thierry Ehrmann 1987/2017

A propos d’Artprice :

Artprice est cotée sur Eurolist by Euronext Paris, SRD long only et Euroclear : 7478 – Bloomberg : PRC – Reuters : ARTF.

Artprice est le Leader mondial des banques de données sur la cotation et les indices de l’Art avec plus de 30 millions d’indices et résultats de ventes couvrant plus de 657 000 Artistes. Artprice Images® permet un accès illimité au plus grand fonds du Marché de l’Art au monde, bibliothèque constituée de 126 millions d’images ou gravures d’œuvres d’Art de 1700 à nos jours commentées par ses historiens.

Artprice enrichit en permanence ses banques de données en provenance de 6300 Maisons de Ventes et publie en continu les tendances du Marché de l’Art pour les principales agences et 7200 titres de presse dans le monde. Artprice met à la disposition de ses 4,5 millions de membres (members log in), les annonces déposées par ses Membres, qui constituent désormais la première Place de Marché Normalisée® mondiale pour acheter et vendre des œuvres d’Art à prix fixe ou aux enchères (enchères réglementées par les alinéas 2 et 3 de l’article L 321.3 du code du commerce). Artprice labellisée par le BPI développe son projet de Blockchain sur le Marché de l’Art.

Le Rapport Annuel Artprice du Marché de l’Art mondial 2016 publié en mars 2017 :
https://fr.artprice.com/artprice-reports/le-marche-de-lart-en-2016

Le rapport du Marché de l’Art Contemporain 2016 d’Artprice est accessible gratuitement à l’adresse:
https://fr.artprice.com/artprice-reports/le-marche-de-lart-contemporain-2016

Communiqué d’ARTE : A la tête de La Demeure du Chaos/ Abode of Chaos dixit « The New York Times », thierry Ehrmann, artiste et fondateur d’Artprice dévoile en 9 épisodes les rouages des plus gros esclandres de l’art contemporain, qui garantissent à coup sûr des expositions blockbusters http://creative.arte.tv/fr/artscandale

Sommaire des communiqués d’Artprice :
http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleasefr.htm et https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom

Suivre en temps réel toute l’actualité du Marché de l’Art avec Artprice sur Facebook, Google+ Twitter: https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom & https://twitter.com/artmarketdotcom

https://www.facebook.com/artpricedotcom & https://plus.google.com/+Artpricedotcom/posts

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Découvrir l’alchimie et l’univers d’Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video dont le siège social est le célèbre Musée d’art contemporain Abode of Chaos / Demeure du Chaos http://goo.gl/zJssd https://vimeo.com/124643720

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Le tableau de Léonard de Vinci « Salvator Mundi » a été adjugé mercredi 450,3 millions de dollars conformément aux prévisions d’Artprice (450/500 M$).

2017/11/16 Commentaires fermés

Le tableau de Léonard de Vinci « Salvator Mundi » a été adjugé mercredi 450,3 millions de dollars conformément aux prévisions d’Artprice (450/500 M$).

Le dernier Da Vinci « Salvator Mundi » (sauveur du monde)

New York #Artprice #DaVinci – Un tableau du peintre italien Léonard de Vinci a été adjugé mercredi 450,3 millions de dollars lors d’enchères chez Christie’s à New York, pulvérisant le record de la toile la plus chère du monde.

Au terme d’une séquence de 19 minutes, « Salvator Mundi » (sauveur du monde), dernier tableau du maître encore en possession d’un collectionneur privé, a laissé loin derrière « Les Femmes d’Alger (version 0) », de Pablo Picasso, vendu 179,4 millions de dollars en 2015.

La dernière œuvre connue de LEONARDO DA VINCI encore en mains privées vient de passer sous le feu des enchères chez Christie’s… Le Sauveur du Monde (Salvatore Mundi), pendant masculin de la Joconde est, pour reprendre les mots du spécialiste de l’art ancien chez Christie’s Alan Wintermute, le  »Saint Graal de l’art ancien ». Pourtant, ce chef-d’oeuvre absolu n’apparait pas au catalogue de la prochaine session Old Masters de Christie’s (le 31 octobre).

Contre toute attente, le précieux tableau, réalisé il y a cinq siècles, est inclus à la vente d’Art Contemporain et d’Après-Guerre qui se tiendra le 15 novembre 2017 à New York.  »Le dernier Da Vinci’, authentifié avec certitude en 2011 et estimé autour de 100 millions de dollars se retrouve ainsi dans le même catalogue que la dernière peinture de Warhol, Sixty Last Supper (1986), une œuvre gigantesque de trois mètres sur 10, comportant 60 variations de la célèbre Cène du même Léonard De Vinci.

Christie’s espère-t-elle faire  »coup double » en signant le même soir deux nouveaux records absolus à plus de 100 millions ? Cette pensée est permise sachant que Warhol a déjà passé ce seuil de prix en 2013 avec Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster), vendu 105,445 m$ chez Sotheby’s à New York.

En opérant de la sorte, Christie’s casse les codes habituels en mixant les époques et insiste par ailleurs sur le caractère éminemment spectaculaire des ventes d’Art Contemporain et d’après-guerre. C’est là que se jouent les plus grands enjeux.

Face au programme du 15 novembre, la session Old Masters du 31 octobre peut paraître un peu terne, même si un autoportrait d’Elisabeth VIGÉE-LEBRUN (600 000$ – 800 000$) et un paysage de John CONSTABLE (400 000$ – 600 000$) devraient conduire les enchères…

www.artprice.com Copyright thierry Ehrmann 1987/2017

A propos d’Artprice :

Artprice est cotée sur Eurolist by Euronext Paris, SRD long only et Euroclear : 7478 – Bloomberg : PRC – Reuters : ARTF.

Artprice est le Leader mondial des banques de données sur la cotation et les indices de l’Art avec plus de 30 millions d’indices et résultats de ventes couvrant plus de 657 000 Artistes. Artprice Images® permet un accès illimité au plus grand fonds du Marché de l’Art au monde, bibliothèque constituée de 126 millions d’images ou gravures d’œuvres d’Art de 1700 à nos jours commentées par ses historiens.

Artprice enrichit en permanence ses banques de données en provenance de 6300 Maisons de Ventes et publie en continu les tendances du Marché de l’Art pour les principales agences et 7200 titres de presse dans le monde. Artprice met à la disposition de ses 4,5 millions de membres (members log in), les annonces déposées par ses Membres, qui constituent désormais la première Place de Marché Normalisée® mondiale pour acheter et vendre des œuvres d’Art à prix fixe ou aux enchères (enchères réglementées par les alinéas 2 et 3 de l’article L 321.3 du code du commerce). Artprice labellisée par le BPI développe son projet de Blockchain sur le Marché de l’Art.

Le Rapport Annuel Artprice du Marché de l’Art mondial 2016 publié en mars 2017 :
https://fr.artprice.com/artprice-reports/le-marche-de-lart-en-2016

Le rapport du Marché de l’Art Contemporain 2016 d’Artprice est accessible gratuitement à l’adresse:
https://fr.artprice.com/artprice-reports/le-marche-de-lart-contemporain-2016

Communiqué d’ARTE : A la tête de La Demeure du Chaos/ Abode of Chaos dixit « The New York Times », thierry Ehrmann, artiste et fondateur d’Artprice dévoile en 9 épisodes les rouages des plus gros esclandres de l’art contemporain, qui garantissent à coup sûr des expositions blockbusters http://creative.arte.tv/fr/artscandale

Sommaire des communiqués d’Artprice :
http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleasefr.htm et https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom

Suivre en temps réel toute l’actualité du Marché de l’Art avec Artprice sur Facebook, Google+ Twitter: https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom & https://twitter.com/artmarketdotcom

https://www.facebook.com/artpricedotcom & https://plus.google.com/+Artpricedotcom/posts

http://artmarketinsight.wordpress.com/

Découvrir l’alchimie et l’univers d’Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video dont le siège social est le célèbre Musée d’art contemporain Abode of Chaos / Demeure du Chaos http://goo.gl/zJssd https://vimeo.com/124643720

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Contact ir@artprice.com

Artprice 20th birthday, editorial by thierry Ehrmann, Artist, founder and CEO of Artprice.

2017/10/07 Commentaires fermés

Artprice is 20 today. That might sound young to some, but in terms of the digital economy, that’s very old indeed.

A legendary organisation in many respects, Artprice experienced the most extraordinary IPO in the history of the Paris stock exchange, reaching a capitalization in excess of EUR 400 million within hours.

It has suffered severe corrections as well, notably after the new-tech stocks crash in 2000, nine-eleven, the 2nd Gulf War, the financial crisis of 2007 and a number of other exogenous events, and its iconoclastic approach has made it the target of lengthy lawsuits brought by monopolistic behemoths riding on centuries of Art Market omerta and opacity.

Artprice has survived a climate of irrational animosity from certain quarters, sometimes involving outlandish fantasies; but each attack has made the company stronger… and wiser.

Using the Internet – a domain in which its parent company Groupe Serveur has been a dominant pioneer since 1987 – Artprice has completely transformed the Art Market.

Its operational headquarters are located at a site Time Magazine described as the “legendary” Demeure du Chaos. The site, referred to as “The Abode of Chaos” by the New York Times, is also the “Organe” Contemporary Art Museum, where its loyal employees – from digital white rooms to documentary collections, mansucripts and catalogs – are enthusiastic experts.

Artprice has built the largest Art Market databank in the world with a almost State-sized archive base. In 2005, Artprice set up the largest Standardized Marketplace for artworks in the world.

It has become global leader in Art Market Information by providing, among other services, real-time streams of Art Market information for more than 7,200 media outlets such as the financial news agency Bloomberg.

It has also given insight to its 4.5 million loyal subscribers, whom it thanks for their loyalty. This also applies to the 6,300 Auction Houses it works with, loyal partners in their contribution with Artprice.

The old stock-market adage « prices peaks usually return » has been confirmed no less than three times in 20 years, making the Artprice share a legendary stock that cannot be understood without a clear grasp of the spatio-temporal paradigm shifts driving the 21st century.

Artprice is a “must-have” stock for all investors ans gamblers… whatever their strategy.

It has a cenacle of shareholders that would make a number of CAC 40 companies green with envy.

Its loyal shareholders are powerful, formidable and discreet people, including, among others, members of families that have held strong positions in the world’s oldest market for hundreds of years (mankind exchanged artworks well before currencies) and who – well before the public – understood that Artprice’s vision of the art market was totally unavoidable.

Artprice’s exceptional family of shareholders is reflected in my somewhat provocative observation that “the Art Market is like financial markets… only ten times smarter and ten times more unforgiving”.

So what exactly is this ‘secret chalice’… this ‘Grail’… that so many people have sought in vain – including exceptional men like Dr. Hippolyte Mireur (19th century) and Enrique Mayer (20th century) whose carefully-compiled registers of art market exchanges are now a part of Artprice?

This metaphorical ‘Grail’, that can only be apprehended by Alchemy and its Prima Materia (Alchemical Chaos), is in fact a set of equations and algorithms that explain art prices and expose how they are formed.

For the art market’s old regime lurking in the twilight, the adage « Art has no price » was the core of a deliberately mystifying ideology.

Over 20 years of historical and legendary combat, Artprice has opened the gates of the Temple of Art to the profane.

Ten or so years ago, a famous Art Market historian and sociologist told me that Artprice was immortal, not for its economic function, but rather for the irrevocable changes it has brought to the Art Market and, therefore, to Art History.

Artprice has demonstrated that art does have structured and highly sophisticated price mechanisms, in an efficient market that is substantially more rational and mature than many other markets.

Financial markets offer a particularly poor comparison at a time when negative interest rates and quantitative easing (QE) (a concept that our grandparents referred to simply as “money printing”) do little to reassure savers.

So yes… Artprice is now 20… an age of freedom and exploration; an age in which the emerging new world can dance on the ashes of the old economy that has not yet understand it is already dead.

Artprice may be 20, but it has already acquired a 100 years of experience, wisdom and combative energy.

We know – as our mentor Marcel Duchamp taught us – that our fiercest critics are the biggest contributors to the global success of Artprice.

To our loyal shareholders, a big thank you for your unfailing confidence.

As a final word: Artprice has never modified its capital structure and has repeatedly designated myself, its Founder, as its CEO and principal shareholder. The exponential growth of the Internet and the current paradigm shift – unique in the history of modernity – continue to fuel my belief that Artprice is still very much in its early stages.

The Artprice adventure continues with supreme confidence and vigour.

thierry Ehrmann

Copyright thierry Ehrmann 1987/2017

Artprice: Art Market posts positive signals in H12017

Fine Art Auctions (painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, printmaking, installations)

H1 2017 saw a general recovery of the Art Market, with turnover up 5%

1. Global art auction turnover reached $6.9 billion in H1 2017

2. Prices in the Contemporary segment rose 9.6%

3. With $2.2 billion, the USA overtook China’s $2 billion

4. The UK and France contributed to the recovery, up 13% and 7% respectively

5. Contemporary Art accounted for 15% of global turnover, vs. 3% in 2000

6. A work by Jean-Michel Basquiat (born 1960) fetched $110.5 million

7. The auction unsold rate improved by 2 percentage points versus 2016

Global overview

At a global level, the Art Market was in better shape in H1 2017, ending two consecutive years of slowdown.

Global figures

More than 228,700 Fine Art lots sold worldwide during the first six months of 2017, generating a total turnover of $6.9 billion (including fees). These results were recorded at more than 3,054 public sales that are subjected to Artprice’s systematic and detailed analysis. Artprice has been global leader in Art Market information since 1987. This half-year report covers all public sales of Fine Art (painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, printmaking, installations).

According to thierry Ehrmann, founder and CEO of Artprice, Since 2000, the art market has been functioning with outstanding maturity, resisting the NASDAQ crisis, the nine-eleven attacks, the second intervention in Iraq and of course the unprecedented financial and economic crisis that began in 2007. It has also resisted a significant increase in global geopolitical tensions and the emergence of a negative interest rate environment that hurts savings. During the past 17 years, the Art Market has shown its capacity to adjust to conditions, thus avoiding the kind of meltdowns seen in the financial sphere. It has therefore played a vital “shelter asset” role, without inflating into a speculative bubble.

For a number of years now, the financial returns on art have outperformed other investments, and the Art Market has become an independent, liquid and efficient market on all continents.

H1 2017 Global Art Market Report, by Artprice.com, online at:
https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/global-art-market-in-h1-2017-by-artprice-com

Country: – Turnover total in USD – (Market share)

Top 10 countries by Fine Art auction turnover in H1 2017

Country: — Turnover total — (Market share)

1 Unites States: 2,239,080,536 — (32.4%)

2 China: — 1,999,094,934 — (29.0%)

3 United Kingdom: — 1,581,615,191 — (22.9%)

4 France: — 326,398,192 — (4.7%)

5 Germany: — 100,451,363 — (1.5%)

6 Italy: — 95,051,377 — (1.4%)

7 Switzerland: — 73,623,263 — (1.1%)

8 Austria: — 53 720 750 — (0.8%)

9 Australia: — 47 329 131 — (0.7%)

10 South Korea: — 39,787,141 — (0.6%)

Other countries: — 344,862,990 — (5.0%)

The data concerning China was compiled by Artprice in close collaboration with its Chinese institutional associate-partner, the Artron Group and AMMA (Art Market Monitor by Artron) directed by Wan Jie.

Despite a relatively unfavourable economic context, the global art market has shown signs of buoyancy, driven by a powerful combination of investment logic, speculative buying, passion collecting and insatiable demand for major signatures from new museums around the world.

These growth drivers rely heavily on easy access to reliable Art Market information such as provided by Artprice (pioneer and global leader in the field) and have been accelerated by a whole series of underlying phenomena: a rapidly spreading awareness that every aspect of participation in the art market, including online sales, can be conducted via the Internet (97% of participants are connected to Internet); a financialisation of the art market’s high-end fostered by its stability and transparency; a rapid increase in the art-buying population from roughly 500,000 after 1945 to approximately 70 million in 2016; a significant reduction in the average age of market players and a major geographical expansion of the market to nearly all of Asia, the Pacific Rim, India, South Africa, the Middle-East and South America.

Another massive Art Market driver is the new-era museum industry (700 new museums per year) that has become a significant economic reality in the 21st century. More museums opened between 2000 and 2014 than in the previous two centuries.

Hungry for museum quality works, this sector is one of the primary drivers of the Art Market’s spectacular growth. The Art Market is now both mature and liquid, offering yields of 10% to 15% per year on works valued over $100,000.

Considering these macro- et micro-economic data, the past 17 years have confirmed the Art Market’s potential as a safe haven against economic and financial turbulence, generating substantial and recurring yields.

In a financial environment based on negative central bank interest rates (in real terms), the Art Market looks very healthy by comparison, especially having posted a 1200% growth in the annual auction turnover of its Contemporary segment over the past 17 years. The global Art Market has also posted linear growth in the average value of an artwork (Old, Modern and Contemporary) of +47.5% over the same period. If we look at the Contemporary segment alone, the progression is +116%.

These returns are not just reserved for “star” artists. We find a substantial average annual yield of +9% on works sold above the €20,000 threshold.

The Art Market is an efficient, historical and global market whose capacity to resist economic and geopolitical crises requires no further proof.

TOP 20 artistes – S1 2017 © Artprice.com

Artist — Turnover (USD) — Number of works sold — Best result (USD)

1 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) — 280,065,050 — 1495 — 45,047,500

2 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) — 243,763,718 — 58 — 110,487,500

3 Andy WARHOL (1928-1987) — 123,953,149 — 597 — 27,500,000

4 ZHANG Daqian (1899-1983) — 123,206,027 — 293 — 13,145,618

5 Wassily KANDINSKY (1866-1944) — 88,458,422 — 62 — 42,264,404

6 Gerhard RICHTER (1932-) — 86,959,069 — 177 — 21,608,217

7 Roy LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) — 85,356,419 — 251 — 28,247,500

8 Claude MONET (1840-1926) — 83,204,310 — 17 — 15,987,500

9 FU Baoshi (1904-1965) — 80,137,781 — 36 — 27,451,938

10 HUANG Binhong (1865-1955) — 75,704,612 — 95 — 50,577,000

Top 10 auction results in H1 2017

Artist – Work – Price (USD) – Date – Auctioneer

1 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) — Untitled (1982) — 110,487,500 — 18/05/2017 — Sotheby’s New York

2 Gustav KLIMT (1862-1918) — Bauerngarten (1907) — 59,004,638 — 01/03/2017 — Sotheby’s London

3 Constantin BRANCUSI (1876-1957) — La muse endormie (1913) — 57,367,500 — 15/05/2017 — Christie’s New York

4 Cy TWOMBLY (1928-2011) — Leda and the Swan (1962) — 52,887,500 — 17/05/2017 — Christie’s New York

5 Francis BACON (1909-1992) — Three Studies for a Portrait of George Dyer (1963) — 51,767,500 — 17/05/2017 — Christie’s New York

6 HUANG Binhong (1865-1955) — Yellow Mountain — 50,577,000 — 19/06/2017 — China Guardian Beijing

7 CHEN Rong (1189-1258) — Six Dragons — 48,967,500 — 15/03/2017 — Christie’s New York

8 Max BECKMANN (1884-1950) — Hölle der Vögel (1937-1938) — 45,830,765 — 27/06/2017 — Christie’s London

9 Pablo PICASSO(1881-1973) — Femme assise, robe bleue (1939) — 45,047,500 — 15/05/2017 — Christie’s New York

10 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) — Femme écrivant (Marie-Thérèse) (1934) — 44,405,117 — 27/06/2017 — Christie’s London

About Artprice:

Artprice is listed on Eurolist by Euronext Paris, SRD long only and Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg: PRC – Reuters: ARTF.

Artprice is the leading databank for the global art market, with over 30 million indices and auction results covering more than 657,000 artists. Artprice Images® gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world: a library of 126 million pictures and prints of artworks from 1700 to the present day, with notes and comments by our art historians.

Artprice permanently feeds its databanks with information from roughly 4,500 auction operators worldwide and publishes a constant flow of art market indicators for the world’s principal news agencies and approximately 7,200 international press publications. For its 4.5 million members, Artprice gives access to the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace for buying and selling art either at a fixed price or within a bidding system (as regulated by paragraphs 2 and 3 of article L 321.3 of France’s Code of Commerce). Artprice is a BPI-labelled “innovative” company and is developing a Blockchain project for the Art Market.

Artprice’s Global Art Market Annual Report for 2016:
http://imgpublic.artprice.com/pdf/rama2016_en.pdf

The following text is a translation of Arte Creative‘s online presentation for a series of mini-documentaries featuring Thierry Ehrmann:

ARTE: An enormous Christmas tree resembling a giant butt plug, a machine that defecates five-star meals, an icon immersed in urine and staged corpses – subversive, trash, provocative or insulting? Thierry Ehrmann, the man behind The Abode of Chaos (dixit The New York Times), artist and founder of Artprice, features in 9 short episodes that decode the most media-hyped scandals in the Contemporary art field… scandals that inevitably guarantee blockbuster exhibitions. http://www.arte.tv/guide/en/weekly-highlight

Discover the alchemical universe of Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video, whose headquarters is the famous Museum of Contemporary Art, the Abode of Chaos http://goo.gl/zJssd and https://vimeo.com/124643720

News Artmarket:

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The Contemporary Arts Museum The Abode of Chaos on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/la.demeure.du.chaos.theabodeofchaos999

The Abode of Chaos/Demeure du Chaos Contemporary Art Museum by thierry Ehrmann,author, sculptor, artist, photograph:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/home_of_chaos/sets/72157676803169034

Contact : thierry Ehrmann : e-mail : ir@artprice.com

Artprice : complément d’information sur le Marché de l’OTC suite à l’AG du 30 juin 2017 à 18h.

2017/07/02 Commentaires fermés

Suite à de nombreuses interrogations très pertinentes d’actionnaires lors de l’A.G. concernant le communiqué du 30 juin 2017:

« Artprice s’approprie le Marché de l’Art OTC qui génère un volume de transactions de 7 à 9 fois supérieur à celui du Marché de l’Art traditionnel »

Disponible sur : Actusnews https://www.actusnews.com/fr/ARTPRICE/cp/2017/06/30/artprice-s_approprie-le-marche-de-l_art-otc-qui-genere-un-volume-de-transactions-de-7-a-9-fois-superieur-a-celui-du-marche-de

Artprice tient à préciser à ses actionnaires et au Marché qu’Artprice conserve bien évidemment tout le segment du Marché de l’Art traditionnel et continuera à le développer plus que jamais en activant sa Place de Marché Normalisée à prix fixe et aux enchères, et y ajoutera donc une nouvelle place de Marché de l’Art OTC ® générateur de dizaines de millions de transactions par an, tel que décrit dans le communiqué ci-dessus, dans le but de couvrir tout le spectre du Marché de l’Art. (Marché de l’art Traditionnel plus le Marché OTC).

Grâce à ce gigantesque relais de croissance créateur de valeur, Artprice Leader du Marché de l’Art mondial rajoute à son marché historique un nouveau marché de masse dans le monde avec le Marché OTC et sa Blockchain.

Toutes les résolutions de l’AG du 30 juin 2017 ont été adoptées et feront l’objet cette semaine d’une communication réglementée. Une grande richesse des débats a animé cette AG avec ses fidèles et nouveaux actionnaires.

www.artprice.com

Copyright thierry Ehrmann 1987/2017

A propos d’Artprice :

Artprice est cotée sur Eurolist by Euronext Paris, SRD long only et Euroclear : 7478 – Bloomberg : PRC – Reuters : ARTF.

Artprice est le Leader mondial des banques de données sur la cotation et les indices de l’Art avec plus de 30 millions d’indices et résultats de ventes couvrant plus de 657 000 Artistes. Artprice Images® permet un accès illimité au plus grand fonds du Marché de l’Art au monde, bibliothèque constituée de 126 millions d’images ou gravures d’œuvres d’Art de 1700 à nos jours commentées par ses historiens.

Artprice enrichit en permanence ses banques de données en provenance de 6300 Maisons de Ventes et publie en continu les tendances du Marché de l’Art pour les principales agences et 7200 titres de presse dans le monde. Artprice met à la disposition de ses 4,5 millions de membres (members log in), les annonces déposées par ses Membres, qui constituent désormais la première Place de Marché Normalisée® mondiale pour acheter et vendre des œuvres d’Art à prix fixe ou aux enchères (enchères réglementées par les alinéas 2 et 3 de l’article L 321.3 du code du commerce). Artprice labellisée par le BPI développe son projet de Blockchain sur le Marché de l’Art.

Le Rapport Annuel Artprice du Marché de l’Art mondial 2016 publié en mars 2017 : https://fr.artprice.com/artprice-reports/le-marche-de-lart-en-2016

Le rapport du Marché de l’Art Contemporain 2016 d’Artprice est accessible gratuitement à l’adresse:https://fr.artprice.com/artprice-reports/le-marche-de-lart-contemporain-2016

Communiqué d’ARTE : A la tête de La Demeure du Chaos/ Abode of Chaos dixit « The New York Times », thierry Ehrmann, artiste et fondateur d’Artprice dévoile en 9 épisodes les rouages des plus gros esclandres de l’art contemporain, qui garantissent à coup sûr des expositions blockbusters http://creative.arte.tv/fr/artscandale

Sommaire des communiqués d’Artprice :http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleasefr.htm et https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom

Suivre en temps réel toute l’actualité du Marché de l’Art avec Artprice sur Facebook, Google+ et principalement sur Twitter: https://twitter.com/artpricedotcom & https://twitter.com/artmarketdotcom

https://www.facebook.com/artpricedotcom & https://plus.google.com/+Artpricedotcom/posts

http://artmarketinsight.wordpress.com/

Découvrir l’alchimie et l’univers d’Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video dont le siège social est le célèbre Musée d’art contemporain Abode of Chaos / Demeure du Chaos http://goo.gl/zJssdhttps://vimeo.com/124643720

Musée d’Art Contemporain siège social d’Artprice: https://www.facebook.com/la.demeure.du.chaos.theabodeofchaos999

Contact ir@artprice.com

Le Rapport Annuel Artprice du Marché de l’Art mondial 2016 : un véritable marché alternatif aux marchés financiers avec la suprématie de la Chine

2017/02/28 Commentaires fermés

Fruit d’une alliance entre Artprice, le Leader mondial de l’information sur le Marché de l’Art, présidé et fondé par thierry Ehrmann, et son puissant partenaire institutionnel Chinois Artron, présidé par Wan Jie, le 16ème Rapport Annuel du Marché de l’Art mondial offre enfin une parfaite lecture du marché pour l’Orient et l’Occident.

Les deux entités fusionnent l’intégralité de leurs ressources pour analyser le Marché de l’Art global avec une exhaustivité jamais atteinte jusqu’alors, permettant ainsi de dévoiler les enjeux d’une compétition d’une rare férocité. Personne dans le monde à ce jour ne peut produire de telles métadonnées tant sur le plan macro-économique que micro-économique.

Ce rapport contient le célèbre classement Artprice des 500 artistes les plus puissants au monde, le top 100 des enchères, l’analyse par pays et par capitales, l’analyse par périodes et par médiums, les différents indices d’Artprice et 21 chapitres clés pour décrypter implacablement le Marché de l’Art. Accessible gratuitement sur Artprice.com

http://fr.artprice.com/artprice-reports/le-marche-de-lart-en-2016

La Chine redevient n°1 mondial avec 4,8 Mrd$ et 91 400 lots vendus
Les USA sont n°2 avec 3,5 Mrd$ et 72 500 lots vendus
Le Royaume Uni n°3 pèse 17% du produit de ventes d’art dans le monde
Les ventes aux enchères 2016 totalisent 12,45 Mrd$ avec 675 500 lots vendus
+11% de lots vendus en Occident (USA +24%, UK +27%)
Avec 579 m$, la France n°4 pèse 5% du produit des ventes mondiales
Le taux d’invendu reste stable en Occident : 37%
96% des lots sont vendus moins de 50 000$ dans le monde
New York (3,2 Mrd$), Beijing (Pékin) (2,3 Mrd$), Londres (2,1 Mrd$) et Hong Kong (1,15 Mrd$)
Le record 2016 frappé pour La Meule (1891) du Français Claude Monet : 81,5 m$
L’artiste le plus performant en 2016 est le Chinois Zhang Daqian (355 m$)
Le nombre d’œuvres proposées dans le monde connaît une progression de +8 % par rapport à l’année 2015 avec 938 000 lots Fine Art passés en ventes publiques.
80 œuvres ont été vendues plus de 10 m$ en 2016, contre 160 en 2015.

Entre logique d’investissement, spéculation, collections passionnées, demande insatiable de grandes signatures pour alimenter les nouveaux Musées du monde, le nombre de transactions du Marché de l’Art mondial affiche une très bonne santé en Occident avec une hausse de 11% et une consolidation, malgré la dégradation de l’économie mondiale. Le chiffre d’affaires 2016 est très honorable avec un résultat global de 12,45 Mrd$ d’enchères publiques.

Les leviers d’une telle croissance passent par la facilité d’accès aux informations sur le Marché de l’Art, la dématérialisation des ventes – le tout sur Internet avec 97% des acteurs connectés – la financiarisation du marché, l’accroissement des consommateurs d’art (de 500 000 à l’après-guerre à 70 millions en 2015), leur rajeunissement, l’extension du marché à toute la Grande Asie, zone Pacifique, Inde, Afrique du Sud, Moyen-Orient et Amérique du Sud.

Ils passent aussi par l’industrie muséale (700 nouveaux Musées/an) devenue une réalité économique mondiale au XXIème siècle. Il s’est construit plus de Musées entre 2000 et 2014 que durant tout le XIXème et XXème siècles. Cette industrie dévoreuse de pièces muséales est l’un des facteurs primordiaux de la croissance spectaculaire du Marché de l’Art. Le Marché? de l’Art est désormais mature et liquide, offrant des rendements de 10% à 15% par an pour les oeuvres supérieures à 100 000$.

En 2016, dans le combat de titans Chine / USA, le Marché de l’Art mondial Fine Art se consolide en Occident et consacre la Chine dans son rôle de première puissance mondiale. Ce sacre s’établit avec une avance implacable de 1,3 Mrd$ aux dépens des USA. Le pouvoir de l’Art constitue un Soft Power essentiel pour les Etats-Unis, la Chine et à une autre échelle le Qatar.

De même, cette année les artistes chinois dans le classement Top 500 dépassent 30%, ce qui démontre, outre le chiffre d’affaires, la suprématie de la Chine vis-à-vis des USA qui ne représentent que 15%. Pour information, le Top 500 des artistes les plus performants.
compte 41% d’artistes européens et 15% d’autres nationalités (pays d’Amérique Latine et d’Asie du Sud-Ouest).

Au regard de ces données macro et micro-économiques, le Marché de l’Art s’affirme depuis 17 ans comme une valeur refuge face aux crises économiques et financières avec des rendements conséquents et récurrents.

Alors que les Banques Centrales appliquent des taux négatifs, le Marché de l’Art affiche une santé insolente avec par exemple une progression de 1 490% des recettes annuelles enregistrées sur le seul segment de l’Art Contemporain en 17 ans et une progression linéaire de la valeur moyenne d’une œuvre d’art de +36%. Ces rendements ne sont pas réservés aux artistes stars. En effet, on obtient des rendements annuels déjà significatifs de l’ordre de +5,9% dès que le prix d’une oeuvre franchit le prix de 20 000$.

L’omniprésence d’Internet devient désormais le fer de lance principal des Maisons de Ventes de tout pays, au cœur de leur stratégie de conquête sur tous les continents. 97% des 6 300 maisons de ventes dans le monde sont aujourd’hui présentes sur Internet (elles n’étaient que 3% en 2005).

Le Marché de l’Art est un marché efficient, historique, mondial et dont la capacité à résister aux crises économiques et géopolitiques n’est plus à démontrer.

www.artprice.com Copyright thierry Ehrmann 1987/2016

A propos d’Artprice :

Artprice est cotée sur Eurolist by Euronext Paris, SRD long only et Euroclear : 7478 – Bloomberg : PRC – Reuters : ARTF.

Artprice est le Leader mondial des banques de données sur la cotation et les indices de l’Art avec plus de 30 millions d’indices et résultats de ventes couvrant plus de 647 000 Artistes. Artprice Images® permet un accès illimité au plus grand fonds du Marché de l’Art au monde, bibliothèque constituée de 126 millions d’images ou gravures d’oeuvres d’Art de 1700 à nos jours commentées par ses historiens.
Artprice enrichit en permanence ses banques de données en provenance de 6300 Maisons de Ventes et publie en continu les tendances du Marché de l’Art pour les principales agences et 7200 titres de presse dans le monde. Artprice met à la disposition de ses 4,5 millions de membres (members log in), les annonces déposées par ses Membres, qui constituent désormais la première Place de Marché Normalisée® mondiale pour acheter et vendre des œuvres d’Art à prix fixe ou aux enchères (enchères réglementées par les alinéas 2 et 3 de l’article L 321.3 du code du commerce). Artprice labellisée par le BPI développe son projet de Blockchain sur le Marché de l’Art.

Le Rapport Annuel Artprice du Marché de l’Art mondial 2015 publié en mars 2016 :
http://imgpublic.artprice.com/pdf/rama2016_fr.pdf
Le rapport du Marché de l’Art Contemporain 2016 d’Artprice est accessible gratuitement à l’adresse suivante :
http://fr.artprice.com/artprice-reports/le-marche-de-lart-contemporain-2016
Communiqué d’ARTE : A la tête de La Demeure du Chaos/ Abode of Chaos dixit « The New York Times », thierry Ehrmann, artiste et fondateur d’Artprice dévoile en 9 épisodes les rouages des plus gros esclandres de l’art contemporain, qui garantissent à coup sûr des expositions blockbusters
http://creative.arte.tv/fr/artscandale

Sommaire des communiqués d’Artprice :
http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleasefr.htm et http://twitter.com/artpricedotcom
Suivre en temps réel toute l’actualité du Marché de l’Art avec Artprice sur Facebook, Google+ et principalement sur Twitter: http://twitter.com/artpricedotcom & http://twitter.com/artmarketdotcom
https://www.facebook.com/artpricedotcom
https://plus.google.com/+Artpricedotcom/posts
http://artmarketinsight.wordpress.com/
Découvrir l’alchimie et l’univers d’Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video dont le siège social est le célèbre Musée d’art contemporain Abode of Chaos / Demeure du Chaos.
http://goo.gl/zJssd
https://vimeo.com/124643720
Musée d’Art Contemporain siège social d’Artprice: https://www.facebook.com/la.demeure.du.chaos.theabodeofchaos999

Artprice : le Rapport sur le Marché de l’Art Contemporain 2013/2014 est en ligne

2014/09/29 Commentaires fermés

Artprice : le Rapport sur le Marché de l’Art Contemporain 2013/2014 est en ligne

le Rapport sur le Marché de l’Art Contemporain 2013/2014

Artprice : le Rapport sur le Marché de l’Art Contemporain 2013/2014 est en ligne

Thierry Ehrmann fondateur et président d’Artprice : Artprice.com a le plaisir de vous présenter sa 8ème édition exclusive du Rapport sur le Marché de l’Art Contemporain.

La version PDF du rapport annuel Artprice sur le Marché de l’Art Contemporain est téléchargeable sur Artprice :

http://imgpublic.artprice.com/pdf/artprice-contemporary-2013-2014-fr.pdf

Il contient des classements exclusifs tel que le Top 500 des artistes contemporains par chiffre d’affaires.

Artprice enrichit en permanence ses banques de données en provenance de 4 500 Maisons de ventes et publie en continu les tendances du Marché de l’Art pour les principales agences et 6 300 titres de presse dans le monde.

Le marché de l’art contemporain aux enchères a franchi la barre des 2 milliards de dollars de recettes sur la période juillet 2013-juillet 2014, réalisant ainsi la meilleure année de son histoire.

Record pour une œuvre contemporaine vendue aux enchères avec Jeff Koons (38,8 m€), record du nombre d’adjudications millionnaires (179), record d’un marché haut de gamme à huit chiffres (13) et meilleure vente aux enchères de tous les temps grâce à une cession d’art d’après-guerre et contemporain chez Christie’s. Le secteur contemporain n’a jamais été aussi compétitif et spéculatif.

En quatre petites années, le chiffre d’affaires mondial réalisé en salles de ventes – toutes périodes confondues – a presque doublé depuis le ralentissement de 2009-2010, époque où fut enregistrée une baisse des prix de l’ordre de -48 %.

Le retour de l’opulence ne s’est pas fait attendre, porté par une structure de marché profondément modifiée à bien des niveaux, dont la globalisation et la dématérialisation accrue des ventes font partie. La spéculation galopante des années 2004-2007 est à nouveau de mise. Le marché contemporain s’affiche plus opulent que lors de la micro-bulle de 2007-2008, époque d’une véritable flambée et de recettes annuelles en hausse de +50 % pour un nombre stable d’œuvres vendues.

Un nouveau pic est atteint cette année 2013-2014, la meilleure de l’histoire de l’art contemporain aux enchères, à la fois en terme de recettes annuelles, de croissance de prix et de records d’adjudications.

La cote des artistes nés après 1945 suit la tendance et n’a jamais été si haute. Elle dépasse même de 15 % les niveaux atteints au plus fort de l’année 2007. Au final, l’indice global des prix de l’art contemporain progresse de +70 % sur la décennie.

L’art business s’épanouit dans une bulle qui n’éclate pas et dans une croissance qui perdure sur les biens les plus haut de gamme. Le marché haut de gamme récompense cette année 13 œuvres contemporaines au-delà des 10 m€ et désigne l’œuvre la plus chère du monde sous les traits d’un Balloon Dog géant de Jeff Koons, vendu plus de 38,8 m€ au marteau.

Les signatures les plus spéculatives de l’art, considérées par certains comme des valeurs sûres malgré l’affolement des prix et la volatilité du secteur, sont propulsées par de puissants réseaux de galeries prescriptives, d’institutions prestigieuses, de curateurs et de conseillers d’achat, et par divers acteurs forts du marché de l’art dont les sociétés de ventes leaders font partie intégrante.

La prospérité repose à la fois sur des mécanismes bien rodés et sur l’appétit féroce d’investisseurs portant les enchères depuis le monde entier. Le marché de l’art contemporain s’est transformé en ovni économique avec la globalisation de la demande, dont l’arrivée massive d’investisseurs richissimes.

Séduite par la diversification de placement et par des taux de rentabilité exceptionnels, la demande s’est considérablement accrue, tant et si bien qu’il se vend cinq fois plus d’œuvres aujourd’hui qu’il y a 10 ans avec des niveaux de prix incomparables.

La version PDF du rapport annuel Artprice Marché de l’art contemporain est téléchargeable sur Artprice en français et en anglais. Les versions allemande, italienne, espagnole et chinoise sont aussi disponibles.

http://www.artprice.com ©1987-2014 thierry Ehrmann

A propos d’Artprice

Artprice est cotée sur Eurolist by Euronext Paris, SRD long only et : Euroclear : 7478 – Bloomberg : PRC – Reuters : ARTF. Depuis le 5 mars 2014, Artprice fait partie du nouvel indice CAC® PME d’Euronext.

Artprice, avec plus de 14 ans de communication réglementée sur l’Eurolist, se fait un point d’honneur à produire toute l’information nécessaire aux professionnels des Marchés financiers, mais aussi aux néophytes du Marché de l’Art. Toutes les questions des 18 000 actionnaires d’Artprice trouvent systématiquement leurs réponses dans l’information réglementée d’Artprice qu’elle diffuse en ligne sur Internet sur son propre site, http://www.artprice.com , et sur celui de son diffuseur homologué par l’AMF, ActusNews (http://www.actusnews.com).

Artprice est le leader mondial des banques de données sur la cotation et les indices de l’Art avec plus de 30 millions d’indices et résultats de ventes couvrant plus de 550 000 Artistes. Artprice Images(R) permet un accès illimité au plus grand fonds du Marché de l’Art au monde, bibliothèque constituée de 108 millions d’images ou gravures d’oeuvres d’Art de 1700 à nos jours commentées par ses historiens. Artprice enrichit en permanence ses banques de données en provenance de 4 500 Maisons de ventes et publie en continu les tendances du Marché de l’Art pour les principales agences et 6 300 titres de presse dans le monde. Artprice met à la disposition de ses 3,2 millions de membres (members log in), les annonces déposées par ses Membres, qui constituent, désormais, la première Place de Marché Normalisée® mondiale pour acheter et vendre des œuvres d’Art à prix fixe ou aux enchères (enchères réglementées par les alinéas 2 et 3 de l’article L 321.3 du code du commerce).

Sommaire des communiqués d’Artprice : http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleasefr.htm

Découvrir l’alchimie et l’univers d’Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video dont le siège social est le célèbre Musée d’art contemporain Abode of Chaos / Demeure du Chaos.

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https://vimeo.com/87859684

Suivre en temps réel toute l’actualité du Marché de l’Art avec Artprice sur Twitter et Facebook http://twitter.com/artpricedotcom

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Contact : Josette Mey : e-mail : ir@artprice.com

A propos de la volatilité du cours de bourse d’Artprice et des forts volumes quotidiens indépendants d’Artprice, la société renvoie le lecteur au document de référence Artprice 2013 déposé à l’A.M.F le 17/07/2014 sur le chapitre 4.3.22 et suivant facteurs  » Risques de Marché » et notamment sur le « Risques actions » 4.1.3 et suivants. De même, Artprice souligne le très grave problème que constitue le principal forum français Boursorama Banque sur Artprice, objet quotidien de fausses informations et de violations répétées du Code Monétaire et Financier (qui sont traitées en détail avec les procédures judiciaires en cours dans le document de référence 2013 chapitre 4.3.22) » Risques liés aux Forums de bourse parlant d’Artprice et principalement le forum Boursorama en infraction avec le code monétaire et financier » page 50 à 51 en ligne sur le diffuseur homologué par l’AMF, addendum page 56-57 du rapport financier semestriel 2014 sur le diffuseur homologué par l’AMF, http://www.actusnews.com).

 

Artprice: the 2013/2014 Contemporary Art Market Report is now online

Artprice : Der Jahresbericht über den Markt zeitgenössischer Kunst 2013/2014 ist jetzt online.

Index complet des 495 201 artistes recensés par Artprice.com

2012/05/30 Commentaires fermés

Third Part of the exclusive interview of thierry Ehrmann, founder of Artprice.com (March 7, 2012)

2012/03/08 Commentaires fermés

Boursica:
We already published in-depth interviews with you on June 5 and October 9, 2011. Today we are at the beginning of March 2012 and bidding started on Artprice nearly a month and a half ago. What are your impressions so far?

Thierry Ehrmann:
Before we begin, I should warn readers that some of the themes discussed in this interview are followed directly on from our discussion on June 5, 2011 and October 9, 2011 which are therefore the basis for this third interview. So… we actually started our auction activity on January 18, 2012, after 16 years of legal wrangling with one of the world’s oldest monopolies, art auctions, dating back to the Edict of 1556. At the end of this struggle we have finally managed to impose a situation of free competition via the now famous law of 20 July 2011.

Boursica:
You have become an "Auction House"?

Thierry Ehrmann:
No. Specifically we have become an auction broker, operating remotely, via internet, as defined by Article 5 of Law 2011-850 of 20 July 2011 and by our standardized auction marketplace®.

Boursica:
Can you clarify?

Thierry Ehrmann:
Artprice has a unique set of art market standardization processes based on a broad range of Intellectual property patents (sui generis software patents, copyright, etc), which allows us, via the Marketplace Normalized, to match supply and demand in real time, either in a fixed price environment or an auction environment. In the latter case, we are not responsible for the auction because we are not linked to the parties (buyers and sellers). It is the vendor who ultimately chooses the highest bid, according to his own criteria, and he pays between 5 and 9% commission for using our Standardized Auction Market Place and our client database. This client database is currently the world’s largest in the art market, with 1.4 million members, about whom we know, for each one, very precisely, what they are looking for and what they want to sell.

Boursica:
Returning to the last month and a half. What have you seen in seven weeks?

Thierry Ehrmann:
Our initial challenge, and it by no means an easy one, was to gather an offer of 5,000 lots for the auction opening day on January 18, 2012. The total value of the works amounted to more than 810 million euros with prices ranging from a few hundred euros to tens of millions of euros.

Of course the background to these first 45 days of auction brokerage activity is our Standardized Fixed-Price Marketplace, which began on 18 January 2005 and has grown very substantially from an initial offer of €1.2 billion in 2005, followed by more than €2.7 billion in 2006, €3.6 billion in 2007, €4.5 billion in 2008, €5.4 billion in 2009, before stabilizing in 2010/2011 with approximately €6.3 billion with approximately 30% of completed sales being commission-free (the exact figures are available in our reference documents and regulated communication on the ActusNews website, approved by the AMF). The reactions we have received from the art market principal players to our latest auction platform in 2012 have been fast and remarkably positive; however there is still a small hard core, mainly centered around Drouot, that has
given us a distinctly hostile reception and the old guard has deployed means of harassment and threats that are really out of place in modern Europe.

Boursica:
Let's talk about this "remarkable positive" reaction, as you say.

Thierry Ehrmann:
We were rapidly congratulated by a whole generation of Gallery owners, Auction Houses, Art Dealers, Artists, Collectors and Enthusiasts who have realized that nothing will be the same as before. As our auctions are limited in time, the volume of transactions and exchanges has really exploded compared with Artprice’s Standardized Fixed-Price Marketplace where time is not an important factor. In the days that followed our launch, our internet bandwidth traffic and volume of logs multiplied almost fivefold. We have had testimonies and contributions of an unrivaled intensity. It is clear that for a whole generation of art market players – aged 25 to 50 roughly speaking – Artprice, with its giant client database (1.4 million members) and its billions of behavior logs stored in accordance with European and French law, has opened the possibility to consult information on little-known
artists from the office or the home in seconds and to reach tens of thousands of potential buyers of specific artists on five continents in just a few hours. We have established unprecedented discussions with a number of these market players who have had the courage to re-think their entire sales process.

Boursica:
What is the objective of these discussions and what will be their outcome in practice?

Thierry Ehrmann:
For these art market players it amounts to a complete overhaul of their business model. They have suddenly discovered that they have a de facto firepower substantially greater than that offered by the client lists of the largest auction houses or famous galleries. Trapped within their own client lists and obliged to spend fortunes attending international art fairs to attract clients on other continents, suddenly, via Artprice's Standardized Auction Marketplace, they have discovered a new economic paradigm that impels them to migrate permanently to the Internet, which is now the best and most efficient way to conquer the five continents.

Boursica:
What do you mean by new economic paradigm?

Thierry Ehrmann:
They understand that their economic model, namely the practice of high margins with a limited number of sales due to a limited customer base, is changing. Some are considering partially closing their galleries or secondary showrooms; others will close their physical auction rooms. They are discovering, from a macroeconomic viewpoint, that the art market, which has grown from 500,000 collectors after the WWII, to 450 million "art consumers" today, can now be reached within minutes from their homes or offices. They can, therefore, very substantially reduce their margins, that were previously prohibitive, and multiply their turnover in proportions that they did not imagine before because they lacked the necessary and heavy financial means as well as a deep knowledge of the Internet. In six weeks, we have managed to brush aside lots of doubts and inhibitions. Economically, the
story has only just begun: bearing in mind the fourteen days of auction, the settlement to the trusted third party (approximately 15 days for international transfers) and the finalization of the sale between the buyer and the seller who gives the final release instruction, we are just beginning to receive the commissions from late January 2012 when we launched our auction brokerage service. So we will certainly be posted good surprises soon, because the offer on our Standardized Auction Marketplace is constantly growing and has been regularly since it opened January 18, 2012.

Boursica:
Do you know what the major Anglo-Saxon auction houses think of your business model?

Thierry Ehrmann:
I invite you to read the full page article in Les Echoes of March 3, 2012 by Robert Martine, in which Artprice Annual Art Market Report is presented alongside an interview with the Chairman of Christie's who concludes by saying "The future of the middle market (800 to € 10,000) is on the net". Who better than Christie's to confirm this?
I add, as CEO of Artprice, that this segment represents, on a global scale, 81% of global art market transactions. If an undisputed expert of the “old economy” of the art market is able to confirm that 81% of the global art market will be conducted over the Internet, it clears that our de facto leadership in this market via our standardized auction marketplace puts us in a very favorable position.

Boursica:
You mentioned doubts and inhibitions. Could you be more specific?

Thierry Ehrmann:
Indeed, particularly a major problem concerning the trusted third party. We selected the world's leading trustee Escrow.com. Their modus operandi is absolutely perfect but Escrow is handicapped by only accepting the US dollar, which was a significant drawback, mainly for our European customers. We therefore chose, in record time, a second trustee, after a tender, which is Transpact in the UK, who handles the USD, the Euro and the Pound Sterling and which became available as of mid- February. But we still have the problem of the language barrier. Whereas our customers have access to Artprice in six languages, both of the websites of our two trusted third parties are in English only which turns out to be a real obstacle because the sums involved are very important and our customers want, from a legal and practical perspective, to fully understand all the steps and procedures of escrow
and release with the trustee.

Boursica:
But why not choose a trusted third party for each linguistic area?

Thierry Ehrmann:

I must confess that no bank or similar establishment, particularly in France, has so far been able to satisfy our specifications, despite the fact that the sums involved will eventually be colossal and that, in the digital economy, the notion of a trusted third party, is already applicable to many other groups and economic activities, quite different from Artprice and the Art Market. This reflects, among other things, a certain failure of the French economy to adapt to the digital and de facto global economy in which we are now living …

Boursica:
Is there no solution? And why not do it yourself?

Thierry Ehrmann:
Under the Act of 20 July 2011 concerning online auctions, and notably Article 5 transcribed in Article 321-3 of the French Commercial Code (paragraphs 2 and 3), it is essential that the trusted third party that holds the sequestered funds and then releases the funds be fully independent from Artprice, both legally and capitalistically. But I can assure you that we have demonstrated to our two trustee partners, the high number of clients who arrived on the web page of the trusted third party and then dropped of the transaction because they feel that transferring large amounts of money without a complete mastery of the text in their own language represents a significant risk. Thus by proving to them exactly how much business they were losing we have managed to convince them to translate their web pages and their computer APIs into the languages used by Artprice (French, English, German,
Italian, Spanish and Chinese).
So the problem will be fully resolved by the second quarter with also very likley the arrival of a third Asian partner as trustee for the Asia / Pacific region.

Boursica:

Can we consider that the Standardized Auction Marketplace is now fixed?

Thierry Ehrmann:
Yes, in essence, everything is there. But Artprice has a very strong corporate culture of building systems that are concrete, simple and inexpensive in human resources. We deliberately leave a significant proportion open to a wide variety of extensions based on information from our Customer Service that is a real advantage for analyzing customer requests from all countries. The biggest danger is developing monolithic software that is trapped within a colossal specification imposed by force on international customers. The big mistake the French often make is trying to impose a product according to its own tastes. Artprice has an opposite practice and we believe that customers and the market are our best prescribers and advisers. This approach seems simple and yet very few groups in France adopt it.

Boursica:
You mentioned in a press release that the current online offer already corresponds to your forecast for 2013. Is that still the case?

Thierry Ehrmann:
Indeed, we had expected 300 new lots presented each day, corresponding to an average of 90,000 lots per year. We are currently seeing an average of around 500/700 new lots per day within a very broad price range. It should be noted that for a large auction house, a handsome catalogued sales never exceeds 300 to 350 lots offered and on average it takes 2-3 months of preparation, whereas for Artprice it takes 12 hours on average. That is worth thinking about….

Boursica:
Why not transfer the Standardized Fixed-Price Marketplace to the auction platform directly? This would bring in turnover that you already own, and which would be substantial and immediate for Artprice.

Thierry Ehrmann:
Indeed, the question arose and we had a real debate at the heart of Artprice. As creator of the Standardized Fixed-Price Marketplace I considered that its massive volumes represent a genuine ecosystem since January 2005 and that we should make a smooth transition, without forcing our loyal customers.

Boursica:
You seem very sure of your premise. Could you develop this idea?

Thierry Ehrmann:

It's simple, I assume that a vast majority of sellers would naturally choose the auction because, unlike real estate or automobiles markets where the difference between the fixed-price and the auction price is not that large, in the case of Artprice, the fixed price / auction differential on a work of art can easily run to double, even if the fixed price seller is a market professional. It is this premise that has allowed me to believe that for 7 years we have acquired a huge number of sellers and buyers worldwide in the form of databases and proprietary software, who generate an annual sales volume estimated at about €1.8 billion out of the €6.3 billion works presented for sale (in value terms). It would, in my opinion, be mad to force these market players, who have strong personalities and are perfectly capable of forming an opinion themselves, onto the art
auction market. In fact, this notion is confirmed everyday as we see natural migrations to the auction platform.

Boursica:
But your shareholders want an immediate result?

Thierry Ehrmann:
We have already been extremely patient waiting for France to decide to write a European directive into domestic law. I refuse to play a counter-productive game to appease a small number of shareholders who want daily regulated communication and who equate our share price with that of the gambling company La Française des Jeux. I have nothing against the La Française des Jeux which is also a quality group; but the thrill-seekers who want a daily performance are not destined to be Artprice shareholders.

Boursica:
What do your existing shareholders think?

Thierry Ehrmann:
In fact, all of our existing and major shareholders are almost more patient than we are. According to art market historians and sociologists we are fostering a change as important as the switch from open outcry trading to ECNs like the NASDAQ or Thomson Reuters’ Instinet. As such, it may take a little time, particularly as, with our intellectual and industrial property rights, we have a legal monopoly regarding the standardization of the Art Market (artist ID, work ID, catalogue raisonné ID, estimate / econometrics ID… See previous Boursica interviews) without any abuse of a dominant position and therefore with an absolute lack of serious competitors possessing similar intellectual property rights over the last 16 years. In the unlikely event that one day a number 2 arrives on the market, the hard rule that I have been practicing for 25 years with regard to online
business would apply, i.e. "Second place is the First loser".

Boursica:
Will we see a report with the extraordinary general meeting of 30 March 2012 which was not in the calendar?

Thierry Ehrmann:
Yes, indeed. This EGM will definitively set in stone the success of our economic transformation that is now a certainty for us. First of all, after 16 years of work, we have become the world leader in art market information with 1.4 million subscribers. In early 2012 we have acquired the conviction that the heart of our business are the Standardized Fixed-Price and Auction Marketplaces and that these activities generate an optimal level of profitability. That is why we are substantially altering our corporate purpose in order to remain consistent with the adventure that is Artprice’s extraordinary growth and development.

Boursica:
Some of our readers have suggested that a capital increase will be announced at the EGM. Is this the case? I thought you were against the idea.

Thierry Ehrmann:
There is no question of a capital increase but only of a stock option plan in order to attract the rare and atypical profiles we are seeking for our Standardized Auction Marketplace activity. It is clear that we are seeking the best people from the somewhat exclusive world of the art market and we want to give ourselves the power to attract these people. Similarly it makes perfect sense to reward employees of Artprice who have committed so much of their time to the business.
Concerning capital increases, I reiterate my comments, that I am totally opposed to capital increases which not only dilute shareholders but also – which is often forgotten – prevent the listed company’s share price from rising very quickly. Unlike the vast majority of listed companies, we have no debt whatsoever, no overdraft, no short, medium or long term loans outstanding, no bank covenants or financial instruments to repay such as equity warrants or other derivatives. At the same time we have an excellent cash position and a negative working capital requirement.

Boursica:
A few days ago, you published your 2011 art market report. How is it that all the French and international media and institutions only quote Artprice when talking about the art market? Is the due to some kind of lobbying?

Thierry Ehrmann:

No, I assure you… there is only one answer to your question: Artprice’s history: today we are the only group ever to have standardized the art market with more than one million hours of work by historians, researchers and art market journalists who have researched and written on all the works from these manuscripts and art catalogues from the 17th century to today. It is because we have the world’s largest art market information database that can trace works of art over the centuries, with 108,000,000 images and engravings of artworks from 1700 to the present day, each accompanied by comments by our art historians. With this normalization and more than 3,600 auction houses that are connected to our secure intranet, we are the only news agency (Art Market Insight) to be able to provide macro-economic data, prices and indices based on the repeat sales method and over
one hundred benchmarks that allow more than 6,300 media each year to understand the art market via objective and comprehensive figures.

Boursica:
Do you have a concrete example?

Thierry Ehrmann:
Take for example China, where we are by far the only ones capable of gathering and processing information in a market where the language barrier and the habits and customs make it a difficult and delicate task.

Boursica:
This permanent presence in the media does it have a cost?

Thierry Ehrmann:
No, quite the contrary, on a systematic and contractual basis, the press and broadcast media are obliged to quote their Internet sources with our code and to comment on our methodology. We estimate that each year we save between 16 and 18 million euros by not having to buy advertising space which, in any case, would not have the same relevance because nothing can replace press agency content which has a much deeper impact than advertising, however clever it may be. As regards market research destined specifically for the media, insurance companies or private banks, this is of course billed at an appropriate tariff.

Boursica:
But didn’t you mention an international advertising campaign for the launch of the Standardized Auction Marketplace?

Thierry Ehrmann:

Yes, in the framework of the launch of our auction activity, we certainly received very good media coverage, but we have also decided to implement for the year 2012, a campaign plan focused on the art press, whereby we select in each key country the leader and co-leader as well as TV network campaigns that are highly targeted on art and the luxury sectors. The campaign began in late January 2012, in line with the art market’s calendar, which invariably gets into full swing with the so-called spring sales.

Boursica:
Returning to Artprice’s 2011 annual art market report which was just released. Although it is available on your website, could you tell us briefly what is its basic conclusion?

Thierry Ehrmann:
The first lesson is its title: "Art has never sold as well as in 2011". Global auction revenue exceeded its absolute record with total revenue amounting to $11.5 billion. This means that, based on a standard ratio between the secondary and the primary art market, the total base of the art market, including the primary market (galleries, art dealers and brokers), now represents approximately $90 billion. In addition, the unsold ratio was at its lowest. China is way ahead of the United States generating 41.4% of total global auction revenue and Asia alone has become a real market with almost 45% of the global market. Chinese artists are ranked highest in both our Top 10 and our Top 500. Look for example at the habitually top-ranked artist in the West, Pablo Picasso. For the first time, in decades is not even in the top-3, having been relegated to 4th place. As for France,
nothing new, the continuous contraction, over and over again.
The number of auction results above the million-dollar line is continuing to grow worldwide, particularly in Asia.

Boursica:
The art market is therefore like gold… is it a safe haven?

Thierry Ehrmann:
Yes, this phenomenon has been severely tested by the economic crisis that started in 2008 and the near-collapse of the financial world in 2011. In effect, the art market has shown great maturity and performance. It's not for nothing that the private banking and wealth managers now advise, thanks to Artprice’s econometric tools, to diversify into the art market in times of crisis. I invite you to study the progressions of our indices per price range and you will understand that the Artprice Global Index has performed better than the S&P 500 and the Eurostoxx 50.

Boursica:

Speaking of million-dollar results, how long do you think it will be before we see a 7-figure result on Artprice…an event that would indeed be momentous ?

Thierry Ehrmann:
Seven-figure results on Artprice are an absolute certainty, given our discussions with major players in the art market. So it's only a matter of time. One guess I will make…. whenever it is, it will concern a Chinese artist.

Boursica:
To return to France’s performance on the global art market, why such a contraction from year to year?

Thierry Ehrmann:

I have often been asked this question. France was the world number 1 in the 60's but alas, it has continued to lose ground. Some numbers: its Contemporary art market weighs just over USD 13 million a year, which on a global scale, is tiny. On a good day New York or London are capable of generating more from just one cataloged sale than France can in an entire year. It is evident that nearly 500 years of auction monopoly and the first “reform” of 2000, which was a complete misnomer, have contributed to paralyzing the French market. We have had very personal experience of this in our 16 years of litigation and ten legal procedures from which we have emerged victorious after years of waiting.

Boursica:
But the war is now over between Artprice and the old monopoly?

Thierry Ehrmann:
Economically, the die is cast and we have a Californian highway in front of us. On the legal front, without being vindictive, we have to finalize some issues where the economic damage we have suffered must lead to a compensatory process. Likewise, some unsuccessful claims deserve to be matched by counterclaims. In addition, we are firmly maintaining our criminal complaint with the Competition Authorities against French auction houses for non-competitive practices with new elements since late January 2012.

Boursica:
Who are you targeting?

Thierry Ehrmann:
In fact, a handful of former Parisian auctioneers, mainly at Drouot, with its judicial scandals and repeated indictments. As regards France’s auction market supervisory authority the Conseil des Ventes Volontaires (CVV), its press release dated January 6, 2012 a few hours before the launch of our Standardized Auction Marketplace, without any prior mail or phone call or warning, was totally surreal as this authority knows us very well, both from our meetings and from the data we supply them with each year for their annual report on the auction market. I ask you…Since when has an initial legal notification been delivered in the form of a press release, without any advance notification through the courts?
For me the mission of the CVV is important, but it should conduct its missions in strict compliance with the legal and adversarial procedure under French law. Things being what they are, we suspect that the afore-mentioned small group of former auctioneers close to Drouot, angered by the consequences of the law of 20 July 2011 and in particular Article 5, which I just mentioned, intentionally misled the CVV that has worked in recent years with scarce resources, and has had the courage to initiate a real debate on the inexorable decline of the French auction market. You should know that we have received extremely violent threats from a few players who cannot bear to see their margins and markets collapse. My natural insight and many years of experience allow me to observe with complete equanimity that such manifestations of hate and anger prove that we have hit exactly where the profit
is buried. In other words, our 5% net commission on works sold over €15,000 and 7% on works sold €7,500 to €15,000… that is what they don’t like!

Boursica:
So with your help, among others, has Internet therefore devoured the art market?

Thierry Ehrmann:
Everything must be kept in proportion and don’t forget that more than 4,500 art websites have disappeared since 2000 and we have seen the virtual disappearance of listed Internet art site, now relegated to the OTC market with hardly any trading volume. In our case, we started Artprice when there were less than 30 million Internet users and there are now over 2.7 billion users, with the best yet to come. But above all, the statement by the Head of Christie's about Artworks and Internet is an excellent reference for us.

Boursica:
There is still growth on the Internet?

Thierry Ehrmann:
We're only at 30% of the growth cycle on the Internet and at 15% of the dematerialization of the “old” economy. The mobile Internet suits Artprice perfectly, because our customers are nomadic by nature and needs information in the heat of the action, as experts, insurers, dealers, auction houses, customs services, and of course collectors and amateurs buying or selling in galleries or at auctions.
For Artprice, the mobile internet should represent about 80% of our consultations. We are already over 30% and this year all the major consulting firms have issued forecasts estimating the number of smartphones sold in 2012 at between 550 and 700 million, implying a massive number of new mobile users. In 2015, more than 3.5 billion mobile Internet users will be able to connect to Artprice.

Boursica:
What do you mean by 15% of the dematerialization of the old economy:

Thierry Ehrmann:
We are only at the beginning of the dematerialization of the old economy.
Let me quote my old master Pythagoras, the first philosopher for whom everything was numbers (with the exception of essences that are unquantifiable, inexpressible human emotions that have nothing to do with numbers). Hence…beyond the number of Internet users… almost every commercial transaction can be dematerialized… Artprice with the Art Market is a perfect example. In fact, you will see that the world is heading two distinctly complementary directions: dematerialization and sustainable development. The only real answer to the energy crisis is dematerialization.

Boursica:
Faced with such figures, how will you cope technically?

Thierry Ehrmann:
In the 1990s, through our parent company, Server Group, which is one of the earliest pioneers of the Internet since 1987 (according to Time Magazine), we have worked in compliance with European directives and the CNIL (French Data Protection Authority) on the concept of data mining, but we have now moved to the concept of "Big data" with data storage units measured in petabytes. This data is generated in real time; it comes from all countries in continuous streams, is meta tagged, but heterogeneously, and come from very diverse deconstructed non-predictive sources.

Boursica:
What is the difference between Big data and Data mining? Are we talking about the same thing?

Thierry Ehrmann:
No, I'll explain why. The concept of data mining was to cross groups’ high value-added database data in order to produce very high quality data. The concept of Big data has Data mining as a subset, but with the collection – in compliance with the rules of personal data protection – of billions of data (logs) previously considered non-core, whereas in fact, as soon as we saw how the cost of the petabyte (1000 terabytes) was diminishing, we realized that the data mining exploitation of this a priori less qualitative and considered negligible data, could in fact produce uncommonly rich data. We can now understand complex and immediate phenomena and quickly provide products and services that literally follow the demand of our tens of millions of free or paid visitors.

Boursica:
Specifically, what types of applications may "Big data" be able to provide?

Thierry Ehrmann:
We were able to measure, for example, since the opening of the Standardized Auction Marketplace on January 18, 2012, not only the sheer number of visitors who had never visited Artprice before, but also, by examining hundreds of millions of logs as of January 18, 2012, to understand why these new customers came only now, i.e. since the start of the auction service. Similarly, as I said earlier in this interview, in this enormous volume of traffic that has increased almost fivefold compared with the Standardized Fixed-Price Marketplace, we can interpret these new clients and prospects who appear to be only interested in the auction service, but who actually spend their time zapping between the Standardized Auction Marketplace and our free and low-value added data in our paid databases on prices, indices, and biographies, without spending more than €50.
Thanks to the Big data, we can produce tailored subscriptions that assume that 70% of these new clients and prospects are equipped with mobile internet and calculate their level of paid information according to their profiles that we estimate at around €36 per year or €3 per month. What changes everything in this analysis is that our target is no longer measured in millions of subscribers, as is the case now, but tens of millions of art consumers on mobile phones such as iPhones or Android OS Google phones

Boursica:
In all this, where are the artists?

Thierry Ehrmann:
Well this is it! in fact…thanks to the Big data, we realize that, despite our biographical database covering 1.8 million artists (of whom 450,000 sell through public auctions), there are nearly a million other artists who are much less known, with more discreet careers and who are really fascinated by the possibility of selling their works on our Standardized Auction Marketplace, with their biographies online, without going through the economic process of the gallery and then the auction house which they eschew for reasons of independence. This potential is far from negligible and the price of their works, often under €7500, allows us to apply our lower tariff range of 9% commissions and fees.

Boursica:
Regarding your social network Artprice Insider, how far have got with that?

Thierry Ehrmann:
This social network, built with sociologists and network professionals, will be the opposite of Facebook; professionals and Artprice members will appear under their real names and Artprice Insider will be coupled to the Standardized Fixed-Price and Auction Marketplace. The first tests have given excellent results and the information exchanges are all “uselful” unlike the majority of social networks which are overflowing with useless information. We’ve been perfecting it over the past 18 months because it is going to have an explosive impact on the cozy world of the art market, and we want to make sure we get it right.

Boursica:
This network, would it be reserved for art market initiates?

Thierry Ehrmann:

No, not exactly. I would say that this network is more akin to a think tank or a Brain box. The strength of Artprice Insider will be its capacity to foster original ideas, to bring together a pool of experts, to be a forum for expertise, to feed the debate concerning the art market and to encourage the emergence of new concepts. In short…Absolutely every aspect of the art market needs to be re-invented, having been totally asleep until the arrival of the Internet. Now here is a small scoop: there will be live contributions from members of the top 100 Market Makers of the art market on Artprice Insider.

Boursica:
With all these projects, how do you find the time to prepare a retrospective of your 30 years as a sculptor-artist for June 2012 at the Abode of Chaos, which apart from being Artprice’s headquarters, is also a Museum of Contemporary Art?
 
Thierry Ehrmann:
You are right… I will be “celebrating” my 30 years of work as a sculptor-artist in June of this year and I have indeed been preparing this event for 18 months in the shape of a major project consisting of 450 raw steel sculptures that are an invitation to visitors to complete the course and discover the 3,609 outdoor artworks forming the corpus of the Abode of Chaos (dixit The New York Times).

The project involved more than 900 tons of raw steel, master blacksmiths and high precision laser, to create what will be Europe’s largest statuary facility. Once again, I would say that my direct connection with creative processes helps me enormously in my relations with artists and art market players. Artprice could not exist or succeed without being totally immersed in the field of art. Anecdotally, among our 120,000 visitors per year, there are a significant number of shareholders and customers; so I can enjoy weekends of discussions and exchanges that are highly relevant to Artprice outside the work context. With a touch of humor, I can say that I do a 63 hour week. That said, this choice, which I accept with lucidity, can explain many things that some do not fully appreciate.

Boursica:
What about your stock price in 2011? And what are you expecting in 2012?

Thierry Ehrmann:
In my humble opinion, few managers of listed companies in Europe anticipated their stock market progressions in 2011 as accurately as we did. In 2011 Artprice posted the best performance of the entire French regulated market, rising no less than +472% over the year (on a total traded volume of €873 million) and passing the symbolic €67 mark that I had predicted on the basis of the famous stock market dictum "price seen, price re-seen". On a sliding annual basis to date, our share price has posted an increase of 476% on a traded volume of €1.25 billion. This year, with the Compartment B Eurolist and our transition to SRD Long Only a few days ago, and of course the new auction activity, I believe that we could see Artprice’s share price consolidating around 90 euros. Naturally, I say this with all the usual reservations, disclaimers and
warnings that apply to such predictive declarations, particularly with respect to exogenous events.

Boursica:
You said recently that certain funds might be interested in Artprice. Can you tell us more?

Thierry Ehrmann:
Without transgressing the principle of confidentiality between the parties, our switch to the SRD Long Only segment means that many funds that are statutorily prohibited from taking positions in French companies on the SRD can now acquire lines in Artprice. These funds have a very different approach to the French funds and essentially approach valuation through the stock market comparison methodology. In our case, with our Standardized Auction and Fixed-Price Marketplace, Artprice is perceived as a major player in the Art Market on Internet. Logically therefore, we are compared with a number of different companies including Sotheby's which is the only publicly-traded auction company in the world. This vision of Artprice leads to a very different valuation of Artprice because they believe that our stock price does not at all represent the company’s true value.

Boursica:
Can you be more specific?

Thierry Ehrmann
In our first interview in June 2011, we gave you computing elements with specific examples of valuation methods that are more than 120 years old (N.B. 80% of the value of an Auction House is its client base – between $800 and $4000 per client – and the other 20% is its reputation if it is well known. Hence according to this method, the valuation essentially depends on correctly assessing whether a client is worth $800 or $4000, and this assessment is based on strata of information about the client). So for Artprice’s teams, myself and our shareholders, we are almost certainly at the start of a new adventure. I would say we are like a company that is preparing an IPO on the Nasdaq, with, as a significant advantage, the maturity and experience gained from 11 years of outstanding and irreproachable performance on a regulated market. It's very exciting and extremely motivating.

Boursica:
And your agreements in Asia… how is that dossier progressing?

Thierry Ehrmann:

In March 2012, we are starting a long campaign in China involving nearly 40 meetings with major Chinese auction houses with whom we share much in common, including the dematerialization of the art market, and they think like us, that the notion of physical auction houses is outdated in 2012 compared with the Internet and in particular our Standardized Auction Market Place which will have its own HQ in our future offices in Hong Kong.
Asia, which I have known well for 20 years, moves at a very different pace to the West. It takes much longer to gain the confidence of your future partner. A business man’s word is considered more important than a contract. But, at the same time, Asians are capable of setting up a business at speeds that would make most Westerners panic. I think that Artprice is well positioned in Asia where we are considered forward-thinking, far ahead of the old Anglo-Saxon auction houses that are seen by Asians as sometimes overtaken by events.

Boursica:
Since you mention the old Anglo-Saxon houses, what is your relationship with them now and especially since January 18, 2012?

Thierry Ehrmann:
The balance of power that was established in 2005 with the Standardized Fixed Price Marketplace Standardized has changed considerably. It seems that the two economies (physical and digital) have each conducted in-depth reflections on their future. It is true that the confrontation between the old economy and the digital economy in sectors other than the art market have advanced the debate. Once again, the die is cast, with nearly three billion Internet users compared with 50 million in 1999, hence my theory of the economic paradigm shift.

Boursica:

Can you tell us a little more about this paradigm shift?

Thierry Ehrmann:
The old economy has finally realized that our 25 years experience on the Internet as Group Server (which controls Artprice), of which I am the founder, cannot be acquired overnight and is very expensive to acquire in view of the sophistication levels of today’s Internet culture. In the art market sector, I recall anecdotally that the New York authorities issued recommendations to wealthy New Yorkers to avoid a number of locations, including auctions, due to the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations. That said, the big auction houses are gradually liquidating their real estate or prematurely terminating their leases. They have discovered that IT systems within secure Intranet networks, data mining, behavioral marketing, indexing, databases standardizing the art market… these are all heavy industrial tools with very high financial and technological barriers to entry,
and, sometimes, as in our case, under the protections of intellectual property that quite simply prohibit anyone from setting up Standardized Marketplaces® on the art market (without a license from us) since Artprice owns the different copyrights, including, amongst others, the sui generis rights.

Boursica:

So what should we conclude?

Thierry Ehrmann:
The first conclusion is that the old school has recognized the value of the tangible and intangible assets that constitute one of Artprice’s major treasures. The second point is that the big auction houses have all invested in the Internet, usually via two or three investment plans, systematically involving hundreds of millions of dollars, with generally unsatisfactory and sometimes disastrous results. The third point involves the recognition of a historical actor like Artprice and the ability to imagine, for the first time, a true sharing of the art market.

Boursica:
How would the Art Market be shared?

Thierry Ehrmann:
Very simply, the whole segment of works under €15,000 is foreign to them, and yet it accounts for a colossal proportion of the art market (81%). Between €15,000 and €50,000, they are not really competitive in price terms. This raises the issue of works of more than €50,000 and of course works in 7-figures which can be accompanied by tailored services for both the buyer and the seller. It doesn’t take long for these old auction houses to realize that their marketing benefits and seniority will not be enough to balance their projected budgets for the next five years. They therefore need to take a pragmatic approach by moving closer to us.

Of course, we respect them, but we cannot do anything other than refer to our Asian partners who have long anticipated the situation and therefore have no further problems to resolve. It is however quite possible that we will manage to find common ground because there is now a younger generation of senior management running these old houses who are not letting the ghosts of the past get in their way and are finally taking action.
I firmly believe that in 2012 our shareholders will have plenty of good and occasionally surprising news.

Boursica:
Can you tell us more?

Thierry Ehrmann:
Without revealing any secrets, we have key players who, with great maturity, have decided to progressively adopt us as a white or gray label. It is obvious that within these frameworks, the transfer of revenues from traditional companies that have been operating art auctions for many years, using our Standardized Auction Marketplace for their own account, is likely to have a significant impact on our share price.
Currently, this is the type of scenario we are experiencing on a regular basis: the CEO of a large international auction house retires and is replaced by a new CEO of 35 who, immediately after his audit, approaches us with a real desire to do big business, whereas his predecessor, close to retirement age, considered Artprice in the best of cases as nothing more than an art world UFO. Once again, patience has been an essential element in the success of Artprice since its inception.

Boursica:
In that sort of context, what then is your status?

Thierry Ehrmann:
In such cases, we work as an IT services house and central server and we charge recurring fees for hosting and for the use of our software and proprietary databases.

Boursica:
Finally, a last word. In our first interview, you said that Artprice was only at 10% of its development potential; then, in the second interview, you thought that 5% would be a more accurate estimate. How much would you say today?

Thierry Ehrmann:

We are still at 5% of Artprice’s development, but the big difference is that in 2011, that 5% was only an intuition, whereas now it is backed up by facts and figures, which changes everything for our shareholders and for us …

© 2002-2012 all rights reserved Boursica.com
Previous interviews of thierry Ehrmann, founder and CEO of Artprice.com:
– June 5, 2011
http://serveur.serveur.com/Press_Release/pressreleaseEN.htm#20110606
– October 9, 2011
http://serveur.serveur.com/Press_Release/pressreleaseEN.htm#20111010

Artprice is the global leader in databank on Artprices and indices with more than 27 million indices and auction results covering 450,000 artists. Artprice Images® offers unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world, a library of 108 million images or engravings of artworks from 1700 to the present day along with comments by Artprice's art historians. Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 4,500 international auction houses and auctioneers and publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the main news agencies and 6,300 international written media. For its 1.3 million members (member log in), Artprice posts standardized adverts in what is today the world's leading Standardised Marketplace® for buying and selling works of art by private contract or at auctions (regulated by French law alinéas 2 et 3 de
l'article L 321.3 du code du commerce).

Artprice is listed on Eurolist B by Euronext Paris (SRD long only) : Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg: PRC – Reuters: ARTF
Artprice releases:
http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleaseen.htm

Discover the Alchemy and the universe of Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video/, which headquarters are the famous Museum of Contemporary Art, the Abode of Chaos

Follow all of the art market’s news with Artprice on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/artpricedotcom/

Artprice’s annual art market report 2011. Art sales at their best.

2012/02/27 Commentaires fermés

Paris, February 27 , 2012

Artprice’s annual art market report 2011. Art sales at their best.
While old economies are struggling, growth is accelerating in the BRICS countries. The five BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa- have been enjoying much stronger economic expansion than the developed countries and China’s growth in particular has profoundly modified the geographical structure of the global art market according to thierry Ehrmann, the founder and CEO of Artprice, the world leader in art market information. Moreover, in Singapore, Beijing and Hong Kong, politicians are aware of the enormous economic potential of art for their state or their city, and their governments strongly support major cultural events including Contemporary Art fairs. In addition to the 49% growth in auction revenue from artworks in China, a number of other Asian countries have also posted particularly dynamic growth, such as Singapore (+22%) and Indonesia (+39%).

This growth has been driven by the emergence of new and very wealthy collectors and a growing number of art investment funds. As a result, the Asian art market has become the most high-end area of the entire globe. For example, 12.1% of works sold in Asia sell for between $100,000 and $1m, versus 2.2% for the rest of the world. China, Asia’s leading economic power and world leader for sales of artworks, has surprised everyone not just by its acquisitive capacity but also by its independence. It accounts for the highest auction results (with 774 auction results above $1 million recorded in 2011 compared with 426 in the USA and 377 in the UK), mostly generated at auctions in Beijing and Hong Kong. Even if China were deprived of the strong Hong Kong sales of Christie’s and Sotheby’s, it would easily remain the first global marketplace!

In 2011, the global art auction market generated 21% more than in 2010 and there is not a single segment of the art market that did not progress in terms of turnover. Compared with 2010, Modern art added $1.2B, Post-war art added $372m, Contemporary art added $291m, Old Masters added $124 million and 19th century art posted an increase of $43 million. In addition, bulimic buying has not left any medium on the side-lines. 2011 saw the sale of more paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings and even prints than 2010. Indeed, driven by the rocketing prices of the Chinese Old and Modern masters, drawing has really come into its own, with its annual revenue up by $1.318 billion over the year.

This year, Artprice’s annual art market report – based on 6.3 million auction results from 4,500 auction houses around the world and distributed to over 6,300 media organisations and international institutions every year in 6 languages – will focus particularly on China’s successful conquest of the global art market. Our 2011 Art Market Trends contain macro- and micro-economic analyses providing the keys to understanding the annual evolution of the global auction market. It discusses the major trends in the market, analysed throughout the year on the ArtMarketInsight page of our website, by the Artprice press agency and by our Econometrics Department. To complement this objective appreciation of the art market based on a year of global auction results, Artprice also offers numerous original rankings such as the Top 500 artists by auction revenue and the Top 100 auction results of the year.

Download the complete PDF format document (Free download)

http://imgpublic.artprice.com/pdf/trends2011_en.pdf

  • Edito
  • A high-end market unaffected by the crisis
  • New record year
  • The powers at work
  • Modern art: the core of the market in 2011
  • The best of the Old Masters
    Contemporary art
  • Structural mutation: the art market in the Internet age
  • Top 10 Artists
  • 11 figures for 2011
  • Powerful art market columnists comment the year
  • 2011 from the AMCI’s viewpoint
  • 2011 in 140 characters – the year as seen by @artpricedotcom
  • Top 100 auction results in 2011
  • Top 500 artists by auction revenue in 2011

Source: http://www.artprice.com (c)1987-2012 thierry Ehrmann

Artprice is the global leader in databank on Artprices and indices with more than 27 million indices and auction results covering 450,000 artists. Artprice Images® offers unlimited access to the largest
Art Market resource in the world, a library of 108 million images or engravings of
artworks from 1700 to the present day along with comments by Artprice’s art historians. Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information
from 4,500 international auction houses and auctioneers and publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the
main news agencies and 6,300 international written media. For its 1.3 million members (member log in), Artprice posts standardized adverts in what is today the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace® for buying and selling
works of art by private contract or at auctions -regulated by French law alinéas 2 et 3 de l’article L 321.3 du code du commerce- (source Artprice).

Discover the Alchemy and the universe of Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video/, which headquarters are the famous Museum of Contemporary Art, the Abode of Chaos

Artprice is listed on Eurolist B by Euronext Paris (SRD long only): Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg: PRC – Reuters:
ARTF

Artprice releases: http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleaseen.htm

Follow all of the art market’s news with Artprice on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/artpricedotcom/

Synthèse et rappel des neuf points de la Place de Marché Normalisée aux Enchères d’Artprice

2012/01/24 Commentaires fermés


Rappel synthétique et mise à jour, par thierry Ehrmann, des neuf points de la Place de Marché Normalisée aux Enchères issus de la communication réglementée d’Artprice :

1) Artprice attaque sa 8ème année (2005/2012) avec sa Place de Marché Normalisée où le flux annuel d’oeuvres d’art est désormais compris entre 5 et 7 milliards (cf. document de référence AMF) et dans lequel il se vend environ de l’ordre de un tiers des oeuvres, pour lequel Artprice n’est pas commissionnée. Cette réserve naturelle et considérable a pour vocation de passer progressivement et naturellement en mode enchère. Pour autant, la Place de Marché Normalisée Artprice étant un succès hors du commun, c’est un éco-système très sensible dans lequel il y a lieu de ne pas forcer la main aux professionnels, collectionneurs et institutionnels. C’est aussi, à terme, la certitude pour la Place de Marché Normalisée Artprice de réaliser ses enchères par le simple fait qu’elle possède, en mode propriétaire, depuis sept ans, acheteurs et vendeurs, dont elle connaît les modalités de comportements et indices de confiance. Le réseau social « Artprice Insider® », qui se mettra en place en février 2012, permettra d’accélérer la mutation entre prix fixe et les enchères.

2) L’erreur majeure de certains acteurs du monde de l’art a été d’imaginer que les grands collectionneurs, les market makers et les grands marchands, qui sont incontestablement des « jeunes seniors », ne daignent pas aller sur Internet, de part leur rang social. Aujourd’hui, avec 2,7 milliards de connectés à lnternet et 1 milliard de nouveaux connectés attendus pour l’année 2012, Artprice, au regard de ses abonnés VIP, a la certitude absolue que cette cible privilégiée possède une connexion Internet fixe et nomade sur Artprice. De même, Groupe Serveur, qui est sur Internet depuis plus de 25 ans, a toujours considéré pour sa filiale Artprice qu’Internet, à contrario du monde de l’art, est avant tout une culture très sophistiquée et non pas simplement des investissements massifs dans le protocole Internet, comme le pense une partie du monde de l’Art. Les asiatiques, avec qui Artprice s’allie, partagent parfaitement ce point de vue, ce qui permet de bâtir des alliances durables et solides.

3) Le pari de dépasser plus de 5000 lots aux enchères le 1er jour était extrêmement périlleux, le marché de l’art reprenant après la mi-janvier. Artprice a relevé le défi et l’a gagné. Pour information, les plus grandes ventes cataloguées au monde (USA, Chine) ne dépassent jamais 1800 lots. Certains imaginent compter en jours la mutation la plus importante du marché de l’art depuis le XIXème siècle. Artprice est en droit de demander, un tempo entendable, au regard de cette révolution historique, dont il tient la plume.

4) Artprice, dans son histoire, n’a jamais constaté tant de fureur, d’actes désespérés, de manœuvres étatiques, de haine, de folie, avec en contrepoids, autant de soutiens, de passion, de ralliement, de la part d’acteurs majeurs ou historiques qui ne s’étaient jusque-là jamais découvert complètement. Les récentes actions relèvent pratiquement de l’affaire d’état et seront traitées comme telles pour les réparations des préjudices. Ceci étant dit, de manière plus générale, de telles conduites pathétiques démontrent, mieux que tout, l’effondrement de l’ancien monde de l’art face à la vision industrielle (au sens noble du terme) d’Artprice sur le marché de l’art en 2012. Si certains occidentaux croient encore détenir le pouvoir de l’art, ils font une lourde erreur car le cœur du pouvoir de l’art est désormais en Asie.

5) Tous nos vieux Maîtres en bourse nous ont toujours expliqué qu’il faut savoir parler au marché mais aussi comprendre ce que nous dit le marché. A ce titre, les volumes quotidiens d’Artprice, qui sont pratiquement ceux d’une valeur du CAC 40, traduisent que les marchés financiers ont, depuis avril 2011, avec plus d’1,1 milliards € de volume traité sur Artprice, acheté et « pricé » que la Place de Marché Normalisée aux Enchères d’Artprice® absorbera inexorablement l’ancien système des salles de ventes physiques, que l’on peut comparer avec les corbeilles des bourses et l’arrivée des réseaux électroniques qui ont laminé les corbeilles de l’ensemble des places boursières. Rien n’arrête le marché quand il a acquis une conviction. Certaines personnes camouflées sur Internet, qui s’égarent dans le langage ou dans les actes, devraient faire preuve de plus d’humilité face au marché boursier et à l’histoire du marché de l’art.

6) De tous temps, les batailles qui amènent à la victoire se focalisent sur les coûts de production et/ou d’intermédiation. Les 5% de frais que prend Artprice pour sa prestation sur sa Place de Marché Normalisée aux Enchères pour les œuvres de plus de 15000€ est imparable. Peu de gens savent que le marché de l’art, à partir de 15000€ est dématérialisé depuis plus de 30 ans car ce seuil de prix détermine une œuvre parfaitement normalisée au regard de l’histoire et du marché de l’art. Moins de 3% des professionnels et collectionneurs d’art se déplacent lorsqu’on dépasse ce seuil critique de 15K€. Artprice a amené une contribution colossale à cette normalisation du marché de l’art, par sa Place de Marché Normalisée produite par les millions d’heures de travail de ses historiens, rédacteurs et ingénieurs.

7) Les nombreuses péripéties législatives qui ont abouti à la loi du 20/07/2011, puis, depuis début janvier 2012, les attaques surréalistes subies par Artprice, ont permis à celle-ci un buzz et une communication mondiale inégalés. Les différentes réponses judiciaires, économiques et médiatiques qu’Artprice va dérouler implacablement ne feront qu’amplifier le train de l’histoire qu’a pris Artprice avec une amplification de la communication et du buzz.

8) Il est évident que la terrible crise économique et financière qui affecte à minima le monde occidental fragilise durement l’économie traditionnelle du marché de l’art, c’est donc une opportunité historique pour qu’Artprice accélère sa Place de Marché Normalisée aux Enchères et à prix fixe. En effet, l’histoire du marché de l’art comme tous les marchés, tend naturellement à privilégier le circuit le plus rapide, le moins coûteux en terme de frais, le plus liquide et celui qui permet de trouver un prix de marché en temps réel avec une masse critique d’intervenants et, bien sur, une information transparente sur l’intégralité des prix et indices. La Place de Marché Normalisée d’Artprice répond exactement à ces cinq points. La grande force d’Artprice, dans cette crise historique, est que l’intégration de la Place de Marché Normalisée aux Enchères (réglementée par les alinéas 2 et 3 de l’article L 321.3 du code du commerce) n’entraîne aucune charge et investissements significatifs supplémentaire, ce qui, en temps de crise, est le nerf de la guerre.

9) Avec la quasi-disparition boursière des sociétés Internet intervenant sur l’Art et près de 4 500 sites Internet d’art qui ont fermé durant la crise démarrée en 2007, il n’existe à ce jour aucune autre place de marché aux enchères dans le monde conséquente en volume et en qualité, Artprice détenant de surcroît, en terme de droit suis generis (Droit de la Propriété Intellectuelle), l’originalité et le monopole de sa Place de Marché Normalisée.

Artprice invite ses actionnaires et le marché pour comprendre précisément cette révolution législative et historique de 5 siècles et l’impact sur Artprice à lire en 72 questions- réponses courtes et pédagogiques la synthèse des interviews juin/octobre 2011. Liens Internet ci joint sur Actusnews (Diffuseur Professionnel d’Information Réglementée autorisé par l’AMF):
http://www.actusnews.com/communique.php?ID=ACTUS-0-25687

Enfin, Artprice invite ses nouveaux et futurs actionnaires qui désirent connaître l’historique de la Société à prendre pleinement connaissance de son information réglementée et très détaillée dans son Document de référence Artprice 2010 déposé et en ligne, à l’A.M.F sous le numéro D.11-0784 depuis le 25 août 2011. Artprice, avec plus de 12 ans de communication réglementée à l’Eurolist, met un point d’honneur à produire toute l’information nécessaire aux professionnels des Marchés financiers, mais aussi aux néophytes du Marché de l’Art. Toutes les questions des 18 000 actionnaires d’Artprice trouvent systématiquement leurs réponses dans l’information réglementée d’Artprice qu’elle diffuse en ligne sur Internet sur son propre site et sur celui de son diffuseur, homologué par l’AMF, ActusNews.com .

Source: http://www.artprice.com (c)1987-2012 thierry Ehrmann

Artprice est le leader mondial des banques de données sur la cotation et les indices de l’Art avec plus de 27 millions d’indices et résultats de ventes couvrant 450 000 Artistes. Artprice Images(R) permet un accès illimité au plus grand fonds du Marché de l’Art au monde, bibliothèque constituée de 108 millions d’images ou gravures d’oeuvres d’Art de 1700 à nos jours commentées par ses historiens. Artprice enrichit en permanence ses banques de données en provenance de 3 600 Maisons de ventes et publie en continu les tendances du Marché de l’Art pour les principales agences et 6300 titres de presse dans le monde. Artprice diffuse auprès de ses 1 300 000 membres (member log in), ses annonces, qui constituent désormais la première Place de Marché Normalisée® mondiale pour acheter et vendre des oeuvres d’Art (source Artprice).

Artprice est cotée sur Eurolist by Euronext Paris : Euroclear : 7478 – Bloomberg : PRC – Reuters : ARTF

Sommaire des communiqués d’Artprice :
http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleasefr.htm

Découvrir l’alchimie et l’univers d’Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video/
Suivre en temps réel toute l’actualité du Marché de l’art avec Artprice sur Twitter : http://twitter.com/artpricedotcom/

Artprice refutes any emergency injunction from France’s auction market supervisor, the Conseil des Ventes Volontaires (CVV)

2012/01/11 Commentaires fermés

Artprice refutes any emergency injunction from France’s auction market supervisor, the Conseil des Ventes Volontaires (CVV)

Contrary to the CVV’s press release dated 6 January 2012 informing journalists that it was seeking an emergency injunction against Artprice, the company Artprice wishes to declare that no such procedure has been launched. To this day, Artprice has not received notification of any legal proceedings whatsoever regarding the forthcoming launch of its online brokerage service.

In fact, Artprice wishes to formally denounce the various erroneous interpretations that have resulted from that press release. As indicated by Artprice within hours of the CVV’s press release, courteous exchanges have taken place between Artprice and the CVV in the form of official letters. Artprice confirms that the contents of its response to the CVV’s press release of 6 January 2012 correspond perfectly to the calm and constructive discussions it has been engaged in with the CVV in recent days, and Artprice officially confirms the opening of its new online auction brokerage service conducted remotely via Internet (as described in paragraphs 2 and 3 of Article L321-3 of the French Code of Commerce) on 18 January 2012.

In the framework of its regulatory disclosures and in order to eliminate any misunderstanding, Artprice is re-posting (below) the press release it officially communicated on 6 January 2012, every point of which Artprice reiterates and confirms:

Artprice’s reply to the Conseil des Ventes Volontaires (French auction market supervisor)

Artprice discovered, first via the media and then via an email received from the Conseil des Ventes Volontaires, the latter’s request that Artprice should clearly and unequivocally indicate to the public its quality as an electronic auction broker « d’opérateur de courtage aux enchères réalisées à distance par voie électronique (in accordance with Article 5 of French Law no. 2011-850 of 20 July 2011) ». Considering our long, constructive and peaceful relations with the French auction market supervisory authority (Conseil des Ventes Volontaires), we believe that its reaction to the forthcoming launch of our online auction brokerage activity (18 January) is based on a misunderstanding that will be cleared up once it has examined our documentation and particularly the preventative measures we have taken to avoid confusion in this respect.

In the first instance, Artprice invites the financial markets, its shareholders, its1.3 million members and of course the Conseil des Ventes Volontaires to consult the financial documentation and press releases that Artprice has submitted to Actusnews, a special financial information website certified by the AMF (French Financial Markets Authority), and particularly the press release dated 1 January 2012 in which Artprice states in the very first line, without any shadow of ambiguity, that its new online activity is indeed an online auction brokerage activity (« opérateur de courtage aux enchères réalisées à distance par voie électronique in accordance with Article 5 of French Law no. 2011-850 of 20 July 2011”).

In fact, in order to avoid any confusion between the different legal statuses and activities covered by Law no. 2011-850 of 20 July 2011, Artprice has commissioned a court-appointed attorney to take all necessary steps to highlight the precautionary measures taken by Artprice via its regulated disclosures, the presentation on its website of its new activity, the General Conditions of Use published thereon and various other communication media, in order to avoid any confusion between Artprice’s activity (auction brokerage) and that of public auction sales.

Moreover, Artprice has taken the precautionary measure of translating into all the languages used by its website the key information concerning its new service and it has deliberately avoided translating the references to its legal status under Article 5 of the Law no. 2011-850 of 20 July 2011 precisely in order to avoid any confusion or misinterpretation that could arise from an inappropriate translation of Artprice’s status under Article 5 of French Law no. 2011-850 of 20 July 2011 vis-à-vis the other legal statuses that govern public auction sales.

In conclusion, Thierry Ehrmann, CEO and founder of Artprice, declares that he is perfectly satisfied with the measures taken by Artprice and that Artprice will commence its online auction brokerage activity (opérateur de courtage aux enchères réalisées à distance par voie électronique) on 18 January 2012 in accordance with Article 5 of French Law no. 2011-850 of 20 July 2011) and that the public will be able, as of Monday 9 January, to preview several thousand items advertised for sale at a broad range of prices, ranging from collectibles to museum-quality artworks. In total, Artprice has received ads representing roughly 700 million dollars in starting prices. As regards any legal discussions with the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris (Paris District Court), Artprice and its CEO believes that its will provide, through its lawyers Emmanuel Pierrat and Thierry Dumoulin, all the necessary elements to satisfy the parties concerned and to resolve the problem by eliminating any possible form of ambiguity.

It is clear that after nearly 500 years of monopolistic functioning, the auction market’s ambitious reform of 20 July 2011 (imposed by the European Directive Services) is bound to unsettle certain players in the market who are unaccustomed to free competitions environments.

Artprice cannot avoid the observation that having posted the best performance on the regulated French stock market (+ 472% since 1 January 2011) with a total volume of shares worth 873 million euros and a sliding annual progression of no less than 593% and 144 million euros of shares traded since 1 January 2012, it is naturally an object of envy and an attractive acquisition target for the historical players in the auction market who for reasons of conservatism have missed the train of History and of the Internet.

Source: http://www.artprice.com (c)1987-2012 thierry Ehrmann

Artprice is the global leader in databank on Art prices and indices with more than 27 million indices and auction results covering 450,000 Artists. Artprice Images(R) gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world, a library of 108 million images or engravings of artworks from 1700 to the present day along with comments by Artprice’s art historians. Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 3,600 auctioneers and publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the main news agencies and 6,300 international written media. For its 1.3 million members (member log in), Artprice posts standardized adverts in what is today the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace® for buying and selling works of Art (source Artprice).

Artprice is listed on Eurolist by Euronext Paris: Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg : PRC – Reuters: ARTF

List of Artprice press releases:
http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleaseen.htm

Discover alchemy and Artprice’s universe on http://web.artprice.com/video/

Follow all of the art market’s news with Artprice on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/artpricedotcom/

Contact: email: ir@artprice.com

Artprice dément l’assignation en référé par le Conseil des Ventes Volontaires

2012/01/11 Commentaires fermés


Artprice dément l’assignation en référé par le Conseil des Ventes Volontaires

Contrairement au communiqué de presse du 6 janvier 2012 émanant du Conseil des Ventes Volontaires qui informait les journalistes qu’une action judiciaire en référé était décidé à l’encontre d’Artprice, la société Artprice tient à démentir l’existence d’une telle procédure telle que décrite dans le communiqué de presse. Artprice est en mesure d’affirmer qu’il ne lui a jamais été signifié à ce jour le moindre acte judiciaire.

En effet, Artprice dénonce les multiples mauvaises interprétations naissant de ce communiqué de presse. Comme l’a indiqué Artprice dans les heures qui ont suivi le communiqué de presse du Conseil des Ventes Volontaires, des échanges courtois ont eu lieu entre Artprice et le Conseil des Ventes Volontaires par courriers officiels. Artprice est en mesure de confirmer que les termes de la réponse de son communiqué officiel du 6 janvier 2012 correspondent parfaitement au débat serein et constructif qu’elle a pu avoir ces derniers jours avec le Conseil des Ventes Volontaires et confirme officiellement l’ouverture de son nouveau service d’enchères en tant qu’opérateur de courtage aux enchères réalisées à distance par voie électronique, tel que définit par les alinéas 2 et 3 de l’article L321-3 du code du commerce, le 18 janvier 2012.

Dans le cadre de son information réglementée, Artprice, à des fins de bonne compréhension, vous invite à relire, ci-dessous, le communiqué qu’elle a officiellement diffusé le 6 janvier 2012 et dont elle réitère en tous points les termes :

Réponse d’Artprice au Conseil des Ventes Volontaires

Artprice a pris acte par voie de presse, puis par courrier électronique transmis par le Conseil des Ventes Volontaires, d’une demande de ce dernier de bien vouloir faire figurer de manière claire et non équivoque au grand public sa qualité « d’opérateur de courtage aux enchères réalisées à distance par voie électronique (article 5 de la loi n° 2011-850 du 20 juillet 2011) ». Artprice considère, compte tenu des longues relations constructives et paisibles qu’elle entretient avec le Conseil des Ventes Volontaires, qu’il ne peut s’agir que d’un quiproquo où l’apaisement, au regard des pièces dont dispose Artprice et issues de mesures conservatoires, sera immédiat.

En effet, Artprice renvoie les marchés financiers, ses actionnaires, ses 1.3 millions membres et, bien évidemment, le Conseil des Ventes Volontaires, à consulter l’ensemble de ses communiqués financiers déposés sur le site Actusnews, site homologué par l’Autorité des Marchés Financiers, et notamment le communiqué du 1er janvier 2012 où Artprice, dès la première ligne, fait état de manière explicite et sans l’ombre d’une ambiguïté de sa qualité de : « opérateur de courtage aux enchères réalisées à distance par voie électronique (article 5 de la loi n° 2011-850 du 20 juillet 2011) ».

De même, afin d’éviter toute forme de confusion entre les différents régimes et activités réglementés par la loi n° 2011-850 du 20 juillet 2011, Artprice a mandaté un Huissier de justice afin de prendre toutes mesures conservatoires démontrant toutes les précautions prises par Artprice, que ce soit au niveau de sa communication réglementée, au niveau de la présentation de sa nouvelle prestation sur son site, au niveau de ses conditions générales d’utilisations, au niveau de ses moyens de communication… pour qu’aucune confusion soit faite entre l’activité d’Artprice (opérateur de courtage aux enchères réalisées à distance par voie électronique) et celles relatives aux ventes aux enchères publiques.

Artprice a pris la précaution de traduire en toutes les langues disponibles sur son site l’essentiel des informations sur cette nouvelle prestation exception faite de son statut tel que définit par l’article 5 de la loi n° 2011-850 du 20 juillet 2011 afin qu’aucune confusion ou mauvaise traduction soit faite sur le statut d’Artprice tel que le prévoit l’article 5 de la loi n° 2011-850 du 20 juillet 2011 et les autres statuts qui eux régissent les ventes aux enchères publiques.

En conclusion, Thierry EHRMANN, P.D.G. d’Artprice, déclare qu’il est parfaitement serein, Artprice démarrera bien ses enchères en ligne le 18 janvier 2012 en sa qualité d’opérateur de courtage aux enchères réalisées à distance par voie électronique (article 5 de la loi n° 2011-850 du 20 juillet 2011) et que, bien évidemment, le grand public découvrira, dès le lundi 9 janvier, en pré-visualisation, plusieurs milliers de lots comportant une gamme de prix très large allant de l’objet de curiosité jusqu’à des pièces de qualité muséale. Cet ensemble représente environ 700 millions de mises à prix. Concernant le débat judiciaire devant le TGI de Paris, Artprice et son Président considèrent, d’ores et déjà, qu’ils amèneront, par le ministère de Me Emmanuel PIERRAT et Me Thierry DUMOULIN, tous les éléments nécessaires pour apaiser les parties concernées et rendre le débat serein en anéantissant toute forme d’ambiguïté possible.

Il est vrai qu’avec près de 500 ans de monopole, l’ambitieuse réforme des ventes aux enchères du 20 juillet 2011, imposée par le Directive Services européenne, est de nature à ébranler certains acteurs du marché qui ne sont pas encore coutumiers du jeu de la libre concurrence.

Artprice ne peut s’empêcher de constater, qu’après avoir été la meilleure performance boursière française sur le marché réglementé avec + 472 % depuis le 1er/01/11 avec un volume traité de 873 millions d’euros, et une progression sur une année mobile de 593 % avec 144 millions d’euros traités depuis le 1/01/12, qu’elle génère bien des convoitises de la part d’acteurs historiques qui, pour des raisons de conservatisme, ont laissé passé le train de l’Histoire et de l’Internet.

Source: http://www.artprice.com (c)1987-2012 thierry Ehrmann

Artprice est le leader mondial des banques de données sur la cotation et les indices de l’Art avec plus de 27 millions d’indices et résultats de ventes couvrant 450 000 Artistes. Artprice Images(R) permet un accès illimité au plus grand fonds du Marché de l’Art au monde, bibliothèque constituée de 108 millions d’images ou gravures d’oeuvres d’Art de 1700 à nos jours commentées par ses historiens. Artprice enrichit en permanence ses banques de données en provenance de 3 600 Maisons de ventes et publie en continu les tendances du Marché de l’Art pour les principales agences et 6300 titres de presse dans le monde. Artprice diffuse auprès de ses 1 300 000 membres (member log in), ses annonces, qui constituent désormais la première Place de Marché Normalisée® mondiale pour acheter et vendre des oeuvres d’Art (source Artprice).

Artprice est cotée sur Eurolist by Euronext Paris : Euroclear : 7478 – Bloomberg : PRC – Reuters : ARTF

Sommaire des communiqués d’Artprice :
http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleasefr.htm

Découvrir l’alchimie et l’univers d’Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video/

Suivre en temps réel toute l’actualité du Marché de l’art avec Artprice sur Twitter :
http://twitter.com/artpricedotcom/

Contact: e-mail: ir@artprice.com

Artprice’s reply to the Conseil des Ventes Volontaires (French auction market supervisor)

2012/01/07 Commentaires fermés

Artprice discovered, first via the media and then via an email received from the Conseil des Ventes Volontaires, the latter’s request that Artprice should clearly and unequivocally indicate to the public its quality as an electronic auction broker « d’opérateur de courtage aux enchères réalisées à distance par voie électronique (in accordance with Article 5 of French Law no. 2011-850 of 20 July 2011) ». Considering our long, constructive and peaceful relations with the French auction market supervisory authority (Conseil des Ventes Volontaires), we believe that its reaction to the forthcoming launch of our online auction brokerage activity (18 January) is based on a misunderstanding that will be cleared up once it has examined our documentation and particularly the preventative measures we have taken to avoid confusion in this respect.

In the first instance, Artprice invites the financial markets, its shareholders, its1.3 million members and of course the Conseil des Ventes Volontaires to consult the financial documentation and press releases that Artprice has submitted to Actusnews, a special financial information website certified by the AMF (French Financial Markets Authority), and particularly the press release dated 1 January 2012 in which Artprice states in the very first line, without any shadow of ambiguity, that its new online activity is indeed an online auction brokerage activity (« opérateur de courtage aux enchères réalisées à distance par voie électronique in accordance with Article 5 of French Law no. 2011-850 of 20 July 2011”).

In fact, in order to avoid any confusion between the different legal statuses and activities covered by Law no. 2011-850 of 20 July 2011, Artprice has commissioned a court-appointed attorney to take all necessary steps to highlight the precautionary measures taken by Artprice via its regulated disclosures, the presentation on its website of its new activity, the General Conditions of Use published thereon and various other communication media, in order to avoid any confusion between Artprice’s activity (auction brokerage) and that of public auction sales.

Moreover, Artprice has taken the precautionary measure of translating into all the languages used by its website the key information concerning its new service and it has deliberately avoided translating the references to its legal status under Article 5 of the Law no. 2011-850 of 20 July 2011 precisely in order to avoid any confusion or misinterpretation that could arise from an inappropriate translation of Artprice’s status under Article 5 of French Law no. 2011-850 of 20 July 2011 vis-à-vis the other legal statuses that govern public auction sales.

In conclusion, Thierry Ehrmann, CEO and founder of Artprice, declares that he is perfectly satisfied with the measures taken by Artprice and that Artprice will commence its online auction brokerage activity (opérateur de courtage aux enchères réalisées à distance par voie électronique) on 18 January 2012 in accordance with Article 5 of French Law no. 2011-850 of 20 July 2011) and that the public will be able, as of Monday 9 January, to preview several thousand items advertised for sale at a broad range of prices, ranging from collectibles to museum-quality artworks. In total, Artprice has received ads representing roughly 700 million dollars in starting prices. As regards any legal discussions with the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris (Paris District Court), Artprice and its CEO believes that its will provide, through its lawyers Emmanuel Pierrat and Thierry Dumoulin, all the necessary elements to satisfy the parties concerned and to resolve the problem by eliminating any possible form of ambiguity.

It is clear that after nearly 500 years of monopolistic functioning, the auction market’s ambitious reform of 20 July 2011 (imposed by the European Directive Services) is bound to unsettle certain players in the market who are unaccustomed to free competitions environments.

Artprice cannot avoid the observation that having posted the best performance on the regulated French stock market (+ 472% since 1 January 2011) with a total volume of shares worth 873 million euros and a sliding annual progression of no less than 593% and 144 million euros of shares traded since 1 January 2012, it is naturally an object of envy and an attractive acquisition target for the historical players in the auction market who for reasons of conservatism have missed the train of History and of the Internet.

Source: http://www.artprice.com (c)1987-2012 thierry Ehrmann

Artprice is the global leader in databank on Art prices and indices with more than 27 million indices and auction results covering 450,000 Artists. Artprice Images(R) gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world, a library of 108 million images or engravings of artworks from 1700 to the present day along with comments by Artprice’s art historians. Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 3,600 auctioneers and publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the main news agencies and 6,300 international written media. For its 1.3 million members (member log in), Artprice posts standardized adverts in what is today the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace® for buying and selling works of Art (source Artprice).

Artprice is listed on Eurolist by Euronext Paris: Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg : PRC – Reuters: ARTF

List of Artprice press releases:
http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleasefr.htm

Discover alchemy and Artprice’s universe on http://web.artprice.com/video/
Follow all of the art market’s news with Artprice on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/artpricedotcom/

Réponse d’Artprice au Conseil des Ventes Volontaires

2012/01/06 Commentaires fermés

Réponse d’Artprice au Conseil des Ventes Volontaires

Artprice a pris acte par voie de presse, puis par courrier électronique transmis par le Conseil des Ventes Volontaires, d’une demande de ce dernier de bien vouloir faire figurer de manière claire et non équivoque au grand public sa qualité « d’opérateur de courtage aux enchères réalisées à distance par voie électronique (article 5 de la loi n° 2011-850 du 20 juillet 2011) ». Artprice considère, compte tenu des longues relations constructives et paisibles qu’elle entretient avec le Conseil des Ventes Volontaires, qu’il ne peut s’agir que d’un quiproquo où l’apaisement, au regard des pièces dont dispose Artprice et issues de mesures conservatoires, sera immédiat.

En effet, Artprice renvoie les marchés financiers, ses actionnaires, ses 1.3 millions membres et, bien évidemment, le Conseil des Ventes Volontaires, à consulter l’ensemble de ses communiqués financiers déposés sur le site Actusnews, site homologué par l’Autorité des Marchés Financiers, et notamment le communiqué du 1er janvier 2012 où Artprice, dès la première ligne, fait état de manière explicite et sans l’ombre d’une ambiguïté de sa qualité de : « opérateur de courtage aux enchères réalisées à distance par voie électronique (article 5 de la loi n° 2011-850 du 20 juillet 2011) ».

De même, afin d’éviter toute forme de confusion entre les différents régimes et activités réglementés par la loi n° 2011-850 du 20 juillet 2011, Artprice a mandaté un Huissier de justice afin de prendre toutes mesures conservatoires démontrant toutes les précautions prises par Artprice, que ce soit au niveau de sa communication réglementée, au niveau de la présentation de sa nouvelle prestation sur son site, au niveau de ses conditions générales d’utilisations, au niveau de ses moyens de communication… pour qu’aucune confusion soit faite entre l’activité d’Artprice (opérateur de courtage aux enchères réalisées à distance par voie électronique) et celles relatives aux ventes aux enchères publiques.

Artprice a pris la précaution de traduire en toutes les langues disponibles sur son site l’essentiel des informations sur cette nouvelle prestation exception faite de son statut tel que définit par l’article 5 de la loi n° 2011-850 du 20 juillet 2011 afin qu’aucune confusion ou mauvaise traduction soit faite sur le statut d’Artprice tel que le prévoit l’article 5 de la loi n° 2011-850 du 20 juillet 2011 et les autres statuts qui eux régissent les ventes aux enchères publiques.

En conclusion, Thierry EHRMANN, P.D.G. d’Artprice, déclare qu’il est parfaitement serein, Artprice démarrera bien ses enchères en ligne le 18 janvier 2012 en sa qualité d’opérateur de courtage aux enchères réalisées à distance par voie électronique (article 5 de la loi n° 2011-850 du 20 juillet 2011) et que, bien évidemment, le grand public découvrira, dès le lundi 9 janvier, en pré-visualisation, plusieurs milliers de lots comportant une gamme de prix très large allant de l’objet de curiosité jusqu’à des pièces de qualité muséale. Cet ensemble représente environ 700 millions de mises à prix. Concernant le débat judiciaire devant le TGI de Paris, Artprice et son Président considèrent, d’ores et déjà, qu’ils amèneront, par le ministère de Me Emmanuel PIERRAT et Me Thierry DUMOULIN, tous les éléments nécessaires pour apaiser les parties concernées et rendre le débat serein en anéantissant toute forme d’ambiguïté possible.

Il est vrai qu’avec près de 500 ans de monopole, l’ambitieuse réforme des ventes aux enchères du 20 juillet 2011, imposée par le Directive Services européenne, est de nature à ébranler certains acteurs du marché qui ne sont pas encore coutumiers du jeu de la libre concurrence.

Artprice ne peut s’empêcher de constater, qu’après avoir été la meilleure performance boursière française sur le marché réglementé avec + 472 % depuis le 1er/01/11 avec un volume traité de 873 millions d’euros, et une progression sur une année mobile de 593 % avec 144 millions d’euros traités depuis le 1/01/12, qu’elle génère bien des convoitises de la part d’acteurs historiques qui, pour des raisons de conservatisme, ont laissé passé le train de l’Histoire et de l’Internet.

Source: http://www.artprice.com (c)1987-2012 thierry Ehrmann

Artprice est le leader mondial des banques de données sur la cotation et les indices de l’Art avec plus de 27 millions d’indices et résultats de ventes couvrant 450 000 Artistes. Artprice Images(R) permet un accès illimité au plus grand fonds du Marché de l’Art au monde, bibliothèque constituée de 108 millions d’images ou gravures d’oeuvres d’Art de 1700 à nos jours commentées par ses historiens. Artprice enrichit en permanence ses banques de données en provenance de 3 600 Maisons de ventes et publie en continu les tendances du Marché de l’Art pour les principales agences et 6300 titres de presse dans le monde. Artprice diffuse auprès de ses 1 300 000 membres (member log in), ses annonces, qui constituent désormais la première Place de Marché Normalisée® mondiale pour acheter et vendre des oeuvres d’Art (source Artprice).

Artprice est cotée sur Eurolist by Euronext Paris : Euroclear : 7478 – Bloomberg : PRC – Reuters : ARTF

Sommaire des communiqués d’Artprice :
http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleasefr.htm

Découvrir l’alchimie et l’univers d’Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video/
Suivre en temps réel toute l’actualité du Marché de l’art avec Artprice sur Twitter : http://twitter.com/artpricedotcom/

Contact: Josette Mey – tel: +33(0)478-220-000, e-mail: ir@artprice.com

Artprice Launches its Online Auctions

2012/01/03 Commentaires fermés

Artprice Launches its Online Auctions

PARIS, January 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —

As announced in previous press releases, Artprice, with its 1.3 million members in more than 90 countries, and in its capacity as an online auction broker (« opérateur de courtage aux enchères réalisées à distance par voie électronique », Article 5 of French Law no. 2011-850 of 20 July 2011) will be launching its online auctions service on 18 January 2012.

Since 27 December 2011, Artprice members have been able to prepare their ads in order to gain the maximum benefit from the visibility of Artprice’s global launch campaign. For further information please visit: http://web.artprice.com/classifieds/info?l=en

Although more than 90% of the art market was closed between Christmas and the New Year, Artprice has already registered several thousand lots for sale. Our initial client feedback suggests that users find the service very quick and simple to use.

According to Thierry Ehrmann, the founder and CEO of Artprice, « The train of History is now definitively rolling and Artprice is on that train, which nothing can stop from now on. It took twelve years and lots of patience and conviction to pursue a legal battle against a 500 year-old monopoly that is today demolished. » Breaking this monopoly is a victory for Artprice; but it is also beneficial to France, which has been losing its attractiveness as an art market for over 40 years, slipping from the first to the fourth position, and which, this year, with the help of Artprice, can hope to recover a position worthy of its tradition and its influence on the art market.

On Monday 2 January 2012, Artprice launched a global campaign in art and financial media, focused on the USA, Europe and Asia, alongside a « viral marketing » campaign on the Internet.

On Monday 9 January 2012, Artprice will start the presentation of lots to be auctioned in chronological harmony with the art market which, every year, kicks off in the second week of January.

A level of security rarely attained on the Internet.

Our alliance with Escrow.com, the global leader in the management of escrow accounts, provides a 100% guarantee of security and payment for the parties to all transactions. The service provided by Escrow.com has been specifically tailored to meet all of Artprice’s rigorous requirements. Artprice’s capacity to offer 100% transaction security relies on its excellent knowledge of the digital economy and developments in the fields of information technology and Internet law. Indeed, we can affirm with complete confidence that the security of Artprice’s online auctions and other services is greater than that offered by traditional auctions and non-internet transactions.

Artprice works on the fundamental principle of perfectly identified members and, via an agreement with INTERPOL, buyers can access at any moment the latter’s international Stolen Works of Art database to check if a work being offered for sale is subject to any legal dispute or search warrant.

Unlike certain well-known general online auction companies, Artprice imposes a permanent legal presence on its clientele to ensure the smooth operation of its online auction brokerage activities via its Standardised Marketplace. Artprice’s contacts over the past 5 years with approximately 70 criminal investigation departments around the world has allowed Artprice to build an unrivalled level of Internet confidence that is strengthened by its constant collaboration with artists, beneficiaries and experts.

The real strength of Artprice is its use of an escrow and payment release system for which Artprice has conceptualised all possible legal scenarios to ensure that completed transactions are legally irreversible and to provide a level of security rarely attained in the Internet sphere. This escrow system functions on exactly the same principle as that used by solicitors and lawyers for various kinds of transactions.

The very low commissions charged by Artprice completely alter the dynamic of the art market.

Art professionals, collectors and beneficiaries will be inexorably drawn to use Artprice’s service because its low commissions modify the fundamental reality of the secondary art market. Its rates decrease from 9% to 5% depending on the value (in USD) of the transaction: 9% from 0 to 7,500 dollars; 7% from 7,500.01 to 15,000 dollars and 5% for transactions over 15,000.01 dollars. According to Thierry Ehrmann, the 5% rate for works offered at over 15,000.01 euros could attract entire sections of the Art market to this modus operandi because works in that price bracket are perfectly standardised and have been bought and sold for nearly 30 years, almost always « remotely », in view of the legal documents that vendors are obliged to produce on Artprice.

In parallel, Artprice is setting up white labels for major players in the art market, notably Auction Houses, that will use Artprice and its Standardised Marketplace as their technical host for online auctions, thereby providing Artprice – which is not an auctioneer – with another source of income.

Artprice is therefore open to demand from over 3,600 client and partner auctioneers and more than 7,400 art valuers who have already concretely manifested their vital need to join Artprice’s standardised marketplace in order to maintain their positions in the global art market and survive the necessary transition to a dematerialised art auction environment.

Internet, and more generally the digital revolution, has literally destroyed the global mono-economy of physical auction rooms, which today are just one channel for auctioneers to use and which -usually located in city centres- either represent an expensive (and now superfluous) rental cost or an under-exploited real estate asset.

In the context of a deeper than ever global economic and financial crisis, Artprice has once again -as in 2008- observed a very sharp increase in the number of works offered for sale through its Standardised Marketplace, with an acceleration of buy-to-sell operations. We can therefore assume that auction sales will follow the same growth path. Indeed, we are of the view that the economic and financial crisis represents a strong growth opportunity for Artprice’s Standardised Marketplace.

In fact, the history of the art market – like all markets – is naturally heading towards the circuits that are the fastest, the least expensive, the most liquid, where the price can be obtained in real-time and where there is a critical mass of participants with – of course – access to transparent information on all prices and indices.

Artprice’s Standardised Marketplace meets these five specific and vital needs for a modern market. Artprice, with its completely toll-free access model for its Standardised Marketplace, is absorbing the global market of private art sales faster than initially expected. With our extremely attractive rates we now expect to see the same pace of growth with our online auction service.

Over nearly 7 years Artprice has seen exponential growth of the offer on its Standardised Marketplace (the annual figures are available in Artprice’s 2010 Registration Document and online at the AMF under number D.11-0784 since 25 August 2011). In 2010, Artprice confirmed a total volume of artworks offered worth nearly 6.3 billion euros with a sales rate of approximately one third, for which Artprice received no commission.

We should point out that only Artprice holds and protects, as intellectual property, the entire process for joining the Standardised Marketplace® and for side-stepping the traditional system of physical auction rooms. Indeed, the situation may justifiably be compared to the old Stock Exchanges before the arrival of the ECNs (Electronic Communication Network) that made the outcry halls redundant on the majority of the world’s major stock markets, primarily by reducing the intermediation costs.

Art… a veritable safe haven investment in times of major crisis.

The economic and business media (Le Monde, The New York Times, the F.T. the A.F.P., Reuters, Bloomberg, etc.) regularly indicate that quality art represents a genuine safe haven in major crises. Artprice, Christie’s, Sotheby’s and the major international auctioneers also confirm the safe haven status of artworks (c.f. the Agefi’s interview with Artprice). In fact, despite the sombre economic and financial global context in 2011, the global art market posted extremely positive figures both in terms of volumes and prices in all countries, and numerous artists in Artprice’s global Top 500 posted new records.

This confidence is manifest on all continents. Like gold, artworks have for centuries been defensive investments in major crises and particularly in the context of sharp meltdowns in financial asset values such as those that the global economy is likely to continue experiencing in 2012/2013.

Artprice will soon be announcing alliances that will allow a presence on all continents with local partners.

The future of Artprice in 2012 and of the Art Market is unavoidably linked to Asia.

Artprice was the first press agent in the world to announce and certify figures in 2011 showing that China had unquestionably become the world’s leading art marketplace ahead of the USA in 2011. Artprice’s figures for 2011 have already confirmed China’s domination of the global art market for the second consecutive year.

There is therefore an irresistible logic to Artprice’s patient preparation for the opening of its subsidiary and clean rooms in Hong Kong that will be a testing ground for the People’s Republic of China and an entry point for Asia. Hong Kong is already one of the top five global art marketplaces. Likewise, agreements with major players such as online auction operators and major Asian art fairs will allow Artprice to extend the diffusion initiated in 2011 of its Asia-specific art market reports, country by country. As a simple example, Singapore should soon overtake France in the field of Contemporary Art sales. In this context Artprice and Art Stage Singapore, Asia’s largest Contemporary Art Fair (along with Art HK), have decided to intensify their editorial partnership and their marketing strategy in 2012. Artprice will also be a strategic partner with Art HK (Hong Kong).

The Internet’s absolute domination of the art market in 2012.

In 2012 Internet is therefore just a simple extension of the 1980s telephonic order with, in addition, a perfect reproduction of the work for the buyer and Artprice’s remarkable success is proof of this…. there remained therefore a final step and indeed the hardest step: the standardisation of the marketplace that Artprice has achieved in 14 years by imposing its unique and free standard via its Standardised Marketplace®.

From 1987 to 2004, Artprice’s databanks became the reference in this area and made Artprice the global leader in standardised art market information before it turned to the problem of market dematerialisation. This latter project fully exploits the standardisation represented by its 18 databases, fed by acquisitions around the world of publishers and art archives.

All of the industrial processes forming Artprice’s databanks are patent protected, notably by the A.P.P. (Agence de Protection des Programmes). These industrial processes standardise the Art Market (artist ID, work ID, catalogue raisonné ID, bibliography ID, estimate/econometric info ID.) with more than 180 million data entries and proprietary indices.

This globally unique knowledge is clearly explained in Artprice’s corporate video in five languages: http://web.artprice.com/video/

Artprice posted the best French stock market progression in 2011 and has filed a request for admission to compartment B of Euronext Paris.

Despite the crisis affecting stock market’s, Artprice’s share price outperformed in 2011 with an astonishing increase of +472% since 1 January 2011, on the back of a traded volume of approximately 873 million euros, i.e. an average daily volume of 3.2 million euros. This increase was the best performance on the regulated French Eurolist by Euronext markets (compartments A, B, C).

As Artprice satisfied all the admission criteria for admission to Compartment B in 2011, it is preparing its admission request for registration on compartment B of Eurolist to be filed with the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) along with the presentation of its candidacy to the NYSE Euronext Scientific Committee for Indices to be included in the indices relating to Compartment B.

In order to understand the legislative evolution of the art market over five centuries and the impact of recent changes on Artprice, we invite our shareholders and the market to read the 72 short and pedagogical questions and answers that form the basis of the interviews conducted in June and October of 2011. Hyperlinks to Actusnews (a professional regulated information provider licensed by the AMF): http://www.actusnews.com/communique.php?ID=ACTUS-0-25689

Lastly, Artprice invites its new and future shareholders who would like to acquaint themselves with the history of the Company to consult its highly detailed regulated information in its 2010 Registration Document filed and online at the AMF under D.11-0784 since 25 August 2011. Artprice, with more than 12 years of regulated disclosure on Eurolist, is proud of the high quality of the information it provides to financial market professionals and art market novices. All the questions of Artprice’s 18,000 shareholders are systematically answered in Artprice’s regulated disclosures that its posts online on its own website and on that of its AMF-authorised financial information provider, ActusNews.com.

Source: http://www.artprice.com (c)1987-2012 Thierry Ehrmann

Artprice is the global leader in databank on Art prices and indices with more than 27 million indices and auction results covering 450,000 Artists. Artprice Images(R) gives unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world, a library of 108 million images or engravings of artworks from 1700 to the present day along with comments by Artprice’s art historians. Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 3,600 auctioneers and publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the main news agencies and 6,300 international written media. For its 1.3 million members (member log in), Artprice posts standardized adverts in what is today the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace® for buying and selling works of Art (source Artprice).

Artprice is listed on Eurolist by Euronext Paris: Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg : PRC – Reuters: ARTF

List of Artprice press releases: http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleasefr.htm

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Contact: Josette Mey – tel: +33(0)478-220-000, email: ir@artprice.com

Alerte Info : Artprice propose maintenant les ventes aux enchères en ligne

2011/12/29 Commentaires fermés

Saisissez vos lots dès maintenant pour bénéficier au maximum de la visibilité de notre campagne mondiale de lancement ! Les enchères commencent le 18 janvier 2012.

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Cordialement

thierry Ehrmann
Fondateur Artprice

LEADER MONDIAL DE L’INFORMATION SUR LE MARCHE DE L’ART

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